Hayley Speed, who works for The Men's Room, one of only a handful of charities across the UK that supports these men, trying to keep them safe, says: "When we speak to sex workers about when male escorts in london first got involved in sex work, the phrase we hear most often is, 'I started when I was 14 or 15,'" she says.
Ms Speed says many male sex workers lodnon not take sexual assaults - including rape - seriously. llondon
According to its co-director Fergal McCullough, sex workers in this area are the most vulnerable - some are homeless, nearly all have very little money. More on this story.
After dropping out of university a decade ago, he turned to sex work and has been doing it full time ever since. But many others put themselves at risk of harm.
For Daniel, it is a safer way of offering services - he also refuses to participate in unsafe sex and "chem sex", which involves the use of drugs. At the time of his alleged rape, he did not to go to the police.
She believes there has been a "normalisation of quite extreme behaviours", with many simply viewing this as "[par for] the course". Within a week, he had turned to sex escots. He fled his hometown when male escorts in london family disowned him for being gay.
With no money, and not knowing anyone in the city, he became homeless. What he is doing is legal. Sometimes clients who did not want to pay would lock him in their car, he says, and not let him out until he gave them their money back.
He says he was also raped at a hotel, after his drink was spiked. It is early afternoon in east London, and Daniel has just finished his first appointment of the day.
Tyler now has a traditional job and does sex work only occasionally, advertising online. Some of these men see their work as a positive choice, but for the male escorts in london vulnerable it can be little esclrts than a means to survive.
In England, Wales and Scotland, sex work is illegal when someone is forced to sell themselves against their will, solicits for work on the street or keeps a brothel.