The Erotic Review

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The Erotic Review
Type of site
Sexual services' review
Available in English
Owner Treehouse Park, S.A.
Founder(s) David Elms
Slogan(s) Will she?
Alexa rank 8,296 (as of July 2013)[1]
Launched 1999
Current status Active

The Erotic Review, also functioning as, is a review site that ostensibly presents customers' assessments of their experiences with sex workers (referred to as "providers" on the website).[2][3]


The service was first launched in 1999 by David Elms, who came up with the idea after having what he described as a "bad encounter" with a call girl.[4]

The Erotic Review website was acquired by Treehouse Park in 2004.[5][6]

Content and readership[edit]

A River Front Times 2008 article features Elms commenting that the average site-user was "between 35 and 55 years old with a median income of $80,000".[4]

The Erotic Review hosts reviews for over 90 cities around the world.[5] The site offers both a free and paid membership. Free members can access site features such as the discussion boards and a limited search function. Paid members have additional features such as the ability to access complete reviews and a search page that allows the user to search based on various criteria such as physical attributes.


The site has been met with criticism, most of which centered upon its founder.[7] Some critics have claimed that Elms has accepted bribes to promote certain agencies or call girls and has pressured others into providing sexual favors.[8] Others have made claims of Elms threatening them with bodily harm for criticizing the site or refusing to provide sexual services.[9][10] Elms denied the claims.[11] Others have expressed "frustration" over the company's association with law enforcement, stating that the site should be warning escorts and/or users if someone is a police officer.[12]

The Erotic Review distanced itself from Elms in 2009 and cut ties with him after Elms' arrest in Phoenix, Arizona, that same year.[8]


  1. ^ "Global Alexa Ranking". Alexa. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Johns’ Night Out". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 
  3. ^ "A consumer guide to prostitutes is a click away". MSNBC. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  4. ^ a b "OldestProfession2.0: A new generation of local "providers" and "hobbyists" create a virtual red-light district". River Front Times. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  5. ^ a b Duncan, Edward. "Troubled Elms Leaves Erotic Review". AVN. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Madrigal, Alexis. "Johns Help Each Other Find the Right 'Internet Sex Provider'". Wired. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Grant, Melissa Gira. "Online critics accuse CEO Dave Elms of rape". Gawker. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Richtel, Matt (March 4, 2009). "Prostitution Site Cuts Ties With Founder After Charges". New York Times. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Bergen, Jennifer. "Prostitution Review Site Breaks Up with Founder". PC Mag. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  10. ^ Nix, Denise. "Prostitution king sought". Daily Breeze. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  11. ^ Richtel, Matt (June 17, 2008). "Sex Trade Monitors a Key Figure’s Woes". The New York Times. 
  12. ^ "Several comfortable steps ahead of the law". MSNBC. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 

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