City escorts are still meeting Brummie men for sex - despite the coronavirus lockdown.
At least 17 local call girls were still 'available and working' on just one internet forum on Monday (March 30).
The English Collective of Prostitutes demanded worker status for thousands of workers across the country.
The group said: "Much sex work involves personal contact – exactly what we are being warned against if the virus is to be contained.
"The virus comes on top of a crisis of poverty, especially among women. Most sex workers are mothers, mainly single mothers, who have been made poorer by austerity cuts.
"Figures show one and a half million people have been made destitute by government policies and four million children are living in poverty. That means that 100,000s of families in the UK rely on the income from sex work to survive."
The group continues: "Sex workers’ income is down and for some women it has almost disappeared. Some women are turning to non-contact forms of sex work like camming where possible.