Guest Cedric

Punting - How To Stop? Do You Want To Stop?

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Hi all,

On reading the recent post by lancelot (whom i sympathize greatly with), and some of the responses, it got me thinking of whether a lot of punters, consider it a habit/addiction? and if they had tried to stop?

Some posters on that posting, stated habits, or only wanting to stop it if the money became an issue.

I have been on and off punting for many years, and have given up (or not had the need, usually due to a girlfriend etc) for periods of years before, but also have gone through a period of once a week regular at times. I feel i should give it up, but have not yet.

Would appreciate some thoughts and experience of punters who have stopped, wanting to stop?

thanks

Ced

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I punt when I'm single and don't even think about it when I'm not.

Having said that, I've never been in a relationship long enough for the sex to disappear. I'd probably think about punting at that point, but I'd probably dump the girl first.

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Punting is certainly an addiction; and like a lot of stuff that is addictive some of us find it more difficult to give up than others. I find it a lot easier to abstain when in a relationship or where funds are tight. But it is a differrent matter when single and have a few spare quid available. The problem when single is that I also I start to compile a list of ladies I would like to see. I don't always manage to see them all, but I give it my best shot. Wish I could be more disciplined.

Like most that post on here I enjoy this hobby. But I also enjoy the research part of it too.

Over the years I have retired and made more combacks than Joe Bugner. I hope one day to retire properly, but at this point can't say when that will be. Maybe there is a potential Mrs G that will enable me to do that. Just not met her yet

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i have no intention of stopping. Hope i am still at it in my 80's!

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I agree with Cp here . Don't think too much into it , you are only addicted when you resort to going out with a " punting bag " :)

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I only started after becoming a widower.

I have no desire to stop, and shall only do so when I have spent ALL of the kids inheritance !

Jack :ph34r:

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I have no desire to stop, and shall only do so when I have spent ALL of the kids inheritance !

Jack :ph34r:

My kids keeping on giving me the eye when I say I am going on holiday again.

They are seeing theirs dwindle away ........

I say you can have the property, what more do you want?

Lucy :)

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I punt when I'm single and don't even think about it when I'm not.

Having said that, I've never been in a relationship long enough for the sex to disappear. I'd probably think about punting at that point, but I'd probably dump the girl first.

How long does it take for the sex to disappear?

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For me it has to an extent become an addiction, two-girl sessions of recent. If I'm not actually seeing a lady, I'm thinking about it.

What would make me stop? Finding a decent lass to settle down with. But that's unlikely at best considering the unrealistic expectations and demands of women in our society.

I find my solution to my natural needs rather depressing.

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I think that sex is defiantly addictive for most men and that going celibate for any period would be very difficult. I think it therefore follows that those for which punting is their only route to sex would find giving it up very difficult indeed. I am not quite in that position as I punt as a supplement to occasional sex at home, but I have no doubt that I would find it hard not being able to do that any more. Sex works like a drug in that is causes a release of chemicals that the brain wants more of, that is why we crave for sex and we get withdrawal systems when we try to go without.

The question for me would be why give up? I suppose if you felt guilty about cheating on the missus or the cost was a real problem then those are good enough reasons. But I don't personally think that paying for sex is wrong or immoral and I am not in the slightest bit ashamed of what I do. The fact that my point of view differs from the majority does worry me in the slighted. I hate the X-Factor and Facebook too! - I can afford to punt, I am allowed to punt, so why should I stop punting?

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I'm not sure if I'm addicted to it. I'm sure that if there was a reason for me to stop - financial or otherwise - then I could.

However, I have no desire to stop. I get too much enjoyment from it. As long as I can physically do it and can afford it without going into debt, then I'll keep going.

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My kids keeping on giving me the eye when I say I am going on holiday again.

They are seeing theirs dwindle away ........

I say you can have the property, what more do you want?

Lucy :)

Mine have said to me that it's money I earned anyway, so go ahead and spend it, Dad. ( They do NOT know on what I am spending it, I hasten to add ! )

How long does it take for the sex to disappea

I hope I never find out the answer to your question , Lara :)

At my age, a bit of help from the little blue pills is useful, but I hope to hop off the twig before the sex stops altogether !

Jack :ph34r:

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Hi all,

On reading the recent post by lancelot (whom i sympathize greatly with), and some of the responses, it got me thinking of whether a lot of punters, consider it a habit/addiction? and if they had tried to stop?

Some posters on that posting, stated habits, or only wanting to stop it if the money became an issue.

I have been on and off punting for many years, and have given up (or not had the need, usually due to a girlfriend etc) for periods of years before, but also have gone through a period of once a week regular at times. I feel i should give it up, but have not yet.

Would appreciate some thoughts and experience of punters who have stopped, wanting to stop?

thanks

Ced

Never wanted to stop and i imagine i wont stop punting until i cant manage it any more. Unlike some as shown by recent threads i have always punted through relationship and have never had any intention of giving up a mainly fun pastime. That wont be happening in this lifetime. Great WGs with great attitudes offering me the variety i require, all for the cost of their fee, no way do i wish to give that the elbow.

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I agree with Cp here . Don't think too much into it , you are only addicted when you resort to going out with a " punting bag " :)

Its not a case of resorting to going out with a punting bag, i choose to as it makes it easier for me and anything that makes it easier is my preference. I have no problem being addicted myself, if it wasnt punting it could well be drugs or gambling which could be far more expensive and damaging.

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i have no intention of stopping. Hope i am still at it in my 80's!

So do i. ;)

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Its not a case of resorting to going out with a punting bag, i choose to as it makes it easier for me and anything that makes it easier is my preference. I have no problem being addicted myself, if it wasnt punting it could well be drugs or gambling which could be far more expensive and damaging.

On a recent trip to Paris , France .

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Thought I would take a look in on one of the worlds best designer bag shops . Louis Vuitton, where else .

Upon entering the shop I was approached by a rather keen ,english speaking sales assistant ,

" may I help you , sir ? "

" ermm, yes I'm looking for a punting bag "

" excuse me , sir ? "

" a punting bag "

" yes sir , one moment sir , please sir ,do take a seat "

He goes over to another assistant and whispers something in his ear and said assistant looks over in my direction and looks me up and down .

First assistant returns to my side, and speaks in a slightly lower voice ,

" sorry sir , we seem to be out of stock at the moment, could I interest you in ........ ? "

" you mean ,that bugger , smiths , as bought the whole lot of 'em ? "

I leave the shop dissapointed and head back to the euro star . cursing smiths as I sit on the platform eating a cold croissant .

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On a recent trip to Paris , France .

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Thought I would take a look in on one of the worlds best designer bag shops . Louis Vuitton, where else .

Upon entering the shop I was approached by a rather keen ,english speaking sales assistant ,

" may I help you , sir ? "

" ermm, yes I'm looking for a punting bag "

" excuse me , sir ? "

" a punting bag "

" yes sir , one moment sir , please sir ,do take a seat "

He goes over to another assistant and whispers something in his ear and said assistant looks over in my direction and looks me up and down .

First assistant returns to my side, and speaks in a slightly lower voice ,

" sorry sir , we seem to be out of stock at the moment, could I interest you in ........ ? "

" you mean ,that bugger , smiths , as bought the whole lot of 'em ? "

I leave the shop dissapointed and head back to the euro star . cursing smiths as I sit on the platform eating a cold croissant .

:D :D :D

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For me like many things punting I believe can be addictive.

However, I haven't become addicted to anything, I don't drink, smoke etc so I believe and hope that is not a trait of my personality, although I am aware many things that are addictive creep up on you. So for me any such issue is if I want to stop doing something because it is making me uphappy or putting me in unhappy situations, I believe I can and will.

Although some may say I haven't technically started, I don't want to stop, if that makes sense. :)

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I'm not sure if I'm addicted to it. I'm sure that if there was a reason for me to stop - financial or otherwise - then I could.

However, I have no desire to stop. I get too much enjoyment from it. As long as I can physically do it and can afford it without going into debt, then I'll keep going.

My sentiment exactly,

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i have no intention of stopping. Hope i am still at it in my 80's!

Do you think you'll still be seeing your regulars by then. :D

Seriously though, I have cut down considerably and feel better for it as I now know I am no slave to the punt. When I have a girlfriend I never punt and never would. But it's nice to know these women are always available at our service.

Spok out.

Edited by SpoksEyebrows

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For me it has to an extent become an addiction, two-girl sessions of recent. If I'm not actually seeing a lady, I'm thinking about it.

What would make me stop? Finding a decent lass to settle down with. But that's unlikely at best considering the unrealistic expectations and demands of women in our society.

I find my solution to my natural needs rather depressing.

Very true. I was watching some of that Take Me Out on Saturday and looking at some of those women with all that fake tan, excessive make-up caked on, short skirts, high heels, brilliant white teeth, false eyelashes and nails, I wondered the very same thing. How would you ever get to know the real person behind all that fakery.

Spok out.

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For me, if I am honest with myself, it has many of the signs of being an addiction :

but having great sex with lots of beautifal women seems like rather a fine thing to be addicted to.

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I would not say that punting is addiction for me, despite being single though I can easily see why it can grow into one and thus try to make sure I limit my punting to once or twice every few months (after much deliberation / feedback checking).

Besides, having sex with attractive women has its benefits outside the bedroom and is certainly better than being addicted to porn (even if it is safe playing with Mrs Palm and her 5 daughters) or even food, smoking, drugs and alcohol.

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i need to get myself in a relationship :(

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