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When I first started punting in the late 70's early 80's I used the small ads in the back of local newspapers, later graduating to contact ads in more specialist magazines like 'Pheonix', 'Rendezvous' etc and finally the Internet. I have to say that I have punted less via the internet and regret the demise of those specialised magazines...are they still available? What and how do other punters contact the WG's?

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I too have used local paper ads, Phoenix and Rendezvous, they all still exist but struggle against the Internet, one of the things I preferred was the opportunity for hobby type workers rather than having to invest so much in an Internet advert or site. Shop window ads were also an occasional source of ads, some ads were of questionable quality but I also met some gems.

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When I first started punting in the late 70's early 80's I used the small ads in the back of local newspapers, later graduating to contact ads in more specialist magazines like 'Pheonix', 'Rendezvous' etc and finally the Internet. I have to say that I have punted less via the internet and regret the demise of those specialised magazines...are they still available? What and how do other punters contact the WG's?

They still exist, although if you look at the photos on most of the contact magazine profiles, I would run like Forrest Gump before contemplating an appointment with some advertisers. That said, I do know of one lady who still runs an advert in a couple of such mags in the West Midlands - even if you get just one appointment from them, they have paid for themselves.

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Pre-internet days I used the local papers, which usually had SP adverts in the small ads at the back, but recently many publishers have decided to take a stand against such smut and in the last few years SP ads have vanished from most local papers. However, the exception to this is the free paper, which usually still carries the ads. These can often be picked up in newsagents or even places like Tesco (look in the entranceway). At least one free paper I know is also published on the internet, so I can browse the small ads online. But it is a dying tradition and I find I use the purple site more these days. One thing I miss, the newspaper ads always had a phone number, whereas purple site ads may or may not. My punting is usually done at very short notice so a phone call to confirm is my preferred means of contact.

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Everything I have read on here about the bad old days of punting before the web makes me think "thank God for the internet". I wonder if Tim Berners-Lee realises how many WGs and Punters he has made happy :D?

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Of course, within the space of some 30 odd years, technology has proved to be the only way to surf and punt, wouldn't be without it. However, there was something seedy and ritualistic about attempting to buy a sex contact magazine in a newsagent, driving to quiet spot and leafing through the contact ads. I'm also thrilled when I surf the net to see and download old Color Climax and Private films that have been digitally re-mastered from the 1970's. One of my early encounters with a mature WG recalls an encounter where she showed me some 8mm Color Climax films as a way of arousing me and her into further action!

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Back then using contact mags seemed more of a commiment and definition. Even dating mags such as dateline were top of the shelf. So if you were there looking, you were going to do.

The internet introduced more speculation and dithering. however it took dating and punting out of a dark era. so whilst there is a lot more shilly shallying about, there appear to be more sex workers and daters, but probably hooking up in the same corresponding ratios.

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I generally use the internet now. It is so simple. However Loot still carries adverts and, I think, Exchange and Tart does too.

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Can i just say that some of these contact mags that are around actually rip off ladies adverts from the internet without permission. Quite often they are ripped off with half the correct information missing. This happens with my advert and quite a few other ladies that I know...its quite annoying really as you can spend alot of time answering questions even about location...a friend of mine was advertised as working in Southampton..she's a Yorkshire lady working in Leeds!!

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Of course, within the space of some 30 odd years, technology has proved to be the only way to surf and punt, wouldn't be without it. However, there was something seedy and ritualistic about attempting to buy a sex contact magazine in a newsagent, driving to quiet spot and leafing through the contact ads. I'm also thrilled when I surf the net to see and download old Color Climax and Private films that have been digitally re-mastered from the 1970's. One of my early encounters with a mature WG recalls an encounter where she showed me some 8mm Color Climax films as a way of arousing me and her into further action!

I have been surprised how many punters i have met on the party circuit in recent years that didnt use or have the net so were still punting using methods i did pre-net, local papers mainly. They had heard about the parties from other punters they met at Parlours or who they knew. I imagine its an ever decreasing number of punters nowadays.

I know what you mean about the seediness, i felt the same, i used both direct and indirect contact mags, the latter using an accomadation address and couldnt wait to leaf through them. It was the same with porn pre R18 certificate when i used to buy videos from various shops selling them illegally all over London, i couldnt wait to get home, the shops even put the vids in brown paper bags which i found amusing, i always had my own holdall or similar with me. Some even had viewing facilities, check before you bought and a trade-in facility.

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