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15 Years Of Punting!

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I was surprised when i totted up and realised ive been punting for coming up to 15 years now!

I started early around 17 and kept up right through my late teens, twenties, and into my thirties with just a few breaks. Thats a long old time to keep something like this a secret!

What is interesting is that the scene hasnt changed that much since then. It was all based on the internet and forums and punternet, similar stomping grounds in manchester, london, amsterdam and frankfurt. Similar girls and similar prices to be honest.

I know there will be some real veterans on this site so would be interested in hearing your stories!

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I was surprised when i totted up and realised ive been punting for coming up to 15 years now!

I started early around 17 and kept up right through my late teens, twenties, and into my thirties with just a few breaks. Thats a long old time to keep something like this a secret!

What is interesting is that the scene hasnt changed that much since then. It was all based on the internet and forums and punternet, similar stomping grounds in manchester, london, amsterdam and frankfurt. Similar girls and similar prices to be honest.

I know there will be some real veterans on this site so would be interested in hearing your stories!

 

 

I was surprised when i totted up and realised ive been punting for coming up to 15 years now!

I started early around 17 and kept up right through my late teens, twenties, and into my thirties with just a few breaks. Thats a long old time to keep something like this a secret!

What is interesting is that the scene hasnt changed that much since then. It was all based on the internet and forums and punternet, similar stomping grounds in manchester, london, amsterdam and frankfurt. Similar girls and similar prices to be honest.

I know there will be some real veterans on this site so would be interested in hearing your stories!

 

Happy Anniversary. 30 years for me and not all of my punting was net based 15 years ago, i certainly had no clue about this or other punting sites. It was mainly local paper and newsagent window cards i located WGs from. Pnet started in 1999, so you were a very early punter to find it.

 

I agree about prices, both allowing for inflation and in practice my punting  actually costs me less now than then on a per punt 121 basis.

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My - I have just counted up the years, and its about 50 for me.

 

I might not have done it continuously, some years I haven't, but its been fun.

 

In real times prices have come down, from the £2 it cost me when I was earning £11 a week.

 

It has changed a lot, and there is far more variety now on offer. Blow jobs or anal didn't exist when I started.

 

I have come across a lot of great WGs on the way.

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Nearly 50 years for me - god how its changed.    The internet has made it so much easier.   And the girls are much better.

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I am with these old duffers above (with respect) in years so their comments will apply to me.

 

I used to think - and once posted here - that my first punt cost 2/6d but I think it must have been £2.50 or so.

 

Late 80s and I recall forking out a full £20 for oral, sex and my first anal.

 

I saw a lovely blonde Scottish girl in Soho monthly then fortnightly during the soccer season and it was bb until she had her baby. i recall the first time I fingered her a long time after I met her but just after I heard it was possible with some SPs.

 

But we also kissed, did owo and reverse o, which was perhaps a bonus from being a regular and us getting on well together; she brought her baby in to meet me near the end of our liaisons.

 

yes of course the internet has transformed things but it can be hit or miss when one learns about the increased facilities. Another regular telling me was the only way i came to know of Pnet FRs as she was trying to do a sort of contact mag online and we got talking about it.

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I started just before Christmas 38 years ago. Along with all the other geriatrics I remember very little other than 'straight' sex or perhaps a covered BJ. Kissing was 'verboten', and the lady rarely undressed any more than was strictly necessary. Meetings were arranged through adverts in shop windows or the door posts in Soho.

 

Kids today have it so easy what with the internet, and all. All sexual variations are possible, nothing is too extreme (with the right lady), there are thousands of contacts to be found on line and every town (well almost) has an escort or two.

 

In the 'old days' massage parlours offered just a rub and tug until you became a regular, and, perhaps, your favourite lady might offer a BJ,  if you were lucky. I don't go to parlours any more since I discovered indies.

 

The good old days were good, but punting life today is far more fun, and simpler to arrange.

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By the sound of it, once you have done 15 yeasrs, thats it, you're in for life!!

 

I started out 26 years ago. Contact mags were my information source, 95% of the ladies only had a landline number, 0.005% did OWO/ kissing.

 

One thing has not changed for me...that bloody buzz you get when you book the next punt, which lasts until you ring the bell!!

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Ditto, 15 years for me too

Had some wonderful times, met a few fantastic girls that I even got to know socially

My only regret is not having enough disposable readies to punt more often

Love this hobby/pastime/lifestyle choice

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Happy Anniversary. 30 years for me and not all of my punting was net based 15 years ago, i certainly had no clue about this or other punting sites. It was mainly local paper and newsagent window cards i located WGs from. Pnet started in 1999, so you were a very early punter to find it.

 

I agree about prices, both allowing for inflation and in practice my punting  actually costs me less now than then on a per punt 121 basis.

 

Happy 30th anniversary to you and happy 15th to the original poster. I'd like to say this is a greeting from a grateful lifetime pure punter (no other kind of sex) close to having a happy 60th, but that won't be until 2015. Nice to practice for it early, though.

Between the two of you I think you've covered the history of UK WG advertising, in my period anyway. Card advertisements in newsagents' windows when I saw the UK scene first (1964), local papers probably from about 1980. One or two small national contact periodicals or news sheets were also running by then, probably a service to the disadvantaged people who didn't live in London.

Newsagents seemed to be out of the business  by 1980. In London that may have been because the fashion of cards in telephone boxes had begun in a small way a few years earlier. It seemed heaviest in the early 90s. I don't think the fashion spread beyond a few big cities, but I don't know. Can any other veteran punters say anything about that?

And what's the story in Scotland? Almost an unknown territory for me.

The first time I saw anything from UK on the Internet was in 2000. Someone from England told me about Punternet in 2002.

In theory the modern system with Web sites and FRs should give the UK punter better support and more luck than the hit or miss arrangements of the 1960s and 70s. Maybe strange but I haven't noticed much of a difference. It isn't that things are particularly bad now, it's more that the old system seemed to give better results than you'd think it would.

Corrected for inflation, prices have gone up since the mid-60s but not by much. Those corrected prices have been higher than they are today. Highest around 10 years ago, I think. Going down slightly since then, but still taking a bigger % out of the pocket than in the 60s. The percentage of grade A punts was (a little) higher too.

Card advertising started in or just after 1960. One of the good indirect effects of the Wolfenden report and the changes it made in the way prostitution worked. That's not first-hand information. I heard it from a real oldtimer. many years ago. I was already punting happily before that change but not in the UK, so I never saw any pre-Wolfenden punting. Mainly streetwalkers? Chances are that Wolfenden made a big difference which WGs would approve of.

One thing I've always missed in the UK is the private House (combination of upmarket brothel and place where you can bring sportin' ladies you've found elsewhere, with space for general relaxation, a bar etc). The best punting countries have them. I guess British politics will always make it impossible to have them in the future. Too many bastards (both sexes) in politics.

You had Houses once, in London anyway. I read a long piece about this from a Dutch/Belgian journalist and punter who was there around 1870, in papers a friend of mine had been indexing for a social history thesis on the period. Very readable, very modern style and outlook; it ought to be translated and republished.

The journalist was very positive about the houses in the first block of James Street north of Oxford Street. Best punting corner of London, he said. But when I looked at the block I found only faceless business buildings with low-grade architecture. What a waste. Someone ought to campaign for one of those blue London plaques to be put up there in honour of the good old days.

 

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Happy 30th anniversary to you and happy 15th to the original poster. I'd like to say this is a greeting from a grateful lifetime pure punter (no other kind of sex) close to having a happy 60th, but that won't be until 2015. Nice to practice for it early, though.

Between the two of you I think you've covered the history of UK WG advertising, in my period anyway. Card advertisements in newsagents' windows when I saw the UK scene first (1964), local papers probably from about 1980. One or two small national contact periodicals or news sheets were also running by then, probably a service to the disadvantaged people who didn't live in London.

Newsagents seemed to be out of the business  by 1980. In London that may have been because the fashion of cards in telephone boxes had begun in a small way a few years earlier. It seemed heaviest in the early 90s. I don't think the fashion spread beyond a few big cities, but I don't know. Can any other veteran punters say anything about that?

And what's the story in Scotland? Almost an unknown territory for me.

The first time I saw anything from UK on the Internet was in 2000. Someone from England told me about Punternet in 2002.

In theory the modern system with Web sites and FRs should give the UK punter better support and more luck than the hit or miss arrangements of the 1960s and 70s. Maybe strange but I haven't noticed much of a difference. It isn't that things are particularly bad now, it's more that the old system seemed to give better results than you'd think it would.

Corrected for inflation, prices have gone up since the mid-60s but not by much. Those corrected prices have been higher than they are today. Highest around 10 years ago, I think. Going down slightly since then, but still taking a bigger % out of the pocket than in the 60s. The percentage of grade A punts was (a little) higher too.

Card advertising started in or just after 1960. One of the good indirect effects of the Wolfenden report and the changes it made in the way prostitution worked. That's not first-hand information. I heard it from a real oldtimer. many years ago. I was already punting happily before that change but not in the UK, so I never saw any pre-Wolfenden punting. Mainly streetwalkers? Chances are that Wolfenden made a big difference which WGs would approve of.

One thing I've always missed in the UK is the private House (combination of upmarket brothel and place where you can bring sportin' ladies you've found elsewhere, with space for general relaxation, a bar etc). The best punting countries have them. I guess British politics will always make it impossible to have them in the future. Too many bastards (both sexes) in politics.

You had Houses once, in London anyway. I read a long piece about this from a Dutch/Belgian journalist and punter who was there around 1870, in papers a friend of mine had been indexing for a social history thesis on the period. Very readable, very modern style and outlook; it ought to be translated and republished.

The journalist was very positive about the houses in the first block of James Street north of Oxford Street. Best punting corner of London, he said. But when I looked at the block I found only faceless business buildings with low-grade architecture. What a waste. Someone ought to campaign for one of those blue London plaques to be put up there in honour of the good old days.

 

 

Thanks, and an interesting post. I did also punt through phone box cards and direct and indirect contact mags, i had an accomodation address where i had replies posted to, its also where i had porn vids posted to from about 1981, the Soho ones often being a hardcore cover but softcore action. Then i discovered porn shops open outside Soho where you could view the vid before i bought it.

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This is a bit different.I started punting only ten years ago(72 at the time) and I`m still enjoying,with a little help from Levitra,havin great fun with lots of lovely ladies.(I do first ask if my age is a problem and so far it hasn`t been) What was a very lonely life has been transformed and I find I am much more confident  than before.Punting should be on the N.H.S it would solve a lot of depression cases.

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