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Helen Jones

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Harriet goofed.

Is there anyone now posting, and/or seeing ladies who use punternet, having found the site via Harriet Harmans outburst and threats of having the site Terminated by Arnold.

I.E. Did you come here and stay after Harriet mentioned the site.

Has Harriet actually increased prostitution and the facilitation of prostitution by identifying ( advertising) Punternets presence, or was the increase in usage of Pnet, just a blip caused by curiosity.

Yours wondering a bit.

Helen.

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Although I don't have many posts and have joined quite recently, I have been punting for many years and was a fairly prolific poster on the old board. A major change in my life kept me away from the board for a long time and, as I am a rather different person now, I joined under a totally different name for a fresh start. I don't really want to be reminded of that past time because it is still very painful for me!

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I guess I would fit the bill.

I found this website after searching Google for escort forums and I found a news article about Harriet and then saw Punternet and the field reports mentioned.

So I assumed Punternet was the main forum that people used as it was famous enough to grab Harriets attention :confused:

I was interested in escorts before I came here though. Only met 1 so far, but that had no relation to Harriets outburst.

On relation to the media as a whole though, I think I was more inclined to meet my first escort because I heard of many people like Berlusconi etc using them too. I suppose, if it's good enough for guys who have everything, then it's good enough for me right?

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Speaking personally - Yes and no.

There's a techie news website http://www.theregister.co.uk/ that I read and alongside all the computer stuff they are very hot on civil liberties especially when that sphere of interest collides with the IT world - which seems to be all the time these days. They are very, very, very opposed to the government view on both the sex industry and the extreme porn laws farce and cover both in great detail. It would intially appear to be outside of the scope of their reporting but increasingly it seems to fit in with their editorial stance which is sceptical of government statistics and their misuse and wary of the power of noisy busy-body pressure groups. A good friend to the WG/Punting/BDSM communities I guess.

This story from yesterday sums up much of their stance

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/11/2012_prostitute_invasion/

I'd lurked here before HH opened her ugly mouth but I guess a big influence pushing me from "fancy it" to "out and enjoying it" was the way that the whole HH farce showed up the face of the sex industry that you see here rather than the popular view from TV and the Daily Hate Mail. So I probably am here because of her but know this was what I wanted before - just being more honest with myself now.

Dempsey

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I'm sure there will be quite a few, although I'm not one of them. I don't believe for one second that she actually believes a word that she's saying; it just sounds more plausible coming from a woman. Since when did this government care about morality? If the state could completely control 'prostitution' and directly benefit from it, you'd better believe they wouldn't have a problem with it.

The whole notion of 'prostitution' is ridiculous, anyway. You're simply selling a service. The fact that part of that service is sexual intercourse is irrelevant. Turning up to a job you hate every day, that drains your energy, and pays you a pittance, what is that if not 'selling your body'? The government positively encourages that, though, because it makes tithing you much easier.

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Been here for a while and didn't know about the Harman statement until I read about it on here. I thought I was up on current affairs. Oh well.

One funny thing, I read a business magazine in Ireland the other day, and the story is in there, with a nice comment that "Harriet needs to sort out her own back yard before interfering with America"... and it then tells the story of the equivalent Irish review site www.escort-ireland.com which is based in the UK!

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Harriet goofed.

Is there anyone now posting, and/or seeing ladies who use punternet, having found the site via Harriet Harmans outburst and threats of having the site Terminated by Arnold.

I.E. Did you come here and stay after Harriet mentioned the site.

Has Harriet actually increased prostitution and the facilitation of prostitution by identifying ( advertising) Punternets presence, or was the increase in usage of Pnet, just a blip caused by curiosity.

Yours wondering a bit.

Helen.

I've returned in part because of it.

Used to post a lot, got bored with it but the HH issue made me realise that, for all its faults (in my opinion), it serves the people who are a part of the sex industry well.

It should be supported by any who partake.

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Harriet goofed.

Is there anyone now posting, and/or seeing ladies who use punternet, having found the site via Harriet Harmans outburst and threats of having the site Terminated by Arnold.

I.E. Did you come here and stay after Harriet mentioned the site.

Has Harriet actually increased prostitution and the facilitation of prostitution by identifying ( advertising) Punternets presence, or was the increase in usage of Pnet, just a blip caused by curiosity.

Yours wondering a bit.

Helen.

Yup!

That'd be me - hadn't heard of PunterNet before.

Thanks Harriet!!!

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Well I knew about this site before I'd heard of HH :mad:

And I'll be more than grateful if I never hear from her or of her ever again :D

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Well I knew about this site before I'd heard of HH :mad:

And I'll be more than grateful if I never hear from her or of her ever again :D

I must admit her obituary is one I like to think I'll be around to read, and immediately afterwards have a celebratory couple of hours with a lovely wg followed by a few pints.:mad:

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I found this place after looking in the evening post earlier in the week and googling some the places in there and here punternet and a place called mccoys was in some of the links.

I don't think politicians like Harriet Harmon get it, like typical politicans they over react over everything and don't realise the good that sites like punternet do.

How can she rant at something that helps keep clients and working women safer, cleaner and keeps everything respectful.

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I found about the site last year from an article in the local newspaper about wg's in the area being given reviews on the internet.

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I'm here because the Sunday Torygraph twice ran articles about mothers who worked as escorts to pay for their childrens' private education.

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An ex-bf from 16yrs ago found me because of reading of HH/Pnet in the paper (his story, haha) and was a weeeee bit shocked of finding his ex-gf pic listed here...eek!

He thought my revs were lovely, hahahahaha...bless.

All good though, no malice at all...we even had lunch last week, just mates, y'know.

Was a bit odd though, well at first. Then we chatted like old pals.

I have hardly been posting here since, so no, I didn't take advantage of unconscious addy, I did shy away. The journo on the Independent blog quoted me from the forum, I did NOT speak to him.

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Harriet goofed.

Is there anyone now posting, and/or seeing ladies who use punternet, having found the site via Harriet Harmans outburst and threats of having the site Terminated by Arnold.

I.E. Did you come here and stay after Harriet mentioned the site.

Has Harriet actually increased prostitution and the facilitation of prostitution by identifying ( advertising) Punternets presence, or was the increase in usage of Pnet, just a blip caused by curiosity.

Yours wondering a bit.

Helen.

I think at this stage its all forgotten about and although you proberly had a influx of members when when was ranting away I think most people would have just had a little nose around and left. Would be interesting if you ever prune members.

I'm here cause I have moved to a new area and can't find anything i need anymore

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Harriet goofed.

Is there anyone now posting, and/or seeing ladies who use punternet, having found the site via Harriet Harmans outburst and threats of having the site Terminated by Arnold.

I.E. Did you come here and stay after Harriet mentioned the site.

Has Harriet actually increased prostitution and the facilitation of prostitution by identifying ( advertising) Punternets presence, or was the increase in usage of Pnet, just a blip caused by curiosity.

Yours wondering a bit.

Helen.

Yes i am one of Harriet's boys. Hve been punting for 10 years, did'nt Know about the site till the mad one got her Knickers in a twist. Also an ex G/F who has an escort friend said that business is much better since all the fuss. So everone had benefited. Not what mad hattie had in mind ha hs;)

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