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Hypothetical situation - next year a new law was passed, making prostitution completely illegal with strict enforcement and severe penalties (i.e. prison) if you're caught.

Guys, would you continue punting despite the regulations, or would you take this opportunity to call it a day? Ladies, would it be easy for you to quit and find regular jobs, or would you move onto the 'black market'?

I'm just curious as to how important punting is to people here; if it were banned, would it really be that huge a deal?

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Hypothetical situation - next year a new law was passed, making prostitution completely illegal with strict enforcement and severe penalties (i.e. prison) if you're caught.

Guys, would you continue punting despite the regulations, or would you take this opportunity to call it a day? Ladies, would it be easy for you to quit and find regular jobs, or would you move onto the 'black market'?

I'm just curious as to how important punting is to people

here; if it were banned, would it really be that huge a deal?

I resolved not to post on this board again, but I simply cannot let this go.

HOW MANY MORE TIMES?

IT WILL NOT HAPPEN!!!

Even if they pass all the laws they like and properly enforce them :confused: just as they do with drugs, hunting and driving whilst using a mobile (how many have you seen this week? About five for me!)

Do you think for a minute they are going to throw people in prison with the jails already bursting at the seams? You can commit blue murder and be out within six years.

Maybe that's it? They are going to free all the violent criminals and jail all the punters :D

Enough of this nonsense please!

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Depends on what 'strict enforcement' would actually mean. I lived in the US for a few years and although tempted at times the stringent law enforcement tactics coupled with my lack of local knowledge stopped me from punting. As I'm familiar with things here I don't imagine that I'd stop but as someone with a lot to lose personally and professionally I'd like to think I'd radically alter my mo - parties and agencies could be risky, so I'd probably stick with a few trusted indies.

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... but as someone with a lot to lose personally and professionally I'd like to think I'd radically alter my mo - parties and agencies could be risky, so I'd probably stick with a few trusted indies.

Yes, exactly, AND (for me, at least) no question of any EE girls, or other "new arrivals".

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In China, prostitution is very much illegal and it's the duty of the army to police it. Punishments range from a mere ticking off to up to 15 years hard prison to both wg and punter alike.

However, if you want a great shag, go to a parlour run by the army :confused::confused:

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It is still common in China has been for many years and being illegal doesn't stop large numbers of men both nationals as well as travellers from partaking.

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Depends on what 'strict enforcement' would actually mean. I lived in the US for a few years and although tempted at times the stringent law enforcement tactics coupled with my lack of local knowledge stopped me from punting. As I'm familiar with things here I don't imagine that I'd stop but as someone with a lot to lose personally and professionally I'd like to think I'd radically alter my mo - parties and agencies could be risky, so I'd probably stick with a few trusted indies.

For me it wouldnt matter what enforcement was brought in, i would continue to punt whatever. There would be an underground scene that would be more dangerous, especially unfortunately for the ladies which i would partake of.

I certainly sadly agree concerning Parties, i dont use Agencies myself but agree that could be risky as would using Parlours and Soho Walk-Ups. Indies would certainly take by far the most police resources to police.

Overall, i would put 2 fingers up to the hypocrites who brought this repression in, with the old do as i say, not as i do. I do what i want to do, although of course i dont fancy the prospect of prison and the chance of being the prisons daddies shag.

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I resolved not to post on this board again, but I simply cannot let this go.

HOW MANY MORE TIMES?

IT WILL NOT HAPPEN!!!

I'm not saying it's going to happen! Just curious as to what people would do if it did!!

In this situation, it would be forced underground, prices would rise, quality would likely drop (as girls doing for a bit of fun and/or money on the side would give up), therefore I'd likely put these days behind me. Or maybe start taking regular trips to Thailand.

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Indies would certainly take by far the most police resources to police.

Currently many, if not most, indies fill out a self-assessment tax return, and, presumably, contribute quite generously to Darling's kitty. If "going on the game" became illegal, they'd have to stop paying taxes, and go on the dole, or some variety of social security benefit, while still keeping us happy.

It might make Hattie happier, but I don't think the Revenue would like it.

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Do you think for a minute they are going to throw people in prison with the jails already bursting at the seams?

Of course not. The OP is slightly on the wrong track - they would simply fine everyone and then stash the money. They already do that with all the new motoring etc. laws they have.

And yes, I would stop if it happened.

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I would emigrate. Punting isn't a matter of life and death, it's more important than that!:confused:

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We'd all be placed on an ever growing sex offenders register and metaphorically hold hands with the kiddie fiddlers.

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If you could easily end up in prison, that would worry me. Sex, as somebodies "Bitch", would be worse than some of the punts I had last year:eek:

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I resolved not to post on this board again, but I simply cannot let this go.

Heh, I see your resolve not to punt is stronger than your resolve not to post NIK :confused:

IT WILL NOT HAPPEN!!!

I rather suspect you are right about the prison thing, but IF all punting was made illegal, the consequences of a prosecution to many punters (including myself) would be fairly dire (divorce, loss of access to the kids, loss of somewhere to live, loss of job, no career prospects etc). I certainly would think twice IF such a law came into being. If I did continue punting, it would only be with very trusted regulars. I don't think I'd be the only one.

Fortunately, I can't see such an eventuality coming to pass soon. I can live with the new law about coerced girls as I believe thay are rare and I would be unlucky for one to cross my punting orbit. When it comes into effect, I am going to avoid parlours and agencies for a while anyway (I hardly use them at present) and see what happens for a few months. I simply can't see the police ever having the resources to target independents on the off-chance thay might be coerced.

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Can you imagine it all the male posters from Punternet in the same prison ?

All the fluffies in the same wing. The Moderators getting the cushie jobs in the prison library. SASfan studying law and helping people with their appeals. JRC and NIK in the same cell !!

It doesn't bare thinking about.

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Why would the price go up? Despite the war on drugs, price, availability, and quality of narcotics are significantly more attractive than 10 years ago. If all of edinburghs parlours, and agencies closed tomorrow, and the whole scene became a free for all, prices would plummet by around 40%, there is no free market in commercial sex, there is a cartel system. Look at internet porn, what was expensive, is now free.

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soon enough, those who vowed to continue punting would have to bow under pressure and stop completely, in the face of possible jail time and having their names dragged through the mud.

remember the kerb crawlers who got their names published in papers? the national newspapers would do the same with the 'filthy' punters, eventually placing punters on the same level as pedos. no matter how defiant someone is, nobody would risk jail and being outed in public.

thats how these things work, a lot of resistance initially, then it becomes normal.

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If I did continue punting, it would only be with very trusted regulars. I don't think I'd be the only one.

Me too.

But it's never going to happen.

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Hypothetical situation - next year a new law was passed, making prostitution completely illegal with strict enforcement and severe penalties (i.e. prison) if you're caught.

Guys, would you continue punting despite the regulations, or would you take this opportunity to call it a day? Ladies, would it be easy for you to quit and find regular jobs, or would you move onto the 'black market'?

I'm just curious as to how important punting is to people here; if it were banned, would it really be that huge a deal?

I'd stop punting. Sorry, I enjoy it and its building my confidence and I have a great time, not hurting anyone, blah blah blah... but if it means ending up as Gary Glitters cell mate then no thanks!

But Id ask out an escort instead. Obviously since they cant now work anymore, they'd have some free time and Im no longer a client... :eek:

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In this hypothetical NWO I would go back to having a steady GF....and start carrying those 'two very heavy, oversized suitcases' with me where ever I go lol!!!!!!!

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I would pretty much hope my regular would trust me enough to continue seeing me.

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I'd retire to Germany & buy a house next to an FKK club. Simples!

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I'd stop punting. Sorry, I enjoy it and its building my confidence and I have a great time, not hurting anyone, blah blah blah... but if it means ending up as Gary Glitters cell mate then no thanks!

But Id ask out an escort instead. Obviously since they cant now work anymore, they'd have some free time and Im no longer a client... :eek:

I will give up punting and save money then I'll get a gorgeous blonde girlfriend!!!

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Unfortunately the only changes our eminant politicians are likely to make involving prositution are to tighten the laws instead of the logical approach of making changes to protect both WG's and punters alike! As if the government haven't got more important things to attend to.

But, going back to the original question I would probably have lots of one night stands, that would last about an hour and may be during the day. We may have a game of pontoon for say £150, which I would probably always lose.

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We may have a game of pontoon for say £150, which I would probably always lose.
Unfortunately, I do believe that's illegal too :eek:

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