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Twenty Years And Counting


ian80au

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Hard to believe that this week it will be 20 years since I first entered this crazy world we call punting.

 

Was a memorable day all round for me cause I had been to a footy game that afternoon and saw the messiah rub salt into the Melbourne Storm wounds by kicking a penalty goal from half way.

 

I even remember what I had for dinner that night. A Super Supreme pizza with garlic bread and finished it off with a pot of cookies and cream ice cream. Ahhh my last meal as a virgin was tasty.

 

For me the whole purpose of my entry into the punting world was to lose my virginity. Nothing more nothing less. I had initially planned to see a private lady but she retired before the booking could happen. Whilst I was disappointed, I was left with a pocket full of cash so I decided to go to the nearest brothel.

 

I'm now glad I did because Bridgett who was the lady I picked looked after me with kit gloves. Even intoducing me to the Thai body slide.

 

I have found during my career that it's the one setting where i can trust another person unconditionally and not face any kind of judgement and wont be treated like a total pariah like the wonen in the civilian world have.

 

This weekend I will be returning to where it all started to mark the milestone.

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Beautiful Ian - thanks for sharing. There is a lot more to this for us than most people realise. I have had some "lifetime" moments playing this game.

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for me 40 years this year. When I get the time machine working I'm going back to 1982 and show Sarah that I've learnt a few things since. It was quite funny in hindsight. Believe it or not, the internet didn't exist then, so my knowledge came from the useless sex education books and hard core porn magazine. She asked me if I wanted oral, and I didn't know what she meant but she seemed a nice girl so I said yes. Was a nice surprise.

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6 hours ago, bushmaster said:

for me 40 years this year. When I get the time machine working I'm going back to 1982 and show Sarah that I've learnt a few things since. It was quite funny in hindsight. Believe it or not, the internet didn't exist then, so my knowledge came from the useless sex education books and hard core porn magazine. She asked me if I wanted oral, and I didn't know what she meant but she seemed a nice girl so I said yes. Was a nice surprise.

I'd want to come along for the ride and go on a retro punting spree.

 

Did they have the business cards in the phone boxes like they still do in London?

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11 hours ago, ian80au said:

I'd want to come along for the ride and go on a retro punting spree.

 

Did they have the business cards in the phone boxes like they still do in London?

 

No, but I did notice a guy that was a work client had a book of matches that advertised a parlour in Newcastle.

 

In Sydney there was a newspaper that was a mix of ads and content about sex in Sydney. Pick that up at the news agency near Kings Cross station and find somewhere quiet to work out where to go. The first parlour I went to had a piece written on it in the Sydney Morning Herald. Parlours were illegal then, but seemed to be untouchable.

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On 08/06/2022 at 10:46 AM, bushmaster said:

 

No, but I did notice a guy that was a work client had a book of matches that advertised a parlour in Newcastle.

 

In Sydney there was a newspaper that was a mix of ads and content about sex in Sydney. Pick that up at the news agency near Kings Cross station and find somewhere quiet to work out where to go. The first parlour I went to had a piece written on it in the Sydney Morning Herald. Parlours were illegal then, but seemed to be untouchable.

So illegal but tolerated. Yeah I use to have a few mini matchboxes from a parlour. Bur I noticed on Saturday night they don't have them anymore. Just business cards.

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16 hours ago, ian80au said:

So illegal but tolerated. Yeah I use to have a few mini matchboxes from a parlour. Bur I noticed on Saturday night they don't have them anymore. Just business cards.

 

The NSW police realised that they had either of 2 options. They could shut down every illegal parlour, or they could just let them all operate provided they didn't do anything stupid. One problem with closing parlours was that it may have increased the number of street workers.

 

It did take them a while to sort it out. The first parlour I went to was in 1982, after I saw a feature on it in the Sydney Morning Herald. Brothels weren't legalised until 1995. There was a big one in Zaara st in Newcastle, right next to the motel on Shortland esplanade. I was told every cop in Newcastle knew where it was because they would occasionally have drunken patrons that needed to be removed.

 

A history is https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/researchpapers/Documents/the-regulation-of-prostitution-a-review-of-recen/21-99.pdf Legislation was initially introduced by the Liberals in 1992 and I assume was a problem for some of the more conservative members. It was modified by Labor in 1995 and after a lot of debate was passed with the support of the Liberals.

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Zaara St Newcastle - knew it well, the first brothel in Newcastle I believe.  From memory, the cost of a punt back in the early 80's was $80.  I cannot recall her name (my first prostitute) but she was cold and uninviting. She had big tits though.

 

The second brothel from memory was 111 Maitland Road Islington.  At the time was very expensive and cannot recall how much it cost me, but the ladies were more friendlier.

 

I was under the impression that the Police turned a blind eye to brothels because they were on the 'take', especially in Sydney.  Alas that was one of the many many reasons for the Wood Royal commission into policing.

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2 hours ago, ShaneH said:

 

I was under the impression that the Police turned a blind eye to brothels because they were on the 'take', especially in Sydney.  Alas that was one of the many many reasons for the Wood Royal commission into policing.


At first they were on the take, but then the upper ranks realised what was going on, and decided that there would be no more arrests. One reason as well was that if they shut down parlours then there would be more street workers. In Queensland the police asserted that they couldn’t get evidence to shut down parlours, then the royal commission found that there were lots of convictions, but only parlours and workers that refused to pay the bribes.

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