Punting is a vice (hence the Police vice squad) A vice is an activity that grips the user in a constant spiral of reward seeking.
This is because of the dopamine reaction from orgasm - the brain seeks the same reward again and again. Probably the same with other vices, like gambling (the thrill)
I think punting is a triple whammy of the thrill of doing something illicit and risky, coupled with the dopamine orgasm reward, then the natural powerful drive to procreate, brought on by the sight of that curvy arse/hips.
Being an older dude, I am limited by the desire to punt more than once a week, so I manage to control the vice to maybe twice a month. The thrill seeking aspect is met by logging onto UKP - a secret society, unknown to others. I actually feel quite addicted to the site sometimes, I really enjoy it.
But, in summary, I doubt there is ever a way out of punting. Once a punter, always a punter. I feel sorry for the younger, hornier guys, it's easier to manage when you're older and probably more disposable income too.