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I just remembered the contact magazines. I recall my first one ever as it was the first time I licked a lady and I was probably in my late 20s or maybe early 30s. Rendezvous. I just realised it is still going. This deserves a new thread.
Rendezvous!
It is still there http://www.rendezvous.couk.com/new.html now online, dated 2009. Maybe it is stuck in a time-warp. The clothes and haircuts look terribly 1950s!

I shall look for it. Anyone seen it on sale in NW London?
« Last Edit: February 15, 2013, 12:49:21 PM by Horizontal pleasures »

Offline skittish

Are they WG's HP or is it sex dating? You had to write to them for contact details?

Are they WG's HP or is it sex dating? You had to write to them for contact details?

You had to write to them for contact details and enclose a stamped self addressed envelope and of course write a suggestive letter and yes, you paid them for the fun. The reply would usually arrive with a landline number. This was long before cellphones. If you gave your number away of course it was instant discovery if they rang and got the missus oon the phone! So it took ages to set up a meeting, especially as I used a part time job work address pigeon hole for replies.

Offline skittish

Can't imagine many punters or WG's going to that much trouble these days not that they need to now of course. I suppose that's the reason there were so many street walkers back in the days before t'internet and mobiles.

I do remember the 'massage' ads in the 'Sunday Sport' even that was way before my punting days. I suppose it was better for WG's back then as I'd imagine as a punter once you've found a good one you'd be inclined to stick with her rather than take pot luck elsewhere.

Offline smiths

I used direct which cost more and were often rubbish and indirect contact mags in the 80s where as HP says you had to send a SAE and wait for a response, i had them sent and my hardcore porn vids to my accomodation address.

Certainly not a method i would use nowadays.

Offline bobdavid

The Rendezvous link shows pages from the "latest" issue... but at the bottom:-

"Volume 290 on sale on 1st September 2009 ... Now taking advert for volume 291."

So it looks like it's finished now.

Thank god, looking at some of the pictures - most of the women there actually make She-Male Chrissy look quite attractive, actually..........................

The Rendezvous link shows pages from the "latest" issue... but at the bottom:-

"Volume 290 on sale on 1st September 2009 ... Now taking advert for volume 291."

So it looks like it's finished now.

Thank god, looking at some of the pictures - most of the women there actually make She-Male Chrissy look quite attractive, actually..........................
as I said in the first post of this thread:
"now online, dated 2009. Maybe it is stuck in a time-warp. The clothes and haircuts look terribly 1950s!"

Offline bobdavid

Ah, sorry..! My lazy eye again..................

Offline Jerboa

Contact mags are so 1980's! these days they are likes tits on a fish, pointless.
Saying that I've picked up free copies of Phoenix magazine, some of the photos are shocking, a few Gilf's with faces like a bulldog chewing a wasp, makes you wonder If they earn a living.  :D
http://www.playfulladies.co.uk/

Contact mags are so 1980's! these days they are likes tits on a fish, pointless.
Saying that I've picked up free copies of Phoenix magazine, some of the photos are shocking, a few Gilf's with faces like a bulldog chewing a wasp, makes you wonder If they earn a living.  :D
http://www.playfulladies.co.uk/

I shall investigate, a quick look reveals it as Pheonix on at least one page
thanks for the tip

Offline ladyofthemansion

There used to be London contacts and adult guide to London. Maybe there still is.

Offline Ali Katt

As mentioned I think it's moved to the internet. Some of the ads in the back of porn mags were truly bizarre. Newspapers like Admag got in on the action, but from what I can tell the escorts advertised elsewhere (i.e. the internet) anyway.

I used Rendezvous and Questa contact magazines for may years. Looking back, I liked the fact that you had to writer a letter, enclose a picture and put it in the mail box. it filtered out a lot of the time wasters that you get with online contact sites. Still, Im still out there being a perv and loving it!

Offline tnalove

I used Phoenix, New Delilah and Jezebel - all done by the same people and almost entirely focused on Brum region. i think and they came out in rotation. I once had three pictures I had taken of wgs in the same edition.

I had lots of success using them although there were times you bought a copy of one of them and found no one you wanted to see - but there could be great women in some editions.

i thought they were still going (never touched Rendezvous because of the contact method that was old fashioned even then - only used direct contact mags).

They were £7 back in the the day and the last time I saw one it was still that - expensive at the time but never seemed to increase.
Banning reason: Fluffy

feeling nostalgia, here is a new (old?) way to spend your cash as long as the missus does not open your post. Or just treat it as an online art gallery.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=a9_sc_1?rh=i%3Astripbooks%2Ck%3Acontact+magazine&keywords=contact+magazine&ie=UTF8&qid=1438021508

Tried a contact magazine once back in the early 1990s. Fucking full of scammers even then!

Offline willbred

Aaaah, nostalgia ain't what it used to be. Working in Brum city centre in the mid 80s, I was on the edge of the diving board on punting. I used to walk past a little newsagent's kiosk every morning and my eyes would dwell on the Phoenix Magazine. £5 at the time...one day after lurking til the coast was clear, as you do, I bought one. Straight in the work's toilet to read and enter a whole new world. Landlines without exception, minges were de rigeur and OWO as rare as dinosaur shit. First punt was with a lady in Carver Street in the Jewellery Quarter who offered " obedience training". What I got was the best part of an hour's mild dom, RO and sex with a mature, attractive lady for £30. Hooked?  you bet, I booked in with another girl out of the magazine round the corner straight after!!
Banning reason: Multiple accounts (willbred, Diplomat65)

Aaaah, nostalgia ain't what it used to be. Working in Brum city centre in the mid 80s, I was on the edge of the diving board on punting. I used to walk past a little newsagent's kiosk every morning and my eyes would dwell on the Phoenix Magazine. £5 at the time...one day after lurking til the coast was clear, as you do, I bought one. Straight in the work's toilet to read and enter a whole new world. Landlines without exception, minges were de rigeur and OWO as rare as dinosaur shit. First punt was with a lady in Carver Street in the Jewellery Quarter who offered " obedience training". What I got was the best part of an hour's mild dom, RO and sex with a mature, attractive lady for £30. Hooked?  you bet, I booked in with another girl out of the magazine round the corner straight after!!

+1 those were the days, sweet naive amateurs were among the best. Minges indeed, how did shaving take over? I despair of ever finding a truly natural hairy lady again. And no wet-wipes, I recall ladies going to fetch a bowl of warm soapy water and tenderly washing mister happy.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2015, 09:43:57 PM by Horizontal pleasures »

I remember using Rendezvous-I too quite liked sending letters off-mind you this was in the early days of PCs (or Mackintosh in my case which puts it after 1990) so one could cut and paste and send several letters off without too much hassle-and then waiting to see what came back.

 I suppose naively I was hoping for free no-strings shags. I did meet some great women-including the famouse Tamsin from Felixstowe-OWO without compare. Several of them were married but playing while husbands were away-but it was made plain that some small payment would be involved. I do recall being directed to somewhere near their addresses and having to use a phone box to get final details-so all pre mobile phone.

I don’t suppose these types of women nowadays would advertise on AW-maybe that’s how contact magazines still stay in business.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2015, 03:14:16 PM by bobbles1945 »

I too quite liked sending letters off-mind you this was in the early days of PCs (or Mackintosh in my case which puts it after 1990) so one could cut and paste and send several letters off without too much hassle-and then waiting to see what came back.

off topic reply but I got my first Mac in 1986 and never ever used Windows.
I agree with the rest of your post here hear.


Offline webpunter

Crikey HP - well impressed with your punting pedigree
The thought of sending a letter with a SAE & waiting for a response  :scare:
My 1st punt was about 25 or so years ago and involved summoning up enough courage to rock up at the local massage parlour
A tremendous HJ & tit-wank [about £15-£20 i recall] and i've been hooked ever since.  Less so when civvie shagging was wall-to-wall.  But strangely enough the allure has become more prominent as the years roll on
Respec.  You should write your memoirs.  Nik could point you in the right direction.  Although maybe not so many photos please from your more recent adventures  :lol:

I realize this is a slight derail
I was looking at a study from 2007 which suggested that at least in London about four times as many men found WGs via ads in local papers than on the internet and that mostly they visited private flats (that is where a woman is advertising herself) about one third as many parlours (where there are a choice of women) and few visited Saunas fewer still used escort agencies (outcall).

The predominance of local paper advertisements (about four times as many reported using local paper ads as the internet) made abolitionists such as Harriet Harman put pressure on the Newspaper Publishers to  remove ads from local papers (with some success in Southwark and Croydon) yet while outside London the number of ads in local papers did decrease overall in London there was an increase-mostly in those for parlours and escort agencies.

From my own observations (London and E. Anglia)  I think Harman missed the boat-by 2007 sites like AW had auto-censored had been going a while and local punting forums had sprung up (but maybe only a minority of punters knew about them).
 
So my question is-are there still ads in local papers in your areas-and do you punt from them-or is it all internet based now? And are the ads for women working alone or parlours-that is where there are others in a rota working different days?

It is sort of relevant to a discussion on Contact magazines-as pre-internet, these and guides like McCoys and local ads plus ads in newsagents windows plus street work was all that was going.

funnily enough I was in York today, Yorkshire post zero adverts (of course I looked). (Reverse  booking did not work but in the event after my work there was much creative loafing to do in York so I did not rush for a punt, writing this on the train home).

Hertfordshire papers have adverts, and so I think does Northamptonshire.
Kilburn Times has adverts and so does the Ham&High (Hampstead and Highgate Express)

Offline webpunter

So my question is-are there still ads in local papers in your areas-and do you punt from them-or is it all internet based now?
It's a bit like Auto-Trader.  The pub landlord detailed one of the pleasures of life being reading the latest edition when sitting on the bog.  I agree and every now & again would also buy Top Marques.  I remember the days when a photographer would rock up & take pics of your motor which you wanted to sell on autoT.  Sadly now all on the Interweb
However i simply can't imagine going on an AW adventure without at least cross referencing the punting equivalent of the British Library - i.e. UKP !
Very occasionally i am tempted by a card in a newsagents window - might have to call this or an ad in the paper just once for a challenge & TOFTT.  Ready to run a mile  :scare:


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