Aspen I don't know how long you have been punting but when I started punting about 30 years ago OWO was never on offer, so in my experience it hasn't "always been around". It was only when EE girls "invaded" the UK and started offering a broad range of services that the home-grown prossies had to up their game in order not to lose customers.
Same with kissing, it was only for their boyfriends or husbands. Even worse, in the early 80s some English prossies even used to charge extra for taking their fucking bra off!
Like Smiths said, thank God for the EE girls arriving and changing the punting scene for the better for us. Yes I agree that with every good EE prossie 10 shit ones came along but this idea that English prossies were better or gave better services I think it's just misconceived wishful nostalgia.
Agree with this - without the influx of foreign (often, but not exclusively from Eastern Europe) we would be paying more than £200/hr (as the norm so some elite courtesans would be charging more) for restricted services.
Within London in the 80's OWO was very rare - the French flat with Lily and Josette was an exception - as was anal (Jackie in Peter St was my sole provider for a bit of bum), let alone kissing. Some girls in Soho used to charge extra for "positions", and with others it was "missionary only". Far more recently that the 80's (well into the 90's) in establishments like Soho Cottage and Les Girls it was still OW only and no kissing. Only about 10 years ago Soho Cottage sacked their most popular girl (English blonde with fake tits, can't remember her name) because they discovered that she was doing OWO at another establishment where she also worked.
Aspen talks about Ilford and Manchester as being full of prostitutes who did OWO back in the 80's - he may be right, I have no experience there and then, but he is definitely wrong when it comes to London. He talks about a girl called Sarah Swallows, but she was active much later than the 80's I'm sure. He seems to have an anti-EE agenda (up to him, of course), and of course he is right to say that you have to have your wits about you and do your research (with this site as your best resource).
However if he wishes to deny that there are some great value EE girls out there, giving great service in the £80 - £120/hr price range, then he simply doesn't live in the same world as many of the rest of the members here.