Started to punt because I was a virgin and had no confidence to pull civvy girls - so yes I lost my cherry to an escort! This was back in the day before AdultWork and I took pot luck out of the back of a local newspaper. Had a couple more punts like that but was so nervous about the whole thing I gave up.
However I then over the course of the next year had two trips to Amsterdam - one for work, one personal, and partook of the RLD ladies a number of times. By the end of the last trip I was blase about the whole sex thing, came back, dated some civvies got married, job done.
Didn't think about punting seriously until my marriage really was struggling but couldn't do what most guys seem to and cheat on my wife so I decided it was for the best to end the marriage.
Felt like a load off when I called it quits on my marriage early this year, and have been punting again since May - becoming increasingly addicted as this weeks 12 Lays Of Christmas probably attests!
On the one hand I see it as practise, as I did back when I started - but I was young, dumb and full of cum then whereas now I am a bit of a deviant so am busy ticking items off my sexual bucket list.
Frankly having my doubts about a civvy relationship long term - but will see how I get on. Maybe I'll get to the end of my bucket list say "been there, done that, got the t-shirt" and be happy to go back to a more regular relationshp, but then again, maybe there is no end to the bucket list?