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Author Topic: What percentage of men are punters?  (Read 2731 times)

Offline Lister

Ok so what percentage of the male population actually punt?

Government statistics put it at 10%. – but they don’t say if this is 10% at any one time or 10% at some time during their lifetime. I would reckon it is a much higher percentage, and especially if you look at the number who punt as some stage of their life.

It is difficult to accurately assess the number of WG’s in the UK but again government statistics in 2000 reckoned about 100,000 WG’s. I think this has increased considerably since then with the number of EE’s coming over, but let’s say 120,000 is a reasonable figure although it may be much higher. Some will work part time and have 2 punters a week and some will have 10 or 20 a day but if we say on average 4 a day five days a week – that’s 80 a month.

80 x 120,000 = 9,600,000 punts a month.

Assuming population of UK 64 million and half are men = 32 million men

The vast majority of punters will be aged between 25 and 65 (40 year span). If we assume an average longevity of 80 years this means only half of men will be of punting age (roughly) ie 16 million. Some will punt once and never again, some will punt every few months when on business trips and some will punt monthly or weekly. Let’s say on average each punter punts once a month.

(9,6000,000 /16,000,000) x100% = 60%

That would mean 60% of all men between 25 and 65 are punting once a month at any one time. if we account for the occasional punters the percentage will be much higher and If we assume that most do not continuously punt between these ages then the total percentage who actually punt at some time during their life must be reaching up into the 90% +

….. I think I have too much time on my hands! :D

Chill lister go have a punt and mess with their numbers.

All I care about is my punts and helping other punters enjoy there's by making recommendations and warnings.

I like stats but things like this are based on people lying anyway and as you say doesn't give time scales !

Best of luck with your research !

Offline Lister

I have no intention of spending any more time on it -  just lining up a punt for Wednesday :yahoo:

Just struck me that it's much higher percentage than I ever imagined before looking at the figures. - even if these are wildly inaccurate estimates. Who knew? I shall lok at all my friends in a  slightly different light  :cool:

Oh well, Happy days....

Offline nigel4498

Well me, myself and I so I make that between the 3 of us that's 100%

Ok so what percentage of the male population actually punt?

Government statistics put it at 10%. – but they don’t say if this is 10% at any one time or 10% at some time during their lifetime. I would reckon it is a much higher percentage, and especially if you look at the number who punt as some stage of their life.

I think the Government stats refer to the percentage of men who REGULARLY pay for sex.

EDIT: I couldn't be bothered to read the rest of your post though <yawn>  ;)
« Last Edit: February 01, 2016, 05:28:58 PM by Silver Birch »

I highly doubt 90% of men have punted, maybe 10% at the most but even that is pushing it.

You are forgetting how taboo it is.

Offline OakTree

I would imagine the percentage that have dabbled is far higher than ten percent. The likes of lads going to Amsterdam for the day or piling down to a local parlour after a night on the piss. But those who consistently punt, hobbyists, like many in here I would have thought is a very low percentage.

 The fact is it's very hard to verify. It's not like you'd admit to it in a poll and I would think that any figures given are educated guesses.

Offline hexohm

Its normal to us because we've immersed ourselves into the lifestyle and surround ourselves with like minded others so the assumption is the figures will be higher.

I think the truth is most people are horrified by the thought of paid for sex.

Offline Bluefin

Its normal to us because we've immersed ourselves into the lifestyle and surround ourselves with like minded others so the assumption is the figures will be higher.

I think the truth is most people are horrified by the thought of paid for sex.

I disagree, most women are probably horrified but I reckon most men secretly like the idea.
Out of the guys I know probably 80% have punted in their lives, not sure if they still do it but I've always doubted the 1 in 10 official figure as way below the mark especially with the advent of the internet and AW which will bring in far more people into it than in the past.


Offline Redevil86

The more guys that punt the better keeps the girls busy and worth their while working, so not to jack it in, the word spreads and more girls have a go, just too many Roma's flooding the scene, taking money from the girls we don't want to pack in, but that's another thread !


jcdmj12

Its normal to us because we've immersed ourselves into the lifestyle and surround ourselves with like minded others so the assumption is the figures will be higher.

I think the truth is most people are horrified by the thought of paid for sex.

+1 One of the dangers of forums like this is you spend so much time on it, you think it's normal, when in fact there is a massive taboo around punting. 

You also get used to doing stuff over time. For me now, calling up a couple of prossies and organising a threesome is no more out of the ordinary than ordering a pizza.  Less so in fact, because I shag a lot more prossies than I eat pizzas. :D

However, if I look back to when I started all this, it was a huge step to take. I probably spent a year or so working myself up to that first punt. 

Offline TheBSG

+1 One of the dangers of forums like this is you spend so much time on it, you think it's normal, when in fact there is a massive taboo around punting. 

You also get used to doing stuff over time. For me now, calling up a couple of prossies and organising a threesome is no more out of the ordinary than ordering a pizza.  Less so in fact, because I shag a lot more prossies than I eat pizzas. :D

However, if I look back to when I started all this, it was a huge step to take. I probably spent a year or so working myself up to that first punt.


Definitely this.

I've been fairly open with my mates about punting and most of them love the idea of it but don't have the balls to try it

10% who punt regularly is about right and I'd guess maybe another 10-15% who've done it once or twice

Offline smiths

Ok so what percentage of the male population actually punt?

Government statistics put it at 10%. – but they don’t say if this is 10% at any one time or 10% at some time during their lifetime. I would reckon it is a much higher percentage, and especially if you look at the number who punt as some stage of their life.

It is difficult to accurately assess the number of WG’s in the UK but again government statistics in 2000 reckoned about 100,000 WG’s. I think this has increased considerably since then with the number of EE’s coming over, but let’s say 120,000 is a reasonable figure although it may be much higher. Some will work part time and have 2 punters a week and some will have 10 or 20 a day but if we say on average 4 a day five days a week – that’s 80 a month.

80 x 120,000 = 9,600,000 punts a month.

Assuming population of UK 64 million and half are men = 32 million men

The vast majority of punters will be aged between 25 and 65 (40 year span). If we assume an average longevity of 80 years this means only half of men will be of punting age (roughly) ie 16 million. Some will punt once and never again, some will punt every few months when on business trips and some will punt monthly or weekly. Let’s say on average each punter punts once a month.

(9,6000,000 /16,000,000) x100% = 60%

That would mean 60% of all men between 25 and 65 are punting once a month at any one time. if we account for the occasional punters the percentage will be much higher and If we assume that most do not continuously punt between these ages then the total percentage who actually punt at some time during their life must be reaching up into the 90% +

….. I think I have too much time on my hands! :D

No idea and neither do any so called experts for definite. The point is at least some if not many punters don't go round telling others and surveys etc that they are punters as they wish to remain as anonymous as possible. I don't believe its anywhere near 60% of men but that's just my unprovable opinion.

Offline Ben4454

All men are paying for it via direct or indirect costs.  :hi:
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Online RedKettle

You also get used to doing stuff over time. For me now, calling up a couple of prossies and organising a threesome is no more out of the ordinary than ordering a pizza.  Less so in fact, because I shag a lot more prossies than I eat pizzas. :D
 

I have this the wrong way around - perhaps if I eat less pizza and shagged more prossies I would be thinner and happier  :D :D

Online RedKettle

Just googled it and found a study that said between 7% and 8.8% of men have paid for it at least once in the UK.  Will try and post link:

http://prostitution.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=004119

Offline superchamp

I think that survey just proves that there's more liars in the UK than other countries.

Offline Aspen

Just googled it and found a study that said between 7% and 8.8% of men have paid for it at least once in the UK.  Will try and post link:

http://prostitution.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=004119

I think that's nearer the mark than some of the claims that there are upwards of 10% that do it regularly. I think the actual percentage is much smaller. If it were higher it would be a lot better situation because it would be more accepted, and there wouldn't be talk of this stupid Nordic model.

It seems from the text that the younger men start the higher the percentage. They say in Thailand some boys start at 13. That's amazing. I would have if I'd had the chance. Left it far too late.
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Offline Malvolio

OP is way over the top with that 60% estimate.  No reliable way of proving this, but I'd suggest around 5% are frequent punters (averaging one a month), with maybe an additional 10% having given it a go at some point.

Offline cueball

There's punters and there's punters though isn't there

I know loads of lads that have been to Amsterdam and thailand holidays and punted but don't punt here.

Just read that back to myself, they could punt here though, they don't know I punt and I don't know if they punt really.

Could be quite a lot when I think about it

 best not think about it though.

Offline coolguy1990

Ok so what percentage of the male population actually punt?

Government statistics put it at 10%. – but they don’t say if this is 10% at any one time or 10% at some time during their lifetime. I would reckon it is a much higher percentage, and especially if you look at the number who punt as some stage of their life.

It is difficult to accurately assess the number of WG’s in the UK but again government statistics in 2000 reckoned about 100,000 WG’s. I think this has increased considerably since then with the number of EE’s coming over, but let’s say 120,000 is a reasonable figure although it may be much higher. Some will work part time and have 2 punters a week and some will have 10 or 20 a day but if we say on average 4 a day five days a week – that’s 80 a month.

80 x 120,000 = 9,600,000 punts a month.

Assuming population of UK 64 million and half are men = 32 million men

The vast majority of punters will be aged between 25 and 65 (40 year span). If we assume an average longevity of 80 years this means only half of men will be of punting age (roughly) ie 16 million. Some will punt once and never again, some will punt every few months when on business trips and some will punt monthly or weekly. Let’s say on average each punter punts once a month.

(9,6000,000 /16,000,000) x100% = 60%

That would mean 60% of all men between 25 and 65 are punting once a month at any one time. if we account for the occasional punters the percentage will be much higher and If we assume that most do not continuously punt between these ages then the total percentage who actually punt at some time during their life must be reaching up into the 90% +

….. I think I have too much time on my hands! :D

I think you've confused punts with punters.

Meaning, you have counted every single punt as being a single punter who only has one punt.

You haven't taken into account that many men will have multiple punts with many and even the same girls.

You need to find the average amount of punts/punter over your given time span and add that to your equation.
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Smacks of some lazy civil servants just sticking a finger in the air and then pissing off to the pub for 6 months. Ultimately I dont blame them cos its a number that can never be accurately determined and 1 in 10 will keep the harridans and misandrists content in their skewed worldview of men so jobs a good 'un.

Smacks of some lazy civil servants just sticking a finger in the air and then pissing off to the pub for 6 months. Ultimately I dont blame them cos its a number that can never be accurately determined and 1 in 10 will keep the harridans and misandrists content in their skewed worldview of men so jobs a good 'un.

The number is wrong, and the reason is they now count things like punting as part of the dark economy and so contributes to GDP

Offline nodrah

Using your guesstimate of WG activity ..... ' if we say on average 4 a day five days a week – that’s 80 a month '
and applying my guesstimate of average punt cost .... £ 70 ....... then .....
Annual income for the average WG would be 70 x 80 x 12 = £ 672,000 !!!!!!
Even if we reduce the average punt to £ 50 .....
annual income = 50 x 80 x 12 = £ 480,000 !!!!!!
Somehow, I doubt it .... methinks your guesstimate is not accurate ......


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