There is nothing wrong with enjoying the company of escorts, but as a client you will know how people can react to the idea of it. For many of you, you prefer the idea of staying safe and anonymous when booking your dates, as you don’t want to be caught punting.
Being caught punting can lead to a lot of trouble, and that is why we get so secretive about it. We don’t want anyone to know about the things that we do, as what goes on behind closed doors between consenting adults is nobody’s business.
You might be new to punting, looking for some great tips to keep you safe out there, or you might want to up your game as a seasoned client. Here on the Escort England blog, we take a look at how you can avoid being caught punting… as well as what you can do if the worst should happen.
Staying safe online
Game of Thrones fans will know that Melisandre is known for saying that “the night is dark and full of terrors”. Well, so is the internet, but when it comes to punting, people take too many chances. To begin with, make sure you use private browsing when looking at escort directories. This means that the website isn’t saved in your history, so no-one accidentally stumbles onto it.
Some websites, like ours, have a forum for you to use, or give you the chance to submit your own reviews of the escorts. When you sign up, make sure you set up an email address too. Using your real email address can cause problems, so make a new one. It is free to do, and will keep your private life separate.
You should also take care when choosing a username. You might be a huge fan of the show Breaking Bad, but naming yourself Jesse3556 isn’t a good move. Instead, choose something completely unrelated to you, so that if someone does stumble across the account, they don’t automatically make the association between you and the name.
You might have one password that you use for everything, but if you want to protect your identity and prevent yourself from being caught punting, don’t use it. Make a totally different password. It may seem like you are being overly cautious, but is better to be safe than sorry.
The punting phone
One of the best tools that you can use as a client is a punting phone. The punting phone, or sometimes even just a punting sim, allows you to contact escorts without leaving their number in the call logs.
You can pick up a basic phone, or even just a sim, for cheap in a number of stores. Some places have them for just £1, with a £10 top up. This will last you a long time, as the credit does not expire, but be careful. Some companies will remove inactive numbers (and therefore remove the credit) after a certain period of time, so check how long you have with the sim and the phone.
Having a punting phone also gives you deniability. Keep it charged and in the boot of your car, and when you are done with it, remove all numbers and texts from it. That way, if someone finds it in your car, you can claim that you found it and are going to drop it off with the police as lost property.
Choose the location carefully
There is a phrase: “don’t shit on your own doorstep”. This applies to punting. If you are a client seeing escorts where you live, you are more likely to be caught punting. People will recognise you, and you could bump into family and friends. You might have the perfect excuse prepared for them, but it is often easier to go somewhere else.
Choose somewhere far enough from your home town so that you won’t have to answer any questions. Make sure you know of good parking spots in the area before you go, and also any businesses there.
Visiting a business in the area is often the perfect excuse for travelling somewhere new, and it means that, in the unlikely event you do bump into someone, you have a reason for being there. Having one prepared will definitely set your mind at ease.
The appointment itself
Follow the escort’s directions to their place as carefully as you can, and if you get lost, try not to be the client walking around on the phone, speaking loudly so that they can hear you. This can really give the game away.
When you do get to their building, don’t try to be stealthy. Sneaking will make people think that you don’t belong there, while walking in with your head held high will make sure people don’t look twice. If anyone does ask why you are there, you can simply say that you are visiting someone… which isn’t a lie.
As for the appointment itself, a lot of punters choose to use a different name. Some use the same first name, but giving your real surname can cause trouble. You should also have the exact change ready. Don’t turn up and expect the escort to have some spare change around for you. The chances are that they won’t, and this can start the appointment off in the wrong way.
After the appointment, check to see if you can use the shower one last time. This will give you the chance to get rid of the smell of perfume from yourself, and if you have an air freshener in the car, this can help with the clothes. You should also not go straight home. Your heart will still be racing and your mind will be elsewhere. Instead, go and grab a nice coffee.
What if you are caught punting?
Sometimes, no matter how careful you are, you can still get caught out… so what do you do if it happens?
Some people choose to admit what is going on. This is the preferred method if your partner has suspected something has been going on for a while, and that they have a lot of information about it. However, you might not be comfortable with the idea.
That is why a larger number deny it. They don’t want the questions about why they do it, and if they have covered their tracks enough, often it is easy to move away from the topic. However, what you choose to do is completely up to you and depends on your individual circumstances… but if you follow our tips above, the chances are that you won’t have to decide.
However, everyone has their own thoughts about it… so what do you think you should do if caught punting?
Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.
In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.