Punternet

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Punternet
Type of site
Pornographic
Available in English
Website http://www.Punternet.com/
Launched 1999; 19 years ago (1999) (as Field Reports)
Current status Active

Punternet, also known as Punternet.com, is a review site that allows customers to rate their experiences with call girls (customers are referred to as "punters" on the website).[1][2][3]

Features[edit]

The site offers free membership. Free members can submit reviews and access site features and a limited search function.[4][1]

The site was sold in August 2017 and the new owners dropped the discussion boards from the site.[5] They also changed the site's policy to allow male and transgender service providers to advertise and be reviewed (previously this was limited to female escorts only).[5]

Criticism[edit]

The site has been met with criticism, most notably in 2009 from Harriet Harman.[6] Harman, who was the Minister for Women and Equality at the time, asked then California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to ban the website, as it was based in California.[7] The web owners thanked Harriet for increasing web traffic to their site.[8][9][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A British author analyzes what traits men seek in prostitutes". 26 October 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  2. ^ "More bang for your buck". The Economist. 2014-08-09. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  3. ^ "STRIP ADVISOR: Brit sex addicts leaving escort reviews on site even Arnie couldn't kill". 1 May 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Invisible subjects: the men who fuel the demand for prostitution". Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Change of Ownership". Punternet UK. August 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  6. ^ Ambrogi, Stefano (2009-10-01). "Schwarzenegger asked to close prostitute Website". Reuters. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  7. ^ "Terminate degrading site - Harma". BBC. 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  8. ^ "PunterNet thanks Harriet for massive upswing". Register. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  9. ^ "Solicitor General takes fresh pop at PunterNet". Register. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  10. ^ Taylor, Jerome (2009-10-02). "Punter Net prostitutes thank Harriet Harman for publicity boost". London: Independent. Retrieved 2013-11-26.

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