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Old 07-25-2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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I used to love Escort magazine. Fiesta was great, more more cerebral at times, but Escort got the models out of the studio and in more realistic settings and original poses.

I also loved the readers letters, especially from men who liked to watch their wives fucked by strangers and wank off either in full view or hiding in the wardrobe and wanking.

The stories and reader's artwork was also great.

The thing that spoilt it for me was the 18 pages of telephone sex lines. A lot of them for the same companies and usually not worth a quick wank.

With Fiesta there were serious film reviews about Fellini and such.

Escort now just caters for the common denominator and the readers letters and photos are the only reason I occasionally buy it. The May issues always seemed extra special to me. If any of you still have early collections, tell me if I'm wrong?

Feel free to agree or disagree with me. It's only my opinion.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:21 AM   #2
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Well Escort had the extra large fold outs but I agree that it had in the models out and about, now it tends to go for more amateur models.
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Well Escort had the extra large fold outs but I agree that it had in the models out and about, now it tends to go for more amateur models.
Are you still a fan? The other things I liked about Escort was the mix of mature women like Pat Wynn/Aunty Jane and the downright silliness they used to get up to. From camping outdoors to indoor swimming pools, the girls always seemed to be having fun.

My main gripe and this goes for most adult magazines these days, were the amount of pages devoted to phone sex. I'd happily pay more money for my favourite wank mag than have to skip up to 20 pages of phone sex adverts.
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Yes, I agree - Escort was definitely a great wank mag and had me eagerly tossing off over its contents for years - good pics and letters and fun features... shame indeed about the pages of phone wank ads that crept in
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I used to like it and Razzle, but from what I can remember, both changed the style of shoots they did. From "light, happy, sex is fun, and I like showing my body off" to doing shoots of 'couples' pretending to have 'sex' in the back of dimly lit pubs etc. At least that's as far as I can remember. I stopped buying them after that.
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I used to like it and Razzle, but from what I can remember, both changed the style of shoots they did. From "light, happy, sex is fun, and I like showing my body off" to doing shoots of 'couples' pretending to have 'sex' in the back of dimly lit pubs etc. At least that's as far as I can remember. I stopped buying them after that.
I'm with you Seany65. Early in my porn buying years I did have favourite mags. In the late 70s they were Fiesta, the early Rustler, and Men Only, but in the middle 80s to early 90s Escort was easily my favorite followed by Razzle.

I could see that the likes of P*nthouse and Pl*yb*y were more sophisticated with the most beautiful girls, also true of Men Only and Club, and that the Sullivan-type mags were the most explicit on the UK top shelf, but the sophisticated models struck me as out of reach and unreal, while the girls in the Sullivan mags struck me as - sorry girls - whorish.

In the years after the 80s relaunch of Escort and Razzle the girls in the photosets looked fun, approachable, up for it in an "after a couple of cocktails at a party" way rather than a "hello darlin' lookin' for business?" way.

There was plenty of explicit public nudity, particularly in the "Girls of..." centre feature, which I particularly liked.

Living in Manchester as I do, there were a few times we had "Girls of..." features on the city and cities nearby and it was always an extra thrill to think while knocking one out that "hmm, she's flashing her twat outside Manchester Uni in broad daylight, I was just walking past there the other day"

or

"Bloody hell, she's standing under a clear blue sky bare-arsed and cheeks apart just round the corner from Liverpool Medical Institute in sight of Paddy's Wigwam - anyone could see her".

I was never worried by the proliferation of phone sex adverts in Escort or other mags, as legitimate advertisers abandoned the girly mags they had to get advertising revenue from somewhere.

I was never much of a reader of the letters or the erotic fiction but I did like the Readers Wives and Girlfriends section, for some reason the girls were a more attractive bunch than in similar sections, perhaps because Escort and Razzle had younger readers with correspondingly younger partners.

The editorial staff of Escort and Razzle in the 80s had a good sense of humour - I remember in Razzle a running joke about "8-Orificed Persons" which they claimed was a non-sexist term for referring to females rather than using sexist terms such as girl or lady.

I can't remember when I stopped buying Escort, it was probably around 1993 when I realised it had gone from being cheap and fun to just cheap. and many of the features that had made it such a good buy were disappearing.

I bought a copy of Escort around 2009 having not bought it for 15 years and was very disappointed by it. The girls looked rough, the girls in the single girl photosets had had their skin texture so heavily photoshopped that it looked like vinyl, and there were fake hardcore sets that were not only unconvincing but featured couples that looked scummy, the sort of people I would do a quick 180 degree turn to avoid, and all printed on paper so poor that it cockled on contact with the fingers.

It's your own fault when a page cockles because you've accidentally chucked your custard over it but it's very poor when it cockles just because you've turned it over.
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I'm with you Seany65. Early in my porn buying years I did have favourite mags. In the late 70s they were Fiesta, the early Rustler, and Men Only, but in the middle 80s to early 90s Escort was easily my favorite followed by Razzle.

I could see that the likes of P*nthouse and Pl*yb*y were more sophisticated with the most beautiful girls, also true of Men Only and Club, and that the Sullivan-type mags were the most explicit on the UK top shelf, but the sophisticated models struck me as out of reach and unreal, while the girls in the Sullivan mags struck me as - sorry girls - whorish.

In the years after the 80s relaunch of Escort and Razzle the girls in the photosets looked fun, approachable, up for it in an "after a couple of cocktails at a party" way rather than a "hello darlin' lookin' for business?" way.

There was plenty of explicit public nudity, particularly in the "Girls of..." centre feature, which I particularly liked.

Living in Manchester as I do, there were a few times we had "Girls of..." features on the city and cities nearby and it was always an extra thrill to think while knocking one out that "hmm, she's flashing her twat outside Manchester Uni in broad daylight, I was just walking past there the other day"

or

"Bloody hell, she's standing under a clear blue sky bare-arsed and cheeks apart just round the corner from Liverpool Medical Institute in sight of Paddy's Wigwam - anyone could see her".

I was never worried by the proliferation of phone sex adverts in Escort or other mags, as legitimate advertisers abandoned the girly mags they had to get advertising revenue from somewhere.

I was never much of a reader of the letters or the erotic fiction but I did like the Readers Wives and Girlfriends section, for some reason the girls were a more attractive bunch than in similar sections, perhaps because Escort and Razzle had younger readers with correspondingly younger partners.

The editorial staff of Escort and Razzle in the 80s had a good sense of humour - I remember in Razzle a running joke about "8-Orificed Persons" which they claimed was a non-sexist term for referring to females rather than using sexist terms such as girl or lady.

I can't remember when I stopped buying Escort, it was probably around 1993 when I realised it had gone from being cheap and fun to just cheap. and many of the features that had made it such a good buy were disappearing.

I bought a copy of Escort around 2009 having not bought it for 15 years and was very disappointed by it. The girls looked rough, the girls in the single girl photosets had had their skin texture so heavily photoshopped that it looked like vinyl, and there were fake hardcore sets that were not only unconvincing but featured couples that looked scummy, the sort of people I would do a quick 180 degree turn to avoid, and all printed on paper so poor that it cockled on contact with the fingers.

It's your own fault when a page cockles because you've accidentally chucked your custard over it but it's very poor when it cockles just because you've turned it over.
I agree to some point, but I hated the amount of phone adverts as I loved reading some of the stories. Whether they were reader stories or not, it added another element to my enjoyment of the magazines. Fiesta was an older more middle class wank mag to the rival upstart Escort. (I've never driven either make or model), but it was the fact that you had young and old models, rich, poor and muggle class which appealed.

If you wanted pure fantasy there plenty of other magazines on offer and believe me I bought those too.

I bought a couple of Escort mags this year and they seem to be adding more reader content, not just more tits and fanny per page, but actual content.

One of the things I liked about Fiesta was the film reviews, not just porn, but erotica.

Sticky Cum Dancing is on.

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My favourite thing about Escort and Razzle was the group photo shoot - Girls About Town in Escort and all the fancy dress stuff in Razzle like gym girls and hockey girls.
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My favourite thing about Escort and Razzle was the group photo shoot - Girls About Town in Escort and all the fancy dress stuff in Razzle like gym girls and hockey girls.
You just described what was so great about those magazines. It was the sense of naughty fun, but fun and having a laugh is really what I love most.
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They always seemed typically British, along the lines of the saucy seaside postcards. The girls always had big grins on their face like they were having naughty fun. It always seemed such a laugh, the Girls about Town were always so saucy and cheeky.
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