my first encounter with porn

That was when I was first exposed to porn. It might have been when I was 7 or 8. I don’t remember. Or rather, I might have tried to block that incidence from my memory.

It was a VHS rental store in a run-down section of downtown LA. It was a small plaza my family frequented. In fact, this very video store I’ve been inside many times. Mainly to play Mortal Kombat and annoy my mother. Out of the corner of my eye, there was always a tiny corner of the store awkwardly curtained off by some scrappy flower-patterned cloth.

I was always a slow kid (still today) when it came to noticing things, and for some reason I finally noticed the curtained-off section one day. It just occurred to me that was weird and begged exploring. That fateful day, curiosity got to the best of me and I went in.

Since I was shorter back then, my eyes naturally tended to the grade-B pornos that must’ve been available, instead of the optimally placed, more glamorous-looking flicks. Nonetheless, the experience was visual explosion. I saw naked ladies. And a lot of them. Those VHS covers were indeed the first pornographic experience I’ve ever had.

One image – the only one I can remember to this day – burned into my brain. She could’ve either been Hispanic and/or Caucasian. She had curly brown hair, and with some to match down there. I distinctly remembered she had a penis in her mouth and it looked so foreign to me at the time. Yet cool. Seemed like she was enjoying it. I flipped between the front and back cover of that VHS many times. Most of my confusion was replaced by the mesmerizing display of flesh. Good thing I didn’t see vaginas (or at least don’t remember), but there sure were a lot of breasts and penises.

The front counter lady. I don’t recall what she said but I do remember being slightly embarrassed – but not too embarrassed since the idea of “porn” didn’t exist in my mind yet. But from that moment on, images like that – and whatever “porn” I could find – I knew I had to keep secret.

There’s probably more details I don’t remember at this point. But I like to offer a moral at the end of every story/post. It’s this:

PARENTS, WATCH YOUR FUCKIN’ KIDS! Brains at that age are sponges and incredibly malleable. Whatever strong imagery you let kids have, will impress on their minds for a long time, in ways that neither parents nor kids can ever expect.

 

what was your first encounter with porn?

-Marc

Posted on November 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top