Nostalgia is a powerful force that affects people in a variety of ways. Some people recall fond memories of playing ball outside with their friends, while others may feel the freedom and joy of camping as a child when they get a waft of the outdoors. Whatever it may be, we all have little things from yesteryear that bring us a sense of comfort and sentiment.
For me, that thing is scrambled porn. The kids of today raised on the internet don’t know what they’re missing. Sure, they can go online, open up an incognito window, and browse all the HD porn they’d like. Meanwhile, their parents are none the wiser. But where’s the thrill in that?! Where’s the excitement?! There’s no anxiousness derived from the fact that you could get caught at any second.
For the children of the 90’s, like myself, we had to be quick and stealthy about our pleasure seeking. I recall vividly sitting right in front of the tv after everyone else was asleep with the volume turned down as low as it could go, switching on the Spice channel, and just simply waiting for the chance to see a boob. Two if I was lucky! It was a riveting experience for sure.
The thought process was always the same. “Was that a boob? Yeah, I think it was. Wait maybe not. I think it was just a shoe. DAMN!”
But that was the fun of it. The chase! The neon glow radiating from the scrambled channels was almost seductive in its own way. It put you in a sort of sensual trance. It made it so I never even had to see anything for real. My imagination did all the work for me. That’s where the difference comes in today. You want to see Princess Leia giving DarthVader a blow job? No problem! There’s just no need for imagination anymore.
Kids today are both lucky and cursed. Yeah sure, you have it real easy and convenient. And don’t get me wrong, I love technology for the most part, as well. But I’ll stick with my scrambled porn filled childhood any day. So on this Throwback Thursday, take the time to reflect on your own youthful porn adventures. What did you have to go through? Remember the times of old, before the internet, when scavenging for material to get off on wasn’t so easy.