Friday, March 30, 2007

Porn Shopping

The porn I own isn't doing it for me anymore. The amateur stuff on the web is great (real women - Yay!) but I wanted to refresh my pro collection, so last night I went shopping. The SO went with - maybe because it cracks him up to watch me shop for porn without shame, maybe in support, or maybe just because he's a guy and he has that whole testosterone protective thing going on and worries about me wandering through our seedy little sex shops and their dark parking lots on my own late at night. He didn't need to worry - the stores were packed with a lot of lone guys who avoid my gaze and a number of couples too. I enjoyed watching a couple discuss the merits of Trailer Trash II versus Bootylicious with such humor that I know they had a good relationship going on. I love seeing that.

The SO and I never discussed it, but watching porn is understood to be private time in our hovel. Porn is the ultimate expression of personal taste. He has the advantage of liking more mainstream stuff, so he has plenty to choose from, and it's cheap and readily available. My tastes are more...specialized... and when I do finally find a movie, it's usually incredibly expensive. If only we could share, but the ones he likes quickly bore me and my movies squick him out. We do talk honestly about fantasies and sexual matters, so it's not as if we're using porn to avoid the topic, but we also respect space inside our relationship. Still, I like the idea of watching together, and wonder what movies other couples share. Personal taste being what it is, what works for them probably won't work for us, but maybe we should give it a try. Trailer Trash II, or Bootylicious? Hmmm. Maybe I'll stick to my titles after all.

4 comments:

Emily Veinglory said...

I cause enough consternation in Borders buying all the gay mags--I sear the shop assitant thinks I am a cross dresser.

Anonymous said...

While my boyfriend and I are really enjoying the new Treaure Island Media release "Spermbank", I somehow doubt your SO will find it as captivating.

D. L. King said...

Yes, yes, yes--why are the "speicalized" titles so expensive? I'm lucky in that my SO has many of the same interests I do and is only squicked by a few of the films in my collection. Of course I don't show him all the stuff I download from Men In Pain...

Kathleen Bradean said...

Emily - no one could mistake you for a cross-dresser! But I'm impressed that your Borders has interesting magazines. I always have to wait for a trek to WeHo to find mine.

Anon - probably AKA NOLA ;) Spermbank eh? I'll have to check it out.

D.L. - I know - so expensive! But what is this Men In Pain that you speak of?????