Got Porn?

Yes, another insufferable poll about something naughty. Do you have a stash of porn?

I am not even sure why I am asking, but I just think it interesting how things have changed. When I was a kid, we knew were my dad and one of my uncles hid Playboy magazines and it was huge (Dad had an old brown bag full of magazines, hidden in the hatchback of his Gremlin for a few months one summer, and my uncle kept an issue of Playboy under a cusion of the love seat in his living room). These days I suppose everything is digital, including stashes of porn. So do you have one? Do you have an “analog” stash of magazines and VHS? Do you refuse to own any porn? If so, why? Moral compunction? Wife won’t let you?

Do tell!

Don’t have a porn stash. Porn never did anything for me, a consequence of my strict Catholic upbringing no doubt.

sigh.

Wait, this poll is anonymous, right? Whew. Note to parents: there is a 5/7 chance I have no porn.

TIIMBS:

The Internet Is My Backing Store

No need for a stash.

Used to have a sizeable digital repository. As soon as the first of the Young Lasses Gravy came to pass, those electrons were retasked. I operate under the assumption that they’ll get their hands on anything and everything I have. Little ones just shouldn’t be exposed to that stuff.

Like Rimbo, I have no need for a stash. The internet is full of free stuff that changes constantly, why bother saving any of it? What’s so great about looking at the same naked chick over and over again? I’m married, I got that going on already.

If you’re smart you can even set your browser so that there’s no incriminating evidence left behind for the wife and kidlets to discover. God bless Al Gore for inventing the Internets!

I have a pile of pictures and smaller pile of videos from Usenet sweeps, but I’ve probably only actually seen a small fraction of them all. It’s just part of my ‘digital packratitis’. :(

I just started receiving Playboy magazine so my son can take part in the fine tradition of finding the stash in the attic when he comes of age. :)

The wife approved because it was only 10 bucks a year.

I thought she got all pissed off when the first issue actually arrived.

I have a terabyte+ file server. I’ve got lots of junk on it. Some of it might even cater to prurient interests.

She did because I didn’t tell her before hand I ordered it. Then she read through the issue and settled down once she found her pre-conceived notion was wrong, much like the “strip club” notion she had. Then I told her my stash plan, and said “would you rather him find all the videos we have?”

Edit for Roger’s stealth edit: You need to upgrade that so you can dedicate more space to “SIMG2” type adventures.

Ooo. That’s a good idea. A honey pot of “hidden” mild stuff to throw him off the track of the REAL stuff. Better for him to to think all the porn belongs to daddy rather than find out some of it is mommy’s. :)

It’s not a stealth edit. It’s just-in-time posting! I’ll upgrade later this year. I need to reduce the number of physical drives on the RAID-5 array, and the recent increases in hard drive capacities will let me do that.

What’s with the note to parents? Are you dating teenagers? Trying to get some traction with a babysitting career?

So far we have 9 liars.

Most porn sucks. When you find something that does it for you, it only makes sense to save it. I have a fairly large stash. And I’m married. My wife likes looking at it when I’m not home. Heh.

He’ll find those too. But it’ll be that much more of a secret triumph for him when he does.

Or 9 jealous wives.

My own parents. Not that they are likely to be reading this. Come to think of it, when I was first pushing them to get online, my dad’s reaction was “Well the internet is just email and porn” (seriously). So it’s like the Circle of Life.

Incidentally, after much thought, I went ahead and posted “no porn stash for me,” for the reason stated above: If you have a constant internet connection, you have no need for a stash.

I would say that your poll choice was incorrect. The internet is your stash, so you should have selected digital. It’s unfortunate that the poll wording is such it infers all porn consumers go out of their way to seek out and collect pornography.