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In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 03:01 AM Jul 2013

What was the first pornographic book you remember reading?

How old were you?


I was somewhere between 9 and 11 when I read this book.


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What was the first pornographic book you remember reading? (Original Post) In_The_Wind Jul 2013 OP
I only looked at the pictures TexasTowelie Jul 2013 #1
does Myra Breckenridge count? azurnoir Jul 2013 #2
Our young minds were curious. Those were good books. In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #5
I was probably around that same age when I found a rather graphic historical romance novel nomorenomore08 Jul 2013 #3
Portnoy's Complaint Teamster Jeff Jul 2013 #4
I remember reading that when I was a teenager. It shocked me too. In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #6
Candy by Terry Southern panader0 Jul 2013 #7
I read that one. In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #9
"Candy" swept through my 9th grade class like a contagion. Paladin Jul 2013 #27
My first too.... pipi_k Jul 2013 #11
remember the movie of Candy? SCantiGOP Aug 2013 #61
Candy was my first too! solara Jul 2013 #23
That was my first, too. nt valerief Aug 2013 #64
Myra Breckenridge BainsBane Jul 2013 #8
I always enjoyed my sick days at home alone. In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #10
The adventurers.....I think. cliffordu Jul 2013 #12
The Happy Hooker by Xaviera Hollander... Tom_Foolery Jul 2013 #13
One Friday afternoon, Xaviera Hollander gave a speech at Kingsboro College ... In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #39
Me too. RiffRandell Jul 2013 #47
I must have been 8 or 9 Xyzse Jul 2013 #14
The Harrad Experiment. bluedigger Jul 2013 #15
Hell I was 11, and I read a REAL porn... MicaelS Jul 2013 #16
Hollywood Wives LadyHawkAZ Jul 2013 #17
Story of O HarveyDarkey Jul 2013 #18
One of my favorites! In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #19
The Jury was unanimous... SomethingFishy Jul 2013 #20
Another juror member sent me a PM with the full alert and comments of each juror. In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #25
Mine was the "pull that stick out of your ass" comment SomethingFishy Jul 2013 #31
Thank you ~ Juror #1 In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #36
Post removed Post removed Jul 2013 #21
Lady Chatterley's lover olddots Jul 2013 #22
Three Men and Diana. antiquie Jul 2013 #24
I can't remember the name but I was 18 when I did. hrmjustin Jul 2013 #26
Sears Catalog, women's underwear section rurallib Jul 2013 #28
Finally, antiquie Jul 2013 #30
Hardcore pornography? 9."Lad Mad" was the title Tom Ripley Jul 2013 #29
It wasn't exactly pornographic...but my mom was surprised. CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #32
I led a very sheltered early childhood. In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #41
She should NOT have done that to you... CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #44
Today, I feel sorry for her. Obviously she was sick inside. In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #45
YW... CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #46
Stepmother confiscates books on Freud... Locut0s Jul 2013 #50
Like so many women in my past ... it was/is jealousy. In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #53
I can't remember the title. LWolf Jul 2013 #33
The Pearl - by Anonymous IcyPeas Jul 2013 #34
My step-mom's bookshelf also contained The Pearl, which I read. In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #37
Yeah, I acquired a paperback of that one when I was a teen. Paladin Jul 2013 #52
Peyton Place trof Jul 2013 #35
My second stepmother burned my copy. In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #43
Not sure if it was the first but Dyedinthewoolliberal Jul 2013 #38
I'll have to google that one. In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #58
It circulated the barracks Dyedinthewoolliberal Jul 2013 #59
Wow! That was quite a bit more than I expected. And it's so old, from the 1800s. In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #60
I literally found The Story of O in a ditch when I was about fourteen. nolabear Jul 2013 #40
Hahaha! In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #42
The Old Testament Kaleva Jul 2013 #48
Ding ding ding! My thoughts exactly! NickB79 Jul 2013 #54
Why would the bible have to tell people that? In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #56
Fanny Hill : Memoirs of A Woman of Pleasure... Locut0s Jul 2013 #49
I don't recall which was first, I remember which was best. Chan790 Jul 2013 #51
Those were all good/interesting books. In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #55
I read 'Portnoy' about 10 years ago (at age 18/19). Brilliant, hilarious book. nomorenomore08 Jul 2013 #57
Perfumed and Powdered Still Blue in PDX Aug 2013 #62
Not sure, but it was a hardcover for sure. Easier to hold with one hand. bluesbassman Aug 2013 #63

nomorenomore08

(13,324 posts)
3. I was probably around that same age when I found a rather graphic historical romance novel
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 04:02 AM
Jul 2013

(set in Ancient Rome IIRC) my mother had been reading. I only read a few pages, but the passage I'd stumbled across was a bit of a shock to me.

Paladin

(28,483 posts)
27. "Candy" swept through my 9th grade class like a contagion.
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 03:00 PM
Jul 2013

Lots of warnings and one-day suspensions given out.

solara

(3,855 posts)
23. Candy was my first too!
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 12:58 PM
Jul 2013

I remember reading Candy in a dressing room at the theatre where I worked as an apprentice while an actor, much older than I, ( I was probably 15 or 16 at the time and he was certainly in his 60s) stopped by for a moment and watched me with a strange sort of bemused look on his face as I read. I was pretty sure that he would not know what the book was about since he was so old and all, so I kept reading, feeling a bit self satisfied and probably slightly arrogant as well.

Looking back at it, I am pretty sure he not only knew about the book but had a pretty fair idea of what I was experiencing while I was reading it.

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BainsBane

(53,399 posts)
8. Myra Breckenridge
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 08:40 AM
Jul 2013

I was home sick with strep throat and picked it off the shelf to read. I was in 7th or 8th grade. It was quite an eye opener.

In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
10. I always enjoyed my sick days at home alone.
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 08:53 AM
Jul 2013


My stepmother's bookcase held so many interesting secrets.

cliffordu

(30,994 posts)
12. The adventurers.....I think.
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 09:26 AM
Jul 2013

Third grade so I was eight. Got it out of my grade school library on the advice of my third grade teacher who's breasts I stared at relentlessly for the entire year.

Man, I can still see that cleavage. She gave me a hug once in a while......

In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
39. One Friday afternoon, Xaviera Hollander gave a speech at Kingsboro College ...
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 10:42 PM
Jul 2013

when I was a student there in '72 or maybe she was there in '73. You would never have guesses what her profession was just by looking at her.

Xyzse

(8,217 posts)
14. I must have been 8 or 9
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 10:36 AM
Jul 2013

I don't remember the name of the book. It was paperback smut not worth mentioning.

Still, it was primarily about a Jewish American woman who headed back to work in Israel. She gets involved with a semi-balding jewish guy, but her main attraction is with a Palestinian.

I don't know the book's name any more, but it was far better written and sexier than Shades of Grey any day.

bluedigger

(17,115 posts)
15. The Harrad Experiment.
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 10:38 AM
Jul 2013
http://www.amazon.com/The-Harrad-Experiment-Robert-Rimmer/dp/0879756233

I was probably about 13. Shortly thereafter I discovered that there was pornography with pictures. I doubt that I read another pornographic book again.

MicaelS

(8,747 posts)
16. Hell I was 11, and I read a REAL porn...
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 11:44 AM
Jul 2013

"Novel", I found in a trash can. Not this artsy-fartsy stuff. IIRC, it was a Liverpool Library Press book, but can't remember the title. Something about boys at a private school, and the school nurse.

In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
25. Another juror member sent me a PM with the full alert and comments of each juror.
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 02:27 PM
Jul 2013

Perhaps the person sending the alert hasn't read the classics.


http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/17623.D_H_Lawrence



Thank you.

Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,691 posts)
32. It wasn't exactly pornographic...but my mom was surprised.
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 06:47 PM
Jul 2013

I was babysitting for a neighbor, and found this book in her bookcase. "A House Is Not A Home." The neighbor was amused and said it was OK with her if I read it. So I did.

It was a non-fiction book about a whore house...

I don't really remember much about it!

Lady Chatterley's Lover and Candy came along when I was in college, I think. I was riveted!

In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
41. I led a very sheltered early childhood.
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 11:16 PM
Jul 2013

I didn't know porn existed while I lived with my Aunt.

When I was 17, my second stepmother confiscated my collection of books on Sigmund Freud.
I was working on a paper for my senior english class.

She thought his works were too sexual.

Locut0s

(6,154 posts)
50. Stepmother confiscates books on Freud...
Wed Jul 31, 2013, 02:52 AM
Jul 2013

That couldn't have written itself now could it. Talk about Freudian issues. lol

In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
53. Like so many women in my past ... it was/is jealousy.
Wed Jul 31, 2013, 01:30 PM
Jul 2013

BTW ~ She was only 11 years older than me. Oh and ... my father was her fifth husband.

LWolf

(46,179 posts)
33. I can't remember the title.
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 07:22 PM
Jul 2013

I was an early "latch-key" kid, and a voracious reader. I wasn't allowed to leave the house when I got home from school until my mom got home.

At some point, maybe about 11 yo, I'd run through everything I had to read and started browsing her shelves. I found some book about some swedish or dutch woman who traveled around having sex with every man, and some women, that attracted her attention. I don't remember the title, the author, or the protagonist's name, but I can remember a few of the sex scenes, lol.

When I got done with that one, I picked Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask off her shelf. By the time I was 12 I'd had quite an education. She never knew.

I also read Lady Chatterly, later on in my teens. It was mild in comparison.

IcyPeas

(22,187 posts)
34. The Pearl - by Anonymous
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 07:51 PM
Jul 2013

it was considered erotic Victoriana, but it was pretty porn-y to me. Fantastic stuff.

In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
37. My step-mom's bookshelf also contained The Pearl, which I read.
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 08:12 PM
Jul 2013

In the early 60s it was steamy stuff for a teenager.

Paladin

(28,483 posts)
52. Yeah, I acquired a paperback of that one when I was a teen.
Wed Jul 31, 2013, 10:04 AM
Jul 2013

Impressive book, when I was at a very impressionable age.

trof

(54,270 posts)
35. Peyton Place
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 07:54 PM
Jul 2013

Racy for the time but pretty soft now (no pun intended).
The book went from hand to hand in high school.
The 'good' pages were dogeared.

In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
43. My second stepmother burned my copy.
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 11:22 PM
Jul 2013
I just bought another one.
Oh and a copy of Return to Peyton Place.

In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
60. Wow! That was quite a bit more than I expected. And it's so old, from the 1800s.
Wed Jul 31, 2013, 10:54 PM
Jul 2013

Indeed

*** warning ~ not for prudes ***

nolabear

(42,228 posts)
40. I literally found The Story of O in a ditch when I was about fourteen.
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 10:52 PM
Jul 2013

Let me tell you, the scales fell from my eyes...

NickB79

(19,390 posts)
54. Ding ding ding! My thoughts exactly!
Wed Jul 31, 2013, 01:35 PM
Jul 2013

Lots of X-rated discussions going on in Leviticus.

Don't fuck your livestock or your sister.

In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
56. Why would the bible have to tell people that?
Wed Jul 31, 2013, 02:27 PM
Jul 2013

Incest and bestiality are unthinkable (to me anyway) wrongs.

Locut0s

(6,154 posts)
49. Fanny Hill : Memoirs of A Woman of Pleasure...
Wed Jul 31, 2013, 02:49 AM
Jul 2013

Actually no the first was undoubtedly online fan erotic fiction that I can't remember now. This is just the only one that I can remember the name of And actually I only read a chapter or two to see what the fuss was about

 

Chan790

(20,176 posts)
51. I don't recall which was first, I remember which was best.
Wed Jul 31, 2013, 08:57 AM
Jul 2013

It was the literature fair project I wrote in HS for I Will Fear No Evil by Robert Heinlein that got me suspended for 3 days. The teacher, having read only the more mainstream Heinlein was not aware when I chose it what the subject matter was or exactly how filthy the book was. I was and chose it because LF projects were going to be presented on Parent's Night and I had some socio-political point about obscenity and erotica in art and culture I was going to make to the parents of my Catholic school peers. The narcissism and false-omniscience of 15 year olds in retrospect is galling.

Getting suspended for writing a book report on a filthy book is like vacation. I spent the time reading Fear of Flying and Portnoy's Complaint.

nomorenomore08

(13,324 posts)
57. I read 'Portnoy' about 10 years ago (at age 18/19). Brilliant, hilarious book.
Wed Jul 31, 2013, 04:33 PM
Jul 2013

I've also read 'The Breast' (essentially a 'Metamorphosis' parody) which was "meh" and 'The Human Stain' which was fucking great. I need to read more Roth - 'American Pastoral' has been on my "to-read" list for quite a while.

Still Blue in PDX

(1,999 posts)
62. Perfumed and Powdered
Thu Aug 1, 2013, 06:28 PM
Aug 2013

I think I was around 10 or 11.

My best friend and I accompanied my dad to the dump, where we looked around for treasures. We found some bongo drums and a box of books that had the covers torn off, and "Perfumed and Powdered" was amongst them. It had a couple of words in it that I did not find defined in my handy dandy Thorndyke Barnhardt High School Dictionary, which I will not repeat here as this is my work computer and they might send up red flags.

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