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Watching porn in the good old days

VHS porn is still a delicacy for some

Fondness for the past, with its “simpler technologies,” as Karmein Glemhas, who works at Treasures and Pleasures on Quinpool Road puts it, can add a sense of timelessness to one’s pornographic viewing experiences.

Indeed, Treasures and Pleasures hosts a wall of vintage VHS porn in order to satisfy just this need for “proper old taped erotic scenes.”

VHS Porn

The market is niche, but the VHS porn industry is “not one that is difficult to get into” with the right equipment. Indeed, it is just one of many ways to spice things up – one which harkens back to a “retro vibe,” says Glemhas.

While the store has its share of VHS porn rental regulars, anyone can enjoy this retro format. It makes porn habits more of an experience.

“Like any movie rental service, Treasures and Pleasures aims to give [one] the Blockbuster treatment,” says Glemhas.

This makes getting porn an accomplishment, involving a proper trip to the store and interaction with the merchandise and cashier. The payoff might be slight, but “the journey can be just as good as the destination.”

On-demand Internet porn can seem rushed. Scenes on VHS format are more deliberate and slow. Additionally, the VHS format features “more static” allowing one’s imagination to play a more active role. And for some, the old black cartridge is a comfort, the stuff they grew up with.

While other stores have liquidated their VHS stock, Treasures and Pleasures looks to fulfil the needs of this niche market with their extensive VHS porn wall. It is refreshing to see the store serve smaller markets in this manner; this small service broadens the options available to youth looking to explore and calls a sense of “nostalgia” in the bedroom.

The store’s collection, stretching over many genres and preferences, fills a requirement in the adult section that’s fading with modern technology. Hopefully this blast from the past will continue to excite any who venture to the wall.

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