3 reasons why watching porn was so much better on VHS

3 reasons why watching porn was so much better on VHS

SexNovember 14, 2014

Maybe it's nostalgia, but there is just something to be said for the old days of watching porn. You know, back before you had the option to do so with the click of mouse, and the only way you could enjoy some steamy scenes was to pop in a VHS. Somehow, the added effort necessary to watch porn back in the day made the whole process seem just that much more rewarding. That's not to say it wasn't more difficult, because it clearly was. But by the time you got to the point of being able to watch that VHS, there was a certain satisfaction in knowing that you earned it, and that the relaxation brought on by that knowledge was enough to pop a thousand boners or female ghost boners.

So, with that being said, here are a few things we miss about VHS vagina.

They Forced You to Create a Relaxing Atmosphere

Watching porn in the days of VHS tapes meant that you had to, with 100% certainty, know that you were going to be alone for a considerable amount of time. If you got a surprise visitor during the days of VHS tapes, to get that sucker to stop playing you had to either jump up, ballsack or labia flailing, and manual stop it or frantically search for the right button on the remote to do so.

Then there was the agonizing wait for the slow ejection of the tape from the VCR. Oh, and if you accidentally tapped it in your frantic haste, the machine would load fast for the first time ever and lock the damn thing right back in. Of course you couldn't just change the channel either, as many VCRs played over one of your existing cable television stations. A quick flip through channels by the poor soul who decided to sit next to you and watch the news could turn into an eye-opening discovery—yes, we speak from experience.

Avoiding the aforementioned awkward situations is what forced you to make sure that you would be alone for a substantial amount of time. It wasn't just a good idea—it was necessary. But just as with anything, the faults of watching a pornographic VHS tape are what made doing so even better. The required practice made it so that whenever you were watching porn, it was always a situation that allowed for you to sit back, relax and enjoy without worry.

You Appreciated What You Had

There's also something to be said for having too many choices today. While it's great to be able to find a video of the exact thing that you like, the abundance of choices can also lead you to feel unsatisfied. It's a feeling that Tiny Buddha says can apply to a lot of circumstances within your life—relationships, careers, finances, possessions ... If you're always looking for something better, you can start to take what you have for granted.

We're going to go out on a limb and say that hopefully, no one has a porn collection as big as your typical adult website. It's more likely that the average owner just had a couple of tapes stashed away in a safe place. In a way, that smaller collection made you appreciate those few even more. If you're constantly on the search for something better with the ingrained idea that there's something even more perfect out there for you, you can't relax and enjoy yourself as much.

Watching VHS Tapes Bettered the Industry

While purchasing a movie probably made you more selective about your choices, a lot was gained from that simple transaction. For one, porn companies actually made a profit, something that has significantly dwindled with free access on the internet.

Porn hasn't taken a downward spiral, but back in the day paying for porn meant that companies would be willing to spend more on production. Buying VHS tapes allowed attributed to increased profits, and increased quality.

Take Asia Carrera's career for example. A famous adult actress, Carrera was mainly active from 1993-2003, during which time VHS tapes were still popular. The detail of Carrera's films were miles ahead of your average free clip online. In her film Appassionata, for example, Carrera celebrates her love of classical music and gives viewers a glance into the fantasies she engage in if she were able to visit the time of Mozart. This film was one that that Carrera was credited for directing under the guidance of Adam & Eve Productions.

Today, the company manufactures DVDs and On Demand content, but back in 1997 they were distributing the latest technology for the time—VHS tapes. It was the profit from selling those VHS tapes at the time that led to movies like Appassionata featuring period costumes and set design that today's movies would never have the budget for. Atmosphere might not be a concern for some, but it's certainly a welcomed change of pace from today's films.

So, of course having porn at the tips of your fingers whenever the mood strikes is convenient... but even the small amount of adult VHS tapes available today make for a pretty good reason to keep a working VCR around.