A+ Roundtable: Our First Time Watching Porn

See All Monday Roundtables

For better or for worse, porn was either accidentally or on purpose the first exposure so many of us had to how sex might work, especially sex between women. Even when it wasn't, it was an exposure to what sex was maybe possibly "supposed" to look like, and sometimes a confusing one! Here's all the good, bad and the ugly about our first time viewing porn. Remember VHS tapes? Were we ever so young?

Riese, Editor-in-Chief. 13 / a hotel in Michigan

In 8th grade, a girl I’ll call “Jessie” had her birthday party at the big hotel out by the highway, which was the first time I saw porn and the first time I saw two women kiss each other. Hotel parties were becoming a bit of a thing, then — the boys would come over in the evening for swimming and pizza, then they’d go home and the girls, usually six or eight of us, would spend the night. Jessie’s Mom was a little crazy and Jessie was a little weird, too, and I guess we all were but for some reason we...

You Have Reached A+ Content!

This is one of the 3-4 posts we publish each month just for A+ members. Why? Well, because...

We Need Help

It's do or die for us now: our community-funded publication is facing serious budget shortfalls and increasing competition for talent and advertising from new corporate-owned LGBTQ+ media properties. 95% of our income comes from YOU, our readers, and we need new 552 A+ members by the end of the year to remain sustainable into 2019.

Autostraddle Plus is a way for loyal readers like you to support us for as little as $4 a month, and in return get a peek behind the curtain of Autostraddle with posts like this one. Best of all, you're helping us keep Autostraddle.com free for everybody — free of cost, free from pop-up and pre-roll advertisements, and also free from the inevitable compromises made by sites that cater to marketers, not readers.

A+ is a sustainable way for queer people and allies to opt into a system that financially supports other queer people, creating work that changes lives and impacts communities.

Make a lot of good people very happy: join A+ today!
Read more information about A+

Subscribe to read more

Already a member? Sign in


Are you following us on Facebook?

auto has written 420 articles for us.