Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A trip down memory lane ...

It seems growing up, everybody around me knew I was gay - except me. I was the kid they called 'faggot' and 'queer' at school - one time they even spray painted "faggot" on my locker door.

Looking back, I think even my family suspected that I might be gay. Just remembering little things they would say to me, such as telling me how manly I was. Another hint of their suspicions is from my senior year in high school. My brother in law (sister's husband) started loaning me his Playboy magazines - and my parents were OK with it. Even then I found that odd as they were devout christians and decried such things. When I turned 18, I was even encouraged to start buying my own Playboy magazines. What I don't think they considered is that not all of the pictures in Playboy magazine are exclusively girls - there is the occasional guy posing with a girl (at least there was back then, I don't know what Playboy is like these days).

Anyway, on a lighter note ...


4 comments:

JohnS said...

Dear AE,

Such was also my introduction to pornography. At the age of 17, I started finding copies of Playboy in my bedroom. I can only think my parents were concerned that their son wasn't spending a lot of time with girls. And I also learned to be patient for the occasional male...

Abelard Enigma said...

Wow! Having your parents leave Playboy magazines in your bedroom is even weirder than my brother-in-law loaning me his. I can imagine how awkward you must have felt walking into your room and seeing a Playboy magazine. It makes me blush just thinking about it.

playasinmar said...

Seriously? You had a bunny outfit like that and you didn't figure it out? Seriously.

Kengo Biddles said...

...that's --uh-- quite the mental image I'm left with, Abe. ...

Thanks ... (?)