Grandpa Loves Porn

By YourTango

Grandpa Loves Porn
A woman discovers her grandfather's secret love of pornography.

Perhaps I’d be less accepting of grandpa’s porn habit if he were married, but probably not. Maybe they would watch it together; maybe he would be satisfied solely with her and wouldn’t want to watch butts jiggle on the telly. My husband I still discuss my discovery of grandpa’s interest in porn. Tom reminds me that although I have many wholesome memories of grandpa, I have to keep in mind he’s a guy who hasn’t had a sexual partner in decades. I understand – but really, who wants to think of their grandpa popping a boner?

I didn't confront him. After all, his interest in pornography really wasn't any of my business.  And exactly how does a 20-something-year-old woman broach the subject of pornography, specifically her grandfather's passion for it, with said grandfather? I felt it best for our relationship, his privacy, and self-esteem that I keep mum. I didn't want to taint our nearly perfect relationship so late in the game. After all, grandpa was the man who spent hours teaching me how to win at checkers, the perils of McCarthyism, the value of education, and encouraging me to write. Why should I take a chance of hampering our last years together with talk of his sexual behavior?

Instead, I decided it best to embrace the archetypical sexuality of a man who'd spent the majority of his years alone, without female companionship. Half an hour passed before I placed the cable bill back into the Consumers Reports book and returned it to the basket on grandpa's scooter. Deeply engrossed with Tom and our digital camera, grandpa didn't even look up.

Knowing my grandpa digs porn has helped me become more accepting of it. I’ve never been anti-porn, but realizing those films help my grandfather feel fulfilled has given me more of an appreciation for triple-X films than I ever knew possible.

Several weeks after discovering my grandfather's secret zeal for skin flicks, I was at home, thumbing through the mail. A crisp white letter offered a discounted rate on a gift subscription to Playboy. After years of struggling with what to buy grandpa for Christmas, I finally had the perfect gift.

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