We’re living in the future.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate the wealth of information and data at our fingertips. Some of it is even accurate! One thing many of us take for granted is the quick and easy access we now have to more…adult content.
For better or worse, gone are the days of magazine clippings, underwear catalogs, and dial-up internet connections that take 15 minutes to load a torso. The idea of going to the adult section of a movie store, or god forbid just using your imagination, is completely lost on the youth of today.
A moment of silence for those dark days ….
Earlier this week, Twitter came together to reminisce about these desperate times. The conversation was initiated by Chris Kelly, known for his work on Saturday Night Live. “What photo do YOU remember printing out on your family’s shared computer and masturbating to for weeks/months?” wrote Kelly, alongside a pixelated picture of a shirtless Jon Bon Jovi.
what photo do YOU remember printing out on your family’s shared computer and masturbating to for weeks/months? pic.twitter.com/NS1FOfFpwE
— Chris Kelly (@imchriskelly) March 24, 2020
Gay Twitter sprung into action, all too eager to share the first additions to their own spank bank. There were some of the usual suspects. Celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Heath Ledger, and Marky Mark. There were also clippings from fashion magazines and underwear advertisements.
— Garrett Greer (@xoxoGG) March 24, 2020
these ads were life changing pic.twitter.com/T8OSYSFwzU
— Joe Scattergood (@joescat82) March 24, 2020
Then there was even a smattering of some obscure ones. The kind of pictures you might resort to in a pinch (we’ve all been there). We see you, Colton Haynes!
— Colton Haynes (@ColtonLHaynes) March 24, 2020
Kelly also shared an even smaller black-and-white image of a young Rupert Everett, following up by saying, “Ew wait, for the record: I don’t want straight men to respond!” which is honestly just evergreen content right there. Now that I think about it, these pictures weren’t half bad. Perhaps there’s something to be said about the character it builds in a young gay boy searching far and wide for something — anything — to get off to.
Or maybe it’s just the social isolation getting to me. Check out some more of the relatable responses below.
— Manu 🏳️🌈 #StaySpooky 👻 (@Manu_V) March 24, 2020
Scott Wolf in Evening Star pic.twitter.com/L4hDfD045W
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) March 24, 2020
— gay crossing (@dookperkins) March 24, 2020