Porn is Porn is Porn – even in Utah County

Years ago, my grandma and I took a trip to Mesquite, Nevada.  She decided she wanted to try a clove cigarette and I only knew of one place in Mesquite we could get ‘em.  This place just happened to be the local porn shop.  It seemed odd that protesters gathered just beyond the store’s parking lot.  Apparently, at that time, local LDS fauthful routinely signed up for shifts to picket the shop.  I don’t quite understand the logic involved in this organized show of morality.  Just a couple of miles away there were a number of huge casinos, complete with gambling, alcohol, burlesque shows and minimalist styled cocktail waitresses.  Who am I to comment?  It is their time that’s a wasting.

 

Despite the protestors, I felt welcome in the porn store.  Actually, I have felt welcome in every porn shop I’ve entered.  Umm, all three of them.  Sometimes even too welcome.  Last October I walked into a local boutique with my partner.  Our entry seemed to signal a Pavlovian response from the sales associates.

 

Lesbians enter.  Sales associates foam at the mouth.

 

They seemed to be adding the dollars in their heads that they expected us to spend.  I hated to let them down.  I pronounced a bit too loudly, “We’re only here for a Halloween costume.” 

 

The foaming recedes. 

 

Today I felt totally rejected by a porn store.  I was traveling back from Provo where I had a job interview.  Forgive my Utah county geography; it is all Provo to me.  Anyway, I was driving back from Provo and was taken aback by a billboard sign enticing the I-15 corridor.  It read:

 

Husband and Wife Intimacy Boutique.

 

I had two thoughts simultaneously.  One was simply “Ouch. Utah County knows how to dismiss queers even in the risqué boutique business.”  And the other was, “I wonder if the LDS faithful picket this store.”

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3 Responses to “Porn is Porn is Porn – even in Utah County”

  1. simpleexistence Says:

    Honey, my guess is that the LDS are the biggest frequenters of this shop. My cousin had a toy party, and her LDS neighbors were the biggest buyers.

  2. Valentino Says:

    Lets discuss exactly where off I-15 this “Husband and Wife Intimacy Shop”is located. In all actuality there is only one way to find out exactly how gay-friendly or not gay-friendly this place is. You know me I am always looking for ways to break the mold. Lets go on an adventure! Lets go to the Shop! Lets tempt the mormons. LOL

  3. Mormon Chic Says:

    O.k. so I am a Mormon Girl adn I just wanted to say that this Husband and Wife store is very lame. Pretty much just fancy lounge pants that they call
    intimate attire ( Ya right my husband wouldn’t be turned on. ) And then they also have some massage oils. They don’t carry any toys or flavored oils. They openly say they carry “Clean” items. My response is ” It Better Be Clean, Who wants to buy a used item” Ha Ha. Any how I am not against gays but you wouldn’t find anything in this store. You can find better stuff at Walmart.

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