Confessions of a Porn Store Clerk

Ah, the seedy side of consumer life. The porn store. OC Weekly has an interview with a porn store clerk about his daily life:

    I knew somebody who did layout for a porn magazine, and he got really burned out looking at naked people all day. It started to affect his sex life. Has anything like that happened to you?

    Well, I’m not in a relationship right now, so it hasn’t affected my relationships yet. But you do get burned out, sure. Looking at naked people and hearing moaning all the time, you can definitely get kind of tired of it.

Retail is strange, isn’t it? —MEGHANN MARCO

It’s a Living: Porn Store Clerk [OC Weekly]

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  1. homerjay says:

    That wasn’t a confession. That was some retailer describing retail. How uninteristing.

  2. Falconfire says:

    Ya really, I didnt even want to look at ice cream after working for Dairy Queen for 4 months. My girlfriend didnt even want to see pasta for a year after working at the Mac Shack for 5 years, and we still have not gone to eat at one since she left almost 4 years ago to work in a school system.

    See something day in day out and you get burned out. I work IT now and I refuse to work on side stuff for anyone but extremely close friends/ family simply because I refuse to let my free time feel like my work time.

  3. katewrath says:

    I gotta give a shout out to the never-equaled original and best example of this genre, which has since gone on to be a one-woman show and an episode of “This American Life.”:

    http://www.improvresourcecenter.com/mb/showthread.php?t=44

    (This might seem like bald self-promotion, but it’s not. Sadly, I’m not the author (God, I wish), although I know the writer as a fellow Chicago improviser-made-good.)

  4. KevinQ says:

    Same thing happened to me working in a regular video store – I just got so burned out on movies I hardly watched any for years after.

    On the other hand, after I stopped waiting tables at an upscale Italian restaurant, I couldn’t wait to go back in and get some food. It was good food.

    K

  5. MattyMatt says:

    I was once offered a job editing porn. During the interview, the guy told me, “you’ll get sick of watching it pretty quickly.” I didn’t take the job.

  6. aixwiz says:

    It’s even easy to get burned out on things that someone close to you works on. When I was in high school, my brother worked at a Sonic and came home every night smelling like french fries. I couldn’t go into a fast food place for several years after.

  7. FoolsRun says:

    I’ll throw another endorsement out to Ali Davis and True Porn Clerk Stories. Best blog I’ve ever read.


    M