I was just turned on to a great article by Huck Pilgrim, a fellow scribe of porn. The article “My Dad, the Pornographer” is by Chris Offutt and talks about his dad who was an early writer of porn back when it was paperbacks sold from under the counter or in back of the adult store.
In the mid-1960s, Dad purchased several porn novels through the mail. My mother recalls him reading them with disgust — not because of the content, but because of how poorly they were written. He hurled a book across the room and told her he could do better. Mom suggested he do so. According to her, the tipping point for Dad’s full commitment to porn, five years later, was my orthodontic needs.
It’s a interesting story about a guy whose dad wrote porn back in the day it was really dirty! A cute article and worth the few minutes to read it.