Sunday, July 11, 2010

Blase

Sometimes I worry that working in a sex shop makes me a dull person.

I know that's probably a weird statement coming from someone who surrounds themselves in porn and dildos, but it's a pretty common worry. Have I become to desensitized? Have I become boring because socially scandelous things just don't shock me or even cause a reaction?

A customer was talking (or possibly flirting) with be the other day when a man walks straight in towards the counter. He asks if we have any funny X rated shirts (which we do not). He then started reciting some of his favorites, and then walked out. The customer looked at me suprised I wasn't offended or even shocked. Hell, I barely aknowledged that he said anything over the top. I just shrugged and admitted that customers coming in saying outrageous things just don't really affect me.

Then the other night my boss and I were looking at clips from Kink.com. Her friend was behind the counter too and was really shocked that we were to blase about watching porn. Especially since we were discussing the actors we personally knew in the video we were watching. My boss turns to her friend and says "we're just not affected by porn."

It's true, porn doesn't make me uncomfortable. I have watched so much, it becomes just like watching a movie. The sex part doesn't become a factor, just another scene.

And then there are days like today when people are asking me detailed questions about their sex lives and I answer it like I would answer how the weather is. Just sold an anal plug quickly and efficiently, asking questions about the experience of the user with pretty imtimate inquiry.

Wow, I sound like a bummer. Don't get me wrong, I love my line of work. I just get paranoid that I'm becoming a bore because dildos, vibrators, anal plugs, porn, and masturbation tools don't affect me really.

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