I have been busy moving to the new condominium over the weekend. I was even on leave yesterday, still packing and unpacking items, going back and forth, loading and unloading things from the car.
Didn’t know I have accumulated so much in my old house. A few times it pained me to have to throw away stuff, from way back in primary school (like gifts and cards) and secondary (like handiwork and scrapbooks).
I have a little hoarder in me.
Anyway, Dad, Mom and I were in the living room. Dad was going through his things, Mom was dusting something before packing it in a box while I was putting some documents into a bag.
Dad came across a copy of Penthouse, which was in an envelope.
Dad: Hey, this is a porno mag, which *name of friend* gave me ages ago.
Dad: Shall I throw this away? (looks at me) Or you wanna have a look at it first?
Dad: (thinks a moment) Nah, better throw it away.
Mom: Keep it lar. Let him have look at it. (glances at me)
Dad: How can you encourage your son to look at ham sap (dirty) and naked pictures of women? (jokingly)
Dad: Fine, take it then (passes the magazine to Mom)
Mom: He’s a big boy now. It’s ok and perfectly normal. It's only women's body.
Me : (can't believe this is happening. Feeling fearful and apprehensive)
Mom: (passes the mag to me)
Me: (Slowly reach out and take it)
It’s an old copy, a nineteen ninety something issue. Saw the main text superimposed on a naked and faceless woman: One hot stud, two women, great sex.
Or was that one stud, two hot women, great sex?
I flipped through the magazine. Quickly. Pictures of naked women everywhere, especially the nether regions. Saw a picture of a man’s body. Got turned on.
I think I held it for about 15 seconds before I handed it over back to Dad
Dad: You don’t want it? You not interested at all? You like men's picture's instead? You sure you are normal? (He likes to ask many questions one after another, but doesn't wait for answers.)
Me : (pretend to be cool and ignore him)
Dad: Make sure you don’t do those abnormal stuff. You should be able to think for yourself about what is right and wrong. (goes on to tear up the magazine)
First of all, am I expected to browse through the magazine and get turned on in the middle of packing things into boxes? Even if I were straight, I would think that that would be awkward. Getting all excited and be seen like that, in front of your parents.
Secondly, what was my Mom thinking? Openly encouraging me to keep and look at the magazine? For me to continue with my pretenses of heterosexuality or hoping that looking at naked women pictures will turn me straight?
Will have to ask her about it soon.
Perhaps I should have said this:
Me: (takes the magazine enthusiastically) Wow, look at the boobs. So big and round. And look at that tight pussy. Got lesbian sex some more. Hmm ... can give me a couple of minutes? I will be back to finish the packing after er ... unloading something.