random porn customers… part 46 (ray’s)

I never worked at Ray’s Video, but it was probably my favorite porn store in the city. It was located at 3324 Main in Kansas City, the perfect location for perusing porn after getting drunk in Westport. It never failed that I always would run into someone I knew there after the bars closed. We were all polite enough to never ask why the other person was there.

To me, Ray’s was everything a porn store should be, and that means a little dirty yet smelling of bleach.  How is that you ask? Well the main part of the store can be dirty, but the arcades, video booths where people jack off, have to be cleaned. And nothing cleans body fluids better than bleach.

The front room didn’t have much… a few racks of lingerie, some lube, gift cards, and regular magazines, like People and Time. But, when you entered the back room, it was like a porn lover’s dream. There were rows and rows of dirty movies. I think the weirdest movie box I saw the one with Ron Jeremy and a doll.  They had shelves of smut magazines, new and used. I bought a used Playboy there for an old friend with his favorite playmate in it.

And the toys! Actually there weren’t that many, now that I think about it. But they carried some cool ones.  I remember one time going there with several people after a few too many drinks for the sole purpose of looking at The Fist. We even took pics of ourselves making fists in front of the neon Ray’s sign. Like I said, a few too many drinks : )

Anyway, I loved Ray’s Video and now it’s gone. I guess I’ll have to find another dirty, used porn mag selling, bleach-smelling porn store elsewhere. Got any suggestions?

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  1. 71 Newsstand on the southbound outer road between Blue Ridge and Main in Grandview. At one time anyway, they had the FIST, Never ventured inot the booths, but it smells pretty bleachy back there if you need a fix. Unfortunately nowhere near any good bars 😦

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