If You’ve Yet to Master Cybersex, This Hilarious 1997 Instructional Video Has You Covered

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July 31 2014 3:17 PM

If You’ve Yet to Master Cybersex, This Hilarious 1997 Instructional Video Has You Covered

How to Have Sex on the Internet

Long before the days of Snapchat, sexting, and the tweets of Carlos Danger, anyone hoping to anonymously get their freak on online had to do so through chat rooms. But in case you missed the chat room phenomenon of the mid-’90s, you’ll get the gist of it from this absurd 1997 VHS tape that Found Footage Festival curators Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett stumbled upon at a Minnesota thrift store.

“I’ll show you how to reach a cybersex climax,” the self-described cybersex expert promises in the video’s opening, and it only gets stranger from there. There’s nothing like a topless (but censored) woman in mom jeans who types at the speed of a grandma to get you in the mood for some good ol’ fashioned cybersex.

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