Archive for March 3rd, 2012

Magic Fingers at No-Tell Motels

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

In the ‘60’s and ‘70’s there were plenty of cheap motels just off America’s roadways. Rooms usually cost only $10 or $15 per night although many people rarely stayed that long.  They featured rickety, loud air conditioners. “color” TV, drippy showers in which foreign pubic hairs chased you around the drains, a stale smell of cigarette smoke, beer, and human coupling, and, best of all, Magic Fingers mattresses.

Just after you slipped into the sheets, which were sometimes cleaner than the spreads, you dropped a quarter or two into a box like the one pictured above.  The bed would immediately start vibrating like it was out of the Exorcist and your eyes would just about rattle out of your head.

I remember peals of laughter at the thought of this contraption relaxing anyone. You could barely talk with all that shakin’ and clatter going on!  But of course, as hot, teenage couples, we didn’t come there to relax, we came there to come.  And laughter is one of the best aphrodisiacs.