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Kevin: [referring to the large box he found in his brother's bedroom] I found these in Andy's closet. I think they're pornographic videotapes.
Jim: No way. Andy's porno tapes would never fit into a box that small.

Your Unlucky Everydude just got home and is settling into his place. It just has to be then that the girl across the street he's had his eye on walks in and looks around his room a little too closely. And unfortunately for him, she's discovered the one thing every guy wants to keep secret — his porn stash. We never see much beyond the covers of these magazines, but the girl will not be pleased with it. If she's an especially touchy girl, the collection may not even live beyond the next scene.

This one is sometimes Truth in Television. However, with the rise of Internet streaming/downloading and the decline of physical video and print media, Real Life porn stashes are more likely to be virtual caches hidden in obscure subdirectories and encrypted partitions on people's hard drives.note  Nonetheless, in-media uses of the trope are highly resistant to Time Marches On and Technology Marches On, preferring to stick with depictions of physical media stashes, likely because it's a decades-old comedy trope and the fact that it's easier to make jokes, especially visual jokes, about a stack of magazines or movies than computer subfolders.

Occasionally, a character will use his porn stash to hide something else he doesn't want people to find. The idea is that other people stop looking when they get to the porn stash because they think the porn stash is what the character meant to hide.

Related to Caught with Your Pants Down. Not to be confused with a Pornstache, which is something else entirely. See also Poor Man's Porn, for what people might turn to if their porn stash is insufficient. In works where the Internet is involved, this often goes hand-in-hand with Embarrassing Browser History.

Most often Played for Laughs, it's rarely explored seriously (except for porn addiction, which in itself may become a Compressed Vice or Very Special Episode). See also Filth.


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  • In a Gamestop commercial, some poor gamer's parents discover his absolutely massive under-the-bed stash represented by blurred flesh-color magazines. The Spoof Aesop? Tell your parents what you want for Christmas or they will go looking for ideas.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Keiichi Morisato of Ah! My Goddess keeps a small collection of "dirty magazines" in his room. Every character in the series knows about it and knows where to find it (back of the bottom drawer of his desk), except maybe Belldandy, and its existence has been used to torture Keiichi on more than one occasion. Its location was a minor plot point during one arc.
  • Used in the harem comedy Ai Kora, when Sakurako discovers a stash of photographs of her and the other girls' "parts" Maeda has taken, and is understandably pissed off.
  • In Beastars, after meeting the therapist panda Gouhi for the first time, Gouhi gives the grey wolf Leogshi a rabbit porn magazine. There's a practical reason why; Legoshi belives he has a crush on the dwarf rabbit Haru, but Gouhi believes Legoshi is mistaking his predatory instinct to kill and eat herbivores for love. He gave Legoshi the porn to test him. If Legoshi is aroused, then he has a peculiar fetish but his attraction to Haru is genuine. If he feels nothing but still feels urges to be around Haru, then her life is in danger. It still doesn't help things when Legoshi's friend Jack finds the magazine.
  • Romio of Boarding School Juliet gets provided some adult manga by the Black Dogs' resident Lovable Sex Maniac Kohitsuji, thinking they are fellow perverts after the whole Sports Fest fiasco note . Sick with a fever, Romio has little strength to refuse Kohitsuji's "charity", which only causes more problems for Romio when Juliet decides to visit him.
  • Buso Renkin: During the first arc of the series, when Kazuki talks to his friends on the phone to hear their voices and gain strength from their friendship, Koji Rokumasu, the most level-headed and intelligent of his friends, mentions that he had hidden Kazuki's dirty magazines so that Tokiko wouldn't find them.
  • Kio has one in Cat Planet Cuties. Unfortunately, he doesn't do a very good job of hiding it, given that his next-door neighbor, Manami, knows where it is, and Eris, the Cat Girl alien who starts living with him finds it almost instantly. Given that she's an Innocent Fanservice Girl, she immediately takes them to be documentation on how things work on Earth. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Hideki from Chobits keeps lots of porn scattered about his room. When his cram-school teacher unexpectedly drops in when she's drunk, she finds them. She's not offended though, other than calling him naughty in a tongue-in-cheek way and dismissing it as "guys stuff", but Hideki's still horrified. Chi, his naive humanoid computer, keeps copying poses from them much to his horror, too.
  • Subverted in CLANNAD. When Tomoyo starts making it a part of her morning routine to make sure that Tomoya and Sunohara wake up and make it to school on time, she notices a magazine on the floor of Sunohara's room. Curious, she picks it up and looks at it, causing Sunohara to panic. However, she nonchalantly comments, "Oh, it's just porn."
    • While alluded to in the anime, the visual novel has Akio bring one up constantly. Whether it's true or not is up for grabs.
  • In the first episode of Comic Girls, after knowing Ruki draws mature materialnote , Koyume and Kaoruko attempt to find one of these under her bed, reasoning that she needs one to write her stories. Ruki doesn't have any.
  • In Cromartie High School, Maeda is horrified when his mom cleans his room and sees his porn, but says nothing about it. His friends go on to tell their tales of embarrassment. One guy saw a cute girl behind the video store counter when he was renting porn, one guy saw his childhood friend behind the counter, and one guy saw... Maeda's mom behind the counter.
  • Light of Death Note, in order to provide an explanation why he locks his door all the time, gets a porn stash for his father (and the detective team) to discover.
  • In Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna, when Taichi takes Agumon to his apartment, the latter sniffed instantly them out from under his bed. Fortunately, as a Digimon Agumon wouldn't actually know about these things, but still...
  • Domestic Girlfriend: Natsuo doesn't have a porn stash and calls them old-fashioned, since the internet exists. Fumiya does have a physical collection, however, and asks Natsuo to hang onto it while his cousins are around. Natsuo reluctantly agrees, ends up roping most of his friends into helping, and when that fails burns them in order to keep Rui from finding them. He misses one magazine that features busty older women. Hina finds it and assumes he still has feelings for her.
  • Dragon Ball:
    • Master Roshi and Murasaki are shown to have large collections of porn.
    • Also, in the dub, when looking through Murasaki's hut Goku finds a huge porn stash and proclaims "it's Master Roshi's magazines, How did they get there?"
    • Bulma once accidentally opened one of her father's capsules when she mixed up his case of capsules with her own. The capsule ended up being full of porn. She immediately destroyed it.
  • Rouche, the lecherous father of the heroine of Dragon Half, utilizes decoy porn stashes to protect the real cache from his (literally) draconic wife.
  • In Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure, Mitsuki finds a part of Kazuki's stash, shows it to Kazuki (he's embarrassed and expecting tragedy), and then replaces it, all without saying anything. It's never mentioned again, and she even confesses to him later that episode.
  • In Fairy Tail, Gildarts carries a lot of naughty magazines in his bag.
  • In The Familiar of Zero, Kirche's family heirloom is an old porn magazine from the 1970's. She casually gives it away to Count Mott, saying she had already memorized it. This incident is a clue for Saito that people and things from Earth have been summoned to Halkeginia for a long time.
  • In Future Diary, Yukki has a stash that was once found by Yuno as she tidied his room. Curiously, she doesn't seem to care, which is surprising for the normally super Yandere Stalker with a Crush Clingy Jealous Girl. Yukki freaks out and snatches it off her, then accidentally shows it to his mother. Apart from a single line, no more is said about it. After all, her son just brought a super cute girl home.
  • Genshiken... where do we start? First of all, the club room itself has a large stack of Doujinshi. Pretty much every member of the club (except Saki) has their own — even Ohno (fitting a Yaoi Fangirl). And at one point it's subverted, when Madarame uses a set of bondage DVDs to hide a real secret (several photos of Saki cosplaying).
  • For a female variant in Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun, Mayu's yaoi stash becomes a (very minor) running joke.
  • In Great Teacher Onizuka, Onizuka's whole room is his porn stash.
  • In the first episode of Hamatora, the super-elaborate safe that serves as a central Macguffin contains nothing more than a small pile of dirty magazines and one detective suggests the late owner's son should burn the contents.
  • Not exactly porn, but in the Haruhi Suzumiya books, Kyon has a hidden folder on the SOS Club's computer labeled after Mikuru which contains photos of her enforced cosplay. At one point, she notices the folder and he has to try and distract her. (Of course, then Haruhi shows up in a mood, rescuing Kyon... kind of.)
    • Considering that the tone when he saved it as such (and his frantic self-note to back it up when the computer club threatens to take the computer back) implies that for Kyon, it is essential. Why he keeps it on a school computer considering that is unanswered.
      • New member Yasumi found it, and kept it a secret, but let Kyon know she did.
  • Hayate the Combat Butler subverts this one. Nagi, sneaking around Hayate's room, finds what she thinks to be a Porn Stash full of naked women, as expected. Subverted when it's revealed to be a sumo magazine. And then it turns out it's not Hayate's at all, but Tama's.
  • Heaven's Lost Property: Our peace-loving hero built a robot out of panties specifically to guard his porn. When things go wrong though, he knows that he must sacrifice the porn just to save his friend's life. In an episode in the 2nd season, the robot comes back into the picture, as does the porn. Thanks to a little bit of Ikaros' magic, Tomoki's porno mags are dancing happy to have him as their owner.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers:
    • Germany is implied to have one in episode 8, giving rise to this gem from a traumatised Italy. For those of you not in on the joke Germany in Real Life is somewhat infamous for making weird and disturbing porn.
      Italy: He's really sadistic, and he has lots of strange magazines and DVDs in his house! The last one I found involved dogs! Oh, and he really loves bondage! He was doing *censored* until a little while ago!
    • Germany has also received a box full of erotic books from Finland (who is representing Santa Claus) as a Christmas present.
    • Japan doesn't have one (that we know of), but Italy mistakes his ukiyo-e collection as one.
  • In Hidamari Sketch, Yoshinoya-sensei lists some places where Yuno's orange notebook might be... before realizing that she was thinking of typical places to hide porn. The principal was not pleased to hear this.
  • In High School D×D, Issei and his two perverted friends all have collections of porn. The girls in Issei's life don't really give him any grief over it (it is quite well known how horny he is), but Issei does lament at one point that living with his harem means he doesn't get much alone time to enjoy his stash.
  • His and Her Circumstances: While in Arima's room, Yukino goes snooping and finds his hidden stash… of detective and police novels & shows. He wants to be a police officer instead of a doctor when he grows up.
  • The page image is the porn stash for Shuusuke in I Don’t Like You at All, Big Brother!!.note 
  • In Inukami!, Youko regularly torches the parts of Keita's collection he doesn't keep hidden.
  • In an episode of Irresponsible Captain Tylor, as a reward for doing something heroic, Tylor is given a porn tape by the marines on the spaceship, with a dire death threat should he not return it. He starts to turn it on in a fairly disinterested way, and the episode ends up involving his frantic attempts to eject the tape when it becomes stuck in the player, all the while being constantly interrupted by all female members of the crew to deal with their own feminine problems. Things do not turn out well for him, but nothing ever does anyway.
  • In Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens, when Nagi went to look for a bag to hide her magical girl wand/purification staff in, she mentions that she came across Jin's porn stash. Apparently, he's a breast man. Tsugumi immediately looks down at her own bust after hearing this information. In episode seven, Jin becomes worried after Nagi locks herself in his closet because that's where he keeps the stash. Nagi's not too pleased as she thumbs through his collection.
    Nagi: Milky tits?
  • I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying:
  • In the first episode of Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl Asuta tries to cheer up Hazuma by buying him some porn (well they might actually just be Idol Photobooks — i.e. idols in bikinis — but the idea's the same) regardless of the fact that Hazumu isn't interested. Tomari discovers them and this leads to Asuta getting kicked in the head, Akagi on the other hand, takes an interest in them.
  • Parodied in Komi Can't Communicate where Tadano and Najimi visit Komi's house. While poking around, Najimi checks under Komi's bed for anything interesting, much to her horror. They find a small stack of communication guides and "How to talk to cats".
  • Yuuta in Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! keeps one under his bed, and was found by Rikka.
  • Subverted in, of all places, Love Hina, when Su, being a bigger pain in the ass than normal (save for Molmol), finds Keitaro's porn stash while he and Naru are studying. Naru shrugs it off as normal for guys when Su asks if this proves Keitaro is a pervert.
  • Lucky Star:
    • We see Konata's computer screen, and it's a folder full of subfolders with names that might be fetishes (e.g. meganekko, meido, tsundere). But, then, whether moe points are fetishes in the eyes of an otaku is another matter...
    • Also subverted in the anime, when Kagami wondered if Konata put her eroge stash in the closet. Konata answered that they were in her father's study as the two of them share the games.
    • Another discussion: Konata said her father does not peek into her communication records since he knew what would happen when "people peep into his D:\ drive"...
  • Subverted in Mahoraba. When the male lead's room is searched by two of his female classmates, they express disappointment when they don't find a Porn Stash.
  • Mahoromatic: Mahoro is very serious about this. She spends a whole OVA episode hunting Suguru's porn, eventually capturing a bag of porn magazines. Then, completely by accident, she discovers dozens more hidden behind a fake wall- and Suguru later states that this still only represents 15% of the total.
  • Maison Ikkoku: Godai's pile of mags make multiple appearances. First falling out whenever he tries to clean up. Later he stashes them with Yotsuya when he is entertaining female company and directly tells him not to return them while Kozue is around (he knows Yotsuya too well). Later after Yagami moves in and takes over (and Godai flees to another room), she tells him she donated "those magazines" to a recycling drive.
  • Midori Days: Seiji Sawamura kept a very large collection under his bed, nearly all featuring the same girl. "Kept" being the operative word because Midori forced him to throw it all out as soon as she saw it, over his loud objections.
  • Monkey High!: Atsu threatens to tell Macharu's mother where Macharu keeps his. Much later, he does tell Haruna, who merely accepts its existence silently while Macharu can't even stammer an excuse for it.
  • My Bride is a Mermaid has Nagasumi and his dad stumbling across a mermaid porn DVD in box of mermaid aerobics videos. When they both eagerly sit down to watch it, they're both stunned to find erotic footage of... fish. Nagasumi's dad casually questions his interests, and the humiliated Nagasumi dies a little more inside...
  • My Mental Choices Are Completely Interfering with My School Romantic Comedy: Kanade Amakusa has in his computer a folder labeled "The Path to Being a Philosopher", which really holds porn. In episode 6, he's forced to delete it.
  • Myself ; Yourself:
    • Narrowly avoided when Sana is unpacking his boxes for his new apartment and Aoi offers to help. Quickly realizing what the box she's going for contains, Sana hastily replies with, "No, wait, never mind, I'll unpack it myself."
    • Some episodes later, Aoi (who has the worst timing in the universe), walks in and sees the stash on the floor since Sana was searching for a special key. She also sees some tissues from when he was blowing his nose earlier and runs out, red with embarrassment.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi:
    • Negima! Magister Negi Magi hangs a lampshade on an aversion. One of the chapter title pages is a diagram of Negi's room with comments on his various magical belongings. One of them goes something like "This is the drawer where Negi keeps his books. He's only ten, so there's no porn in it."
    • A subversion occurs later on when Yuna's father is reading something related to his job as a mage and hides it under some Ero Magazines when Yuna comes in (and promptly has a stack of books and papers fall on her because she's opened the wrong half of the door) and so was using porn as a distraction in the name of The Masquerade. The porn doesn't really bother her though; her only response is "Eh, I don't really mind; you're an adult, after all."
  • Nichijou: Downplayed in that it isn't a "stash" per se, but in one episode, Izumi does find a lone dirty magazine under her younger brother's bed; naturally, both siblings were quite flustered.
  • One Piece: Used as a throwaway gag at the start of the Whole Cake Island; after Luffy catches a giant fish to feed the crew, Chopper runs to a then-missing Sanji's locker to check his book on fish, to find out whether the fish is poisonous (it was). Naturally, said locker is full of dirty magazines.
  • In Oreimo, Kyousuke and his sister Kirino each have their own stashes. The latter actually spreads the former's stash around his room for his childhood friend Manami to see just to mess with her. Since Manami has an obvious crush on Kyousuke, she is pleased instead of freaked out that one of Kyousuke's magazines she saw was a Meganekko fetish mag.
  • Osomatsu-san:
    • Osomatsu has one that Choromatsu "borrows".
    • Karamatsu hides his in the bookshelf.
    • Ichimatsu hides his under the floor.
    • Jyushimatsu hides his in the attic.
    • Todomatsu hides his in the closet.
  • We get a blink-and-you'll-miss-it look at Panty's stash in episode 3 of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. She has quite a few mags...along with her vast collection of dildos, handcuffs, and anal beads (among other things). But then, the rest of their place has mags that's she's dropped littering the place anyway.
  • In the second Patlabor OVA, the discovery of the mechanic team's massive Porn Stash in their quarters at the HQ prompts the infamous Seven Days of Fire.
  • Nanjirou Echizen from The Prince of Tennis has one, though it's Bowdlerized into a mere stash of cute bathing suit model's mags in the anime. Nanako still reacts in utter horror when she sees it.
    Nanako: Aaaaaugh! Uncle, you're so GROSS!
  • The chairman of Hachimitsu academy in Prison School has a collection of photos of women's butts. After his daughter finds out he's been on porn sites he decides to take the photos home only to end up spilling them in front of her. So he decides to bury them, which he has to do twice. The second time he uses cement so he won't be able to dig them back up like last time. Of course even with his photos gone he still has to the porn sites he frequents and later on he buys as an ergonomic ass mouse pad, which he tries and fails to hide from his daughter.
  • Discussed with a lampshade in Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei. Every parent knows about those magazines and things under the bed.
  • School Rumble's Nishimoto gave away his porn stash to his classmates, Hanai confiscates the rest. Yakumo runs away from him when she senses his lust.
  • Junpei in Strawberry 100% has one, which is discovered at various points by two members of his harem. Tsukasa hides it from him, to his frustration and embarrassment... but he finds it even more embarrassing when Aya makes a point to replace one she accidentally ruined.
  • Tenchi Masaki apparently kept a stash under his bed, which could just be seen near the end of the first episode of the Tenchi Muyo! OVA if you knew what you were looking for. While no-one said anything about it in the show itself, the writers of 101 Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki Secrets saw fit to devote a page (question 23) to it and explain that they're magazines for healthy young men.
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime reveals at one point that, after Satoru's death, one of his coworkers carried out one of his last wishes — the destruction of his porn stash before his family could find it. He did so by throwing Satoru's computer into a full bathtub, while it was plugged in.
  • Played around with in episode 3 of Tiger & Bunny. When Barnaby hides a folder on his computer screen from the cameraman and Cain Morris (director of HeroTV) during their filming of a documentary on him, Morris (mistakenly) assumes that he's hiding an online porn stash - to Barnaby's bewildered amusement.
    Morris: I understand - I'm also a single man. I'll be sure to leave out anything that might ruin your public image.
    Barnaby: Excuse me?
    Morris: In return, please recommend some good sites if you know of any!
    Barnaby: ... [smiles]
  • In To Heart 2, this happens in episode 2 when Tamaki visits Takaaki's room after their long separation.
  • In To Love Ru, when Zastin was possessed by a ghost they found him in his room going through some Ero-mags. Nana calls him on it, while Momo accepts it as he is a healthy man. She then immediately questions Rito about his stash. Though considering Rito, he probably doesn't have one.
  • Yuuji in Tona-Gura! isn't so lucky. The box containing his "treasures" not only opens for Kazuki to see, it spills all over the floor.
  • In Welcome to the NHK, as the main character frantically cleans his apartment for his mother's visit, he carries away his stash to hide it temporarily, but runs into his mother in the process and spills the magazines for all to see.
    • There's also another episode where his friend gives him a CD-ROM full of Hentai, to inspire character designs for an Eroge game they're developing. He doesn't make any progress at all.
    • Satou is shown to reach for a tissue every now and then, and after discovering that there's lolicon on the internet, he is shown surrounded by empty tissue boxes. He downloads terabytes of Lolicon!
      • And in the manga, this goes further — his porn obsession eventually leads him to build a massive customized rig just for pornography, complete with cavernous hard-drive, several monitors, high-fidelity headphones, and a leather massage chair. In his parents' spare bedroom. Needless to say, it does not end well.
  • Played with in The World of Narue. Kazuo brings the eponymous girl Narue to his house but doesn't have his stash properly stashed. Additionally, his computer's wallpaper is of a busty bikini girl. Narue, being an alien, however, is oblivious to what these really are.
  • In the episode of Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku where all four characters have a game night at Hirotaka's apartment, Hanako recruits Narumi for a "treasure hunt" in search of their host's putative stash. They come up empty-handed despite searching all the classic hiding places like the bed, closet, and magazine-sized boxes, and discuss the possibility that that he's gone digital. It's probably a coincidence that a pile of "big-tit" books mysteriously appeared in Kabakura's desk overnight.
  • Yuuutsu-kun to Succubus-san: In chapter 9, Yuu puts out some books that fell from the bookshelf. They have titles like "Pure Pure Love", "Super Pure Love", and "First Love". Sakuma the succubus is horrified and embarrassed, as she'd hoped she'd found a good hiding place. To succubi, hot steamy sex is a wholesome activity while pure love is the height of perversion.
    Sakuma: It would have been fine if they were erotic books! I'm supposed to be a demon you know!? For succubi, consuming anything that doesn't provide nutrition such as pure love is the same as being a pervert! Yeah, that's right! I'm a pervert for romance novels! Got a problem with it!?
    Yuu: Everyone has their curiosities while growing up...
    Sakuma: Don't give me that kind of follow up!
  • Bishop Frau uses the church library to creatively hide his immense porn stash in 07-Ghost.

  • One of Steve Coogan's live shows featured Alan Partridge giving a motivational presentation to the audience using a Wii controller-like device attached to his computer, and at one point an image of a nude lady accidentally popped up. Partridge laughed it off, but unfortunately, it was apparently the same computer he kept all his porn on, as after this the audience was treated to a tour through an increasingly nasty collage of porn depicting increasingly explicit scenes of bondage, domination, humiliation, and a suspicious number of fat naked men while Partridge frantically tried to get rid of it.
  • Bill Hicks:
    Bill: That is one of my big fears in life, that I'm gonna die, you know, and my parents are gonna come to clean out my apartment and find that porno wing I've been adding onto for years. There'll be two funerals that day. I can see my mom going through my stuff. "Look, honey, here's Bill when he was a Cub scout. Look at how cute my baby is. His little short pants, his little hat, (crying) look how cute my baby was... I wonder what's in this box over here. (Beat) 'Rear Entry', Volumes One through Forty?!" I'll be the only guy going through the gates of Heaven with his mom spanking him. "Mom, they were on sale!"
  • Chris Rock:
    Chris: Every man in here is hiding some porno in the crib. Not an illegal amount, just enough to get you by. And when we hide porno, we go all out. It ain't behind the refrigerator under the bed. We become Batman when it's time to hide some porno. You hit the light switch, the whole bookshelf shifts to the side, you go down two flights of stairs into your porno cellar. Janet Jacme, Kobe Tai, Jenna Jameson... that's right!
  • During one episode of The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, the host featured people telling embarrassing real-life stories from holidays past. One man confessed he gave a suitcase to his girlfriend as a Christmas present... which he had forgotten contained his porn collection. She is now his ex-girlfriend, and the man still hasn't gotten all of the porn back from her father.

    Comic Books 
  • In Amelia Rules! Reggie and Pajamaman sneak into their Ninja enemies' secret hideout to gain information and find a very interesting pin-up magazine. Hilarity Ensues when they are surprised by the Ninjas:
    Ninja Kyle: HEY!!!
  • In Charlie Christensen's Arne Anka. Arne had his friend Krille keep his porn stash after he was married. When Arne was divorced and tried to get it back, he was horrified to learn that Krille's wife had thrown them out when she discovered that they were lying in a different order than usual.
  • In Empowered, Thugboy says he once worked for a supervillain called Super Caucasian. When Thugboy was eventually fired, he got his revenge by stealing the villain's collection of porn before he left the building.
  • Ralf König's Konrad And Paul:
    • Paul once has to help a terminal AIDS patient clear all the "questionable" items from his house before his death.
    • Another episode has a TV repairman asking to test if the VCR works, and the first tape he grabbed by random is gay porn. As Paul explained, why waste fifteen minutes of tape space after Out of Africa?
  • Poked at on Cover A of My Little Pony Micro Series Issue #1, where Twilight has a Fanfiction Stash in the corner. The words "Spike Keep Out!!!" are written on the box, and Spike is reading one of them in the other corner with a cheeky grin on his face.
  • In Soulsearchers and Company #3, Bridget storms into the office in a bad mood, causing Baraka to desperately attempt to conceal his porn stash.
  • Recurring theme for the Viz character Billy No-Mates.

    Comic Strips 
  • Foxtrot: Peter's mother asks him about what she found under his bed. Peter panics and says he reads those magazines for the articles. Andy clarifies she meant his baseball glove, then asks about these magazines.
    Peter: Oh, you mean my Scientific American collection?

    Fan Works 
  • The now-immortal Pippin Took in Bag Enders has, just as any eternal adolescent would, been collecting porn for six thousand years. (He was twenty-nine at the time of the quest, which to a hobbit is roughly the equivalent of a sixteen-to-nineteen-year-old human, and is now stuck at that age forever.) He keeps it all in his mattress. Unfortunately, he's in the bottom one of a set of bunk beds, and the collection is so huge that his nose now presses against the top bunk when he sleeps. The rest of the Fellowship have dubbed him the Porn Dragon.
    • After they find a perfectly preserved Da Vinci in the depths of the pile, perfectly preserved which they promptly sell on the black market, not wanting to explain where it was from and how it lasted so long. They also consider selling him to the British Library due to his preservative abilities but decide against it on the grounds that they know where he's been.
  • Break Your Heart: Rainbow and Scootaloo each have one.
  • In the "Never Say Never Say Never" chapter of The Dysfunctional Pirates, it is implied that Luffy, Chopper, and Brook are going through Sanji's secret porn stash while he was out with the wolfpack. Turns out, they were looking through Sanji's secret stash of food magazines.
  • In the Ben 10 fanfiction Hero High: Earth Style, it is mentioned that Ren has stumbled across a stash owned by Ben's father. And through Ben's thoughts, it is heavily suggested he is well aware of them.
  • In Housemates, during a visit to the Avengers mansion, the Avengers, minus Tony Stark, find a secret cabinet in the back of the DVD case.
    Natasha: Do we really want to see Tony's secret stash of porn?
    Steve: It's Tony. Why would Tony hide his porn?
    [Gilligan Cut to five minutes later, when they're all watching the Muppets and The Princess Bride]
  • It's a plot point in Imperfect Metamorphosis that Patchouli has one in a box exactly like the one Rin was sealed in. It's used to reseal her.
  • In Kitsune no Ken: Fist of the Fox, Naruto indicates that his mother Kushina has a stash of her own. It's confirmed in the author's post-chapter notes.
  • In Kyon: Big Damn Hero, after deleting the one on the SOS Brigade's computer, Kyon gains a smaller one on his phone, courtesy of Mikuru and Tsuruya.
  • In the Miraculous Ladybug NSFW fic Liberatrix by George_Glass, a woman is akumatized after a Moral Guardian, continuing her late husband's crusades, shuts down her Museum of Erotic Art and History. Said moral guardian is forced to review her stance after the battle damages her husband's desk, spilling out a good number of very inappropriate magazines.
  • In Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc fanfic Never Say Never:
    • Leon Kuwata's embarrassing secret is that he has a Porn Stash that's apparently large enough to fill an entire section of a library. His secret is arguably the most harmless among the group.
    • Turns out Sayaka also has a porn stash and is a Yaoi Fangirl, much to Leon's shock.
  • In Pokémon Reset Bloodlines, Lana, of all people, is strongly implied to have a porn collection hidden somewhere out of her younger sisters' reach.
  • The PONY.MOV episode "SHED.MOV" reveals Fluttershy's ever-mysterious shed to be this. That, and a place where she hangs up the mutilated remains of dead woodland creatures.
  • The Pink Ranger in Power Rangers GPX has a Yaoi Genre stash that in one canonical side story, traumatizes the Rangers' new member.
  • In RWBY: Scars, it's mentioned that Blake keeps a stash of smutty books shoddily hidden behind the bookcase she shares with her teammates.
  • The Setup Wizard: A Pureblood student spouts racism at Jonathan. Jonathan threatens to forward said student's search history to his father.
  • In The Thessalonica Legacy, Pinkie finds a porn magazine when they're asked to search for "something suspicious". Fluttershy's reaction is absolutely priceless.
    Fluttershy: Oh! Oh dear. Um... I'd say that still works the same way.
  • Unbreakable Red Silken Thread: Before dating Heather, and for a good time afterward, Cody kept a very sizable collection of porn magazines and movies. After Heather found out, she made him get rid of most of the collection, still allowing Cody to keep some selected issues and films.
  • The Unfantastic Adventures of Bizarro No. 1: Bizarro and his family are twisted duplicates of the Superman Family living in an inversed world, which explains why Bizarro Lois keeps her porno videos "cleverly hidden" on top of a coffee table. As for Bizarro No. 1, he doesn't keep a porno stash but he knows where his son's is located.
  • In The Victors Project, it's mentioned that one of the 50th Hunger Games Career tributes has a porn collection during his time at the local training academy. He bequeathed them to the thirteen-year-olds there before entering the arena, which is later seen as invaluable by all subsequent classes.
  • White Sheep (RWBY):
    • Apparently all of Blake's books are smutty; Nora often blackmails her into doing stuff just by loudly describing the plot of whatever book she's reading at the moment. And while everyone knows Blake hides her smut under her bed, this is apparently to distract everyone from the other books she hides elsewhere, which are much worse.
    • When Ozpin finds Jaune looking for tentacle hentai in the library, Ozpin tells the librarian that it might be time to get rid of that one stash of books that Ozpin's not supposed to know about.
    • When Ruby eventually gets her hands on some smut (with Blake's very grudging help), Blake helps her hide them. Jaune later finds them under his bed. Ruby figured no one would ever look there, and if someone did find them, she planned to throw Jaune under the bus.
  • In X-Men: The Early Years, Jean Grey's arrival at the Xavier's School forces Angel to relocate his stash.
    Bobby: So the new student who's coming this weekend is a girl?
    Hank: It would appear so. Warren better collect all the dirty magazines he has stashed around the rec room.
    Warren: [grumbling] Yeah, yeah. I'll get on it.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin: Except the title character's stash was thrust (so to speak) on him against his own wishes.
  • Used in American Pie when Nadia finds Jim's Porn Stash and starts masturbating.
  • In the movie Birthday Girl, Nicole Kidman's character finds the protagonist's stash of bondage magazines, but rather than get creeped out, she's willing to act out his fantasies. It turns out that it's just part of the plan to manipulate him so that he will love her enough to steal for her.
  • In Blended, Lauren finds a magazine under her son's bed and is shocked to find pictures of his babysitter taped onto the model's bodies. She later finds him having watched a dirty movie with the babysitter's face taped onto the menu.
  • Brightburn. Brandon's parents are amused to find that he has torn out pages of risqué magazine ads and hid them under his mattress... until they also find bizarre anatomical drawings and photographs of gore along with them.
  • The corner store owner in Cornered! had some pornographic magazines lying around his hidden security room, which the protagonists discover while looking for a place to hide from the killer.
  • In the film version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Roderick has a magazine about girls and motorcycles in his bedroom. While not porn per se, the way his mother treats it later in the film makes it a G-rated case of this.
  • In Final Destination 2, when one character believes he will be the next to die, he gives another character the keys to his apartment and asks him to remove all the porn and other contraband before his mother can find it.
  • Good Dick: Features a rare female version of this trope.
  • In The Hairy Bird, the girls of the DAR plant Verena's father's porn stash in Mr. Dewey's briefcase to get rid of him, making sure Mrs. Dewey finds it and shows it to Ms. [McVane], the school principal.
  • Hard Candy features a porn stash as a major plot point. There is a good legal reason it is hidden in a safe...
  • Parodied in Home Alone, believe it or not. Kevin McCallister finds some magazines in his older brother's bedroom and thinks it's gross that nobody's wearing anything.
  • In The Island, the naive Lincoln finds a magazine in McCord's work station. Lincoln asks if the girls are McCord's friends. When he nervously says yes, Lincoln asks where their clothes are.
  • James Bond
    • On Her Majesty's Secret Service. James Bond cracks a safe to find documents linking a German lawyer to Blofeld. He finds the monthly Playboy in there too. And he, the evil bastard, steals the centerfold!
    • Tomorrow Never Dies: Looking for Henry Gupta's satellite decoder device in the middle of the Big Bad's printing facility, James Bond eventually uncovers it in a hidden safe, atop a stack of (presumably Gupta's) porno magazines. Although it's probably a Mythology Gag to the above incident Bond doesn't bother stealing any, presumably as it's a lot easier to get porn now.
  • In Just One of the Guys, Buddy, who's fifteen, has a massive collection of Playboy magazines. When his parents leave town, he decorates his bedroom with centerfolds.
  • Invoked in The Last Starfighter (though it's the 10-year-old brother with the stash in this case). Alex has just met his simuloid duplicate, Beta, and the conversation naturally gets a little loud. Startled, Alex's younger brother Louis wakes up:
    Louis: What's up, Alex?
    Alex: Back to sleep, Louis, or I'm telling Ma about your Playboys!
    Louis: [immediately fakes being asleep]
    Beta: You're blowing it, Alex.
    Louis: What the shit?!
    Beta: I said, back to sleep, Louis, or I'm telling Ma about your Playboys!
  • In Little Miss Sunshine, a State Trooper is going to search the family van because they are all acting so suspiciously ( they are hiding their grandfather's body in the back), but instead he finds Grandpa's raunchy porn stash (with the uncle's gay porn on top) and suddenly "understands" why they were so evasive.
  • Memphis Belle. The airmen are shown going through the locker of a deceased colleague and removing anything embarrassing before the contents are sent back to his widow. One of the items is a dirty novel which another man immediately claims.
  • Most Likely to Murder (2018): At the bottom of a drawer in Billy's childhood bedroom is an issue of Hustler, as well as a Home Porn Movie starring his high school girlfriend Elana.
  • The Nice Guys: Opens with a kid secreting a magazine from his sleeping father's stash. He later meets the centerfold when she crashes into their house.
  • In the funny moment of the otherwise traumatically horrifying film Orphan, rebellious adolescent Danny shares his spoils with his friends in his treehouse:
    Danny: Page forty-three will change your life... hey, that one looks like your mom!
  • A mother discovers her little boy's porn collection in Pieces after she finds him putting together a jigsaw puzzle featuring a naked woman. Matricide ensues.
  • A rare example of this being played for drama in Shame. The main character is a sex addict who looks at and saves porn even on his work computer, which causes a virus to enter the system.
  • A scene cut from the movie Shaun of the Dead has Shaun and Ed searching their roommate Pete's bedroom for his car keys, at which point Ed would come across a stash of fat girl porn. This was a call-back to another cut scene in which Pete mentioned he did many things he wasn't proud of, including sleeping with a fat girl.
  • In The Story of Luke, a store clerk takes pity on Luke's ignorance of sex and gives him some dirty magazines, which he looks at in secret.
  • Suicide Squad (2016): When it looks like Deadshot is going to kill Griggs, Griggs tells a subordinate that if he does, to immediately kill Deadshot—and then delete Griggs' internet history.
  • In Summer Camp Nightmare, one of the campers at Camp North Pines opens up a suitcase full of porn magazines that he starts to read through.
  • In Ted 2, Ted asks John to borrow his laptop due to his phone signal not working, and gets shocked when he finds the porn collection John has there, not only because of its size, but how it's organized!
    Ted: Jesus Chri—Look at the organization here! "Clockwise rimjob", "Counterclockwise rimjob"...
    John: Yeah, well, sometimes you like seeing the tongue go the other way!
    Ted: You sick bastard—Look at this! "Chicks with dicks"?!
    John: (breaking down) Oh my God! Oh my God! I have a disease, alright! I need help!
    Ted: There are no chicks with dicks, Johnny! Only guys with tits!
  • There's a briefly seen porn stash, consisting of magazines depicting nude and partially nude women, in The Toolbox Murders. The owner of it was female.
  • Skirted (not a euphemism) in the 2007 Transformers Live-Action Adaptation: in what he thinks may be his final message to his parents, Sam states, "If you find Busty Beauties 4 under my bed, I'm holding it for Niles... okay, that's a lie, Uncle Charles gave it to me and I'm sorry." Later, when looking for Captain Witwicky's glasses in his room, he specifically states that Micheala should not look in one particular box of things, which he calls his "treasure chest."
  • In the Watchmen film, Ambiguously Gay Adrian Veidt has a folder labeled "boys" on his computer. This was intended as in in-joke to fans of the Comic Book.
  • In You, Me and Dupree, husband and wife, Carl and Molly, catch Carl's best friend, Dupree, masturbating in their living room to a porno movie. Unfortunately, Dupree didn't put away a box labeled "camping gear" where he got the tape from which contained Carl's entire collection of Asian porn movies which his wife forced him to toss. Er, throw out.
  • In The Young Poisoner's Handbook, Graham comes home to be berated by his stepmother who literally throws a stack of girly mags in his face. Graham keeps denying they are his, and his father's reaction indicates that it might actually be his stash, but Molly forces Graham into the bath, harshly scrubs him with a scrubbing brush, and then makes him stand naked in the backyard—wrapped only in a thin blanket—and watch while she burns the magazines and his beloved chemistry set.

  • In the Adrian Mole novels, Adrian's mother discovers the porn mags he has hidden under his mattress. She also discovers the phone bill (hidden for completely different reasons) and assumes there may be some additional perversion.
  • Ciaphas Cain frequently comments on how Jurgen supposedly hides a collection of porno-slates somewhere in his quarters. As Cain's duties infrequently include confiscating porn, he's also commented on diverting the proceeds in Jurgen's direction. (This is played for a touch of sympathy as well as comedy, as Jurgen has a basic condition that makes it impossible for any sane human to be attracted to him.)
  • Deathlands. Subverted in "Ice and Fire" when the Villain of the Week is caught (and killed) salvaging a bundle of porn magazines from the Earth That Was, except they are kiddie and animal porn. The freezie in their group is disgusted that trash like this is the only thing that's survived from his culture.
  • Referenced in Death Star, in what might just be the only time in Star Wars this trope comes up. A guard is faintly amused at the thought of the reactions his fellows would have to finding that "the holos hidden beneath his bunk were not racy images of Twi'lek dancing girls, but rather dissertations on various schools of metaphysical thought detailed by the galaxy's finest philosophers. Not that he had anything against Twi'lek dancing girls."
  • In Dora Wilk Series, Dora discovers at one point that Varg has an impressively enormous collection of digital porn. She's amused but also baffled, as she doesn't understand why a man like him can't bed a real girl.
  • In the story Toadies, the two victims of toadification have entire heaps of porn magazines and videos in their house. Dora points out the anachronism of it, but Witkacy notes that their Internet supplier may've blocked porn sites.
  • In Neal Shusterman's kid/young adult novel The Eyes of Kid Midas, a boy comes across a pair of magical wish-granting sunglasses. At one point, when his best friend and he are wishing up all sorts of cool goodies from catalogs, they come across one of their dads' Playboys. Interestingly, despite being pubescent males, the two blush, tell themselves "maybe later," and put it away. It never resurfaces.
  • In Flora Segunda, when Flora and Udo are searching through Hotspur's old bedroom, one of the items they come across is a copy of Naughty Nan's Risque Review.
  • In The Girls, Evie finds her father's nudie magazines in a drawer in the bathroom. This foreshadows her later bisexuality.
  • In Stephen King's short story "A Good Marriage" a middle-aged wife discovers that her husband has a collection of extremely dark sadomasochistic magazines. This is not the most unwelcome discovery she makes about him.
  • Jaine Austen Mysteries: Pete the bartender from Death by Pantyhose has a large porn collection, adding to his creepiness. He actually ditches it when he finds Jesus.
  • Language Arts: When Charles was a kid, his father kept his Playboys in the garage in a footlocker which he sometimes left unlocked. Charles was too young to be turned on by the models, and wondered what was so special about the magazine that it had to be kept in such a secret location, when the cartoons weren't even funny.
  • In his autobiography The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Bill Bryson writes about his childhood exploits in seeking out the porn stash owned by his father. A particularly favourite hobby was to swap magazines with friends who had found their own father's stashes, knowing full well they could do this without getting into trouble.
  • In Making Money Moist and Adora find the stash of sex paraphernalia and diaries collected by the previous bank chairman, a Dirty Old Man. They actually find one entry in the diaries useful once they've sorted through all the sexual stuff in them. Amusingly, Moist is flabbergasted and ashamed by all of it, and Adora doesn't react.
  • In Stephen King's novel Needful Things the school principal, who's secretly a pedophile, is actually dumb enough to keep his collection of CP magazines in his own office, albeit in a locked drawer. Of course, it bites him in the ass as a part of a Deadly Prank.
  • Presumed Dead by Rick Kennett. A female soldier stranded on an alien planet is watching some boring holographic lectures on a computer to kill time. She activates one titled Space Fittings only to find it's zero-G porn.
  • In Chuck Palahniuk's novel Rant, Echo Lawrence is the title character's "porn buddy" who will remove his porn in the case of his death before his family can find it. Echo is Rant's girlfriend.
  • Sharkys Machine. The crooked accountant employed by the Big Bad has one of epic size (for The '70s, anyway), including items said to be from the collection of Farouk I, the former king of Egypt.
  • The Zone series by James Rouch. In "Blind Fire", The Squad are being shuttled around the WWIII battleground in a Chinook helicopter whose entire cargo bay is wallpapered by skin magazine pin-ups. When the helicopter picks them up later in the novel, the crew demands to know why some of them have gone missing.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In 3rd Rock from the Sun, Officer Don has a collection of Playpen magazine, and after his girlfriend Sally thinks about posing to it, he gets infuriated and cancels his lifetime subscription — replacing it with a year-by-year one...
  • On Arrested Development, MRF Rita gets her idea about sex from her Uncle's porn magazines. Due to the specificity of said porn, she believes a cricket bat to be essential to the process.
  • Battlestar Galactica (2003): On receiving an entire crate load of computer software from the Pegasus crew, Gaeta's first question is a whispered, "Got any porn in there?" Judging by the way the Pesasus crewmen smile in response, there may in fact have been porn in the files.
  • In The Big Bang Theory, Penny is less than entranced to discover Leonard's porn stash mainly consists of hentai animations.
    Penny: Even his porn is comic-book cartoons!
  • In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Some Assembly Required", on searching one of their suspects' homes, Xander finds "a pornography collection so prodigious it even scared me."
  • Castle:
    • Subverted in an episode where a detective expresses his surprise in not finding any porn stashed on a victim's computer.
    • And mentioned again when Castle tells Beckett to hide his Porn Stash from his daughter Alexis if he dies.
  • El Chavo del ocho: A few episodes hint that Don Ramón has a collection of naughty magazines (which apparently el Chavo himself knows of, go figure).
  • Coupling:
    • Two of the male leads on the show have a deal where they are "porn buddies" with each other. Basically, if one of them dies, the other will immediately go over to the dead man's home and remove all the porn before any parents or family members show up. The porn so recovered would then be added to the survivor's stash, of course.
      Jeff: So your best friend's dead - but there's an upside!
    • The plot of the episode "Inferno" revolves around a character finding the titular videotape (whose full title was Lesbian Spank Inferno) in her boyfriend's video.
    • The plot of a Season 4 episode deals with Geoff's Suspiciously Similar Substitute, Oliver, who has been single so long he's stopped hiding his Porn Stash and has a girl coming up to his flat. Hilarity Ensues.
  • There's a CSI ep where Greg's porn stash is stumbled onto offscreen and mentioned later.
  • On Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jeff has a porn stash which he asks Larry to hide while he has emergency bypass surgery. Larry finds it, but stops to look through it. Naturally, this is when Jeff's parents walk in. Rather than be embarrassed, Larry casually states that he recently had dinner with the male lead in the tape.
  • The Daily Show: Correspondent John Oliver begged Jon Stewart to get rid of his pornography if he died while in the field. Oliver said that porn was hidden in several places in his kitchen and living room, but that a box labeled "pornography" was actually "erotica" and should be donated to a library.
  • A Desperate Housewives episode had Bree preventing her son from living with his grandparents by "accidentally" showing them his stash of gay porn.
  • Doctor Who:
    • "The Unicorn and the Wasp": The Colonel claims to have been reading military memoirs in his study when Professor Peach was murdered. The accompanying flashback shows him to actually have been looking at the 1920s version of porn.
    • "The Eleventh Hour": The Doctor "borrows" Jeff's (Amy Pond's other friend) laptop to join a conference call. Jeff is at first reluctant to give it to him, and the Doctor comments "Get a girlfriend" after finally seeing the screen. Later, just after leaving, he pokes his head back into the room and tells Jeff, "Oh, and delete your Internet history!"
  • One episode of Drew Carey's Green Screen Show (Spiritual Successor to Whose Line Is It Anyway?) involved the performers acting out their impression of a virus attack on a computer; at one point Brad and Julie go "We're all your porn" and start drifting away from 'protagonist' Jeff, who breaks out in a Big "NO!".
  • Matt in Friday Night Lights has porn magazines stashed under his bed, unusual given the episode was made in 2007. Lampshaded when a caretaker finds Them and points out that almost no one does that anymore and "there is such a thing as the internet".
  • A Running Gag in Generation Kill is the fate of Evan Wright's totally innocuous photo of his girlfriend. Because of the religious sensibilities of their host nations, the Marines couldn't have any pornography, so Wright's picture gets stolen and becomes the closest thing to porn any of them have access to. At one point the photo is even "pimped out" in exchange for some batteries. Poor Wright spends the entire series trying to track the picture down and never does. On a side note, the Marines finally accept him once he reveals that he used to write for Hustler.
  • In an episode of George & Mildred, Mildred gives away a box of George's old gardening magazines to the church jumble sale. George then confesses that only the top layer was gardening magazines and that the rest were porno mags. There follows a desperate attempt to retrieve the box before The Vicar looks in it.
  • Hinted at, sort of, on Glee. At one point, Finn tells Rachel that he's been blackmailed by Kurt ever since Kurt saw his browser history.
    • Bizarrely, when Will and Emma got back together, he felt the need to show her his porn collection that helped him get through being single. She is completely weirded out.
  • Played for drama in the 2020 mini-series The Head. The investigation team is able to easily access all the mobile phones of the murder victims, except one which has high-level encryption. At first this appears related to the suggestion that espionage is behind the killings, but when they're finally able to access the phone, from the universal distaste shown it's strongly implied to be child pornography.
  • In an episode of Hot Properties one of the girls suspects her boyfriend is a chubby chaser and decides to raid his porn stash to find out.
    The fold-outs opened out, and down, and up, and across.
  • Barney on How I Met Your Mother has his porn out in the open in a special display case, so as to scare away any dates who wish to stay and start a relationship.
    • Lily told Barney that Marshall doesn't have porn. He tells her that notion is "cute".
  • In Joey, Michael Tribiani asks Joey to pretend to have seen evidence on someone's computer that he ripped off Michael's idea. Joey can't remember what he's supposed to say but instead bluffs that he saw something else. When asked how he knew the computer had pornography on it, he replies that every guy's computer does. Michael claims his doesn't. Joey then corrects him by telling him about the folder "Joey's Tax Stuff".
  • On Kyle XY, Josh has one full of Playpen magazines. He keeps them in a Ouija board box, and lends one to Kyle so he can avoid certain public embarrassments...
    Josh: No, dude. You are not ready for Charlotte. Say hello to Ginger!
  • An interesting variation on L.A. Law when a wealthy, well-respected man dies, and his lawyers go through his personal effects. What they find is no crude stack of magazines, but a valuable and lovingly cared-for collection of erotic art and photography, some of it a hundred years old. The man was, in a word, a connoisseur, but his grown children still want to spare his widow any embarrassment. The lawyers quietly sell it off to other collectors and add the cash to his estate. After the reading of the will, the widow calmly asks "By the way; did you ever find your father's dirty pictures?"
  • The second season premiere of Leverage plays with this when Sophie stays over at Nate's apartment to make sure he was ok after he was injured in a fight. She notes that she didn't look under his bed because she knows that's where guys keep all of their "weird kinky stuff." Nate, of course, denies that there's anything under his bed.
  • On Lost, Charlie finds Sawyer's while looking through his stockpile:
    Charlie: Well, he stole all this in the first place. I mean, people need food. They need medical supplies. They need... shocking amounts of pornography.
    • To be fair to Sawyer, he'd simply taken everything of value from all the deceased passengers' luggage, which raises some interesting questions of how many people actually fly with porn magazines.
  • In episode 8 of Mahou Sentai Magiranger, after Urara learns An Aesop about being honest with herself and her siblings, the first thing she tells Kai is to "not hide [his] magazines under the bed." It's never stated what these magazines are, but what else do you think a 17-year old boy would hide under his bed?
  • Married... with Children
    • Al Bundy has a stash of "Big 'Uns" magazines.
    • When the car was lost at the car wash Al said he had something valuable of his in the trunk of the car to which Peg replies it's probably just a copy of "Big 'Uns". At the end when the car is found, Al goes right to the trunk to retrieve just that — a copy of "Big 'Uns". But hidden in the magazine was a photo of him and his family.
    • He also had a collection of Playboys handed down from his father.
    • Bud has his own collection as well, though he does borrow from Al occasionally.
  • In the episode of Men Behaving Badly titled "Pornography", Tony ends up getting dumped by a girlfriend who wanted him to get rid of his collection of porn after she discovers he had lied to her about getting rid of it, only to stash it in his guitar. The fact that as she was leaving he begged her to let him keep one particular magazine citing that it had 'sentimental value' probably didn't help.
  • My Family periodically references Michael's "magazines"... which are allegedly Nick's.
  • Parodied in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. In the short "Why Study Industrial Arts?", the narrator's description of how he enjoys creating wood and leather leads to Crow to riff that he hides Popular Mechanics under his mattress.
  • In the opening of one NCIS episode, a kid isn't so much distressed that his mother has found his Porn Stash... but more worried that she'd also discover the handgun hidden underneath, that he'd picked on a crime scene.
  • The Night Of: After Nasir is imprisoned on rape and murder charges, his mother searches his room looking for anything that might get used against him. She stumbles across a stack of Maxim magazines hidden in his closet. Nasir is so innocent that his porn stash doesn't even have actual porn in it.
  • Noah's Arc: In the first episode, Noah is trying to find Wade's stash to determine if he's gay or straight.
  • In the Orphan Black episode "Conditions of Existence", Allison suspects her husband of being in on The Conspiracy, so she starts going through his things. She keeps finding places where he's hiding stuff from her, but they all turn out to be porn DVDs instead of sinister conspiracy-related material.
  • In the premiere of Pose, Damon's father finds a gay porn magazine in Damon's room and throws him out of the house. Definitely not Played for Laughs.
  • The porn buddy idea was also done on Queer as Folk (UK). After attending a friend's funeral Stuart and Vince go to his house and take all his porn so his mother won't find it.
  • In the pilot episode of Shameless (US) (the American version), Lip discovers a porn stash behind his brother Ian's dresser. Although the folder is covered with pictures of semi-dressed women, Lip discovers it's actually full of gay porn. Although Ian doesn't immediately come out to his brother when confronted with it, by the end of the episode they're joking about who they've gotten blowjobs from.
  • In Sherlock, Sherlock off-handedly mentions that John has "naked women" on his laptop; it's fairly clear that he's not referring to artistic nudes.
  • Six Feet Under: David and Keith, when first fostering Anthony and Durrell, find them giggling at their porn stash. David freaks out and declares that they have to throw it all away, despite the fact that it was hidden and the kids must have gone snooping for it. As it turns out, the stash is big enough to fill two large trash bags.
  • Used to great effect in Skins when Katie, who had spent half a season willfully ignoring it, was forced to acknowledge her twin sister's lesbianism when she stumbled upon her porn-stash.
    Katie: What's in the box, James?
    James: It's a secret. Oh!
    Katie: I'm waiting.
    James: Ok, ok. Fannies! It's full of fannies!
  • The Sopranos. Tony Soprano's kid isn't concerned when told that the FBI might execute a search warrant on their house, until his sister points out that he might want to delete all the illegally-downloaded porn on his computer.
  • In the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Cogenitor", our heroes make First Contact with a tri-gendered species. When Trip wonders aloud how such a species goes about the business of reproduction, Phlox eagerly offers to share his porn collection. Trip quickly demures.
    Phlox: Well, hmm hmm, I have pictures!
  • Supernatural has a Running Gag of Dean liking the porn website Busty Asian Beauties. In "Goodbye Stranger", when Dean is exploring the bunker of the supposedly more cultured Men of Letters, he finds a first edition 1950s magazine titled Voluptuous Asian Lovelies.
  • Titans (2018): When Dick Grayson searches a hidden wall compartment in Jason Todd's room, the first thing he finds is a magazine called Muddy Duck, which appears to be a Maxim-expy. It's not shown why he'd be reading a magazine in the first place, but that's probably because Jason didn't want the world's Greatest Detective looking at his internet search history.
  • On Titus, Tommy asks Titus...
    Tommy: Titus, if I die, please get the porn from under my bed before my mom cleans out my room. And also, if you look at it, keep an open mind.
  • In one episode of Top Gear (UK), the reward for one of the challenges in the lorry driving contest was "a year's supply of gentlemen's' literature". We could see clearly it was a collection of top-shelf magazines.
  • Happens in a Tracker ep, with Cole being thrown off by the porn because it's in a teenage boy's room. He doesn't think it's appropriate, and Mel has to explain things a bit.
  • True Life explores this in an episode about porn addicts. One man was so addicted to porn that his wife had to put her own password on their computer. Which he promptly figured out.
  • In one episode of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Donna thinks she is doing Gaz a favour by tidying his room. He is horrified to find it has been completely girlified, then panickedly murmurs "me porn!" rushes to his gigantic porn cupboard, and then opens it to discover it's full of teddies (the bear, not the lingerie). Cue the Big "NO!". My
  • Subverted in Ultraman Geed. Episode 12 have Sui bunking into Riku's (Ultraman Geed's human form) apartment and, having a Little Star which grants him the power to perceive anything, says he knows all of Riku's secrets, including what Riku is hiding underneath his futon (causing the boy to go wide-eyed and stammer, "Don't mention that!"). Nearly ten episodes later, we finally found out the stash under Riku's futon to be... a Toku magazine.
  • Veronica Mars:
    • Veronica goes to a boy's house looking for evidence that he is planning to blow up the school, but instead finds his "Petite Blondes" porn. Veronica remarks, "At least I know I'm his type."
    • In another episode, she finds where Aaron Echolls keeps his homemade-without-permission-starring-underage-girls porn in a locked cabinet in the bedroom, along with the sophisticated equipment he uses to run the several cameras.
  • Aaron on Wonderfalls, obviously afraid that his parents will snoop, keeps his porn stash locked in a safe.
  • The X-Files:
    • There are regular jokes about Mulder's porn stash (which in one episode was implied to take up his entire bedroom, in addition to what he kept stashed around the office). Unusually for the trope, he made no real attempt to keep it a secret from Scully, and she didn't seem to care, aside from occasionally teasing him a little. note 
    • It's implied that Chivalrous Pervert Frohike also has an impressive stash, and the first thing Mulder says with being reunited with Frohike after being thought dead is that Frohike will have to wait a bit longer to inherit Mulder's stash.
  • Yellowjackets: In "The Dollhouse" a group of flight crash survivors is stranded in the Canadian wilderness. They manage to find an abandoned cabin with only a few supplies and rotten food, but a large stash of porn. As one of them puts it:
    Van: We might be stuck in the middle of nowhere, but hey, at least there is porn.

  • The Beastie Boys "Fight for Your Right (To Party)" includes the lines "Man, living at home is such a drag / Now your mom threw away your best porno mag (bust it!)"



    Tabletop Games 
  • Dead Reign gives players a 20% chance of finding one of these when searching in an adult bedroom. Not really much use in a Zombie Apocalypse, but hey...

    Video Games 
  • AI: The Somnium Files: Date stashes porn in almost every corner of his apartment-inside his computer, the sounds system, his sofa, you name it. His daughter Mizuki usually throws it away or deletes it when she finds it.
    Mizuki (nonchalantly): "Date, the hard drive was full again. I had to make space, so I deleted all your cuckoldry videos."
    Date (seething): "First, I told you, those are "husbandry" videos. Second, WHY?! WHY DID YOU DO THAT?!"
  • A sidequest in Borderlands 2 has you recovering arms dealer Marcus's most valued treasure: dirty pics of his ex-wife Moxxi. After you get the pics, however, Moxxi pipes up and wants you to get the pics back for her so that she can post them online.
    • Several of the sidequests you get from Scooter have optional objectives of collecting dirty magazines for him.
    • Not to mention the Dumpster Diving sidequest in the first game, in which an NPC asks you to retrieve the porn mags that his angry wife threw out.
  • In Breath of Fire III, no sooner has Momo told the heroes about what a great man her late father was, then they enter his private lab... and find out that every shelf in there is filled with "adult material". (If you try to read it, the game gives them the message "you're not old enough.")
  • In the Chaos Rings games, the Shop Fodder takes the form of magazines, DVDs and the like that were taken from the resident shopkeeper Piu-Piu and he'll pay you to get them back. And considering that Piu-Piu is a Lovable Sex Maniac, it's not hard to guess what this collection consists of.
  • In one of the sidequests in Crisis Core, Yuffie ends up finding Shinra secretaries' "treasure", which elicits the following reaction:
    Yuffie: Nasty pictures! Ewww!! Sickos! Are Shinra employees trained to put TRASH in their treasure chests!?
  • Taichi from CROSS†CHANNEL had one, until Touko found it and burned it.
  • A few antique black-and-white cheesecake photos can be found in a desk drawer while searching the Dowerton Hotel in Dark Fall: the Journal.
  • The indie game Destroy The Porn is about Joe, a guy who dies, goes to Hell, and demands Satan let him go back to Earth to destroy his enormous porn stash before his mom finds it.
  • Final Fantasy series:
    • Final Fantasy IV has a VIP room in one of the cities where you find a porno mag on the bookshelf. The screen turns pink and the music changes to reflect the mood.
    • Final Fantasy VI, in the updated translation for the GBA port, reveals that the 'Book of Secrets' in Cyan's treasure chest in the World of Ruin is actually a copy of 'Bushido in the Bedroom'.
    • Final Fantasy VIII has you finding a copy of "The Girl Next Door" early on in the game. You trade it for a Shiva Card for the Triple Triad game later on.
  • Isabela of Dragon Age II has apparently been helping Hawke build one, judging by their comments if you click the bookcase in their Estate.
    Hawke: Better keep Isabela's books on the top shelf; I don't want to scar Sandal.
    Hawke: "101 Uses for a Phallic Tuber". Thanks, Isabela, that's a hundred too many.
    • Ever the generous soul, Isabela similarly provides for Bethany should she be taken to the Circle, but the books get confiscated for being "non-curricular."
  • You can sometimes find copies of books like 'The Lusty Argonian Maid' under NPC's beds or in bedroom-chests when snooping around houses in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion as well as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
    • Another book in the Elder Scrolls series, The Wolf Queen I, briefly mentions that Prince Antiochus, son of Pelagius II and brother of the titular Potema, had a "secret stash of Khajiiti pornography" while going on about young Potema's early lockpicking and blackmailing exploits.
  • Fate/hollow ataraxia: Rin and Saber go looking for Shirou's porn stash in one scene, while Shirou stealthily observes. They find one magazine hidden under a floorboard, which overjoys Rin that she now has more ammo to embarrass Shirou with, while Saber is mostly just irritated that there aren't any blondes in it. Shirou finally walks in and plays off the magazine as a possession of Shinji's from when they used to be friends, which the girls accept as an explanation. Shirou mentally notes that he's glad they didn't find the real stash.
    • In Fate/Grand Order, Mash warns Dr. Roman that she knows all about the "secret" folder he has on Chaldea's servers and will delete it if he doesn't behave himself.
  • Gone Home: One of the clues to the game's mystery is these. Both Sam and her father have erotic magazines hidden in the house — and they're the same men's magazine.
  • In Grand Theft Auto III in the mission "Big'n'Veiny" Claude has to retrieve some porn magazines for a man named El Burro. After doing so he gives you a stack of them by your first safe house.
  • In the backstory of Horizon Zero Dawn, Travis Tate, the resident Nightmare Fetishist on Project Zero Dawn, specifically the lead programmer of the HADES subfunction of GAIA, complains that he lost 350 kilograms of "pre-Code smut comics" in transit to the GAIA Prime facility as recorded in the Arrival Log.
  • Lacy Comic from Inazuma Eleven, which a comic editor finds in his office and decides to burn it along with other things he has. The Hero's team tries to stop him, thinking he's going to burn a special move manual. The book ends up in the hands of Kabeyama, who later spends sometime later reading it. Somehow, the said manual's really hidden inside that Hentai manga.
  • In Legaia II: Duel Saga, there is an optional cutscene where Sharon finds Lang's stash at his house under the bed. Kind of averted in that Sharon seems to find it cute and funny instead of getting angry.
    • For what it's worth, you end up finding the Kama Sutra among the books at the monk temple in the first Legend of Legaia game. Understandable, considering it's a monk temple.
  • In Mass Effect 2, Joker has a rather large porn stash that EDI sometimes comments on. In between the second and third game, it seems Cerberus's cyberwarfare division decided to attempt a remote take-over of Normandy. EDI, being unshackled and in full control of the Normandy's systems, naturally repulsed the attempt and retaliated by bombarding the Cerbies with spam data comprised of the seven zettabytes worth of Joker's porn. She weaponized the porn stash. She was joking about it all being Joker's though.
    • A funny/sad log in the third game in a trip to an alien monastery for what are essentially alien vampires reveals that the younger ones are going to finally make use of their most treasured and carefully-hidden contraband object: a romantic movie depicting two "glamorous" alien women in a relationship. Since they're bound by law and morality to remain celibate for their entire lives, their excitement over an implicitly tame film, and the strict control over such "tempting" items, offers an insight into their lives that's both disturbing and poignant - especially knowing the body-counts accrued by those who decide the rules don't apply to them...
  • In the first Mega Man Battle Network game, checking out the bookshelf in Dex's house reveals that he keeps his adult comics there. Dex is, at most, eleven or twelve.
  • Megadimension Neptunia VII has Steamax throwing porn mags that he had in person on the floor to distract Neptune (who is transformed as Purple Heart), IF, and Compa. Take note, said porn mag is for male readers. It works as the trio are distracted at it.
  • At one point in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Raiden can overhear a parrot making raunchy noises and chanting 'top of locker!' after overhearing an animated conversation between two guards. Kicking the relevant locker causes an impressive amount of pornography to fall from its top.
  • Persona 4:
    • During Yosuke's social link, he comes over to your room and outright asks if "the goods [are] under the futon?" You can then deny it or say yes. Yosuke remarks that he used to keep his there, too, until his mom found it during cleaning. The scene ends with Yosuke actually walking to your futon, saying: "Alright. Let's check under that futon..." while you, the main character, start to panic. What Yosuke finds there is left up to you.
    • If you take Rise (a girl) into your room she'll look around a bit before outright demanding to know "where you hide them." You can casually answer you hide them under the futon, but she's more amused than anything and not really upset. On the other hand, saying you don't know what she means has her amused by your innocence, and denying you have a stash altogether has her impressed that you would be such a gentleman. Then she offers you pictures of her in a bikini.
  • In Stardew Valley during Pierre's six-heart event, you wander into his bedroom and find his "secret stash" hidden away behind a bookcase. While what exactly this stash is isn't explicitly stated, given where you find it, Pierre's reaction when he catches you red-handed, and his concerns that you will specifically tell his wife (whom you have the option of insisting "deserves to know"), it's not hard to connect the dots.
  • In at least the Fan Translation of Trials of Mana, if you have Duran in your party and attempt to enter Duran's house in Valsena, he'll force the party out. If you also have Angela in your party, she'll tease Duran by pretending to assume that this is the reason why.
    Duran: Let's skip this one house, it's mine. I promised not to return until I defeated Koren.
    Angela: Aw, I wanted to see your room. But if you're hiding anything, like your porn collection, I understand.
    Duran: [flustered] Oh, SHUT UP!
  • According to his grandson Quark, Tenmyouji from Virtue's Last Reward has a collection of "Grandpa videos" at home that he keeps under lock and key and only watches in private. One of the unlockable files says that they aren't actually porn, just regular movies that aren't appropriate for kids to watch, but those same files have some pretty bizarre things to say about other characters, so they may not be entirely trustworthy.
  • Watch_Dogs: During "The Rat's Lair" mission that involved T-Bone infiltrating Defalt's base, he also found out a USB stick full of lesbian porn.
  • In Wild ARMs 3, you find some "adult magazines" in a bookshelf, but trying to read them gives you a message saying you're not old enough. Get your Migrant Level up to 18, however... and you fight the porn stash!!
  • Implied in a Substory in Yakuza 0, where after Kiryu manages to purchase a porn mag for a young child after making the kid promise to only read it when no one's around he warns him to not bother hiding it under his bed because it's not as safe as he thinks, with a particularly pained expression implying that this comes from personal experience.

    Web Animation 
  • Etra-chan saw it!:
    • In one story, it's discovered Tokusa was hiding a porn magazine in one of Karin's books. And for some reason he's surprised when Karin finds out about it, even though this was a book she needed for her job. The only thing that actually was surprising under those conditions was that Karin found out because of Akane trying to steal that book rather than on her own.
    • Akamatsu buried a tin box with porn magazines at a construction site, unwittingly causing people to be curious regarding the content inside the box.
    • Akamatsu's wife Karin debunks the rumors about him being gay to her former co-workers by searching through his laptop, she happens to find his collections of porn inside it.
    • Akamatsu hid a bunch of erotic magazines in the ceiling over his sister Tsutsuji's closet and gets defensive when Tsutsuji asks what he's doing there.
  • Lobo (Webseries): Lobo has a porn stash stuck in his bike.

  • In Achewood, when Teodor asks why Lyle still buys print porn, he remarks "Think about it. The power goes out, who holds all the cards?"
  • Buck Godot: Even nigh-omnipotent alien overseers have them.
    • Which makes sense. The Gallimaufry station has had its computer system altered, re-organized & rewritten many times over the known history of the station. So of course any smart entity will have an offline copy that can't be tampered with the next time there is a "re-organization".
  • This City of Reality side-comic reveals that Todo has really dirty magazines under his bed.
  • Ctrl+Alt+Del Gives us this gem:
    Lucas: No! Fuck you! I am not downloading 160 GB of porn for you!
  • Did you think Dominic Deegan has escaped this? Sorry, guys...
    • Though with a pseudo-subversive role-reversal.
  • In El Goonish Shive, when Rhea teases Diane about not being an adult until the exact time of her birth (ten to midnight), Diane says she's going on the computer. Rhea replies "Stay out of the folder named 'Gender Studies' until eleven fifty!"
  • Exterminatus Now takes it to extremes, as Eastwood has the largest porn stash on the planet, which crashed the Inquisition's servers at one point.
  • Girl Genius: It's not quite porn, but Gilgamesh Wulfenbach showed Agatha into his heavily populated bookshelf and offered her pick... and she went straight for In the Seraglio of the Iron Sheik. It's possible she didn't get the reference, however.
    • Though Servile Snarker Wooster does his best to "help" her with that.
      Agatha: ...In the Seraglio of the Iron Sheik?
      Wooster: A particular favorite, I believe.
      Gil: [turning a lovely shade of pink] Wooster, go clean the lab.
      Wooster: Gone, sir.
    • Which is more of a lesson in "Why one should not hire university friends as one's valet."
  • In Greg, Ted gives Greg advice on how to consolidate his porn stash since Greg's four feet high mountain of DVD spindles full of porn might be construed as super perversion.
  • Insecticomics has a rather mind-bending example when Sideways infiltrates Shrapnel's computer... then with a horrified shriek, demands to know why he has TWO GIGS of LOCUST PORN. Hilarity Ensues here.
  • Juvenile Diversion:
  • In Karate Bears one guy shows his Playboy Stash to some girls who thought they were going to make out!
  • This isn't a physical porn stashThe Last Days of Foxhound comic.
  • Loserz has Ben find a porn file on Jodie's computer, only to be Squicked when he opens it to find gay porn.
    Jodie: When a man and another man and a black man and a bottle of lube love each other very very much…
  • Piro from Megatokyo confessed having "embarrassing pictures" of Miho on his laptop... apparently sent by Miho herself.
    • And Yuki blackmails her older brother by threatening to reveal his stash of adult games to their mom.
  • Misfile takes a different approach. Ash used to be a guy but is now a girl and living in a world in which he always was a girl from almost everyone else's point of view. When Emily (who is one of the few who knows) sleeps over he thinks that "at least there aren't any porn magazines under my bed for her to find." But there are, they've just been corrected for the universe (e.g. whatever it was is now "Yaoi Heaven"), squicking Ash out.
  • MSPA:
    • In both Problem Sleuth and Jailbreak. Problem Sleuth has his Hunk Rump magazines, and so does one of the characters in Jailbreak. At one point, he even attempts to cheer up another character with them.
    • Homestuck:
      • During the Midnight Crew intermission, each Midnight Crew member has an item that turns into a pornographic magazine, often revealed at embarrassing moments. Such magazines include Black Inches, Red Cheeks (which is all about hearts) and ...Terrier Fancier?
      • Equius Zahhak has a not-so-hidden collection of musclebeast furry porn. And in the interactive flashes, you can find more in chests.
  • In Narbonic it's suggested that the whole reason Lupin Madblood built a room that was invisible to his supercomputer in order to hide his Hustler collection.
    • Also, at one point Artie overwrites the Dave Conspiracy's files with a collection of gerbil pictures that he says is "a deeply valued porn collection".
  • The Order of the Stick:
    • It doesn't even have to be a human, in fact.
    • The awkward moment when Elan tells Julio Scoundrèl that his mom has a collection of "pictures of you in the drawer by the bed she thinks I don't know about".
  • Outsider: Subverted; a dumbed-down version of the Historian's program hides itself in Alex's datapad under a "PORN" icon to keep the Loroi from discovering it.
  • In one strip of The Perry Bible Fellowship, several boys using a Ouija board are guided to Grandpa's stash of girly books.
  • Questionable Content:
    • Hannelore asks Pintsize to find pictures of sexy firemen (although it's debatable that it was porn, per se). She seems to have lost interest after meeting a real fireman and realizing they're rather sweaty and unhygienic from the bulky protective suits.
    • Pintsize's harddrive is..rather full.
    • When Hannelore cleaned Marigold's apartment, she was told that she had mixed up Marigold's yaoi with everything else. After being shown just what yaoi is, Hannelore immediately begs to keep it. Whether she gets converted to a fully-fledged Yaoi Fangirl remains to be seen.
    • Played for Drama when Dora pesters Marten about his Porn Stash, citing that she's never seen it before. Marten refuses, claiming it's private. Dora then goes onto his computer to find it—and when Marten catches her, he completely flips his shit about her violating his privacy. It's the catalyst for them breaking up.
  • Subverted in Real Life Comics with Liz being quite cool with the Box O'Porn. Maybe because Greg does not seem to need it that much these days.
  • Played with in Red String. Reika notices a stack of magazines under Eiji's bed. When she pulls one out, he turns red and begs her not to look at it. It turns out he subscribes to girly romance manga.
  • This Sequential Art strip.
    Art: Have you been using my laptop again?
    Kat: I like the way that folder is marked "reference material".
  • Not porn, but similar: in Something*Positive, Jhim's mom helps him move into a new place. Upon seeing the box labelled "Toys", she says, "How cute, you kept all your old Transformers and things!" and opens it. Naturally, they are not that kind of toy.
  • Spider Webs is taking the Misfile route.
  • A slight variation in Sticky Dilly Buns has Ruby discovering her sister Amber's stash — of DVDs in which Amber appeared. This doesn't help these two's slightly difficult relationship. Incidentally, Amber had that stash around following an earlier scene in the related Ménage à 3. It must logically be just a subset of Gary's stash.
  • Hunter of Suicide for Hire has his perfectly visible in the corporate headquarters of his respectable business.
  • In Tsunami Channel, Onii-chan himself has no Porn Stash, but the Professor keeps trying to smuggle some Hentai to him, much to his dismay.
  • xkcd, of course, has a weird example.

    Web Original 
  • Stashes of erotic magazines and VHS tapes are one of Cracked's 7 Ridiculously Outdated Assumptions Every Movie Makes.
  • SCP Foundation:
    • Subverted with SCP-335. Upon inspection, it believed that the doctor who presided over SCP-335 had used its infinite storage space to store his porn. However, it turns out the 150 disks actually contain the entirety of the internet and that the first 12 contained all of the pornography.
    • SCP-5751 is a phenomenon where destroyed disc-based media (floppy discs, DVD discs, etc) reappears after its owner's death. One of the recreated discs was the "immaculately catalogued" porn stash of a Foundation doctor killed in a containment breach.
  • A teenage girl on Not Always Right is awfully concerned about whether a recent laptop repair affected the pictures she'd saved to it. The repair shop worker opens the pictures folder to show her and her father nothing was affected... only to realize the pictures in question are of nude men displaying their parts.
    (The father) put $100 on the counter for a $30 repair, closed the laptop lid, and walked away with his mortified daughter in tow.

    Web Videos 

    Western Animation 
  • In the hurricane episode of American Dad!, the house is flooded and Francine passes by Steve's room. She remarks on all the porn magazines floating near his mattress, asking "Why are so many of these girls Asian? And pregnant?" Steve rushes her along, saying Nothing To See Here.
  • Subverted in Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Carl has no problem with openly displaying his Porn Stash.
  • In Beavis and Butt-Head, Stewart's father is shown to have a hidden porn collection much to their amusement.
  • In the “Unknown Serial Killer” episode of Celebrity Deathmatch, Nick and Johnny enlist Geraldo Rivera's help to find the killer who has already slain Drew Barrymore and Jamie Lee Curtis (having the audacity to do so outside the Deathmatch ring). Geraldo fails to find the killer, but he does find something else interesting:
    Geraldo: I'm just about to enter this darkened room, which may contain the serial killer. Okay, here goes. [walks into the room and hits the lights] Oh my God! This is definitely the secret lair of a sick and twisted individual! There's pornography all over the desk! Pornography on the bookshelves! We're even finding pornography hidden under other pornography!
    Nick: Uh, Geraldo... uhm... That happens to be my office...
  • In the third season Daria episode, "Speedtrapped", Daria has to go and look for a notebook under the bed of Trent, the older brother of her best friend, Jane. Daria has somewhat of a crush on Trent and says to herself as she starts to look under the bed, "Please, God, no amusing surprises."
  • The Ed, Edd n Eddy episode "Luck of the Ed" has Eddy trying to hide some pin-up magazines he inherited from his big brother... and then having to track them down again after Ed forgets where he put them.
    • He also has some under his bed. Along with tissues.
    • There was a bumper involving a Porn Stash too. Sorta.
    • In the episode where Ed is grumpy because he has a pebble in his shoe, Edd and Eddy try to find something to cheer him up. They find under his bed a magazine titled "Chicks Galore." Let's just say it's not the "chicks" that Eddy was thinking of.
      Edd: I didn't even know they had magazines like this.
  • In The Fairly OddParents! episode "Hard Copy", Timmy receives a magic photocopier and the plot stops Timmy short of copying anything from his father's "Under the Bed Monthy" magazines.
  • One episode of Family Guy shows Peter visiting a huge secure underground vault where he hides his porn stash from Lois.
    • And the episode where Peter gave his "skin bin" to Chris.
    • In "Baby Not on Board", Stewie crawls under Chris' bed and finds some porn magazines. He is then curious as to what a vagina looks like. He looks through the magazine and reacts in horror and shoots it with a machine gun.
    • Parodied in a cutaway gag about Genesis. God instructs the first humans to stay away from the tree of knowledge, unbeknownst to them that it's where he keeps his pile of dirty mags.
  • Futurama
    • "Bender's Big Score", Bender keeps fifty terabytes of robot porn on his hard drive. It's all deleted when the Time Code is erased.
      Robot Voice: Time Code and Obedience Virus Erased. Also fifty terabytes of porn.
      Bender: Hey!
      Nudar: You've got no code, no porn, and you're ugly! Let's dance!
    • A more recent episode suggested that he replaced it with 1000TB, and that the rest of his consciousness is just over one Terabyte.
  • Gravity Falls:
    • A G-rated version appears in "Scary-oke", when Dipper finds a stash of fashion magazines like "Lady Swimwear" and "Fully-Clothed Women Magazine" in a trunk in Grunkle Stan's office.
      Dipper: Euw! Pretending I never saw that...
    • In "Roadside Attraction", Mabel says she was checking around the attic where they sleep and that she found a box that says DO NO TOUCH hidden under his bed. When the box is accidentally opened, they discover a bunch of photos of Wendy (albeit fully clothed). Consider the previous episode with the mind reader device foreshadowing.
  • The quote is from Mission Hill, though like Jim says it is not Andy's Porn Stash. It initially looks like a Porn Stash, since it is a large, taped-up cardboard box filled with VHS tapes and covered in warnings to stay away, that Kevin finds in Andy's closet, but the tapes are actually the master tapes of Andy's appearance on The Real World.
    • It's mentioned that the box is far too small to contain Andy's Porn Stash.
  • In the Ren & Stimpy episode "I Was a Teenage Stimpy" Stimpy is going through puberty and swipes Ren's Corn collection, to his anger.
  • There is an episode of Rugrats which centers around the babies trying to get into Phil and Lil's father's locked desk. Once they do they empty the contents and for a split second you can see a magazine with a woman dressed as a bunny on the cover.
    • Leads to some interesting lines of thought on their parents - their father is the small, soft-spoken type and his wife is the big athletic one.
  • Rare female example in Sealab 2021 with Debbie. Not porn per se, but when she dumps Quinn and takes up religion she gives her box of sex toys to Hesh.
    • "The big black one's their leader!"
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "All's Fair in Oven War", Marge finds Homer's collection of vintage Playdude magazines. Homer claims that he is keeping them for the articles. Marge tests this by cutting out all of the pictures of naked women, after which Homer throws out the magazines. It's at this point that Bart and Milhouse discover them and are confused as to why Playdude is such a big deal...
    • From "Kamp Krusty":
    "Don't look in my closet. In fact, stay out of my room altogether."
    • An early episode clearly shows a "Playdude" under Bart's bed.
    • Subverted in a later episode: Homer shows Barney his stash of adult magazines — such hot numbers as The Economist.
    • It's not quite pornography, but it's in the same spirit; in "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy", Lisa visits Smithers to ask about Malibu Stacy information and Smithers goes to use his computer to get an address for her. Cue his personalised start-up routine.
      Naked Upper Body of Mr Burns: Hello, Smithers. You're quite good at turning me on.
      Smithers: Uhm. You probably should just ignore that.
    • In "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming", after Bob reveals his threat and the military base is searched, Col. Hapablap angrily tells the assembled other officers, "Bob is not here. We have searched every square inch of this base and all we have found is porno, porno, porno!" and then throws down several such magazines, including "Granny Fanny" and "Cheek Week" to emphasize it. (In the next scene, Mayor Quimby orders the "esteemed representatives of television" to enter, one of which is Krusty; when he sees the magazines, he shouts, "Hey, hey! Now this is my kind of meeting!"
    • Speaking of Krusty, in Homie the Clown, Homer (as a Krusty impersonator) is discovering that Krusty gets all kinds of perks from the people of Springfield. In this case he finds out that Apu gives him a 5% discount on all purchases since Krusty's insatiable need for pornography magazines kept the Kwik-E-Mart in business during its first year. He then hands Homer (Krusty) his newest issue of "Gigantic Asses".

  • The "porn stash to hide something else" idea is sometimes used in cryptography. Much cryptographic software that creates encrypted files or partitions (such as VeraCrypt) has support for a "hidden partition" within the normally encrypted file/partition, which becomes visible only if you know the password of said hidden partition. (Without knowing that it's there it's impossible to even tell that there's a hidden partition; it all just looks like random data.) The idea is that you can put eg. pornographic pictures in the normal section and what you really want to hide in the hidden partition. If you are forced to reveal the password to the encrypted file, you can give out the normal password which just opens your "porn stash" section, making it believable that that was what you were trying to hide. The actual secret files will still be safe and unretrievable in the hidden partition, whose very existence is impossible to detect.
  • Interestingly, fitness videos were a popular "visible" porn stash. While not exactly "Poor Man's Porn", you could leave them out in the open on the excuse that you were doing aerobics. Before videos, physique magazines served that purpose. Since the target readership of physique magazines was largely gay men, physique magazines offered the added advantage of Plausible Deniability regarding the owner's sexual orientation.
  • The CIA reported that they found a huge porn stash on the seized computer of none other than Osama bin Laden, though they won't release it due to the nature of the content. Obviously, this makes his entire Salafi propaganda extra hypocritical.
  • Each of these Air Force nurses had a stack of Playboys and Playgirls while being tested for weightless space travel in 1973.


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