Weird fetish groups weren’t born with the internet, it’s just that the internet made it easier for people to find what they were looking for. But before the internet, if you wanted to find a group of like-minded individuals who enjoyed jerking off to Mary Tyler Moore for example, you could find such a group, you just had to look hard enough. And yes, there was a group of people who liked to send newsletters to each other about jerking off to Mary Tyler Moore.
Apparently this “society” was founded by a fellow named James J. Kagel of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Kagel is (or was) attempting to connect to others who share his fetish for, in his words, “jacking off” to photographs of beloved actress and comedienne, Mary Tyler Moore’s “beautifully curved, ever so shapely, silken, creamy smooth, seductive, velvety soft, long, lean, graceful, tantilizing, erotic, sinuously sexy LEGS […] (not to mention her lickable feet)!” End quote.
Kagel goes on to totally over-share about his fetish for MTM’s legs developed as a boy watching her on The Dick Van Dyke Show and her own eponymously-titled, long-running TV series. He mentions that he is “proud” to admit to masturbating to Moore’s gams—I, for one, believe him—and that his wife bears a “slight resemblance” in the face and legs department to the actress. He even asks members of The Mary Tyler Moore Masturbation Society to send him their own MTM leg fantasies!
And MMS sorta kinda lives on to this day as a Yahoo group if you’re so inclined.