01/08/2014 05:04 BST | Updated 01/08/2014 05:59 BST

This 'How To Have Sex On The Internet' Video From 1997 Will Make You Cringe

Back in the 1990s. the internet was a different place. Buying stuff was a magical mystery tour via insecure credit card servers. Music came in MIDI format and watching video was almost impossible.

Then there was sex. Ah yes, back in the misty days of the World Wide Web downloading porn was a solid evening's work, and the nearest equivalent to Tinder were the murkier corners of Microsoft Chat.

Basically, getting off on the internet was a lot more difficult than you might think.

Fortunately, the curators of the Found Footage Festival have unearthed this fantastic VHS film (which we're almost certain isn't fake) that describes, in weird detail, how to befriend someone in an adult fashion if it's 1997 and you have a Fax Modem.

It's hilarious, but also quite cute -- did we ever live in a world so innocent?