Lisa Katayama’s recent New York Times story on one man’s relationship with an anime girl-printed pillow has been making waves in the English blogosphere, and those waves have finally made it back to Japanese shores. What did the infamous Japanese BBS 2chan have to say about this?
The most sensical, entertaining comments on the boards, not in any particular order or threading.
“I agree, he should go see a doctor”
“It’s far too late for a doctor”
“C’mon, it’s not just Japan that has things like this. Everywhere has them to some degree.”
“Japanese people also recoil from things like that.”
“Foreigners can’t grasp the splendor of two dimensions.”
“It’s wrong to broadcast sexual deviants out onto the world stage like this. Just leave them alone and let them be.”
“Of course he’s hentai, but I understand it more than scatology”
“The Times is nothing but disgusting anti-Japanese slander.”
“Wanting to marry something two-dimensional is nothing new. Come to Akihabara sometime and you’ll find this sort of people in swarms”
The mood swings back and forth, with sentiments ranging from otaku-bashing to incomprehension to attacking the west for pouncing on a deviation no worse than any others out there. Personally, we at TokyoKinky never judge, and while the pillows and dolls from our friends KanojoToys might be a little sexy to take out to the supermarket, they’ll love you just fine behind closed doors.
…when your masturbation toys are being copied along with Chanel, Rolex, and god knows what else.
It had been a while since Tenga put out some of their classically hilarious commercials, so it’s nice to see the new ones out. I love how they sell masturbators the way marketers would sell shampoo!
These little guys are exactly the same size as real eggs, and even look like the real thing when you open them up. The only difference is that there isn’t a yolk (or Easter candy for that matter), but a handful of fun for you!
What’s with all the horny women in ukiyo-e and old Japanese paintings? How did they get so excited without the wonderful sex toys of the modern day? Were the Samurai just that good?
Well, maybe, but it turns out that feudal Japan’s women got their kicks from “higozuika,” the dried stem of the Giant Elephant Ear Plant from the province of Higo. These little pieces of folk craft don’t look too sexy at first, but soak them in water, and they get soft, slick, and…stimulating?
Higozuika has saponin in it, a chemical that stimulates and increases blood flow wherever it touches. We don’t know who the first woman was to dig up a potato-looking plant, wet it, and stick it inside her, but we’re sure grateful to her. Higozuiki’s an odd sensation you have to try for yourself- definitely different than your average “warming action” condom.
In the old days, frisky couples had to tie their own sex toys from lengths of the raw dried plant, but fortunately for you, KanojoToys has an exclusive deal with an artisan manufacturer in Higo, so they can ship the finished product (in a very pretty box, no less) right to your door.
Looks like the Akihabara police force are getting some new members on staff. Meet the happiest, leggiest, most dulcet cops in Tokyo, the Miniskirt Police:
After a three-year hiatus, this gaggle of idols, models, and TV stars in hot blue vinyl is back with a DVD, a road show, and an upcoming CD. If you’re in the Tokyo area, they’re doing live shows until August, but otherwise, you can satisfy yourself with their blog.
Tall girls have it twice as hard in Japan: men their height are rare, and according to the new hit book “Sex and Science’s Curious Relationship,” (a translation of Mary Roach’s “Bonk”) they have a harder time getting off during sex, too. Japanese researchers have discovered a high correlation between orgasm ability and the distance between the clitoris and vaginal opening. Because this distance scales with height, the taller a girl is, the more trouble she has reaching orgasm.
(Picture from Black Tokyo)
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