Japanese condom makers love to do fun stuff like create fun concept products and do serious research into sexual habits. All this and also producing arguably the thinnest condoms known to man (we say arguably, because there are Chinese challengers). Well, we would now like to invite you to the Okamoto Condom Training Camp -- ostensibly presented by the titular condom maker responsible for a 0.01mm condom for the benefit of all condom users out there (not so many in Japan, it seems, given the high number of shotgun weddings). The bizarre promotional video purports to ...

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The Japanese actress Nae Yuuki has appeared naked in Showtime's revival of Twin Peaks, though don't get too turned on just yet. The scene is, as might expect from David Lynch, pretty strange. Nae Yuuki plays Naido, shown nude on a forest floor with her face and eyes sealed up. The character appears in two episodes (3 and 14). She has acted in a previous David Lynch project, appearing in Inland Empire in a small yet memorable role. Her other credits include Letters from Iwo Jima. Nae Yuuki is also 46 years old, putting her firmly in the jukujo range and among other ...

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In addition to buying up all the CDs and merchandise they can get their hands on, otaku fans like to send their favorite idols various personal gifts, from handmade art to flowers and toys. Given that the line between fans and stalkers is quite thin sometimes, the idols and their management agencies need to take precautions. The meet-and-greet sessions, for example, at one time became notorious because fans were allegedly masturbating and leaving their spunk on their hands for idols to touch by accident. They called it the "semen handshake". Yes, nice to meet you indeed! Now Kaori ...

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Another day, another fetish. This is Japan, where things never cease to inspire and surprise us. Yesterday it was amputee cyborg fantasies. A while ago it was zentai full-body tights. Or up-skirt photography. Or licking door knobs. Photography shows about thighs have proved a massive hit in recent years, so others are trying to jump on the band wagon with a new gimmick. This time it's soles. Yuki Yuzawa currently has an exhibition at Yellow House gallery until August 20th that focuses on the naked soles of tender-looking Japanese girls, from schoolgirls to office ladies, maids and ...

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It's no secret how wildly popular the gravure model Miyako Akane is, so much so that she seems to be inspiring her own mini fetish sub-genres. She has a big following, not least because she rewards her fans with such things as making her porn debut (under the name Ema Yumekawa), wearing insanely sexy swimwear, and sparking a new street fashion trend for extreme body painting. In the past she has also posed nude and in a zentai body suit. But what if your obsession with the angelic-faced, big-chested model was more than just her body? What if you wanted her to be, well, missing ...

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Japanese gravure idols are mostly famous for one thing: their busts. Sure, not all of them have giant breasts but the proportion of busty models is pretty high. There are all kinds of things you can do with such breasts, from groping them to raise money for charity to keeping various objects balanced on them. If you want a way to accurately check and compare gravure idols' various chest sizes, we recommend the Oppai Zukan, or Full-Sized Gravure Idol Breasts Reference Book. This hefty book features such gravure idols as Nanoka, Eimi Matsushima, Saki Funaoka, Nonoko, Sayaka Onuki, ...

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It didn't take long for virtual reality to discover a potentially lucrative niche: Japanese panchira fetish. This penchant for up-skirt views is a big thing in Japan, unfolding in AV, video games, books, photography, umbrella, and, of course, real-life crimes and incidents. Trains and escalators are particularly notorious places for panchira fetishists to linger. One of the most bizarre was the case of the man who lay in a Kobe storm drain for hours, looking up under the skirts of girls who walked by. This was something of an addiction -- he was a serial offender! Well, now you can ...

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What is it about (certain) Japanese guys that seemingly makes them want to dress up as girls at any opportunity? The music video for Gen Hoshino's latest single, Family Song, casts "him" in drag while only the other day we blogged about the deceptively feminine charms of one male high schooler? Okay, Kabuki, lack of Victorian-era binaries, yada yada. Let's not try to come up with an anthropological mumbo jumbo answer for this. But it begs the question: are we witnessing an exciting surge in agender identity in Japan? From clothes to toilets, genderlessness is definitely growing in ...

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Japanese nunsploitation exists -- and it's out there waiting for you on YouTube. Ayami Takei is an aspiring YouTuber who had attracted viral attention with a video certain to be taken down by YouTube in the very near future. In it, Takei starts off in a nun costume and then shows off her newly shaven head (unlike certain idols, not done as a sign of penitence). Only she hasn't stopped there: she has also completely shaved her pussy and proudly displays her paipan to the camera. Her video, titled "Flesh and Blood," has already racked up tens of thousands of views, and there are other ...

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We recently read a report in the Asahi Shimbun about the adult video scouts who operate on the streets of Tokyo, searching for the next porn talent to come walking by. If you've ever wondered how a lot of the women, especially the anonymous stars of AV with large casts, get into their jobs, it's often because they are aggressively scouted (many are also "persuaded" to move into porn from careers in modeling, gravure and hostessing). The result is an industry with an almost literally countless number of women working in it as performers at various levels. The article was an interview with a ...

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This cute Japanese high school girl has gone viral, but not for the reasons you might think. It's because "she" is not a "she" in the conventional sense of the term. Like Shiseido did before him, @ginsyamu has managed to fool a lot of people into thinking he is a member of the fairer sex. The 15-year-old young lad has amassed thousands of followers on social media with his uncanny ability to bend genders and strike convincingly feminine poses. Would this young lady have fooled you? It's not just the hair or makeup (including mascara, lipstick and eyeliner) but ...

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For reasons that obviously don't need stating, the curvy Mitsu Dan has inspired her fair level of male attention these past few years. Now she's attracted the attention of Miyagi Prefecture, which hired her to appear in a tourism video. If that sounds pretty random, it's because it unashamedly is. The nude model and jukujo actress not afraid to shed her clothes on camera spends the 2:30-minute video clad in a kimono and talking very suggestively to a regional mascot and flying turtle. "Does it feel good?" "Can I ride you?" These are just a couple of the phrases the 36-year-old Dan ...

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Here's a new toy that will certainly get young boys interested in games that don't involve a screen: the oppai spinner, as invented and demonstrated by the immensely busty and immensely popular gravure idol and singer Jun Amaki. Best known for making the "virgin killer sweater" famous, Jun Amaki has a chest that she knows how to use -- such as by creating a special version of Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen. The fidget spinner is the toy of the moment and has become very popular this year. It is also starting to grow in Japan, where is known rather intriguingly as the "hand spinner", so it ...

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Our latest favorite nude selfie hobbyist is this Japanese college girl, who really wants the world to see everything she's got, including her paipan (shaved) pussy and tight butt hole. Despite spreading her pussy lips wide, she's a sensible girl and has censored her nude selfies for both genitals (illegal to upload in Japan) and her face (to preserve her identity). She certainly knows how to bend and stretch, though, as the way she raises and positions her legs shows. Imagine those pins wrapped around you as you explore what she wants to share. Her waist is quite slender, but her ...

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Sweat. Sea. Sun. Sand. There's a world of scents out there on the beaches of Japan, not to mention very carefully waxed bikini lines (but more often than not, very flat chests). Summer beaches are the haven of slutty girls, who head in groups to the sand to meet guys and have fun. Dead or Alive Xtreme is a bestselling quasi-adult video game (ie, not quite a pornographic eroge) series where players lust over busty characters playing beach volleyball in very skimpy bikinis. And now the makers, Koei Tecmo, have taken a step into the burgeoning adult virtual reality market by integrating ...

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Decades pass. Fashions and fads come and go. But one thing remains the same: strippers are hot. These ladies from the 1940s and 1950s certainly knew how to entertain male audiences back in the days of prewar Japan, including, no doubt, more than their fair share of American GIs. We can imagine Donald Richie watching and admiring them, perhaps with a whiskey or two in hand. In our more "enlightened" and morally "free" times, the girls from AKB48 keep their clothes on, pubic hair is pixellated, and pop stars aren't allowed to have boyfriends. And heaven help you if you're caught ...

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Is Japan's naughty knotty BDSM scene too dangerous? This was the question asked recently by Jake Adelstein, the Tokyo-based reporter who has made a career out of being the foreign media's go-to guy for yakuza stories and gossip. Adelstein's article for the Daily Beast website is an interview with Golden-san, aka Golden Rule S.M. or Doctor Golden, who is calling for a "gentler, wiser, and kinder BDSM." Doctor Golden, who is an S&M practitioner and also a chiropractor, has been taking care of people, mainly women, injured in the pursuit of their pleasure for over two decades. Next ...

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Every few months along comes another one: a sensationalist English-language news wire article about Japanese sex dolls that appears everywhere, eager for clicks and comments. This time it's an article with the very sensitively headline "Silicone Sally: Japanese men find true love with sex dolls". It comes courtesy of AFP, about physiotherapist Masayuki Ozaki turning to a silicone sex doll, Mayu, when romance in his marriage dried up. Lonely guy buys sex doll. Hardly news. Goodness knows how AFP found this story or if it's even true. We are naturally somewhat suspicious of someone who ...

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Once again we have been trawling some of Japan's postwar history for insights about the sexual development of the nation. Here are some awesome vintage images of classic love hotels. Fans of love hotels and this blog will immediately spot that this one is the Meguro Emperor, a pioneering love hotel from the 1970s that has since re-opened. The other two are, apparently, the Ichinomiya London and Olympia hotels. It was around this time that love hotels started to become very elaborate, adding castle-style "battlements" and turrets. The results are bizarre, lurid and wacky, ...

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This video by i-D features interviews with young people who identity as genderless. The makers say that this "hypnotic youth movement are [sic] rejecting ideas of fashion defining sexuality" and call it "Tokyo's most boundary-pushing scene". The interviews are with four people -- Yutaro, Muyua, Yoshiaki, and Satsuki Nakayama (pictured below) -- who all have quite large followings on social media. Genderless identity has particularly risen to the fore in the Japanese media recently with the popularity of the model and television personality Ryucheru. "When I first wore a skirt, my ...

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Shocking. Fluorescent. Gaudy. Loud. Vular. Neon. Flashy. Tacky. There's a lot of epithets that can be applied to this new cosplay style that is like body art on psychedelic drugs, though none of them quite capture it. Inspired by strange characters from anime, cinema and video games, behold the new Japanese subculture of ishoku-hada. Certain sections of the Interweb are currently abuzz with breathless talk of this bizarre body painting and cosplay niche, which literally means "unique skin" or "unusual skin". Like an "alien" version of gyaru, ganguro or yamanba trends, women dress ...

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We're suckers for combos. Put two things that we like together and we get a "double-like" feeling. And so it is with the lovely idol Erina Mano and Tenga. What more is there to say? We've once again trawled the archives a bit with this one, but a TV drama featuring Erina Mano also had her lying on a bed filled with Tenga onacups, which have seemingly been used. For good measure, she's also hugging a dutch wife (dakimakura, or hug pillow sex doll), though somewhat disturbingly it has a red mask on it (a traditional oni, or demon). Would that put you off? We're ...

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These days, the delightfully curvy Mitsu Dan is pretty mainstream and often appears on regular TV shows and commercials. However, we still vividly remember the bad old days when she first burst on to the scene with some wild soft-core BDSM porn like Be My Slave (2012) that revealed pretty everything she had to offer except her pussy. And if she were so inclined to see that, she obliged with hair nude full frontals. Her more recent erotic shoots have been alluring yet not very graphic. Let's get nostalgic about the sexier version of Mitsu Dan for a few moments by revisiting a late-night ...

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Love her or loathe her, one thing can't be denied about the tarento and model Rola: she has staying power. While many other minor celebrities and idols have come and gone, she has continued to dominate TV and advertising, despite only having one real shtick -- that of being a haafu and playing stupid. She has already survived one scandal when her foreign father was arrested for fraud a few years ago. Can she survive this one? (Spoiler: we think so.) She recently posted a video of herself to her popular Instagram account. Nothing unusual about that. Rola has a huge following on ...

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Combing the archives, we found these leaked images of some slutty Japanese ladies taking a girls' trip out to the countryside that got very dirty, very quickly. It was clearly summer (and apparently 2011), given what they are wearing, but they weren't keen on keeping their clothes on for long. These girls were happy to strip off for some very provocative and playful poses in a remote corner of Japan. They show off their lovely butts and one girl even seems to take out her tampon from her pussy. Want to see some bush? Yes, two of the ladies are happy to ...

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