If last week's Newhalf Otoko no Ko Anal Penetration and Penis Combo Masturbator wasn't enough for you, or the Ryosei Guyu Onapet Futanari Onahole or even the amazing Futanari Sex Doll... then get ready for this. Newhalf AV star Serina Tachibana now has her own sex doll and masturbator toy -- and it's a tribute to her gorgeous breasts and stunning erect cock. The toy makers, KMP, use "otoko no ko" in the original product name but Serina Tachibana is technically a newhalf (shemale), since she has breasts (i.e., she's not "just" a crossdresser). And what breasts they ...

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Japan's futanari fetish just got a new toy to gratify all those urges that sadly can't be easily satisfied in real life. As we know, futanari are not newhalf transgender women or josou cross-dressers. The key difference is that they are genuine hermaphrodites with both sex organs. As such, futanari is normally relegated to the world of anime, eroge and adult manga, or AV with carefully placed dildos so the girls seem to have cocks. The Ryosei Guyu Onapet Futanari Onahole has everything you could want -- and it fits in the palm of your hand. The name literally means "hermaphrodite ...

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It's almost time for the first ever Tokyo Comic-Con, only there is a strange rule: men cannot dress as female characters. The news has been blazing down the internet grapeview that Tokyo Comic Con in December at Makuhari Messe will be banning cross-dressing men from attending if they dare to arrive in costumes of female characters. This is a move that would surely disappoint the likes of Ladybeard, Sailor Fuku Ojisan, and the legions of otoko no ko cross-dressing cosplayers out there. Needless to say, the announcement has caused something of an uproar because so much of cosplay ...

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A Yokohama court has ordered a transsexual parlor to leave a residential complex in the city after a group of residents got together to sue it on grounds of violating the terms of usage. Locals were annoyed about the large numbers of employees and customers coming and going in the elevator. Police were unable to do anything about Hanatsuki Yokohama because it was a classed as a gay service. In Japan, paying for penetrative sex is illegal, so prostitution services get around this by officially not offering "full service", though this is frequently a mere camouflage maintained to ...

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We've seen a mini explosion in futanari-themed adult toys in Japan and we really like what we are seeing. Normally relegated to the fantasy worlds of eroge, manga and anime, or obviously fake AV, these toys allow you to explore the hermaphrodite fetish in real form. After the recent futanari masturbator toy, here is a futanari sex doll and dakimakura cover. Tama Toys has a series of dakimakura covers and the 40th in the range is a futanari girl. The double-sided cover is nothing short of awesome, complete with giant breasts, French maid lingerie, and bukkake. The Futanari ...

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Onna no Ko Club is fast becoming the biggest (and certainly the most accessible) player in the growing otoko no ko and josou cross-dressing scene. It already has bars in Shinjuku (in Nichome, of course) and Osaka where you can go to try dressing up as the opposite sex (or just watch if you're not into actual cross-dressing). It was recently featured in the Ellen Page documentary about gay Japan and its manager interviewed by Kyodo News. Now it has a new salon bar in Ueno, this time with stylish chandeliers. Opening on April 1st, it is located in the Okachimachi area of Ueno, a ...

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We're loving the ever-growing range of otoko no ko items that are appearing in the Japanese adult market right now. Mainly produced by Tama Toys, these products tread the ambiguous line between cosplay-style costumes and actual cross-dressing accessories. That said, we have never seen anything quite like this one. The Otoko no Ko Crossdresser Cock Bag allows you to cover up your penis (erect or flaccid) and complete your transgender transformation. As Kanojo Toys say, the stretchy and comfortable "bag" fits snugly over your member's head, shaft and balls. It gives you ...

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Ignition has posted an article about transgender artist Pyuupiru, who makes costumes such as the elaborate "Planetaria" series. The article also provides a glimpse into the domestic arrangements of someone in Tokyo who has undergone sex realignment, living in the suburbs and taking in stray cats. She was born a man, she explains, but always felt she had the soul of a woman. Having suffered for much of her life from obsessive-compulsive disorder and severe depression, she began making art around the same time she began to think about changing her body and identity. Born out of such ...

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Gaycation is a new series from Viceland, Vice's TV channel, featuring Ellen Page and her friend traveling the world in search of gay stuff. Episode 1 is Japan, especially Tokyo and Nichome. Of course, Vice likes to veer toward the sensationalism, as its previous "schoolgirls for sale" article showed, and as such this episode does have some bad choices ("rent-a-friend agency and joining the party in the world's smallest gay bar"). It also starts with some cliched footage of Shibuya and halfway through resorts to shots of Scramble Crossing, but if you keep watching, there is some ...

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Kyodo News recently had a feature on Onna no ko Kurabu (Girls’ Club), the popular cross-dressing bar and club in Nichome where you can try on women's clothes away from prying eyes. The article highlights the "home from home" aspect. Onna no ko Kurabu is not a drag bar with theatrical outfits and shows, but rather a relaxed space where a man can arrive straight from the office, perhaps in a suit, and indulge his feminine side with a complete transformation. One side of this cozy bar is marked off with a heaving rack of outfits — everything from understated blazers to gowns with ...

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We've seen some unusual masturbator toys in our time as sex bloggers: grenades, bricks, sea anemones, tentacle sex, and more. There are also onaholes for guys with fantasies about an "extended" clitoris. More controversially, there are even shotacon "young boy" fantasy toys. But we've never seen a futanari onahole before. (Except perhaps the Otoko no Ko? Onahole, though it did not call itself a futanari toy.) The Futanari Musume Double Hole takes the fantasy of the sexy hermaphrodite -- a cute, slim Japanese girl who just happens to have a huge cock -- and turns it into a ...

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You see?! Japanese cross-dressing is so rampant that even mainstream corporations sing its praises in their marketing campaigns. Showing how the otoko no ko "male daughter" subculture is something to admire rather than be repelled by, cosmetics maker Shiseido has released a video promoting the benefits of the brand's make-up. In fact, Shiseido's cosmetics are so good, they can convince others that you are a different gender. These "schoolgirls" are not what they seem. They're guys! This video of behind-the-scenes footage shows how they did it. So if you have some ...

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Cross-dressing in Japan is different to cross-dressing in other countries. The rise of the otoko no ko cross-dressing male cosplayer, who may or may not be attracted to other men, has created a great broadening of acceptance of dressing up and gender-bending. Bibi Lab, who specialize in making some wacky clothes and other household items, are latching onto this boom with the Boku Sera ("I am Sailor") Male Sailor School Uniform. It's not just a Japanese schoolgirl sailor costume -- but one for guys. It's make of fleece, so it's actually warm in the winter. Plus it's designed to ...

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Head over to Ebisu, a plush part of Tokyo just south of Shibuya, where you can visit Total Beauty Salon ZOOM and transform yourself into the opposite sex... temporarily, at least. It's not a sex change medical clinic per se but it does offer beauty treatment courses for crossdressers (otoko no ko or josoko), both male or female. As with lots of things in Japanese sexuality, there's little black and white here. Leave your preconceptions of transsexuality and homosexuality at the door, since in Japan cross-dressing does not mean you are "gay" and it often merges with more casual ...

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7.6% of people in Japan are gay, lesbian or have gender identity disorder. That's according to a Dentsu survey published in the Asahi Shimbun newspaper on April 24th (and that's also the sway they word the "groupings" too). It equates to 1 in 13 people. The results were released on April 23rd. They were conducted on around 70,000 adults in Japan through an online questionnaire. A similar survey in 2012 found that 5.2% of people, or 1 in 19 people, identified as LGBT. The new survey was conducted on April 7th and April 8th with 69,989 people aged 20-59 across Japan. However, ...

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Recently a Saitama civil servant got himself arrested for entering a female-only changing room at a spa while in drag. Perhaps he should have gone to Tokyo... Because Josokko Koishitsu (literally meaning "cross-dresser changing room" but with the English name Locker Girls Club) has just opened in Nichome, Shinjuku's gay district. Josokko Koishitsu (or "Kouishitsu" depending on your Romanicizing preferences) is a changing room facility especially for newhalf, otoko no ko cross-dressers and other types of transgender. After all, if you are heading out to Nichome for some fun, ...

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Fetish Festival (Feti-Fes) was held in Tokyo on Sunday January 25th at an inconspicuous venue near Harajuku. There were 96 booths, including cosplayers, idols, bondage artists, and more, spread out over six seriously packed floors, plus a basement showing the "Underground Fetish Film Festival" screenings. Feti-Fes was first held in January 2013, since then it has been held eight times around Japan. This festival -- the fifth in Tokyo -- was the biggest so far and there seemed to be hundreds of visitors by our estimate. Due to legal reasons, there was no nudity allowed in the ...

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Be careful. With some prudent cropping, it's easy to be deceived. We've all be in one of those sketchy clubs and thought that girl in the corner looked hot, only to be disappointed when our hands went for a fondle in the taxi on the way to a hotel. We've all been there, right? Anyway, Japanese cross-dressers (josou) have been demonstrating just how hot they look with some careful framing. A photo from the mouth down can be surprisingly deceptive! See what we ...

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Happy Christmas to all our readers and visitors! Christmas in Japan is a time for three things: strawberry shortcake, KFC chicken, and sex. Especially Christmas Eve is seen as the most romantic time of the year, the night when you are meant to take a special someone out on an expensive date. Not everyone has a girlfriend so this time of year can be a bit lonely for singletons. But cross-dressing cosplayer Nemunemunnn decided to take the matter into "his" own hands. He cross-dressed as his own cute "girlfriend". The results are impressive. Would you know the ...

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We're on a bit of a cross-dressing roll at the moment. After blogging about a major new josou club and bar in Osaka we now want to introduce a new photography exhibition at Ginza's Vanilla Gallery. It features portraits Tachibana has made over six years of newhalf (shemales) and josou cross-dressers. The exhibition is called "Traces of josou and the Theory of Happiness". Tachibana runs a studio that specializes in portrait photography for cross-dressers and shemales, as well as hair and make-up services. She has worked with top idols to old-timers in their seventies -- more than ...

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Onna no ko Kurabu (Girls' Club) is where the action's at if you want an easy way to sample Japanese cross-dressing subculture. Man or woman, you can go to the club -- currently one in Tokyo, with a new club in Osaka's down-and-dirty Dotonbori district from December 1st -- to try on girls' clothing. The club keeps a wardrobe of rental clothes and wigs for joso (or josou) cosplay, dressing up as a girl. As we know, otoko no ko cross-dressing cosplay is big in Japan, though it is a hard-to-define point somewhere between "transvestite" and "cosplayer". Joso is the more conventional ...

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We already know that there's a strong subculture in Japan for cross-dressing -- and one which doesn't fit easily into any western ideas of gay culture -- but here's something new. Metrosexual Japanese men worried about their nipples showing through t-shirts may be turning to these nipple stickers to cover up. There are several products out there on the market, it seems. The "Nipple Shields" by Tex Mex are marketed as "fashion help for men", especially young high-fliers in the business world who don't want their muscular chests with pokey nipples showing through their tight white ...

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Otoko no Ko "male daughter" cross-dressing cosplay is really getting big in Tokyo now. The fetish subculture has its only monthly event in Shinjuku called Propaganda. There are shops, maid cafes and even special photobooks. Even more intriguingly, there are many Otoko no Ko cosplay adult toys too, mostly created by Tama Toys -- from anus smell sprays to manicure sets, panties, bras, garter, wigs and more! Well, now there is a way to check the time online with a Otoko no Ko flavor! Keen-eyed readers may see a connection here to the successful Bijin Tokei series of digital clock ...

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It's high time we talked about otoko no ko (also written otokonoko) (男の娘). The name of course is a play on the word for "boy" but whose characters mean "male daughter". As we know, the word for daughter (musume) is also employed a lot to mean "cute young girl", and that's the nuance here. The phrase has been used since the 2000's. A otoko no ko is a cross-dressing cosplayer, who dresses as a girl for certain occasions. It's an unusual combination of cosplay culture, sexuality, and (in a way) otaku culture (it's quite geeky as subcultures go). It took the world of men dressed as ...

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About two years ago we blogged about the brilliant Vagina Panties, a "belt" you could wear to give yourself the female genitalia you otherwise lack. Now the ever busy Japanese sex toys store Kanojo Toys have released the Vicky Panties, a similar but, in our opinion, even better looking version. The Japanese adult industry is experiencing a real boom right now in mainstream cross-dressing accessories. Part of this is down to the popularity of otoko no ko, a type of cross-dressing as cosplay, though in general transgender is more tolerated. It even inspires photo books. Major sex ...

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