Tuesday, October 2, 2012

You Can't Make This Stuff Up. Toyko Masturbation Bars... for Women!

Stuff found while looking for other stuff...



Love Joule, a colorful new bar in the Shibuya district Tokyo, is the first “love and sex bar dedicated to women," according to the Tokyo Reporter. What does this mean, exactly? Proprietor Megumi Nakagawa minces few words.

"Once they take a seat, customers are able to experience a pleasant place in which they can openly discuss masturbation,” she said. “Since most people view female masturbation as something of a mystery or taboo, it is not a usual topic at typical bars.”

“I go because it is a safe place and I don’t have to worry about trying to brush off men all the time," said a customer going by the name Sayama. "Add in that it is also a great place to drink and talk about what we women love to talk about, sex and guys, that’s also a big pull."

The sanctity of the space is preserved by a policy prohibiting single men from entering-- men are only welcome if they are accompanying a woman, according to Rocket News. Men without a female companion will just have to wonder what's going on inside. Luckily for them, male masturbation doesn't face the same stigma. 

This just blows my mind.  The culture that created Ben Wa balls somehow feels there is less stigma in men masturbating in public than women?  As if maturbating in public should be acceptable behavior in the first place.

I'm trying really hard to like the Japanese and there's a lot to like, but their screw-ball pop culture just flat eludes me.

20 comments:

  1. Very colorful assortment of toys they have there. Will wonders never cease.

    ReplyDelete
  2. please tell me this is an unscheduled april's fool joke...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If only that were true. Maybe there's an October Fools Day?

      Delete
  3. I wonder if a lot of guys will dress up as women -- remember "Tootsie" -- so they can sneak in and eavesdrop on the kinky conversations.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Seems to me this is outright gender discrimination.

      Delete
  4. I know I've lead a sheltered life. Before I took a closer look at the picture, I saw shoes.

    But then, some women have similar reactions with shoes...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Well shoot, it just says they get to "discuss" masturbation. I think it's a shame if there isn't something extra pleasant and special about that seat. You couldn't beat that.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've actually read a few articles that the male/female divide over there is causing the birthrate to drop like a rock. If the reports have any credibilty both the guys and gals want something completely different from the other. Case in point I heard a big seller among guys was a pillow shaped like a women so guys could cuddle since the gals are very liberated and are not looking to get attached.

    I could have that backwards but like you wrote their culture is way different.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Most of those homogenous island cultures are way different.

      Delete
  7. Eh? Good Grief!

    I have absolutely no problem with any kind of sex (well, excluding sex with children), but why would I want to masturbate in public? Holding a glass and discussing the process with others? Crikey, talk about multi-tasking!


    PS: I have wanted to ask for ever and ever: What is/are Termites of Sin?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Replies
    1. I don't know why you're so excited. They'll never let anyone that looks like you in unless you're escorting Lady Godiva.

      Delete
  9. Maybe it's my age, but I am beginning to find an awful lot of humor in the sexual nature of humans. It is fascinating and I find myself saying a lot of "wow!" and "holy shit!"

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The wow and holy shit factor has pretty much disappeared from my reactions but it certainly is humorous. One of the benefits of getting old.

      Delete
  10. Hmmm, I thought they were shoes, too. The whole concept is pretty darned peculiar. I mean, will women be thrown out if they want to talk about something ELSE? And I'm hoping all they do in there is talk.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I suppose for an island that needs to shed about a third of its population this is the alternative.

      Delete

Sorry about the comment thingy folks. Too much spam.