Japanese Porn: 15 Things You Never Knew (Part 2)

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We already brought you part one of this informative article about Japanese porn, and now we’re back with more. Here’s part two.

Number Eight: Japanese Porn Is Purported to Decrease Violence

Some people see a link between these two things. Milton Diamond and Ayako Uchiyama believe that the rise of pornographic videos and magazines in Japan (starting in the 1970s and continuing onwards) creates a decrease in reported sexual crimes.

Number Seven: Yaoi, or ‘Boy’s Love’

This particular branch of pornography is targeted toward teenage or young adult women. It typically features a feminine, submissive boy called a “Uke” and a masculine or domineering “Seme”.

Number Six: Yuri, or ‘Girl’s Love’

In the same vein as Yaoi, but targeted toward a male audience, this typically features two grown adult women in a lesbian relationship. Oddly enough, it’s much less popular than it’s male counterpart.

Number Five: Male Porn Stars are Rarer than Bengal Tigers

According to one of the most famous male porn stars in Japan, Shimiken, there is a severe shortage of male adult film actors. For every 10,000 Japanese women porn stars, there are only 70 males. For this reason, these men are in very high demand in Japan.

Number Four: In the 90s, Japan Lifted a 40-Year Pubic Hair Ban

In 1991, full frontal nudity became common in Japanese books and other printed material. They started being a bit less strict on this subject for imported films, but the ban remains in place for local movies.

Number Three: The Hokuto Corporation is the Largest Online Porn Store in Japan

They created the Digital Media Mark to sell and distribute adult films over the internet. Eventually, they became the largest pornography producer in the country.

Number Two: They have an Indie Porn Category Titled ‘Pink Film’

This genre includes 127 different categories. They make films independently and release them to adult theaters around Japan.

Number One: ‘Japan’s Original Adult Video Queen’

Yumika Hayashi had a 16-year career and starred in over 400 pornographic movies. She gained much fame in the country and even helped to create a documentary on herself. We hope you enjoyed this article about 15 lesser known Japanese porn facts.

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