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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:11 pm Reply with quote
You could get a prostitute for less (depending on how long) and get more than just a nap.

Anyway, who (besides me) sleeps 10 hours?
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bravetailor



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:13 pm Reply with quote
Lest people start going on about "Oh Japan!"...

There are actually people who do this for a living in North America. They do make money.

http://www.businessinsider.com/​this-​woman-​is-​charging-​1-​a-​minute-​to-​cuddle-​2012-​7

Personally, I think the Tokyo shop's cost-per-routines bit is better.


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archaron
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:17 pm Reply with quote
Now I have heard it all! Laughing
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:17 pm Reply with quote
3 minutes of patting a girl on the head? Probably the oddest thing on the menu. Whoever came up with the idea is a genius.
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stardf29



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:20 pm Reply with quote
So where's the add-on option where the girl calls the customer "Onii-chan"? Razz
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Surrender Artist
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:23 pm Reply with quote
This is weird; a very Japanese kind of weird. It also seems deeply sad, but it became hilarious as I read the list of services that guests can buy ,"to increase the pleasure of their stay." I certainly understand why the man in the video was wearing what appeared to be a cheap, Chinese knockoff of a Luchador mask.

Lying next to each other for hours on end, giving tokens of affection only at a cost? It's almost like they've created a failed marriage simulator.

How strict are they about this. Do they charge after the fact for an errant pat on the head? If you stare intently into her eyes for a minute and ten seconds, are you charged extra on a pro rata basis? Does she have to change her whole outfit? Could, for example, have her change just her socks for ¥200? Furthermore, the video clearly shows her slapping him, but the article omits the price for that. I can't imagine that they're giving such a valuable service away for free. Will she hit harder if I pay extra?

Curious how there's no listing for paying to have the girl pat the customer on the head in praise.
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Spotlesseden



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:29 pm Reply with quote
we have those in US already. Go to las vegas brothels, they you can give you happy ending service too.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:34 pm Reply with quote
For some reason I'm reminded of "Nelly Bleuth" from Arrested Developement...

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It's almost like they've created a failed marriage simulator.


For half-off the base price, you and the girl can sleep in two seperate beds with a curtain between them!
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Chagen46



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:36 pm Reply with quote
Anybody who actually uses this "service" needs to be registered as a sex offender.
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Babel Secondorph



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:37 pm Reply with quote
wish someone would pay me to pat my head, its been a long day....
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Joe Carpenter



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:38 pm Reply with quote
forever alone!
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:43 pm Reply with quote
Chagen46 wrote:
Anybody who actually uses this "service" needs to be registered as a sex offender.

I'd say it's quite the contrary, seeing how they have very little to no sex drive and are completely pathetic and desperate enough to use such a service. Probably don't need to worry about them ever being a sex offender. Well, by Japanese standards anyway. Now the guys who are paying for compensated dating? That's a completely different story considering it's entirely unsupervised and the safety of the girl is not guaranteed.
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bravetailor



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:54 pm Reply with quote
Chagen46 wrote:
Anybody who actually uses this "service" needs to be registered as a sex offender.


You have no idea of the numerous amount of fetishes out there within law-abiding citizens.
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RapidEyeMovement



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:12 pm Reply with quote
This is pretty creepy at first blush, but I guess it's technically harmless. More sad than creepy, really. Like Megiddo said, compensated dating is a much bigger concern.

"Customer can pat girl's head in praise". Whuh? Praise for what?


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potatochobit



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:23 pm Reply with quote
how much do you have to pay for them not to call the police when your hand accidentally wanders away?
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