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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:21 pm Reply with quote
Perhaps we're all just to blind to see this for the innovation that it is: Prostitution for asexuals*. It fills a niche even as it keeps vaginas empty.

Keichitsu0305 wrote:
Now why pay all that money for a platonic relationship, when you can just use your left hand?

Perfectly free & you don't even have to leave your house! ^__^


That's ableist! Why do you hate double amputees so much?

TheAncientOne wrote:
Chagen46 wrote:
Anybody who actually uses this "service" needs to be registered as a sex offender.

As opposed to someone that would hire a hooker for sex.


There's enough to worry about in the Japanese (actual) sex industry that it hardly seems worth going after strange little human contact boutiques like this, unless they're less bizarrely innocent than they seem on the surface, which wouldn't be inconceivable.

manicli wrote:
eurotrip1986 wrote:
Hmm i don't believe the sex drive among the people in Japan is slacking lol. If anything it's skyrocketed since the 70s lol. Well their birth-rate hasn't, but sex drive has lol.


You say that but can you cite an scientific article that proves your statement? I seriously doubt so.


I wouldn't bank on it either. eurotrip1986 isn't really big on thought or understanding or compassion or anything else the a decent human being is capable of. He's mostly about hateful, judgmental authoritarianism.

*Well, romantic asexuals, particularly heteromantic males, although I do wonder if any women might ever patronize this shop.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:24 pm Reply with quote
hojo 360 wrote:
manicli wrote:
eurotrip1986 wrote:
manicli wrote:
I'm not going to judge other people based on my beliefs but it's their money so I can't really do anything about that. I am curious as to know if doing something like this increases or decreases the sex drive.

People always say these things encourage sexual depravity but I would personally like to do a psychological experiment on these people not just the client but the girls as well.

Too bad psychology isn't really recognized as a science in Japan Sad


Hmm i don't believe the sex drive among the people in Japan is slacking lol. If anything it's skyrocketed since the 70s lol. Well their birth-rate hasn't, but sex drive has lol.


You say that but can you cite an scientific article that proves your statement? I seriously doubt so. Besides my hypothesis isn't even made yet, all I'm wondering is if there is a correlation between going to these and sex drive / needs. Notice how I didn't say causation or if I think it will decrease or increase. So even though I have a pre-disposition to one side, coming into science with preconceived notions is the worst possible thing to do.

So even though I'd like to say it decreases their need for sex and therefore reduce the the incidence of rape in society, I can't really because I have no evidence of that only a hypothesis. Really though psychology could flourish in Japan if only they didn't have the traditional/societal way of thinking about psychological problems and patterns.

As for your idea that the sex drive isn't slacking in Japan, do you live there and talk to people about it or are you just assuming based on secondary evidence?
My guess if your going to pay a girl or guy to sleep next too you for 20 or 30 min you must be geting something out of it. Sex drive prob that or its that something your missing in life like love? no its the sex drive Wink


You could possibly be right, though I was thinking more based on your id,ego and super ego. Satisfying your id could result in both positive and negative effect on your super ego so in this case I really can't say how it will affect their mental health.

Oh well enough about psychology etc. All I'm going to say is I'm not supporting or oppose this idea since I never did any research on this topic. But I will say that you won't need to pay to sleep next to a female if you're a male. During busy campus days some female friends and I snuggle together for a quick nap between classes sometimes due to our lack of sleep, but then again that could not be acceptable in Japan so who knows.

I just hope the guys feel satisfied and the girls don't feel uncomfortable.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:27 pm Reply with quote
Nonaka Machine Gun B wrote:
Why not go all the way and throw a "pig" in there?

I did at first, but decided to change it in case it offended anyone. It probably wouldn't make any difference, I know, but it was just one of those spur of the moment things.

Takeyo wrote:
a real, human woman

How does that fix anything? She doesn't and never will love you, or touch you in any way without getting paid to do so, she's just a stranger who feels a large amount of disgust possibly mixed with some small amount of pity for the revolting thing next to her. That isn't intimacy, you still have no partner in your travels through life, it accomplishes nothing aside from wasting your money on some bizarre form of humiliation. Sorry, but I fail to see any advantage in that.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:39 pm Reply with quote
That's called a very expensive prostitute. LaughingLaughingLaughing

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wish someone would pay me to pat my head, its been a long day....


I wish someone would rub my back.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:14 pm Reply with quote
Parse Error wrote:
Takeyo wrote:
Parse Error wrote:
As for the article, I feel bad for people who lack vivid imaginations. It seems pointless to me. Why pay to know there's some disgusting creature a real, human woman lying somewhere nearby, when I can close my eyes and fall asleep snuggled amongst an entire harem for free?

Fixed.

How does that fix anything? [...]

Apart from the apparent misogyny of your previous post? Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:18 pm Reply with quote
Am I the only one who's wondering how this has anything to do with anime? Sure it's in Japan, but this isn't Japan News Network.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:32 pm Reply with quote
TaiChiChasers wrote:
Am I the only one who's wondering how this has anything to do with anime? Sure it's in Japan, but this isn't Japan News Network.
They post blogs about lots of stuff that ant all ways anime like people being arrested in japan too video games comeing out.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:38 pm Reply with quote
Wow, this is just flat out depressing and very creepy. For that much money, you might as well spend that elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:39 pm Reply with quote
Takeyo wrote:
Apart from the apparent misogyny of your previous post? Confused

Oh, you're one of those people then. Yeah, I think this would be totally okay if the roles were reversed, and women shouldn't be allowed to have their own wild fantasies while they're busy being chained up barefoot and pregnant in my kitchen. Now you can be happy.

TaiChiChasers wrote:
Am I the only one who's wondering how this has anything to do with anime? Sure it's in Japan, but this isn't Japan News Network.

Why does this happen every time? It's an Interest item, not a News one.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:01 pm Reply with quote
The sex drive has increased judging from the increase in porn, the increase in sexual host and hostess clubs, the increase in sex toys, the increase in otaku and fujoshi goods, from sexual figures to ero doujinshi and ero manga for men and women

Why do people think everyone who wants sex must also want to have kids? Many other countries have decreasing birthrates as well, close to Japan's and some worse in fact, but I seriously doubt their populations are becoming asexual.

In any case, from the price I don't think it'll gain much traction. I think a few customers may try it once and that's it. The service may last for a while since there's no cost to the shop (assuming the girl has other duties she can do).

What really needs to happen is to simply ouright legalize for-sex prostitution and sex-optional services (like this sleep/patting service could also be) as in many other countries, rather than leaving it in the hands of yakuza
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:30 pm Reply with quote
Cecilthedarkknight_234 wrote:


I don't know what else to say.....

I always laugh whenever I see references to this video. Apparently it's more well-known than I would have expected. I just stumbled upon it one day on youtube and laughed my butt off. So twisted.

In fact, isn't Parse Error's avatar from it?


As for the news article... um, okay. Can I have a store that allows me to sleep among cats? I'd pay money to sleep in a room with several kitties who crawl into bed and curl up beside me. I mean, they already have cat cafés (which I want to visit).

Then again, such things would only encourage cheating. My cat certainly wouldn't be happy to discover me sleeping with other cats. She may even disown me.

B-but I'm sorry girl! I was weak and lonely and starving for affection that you only occasionally give, and I wanted to cuddle! Please forgive me for my transgressions!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:45 pm Reply with quote
willag wrote:
In fact, isn't Parse Error's avatar from it?

That is correct. I love that smile, it is just so... terribly wrong.

willag wrote:
I'd pay money to sleep in a room with several kitties who crawl into bed and curl up beside me.

I have plenty to spare, so if there's more people like you maybe I should go into business. Perhaps I'd finally have my lap free once in a while as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:36 am Reply with quote
I'm sure that it'll help those socially maladjusted enough to need this to be more normal, by charging them $13 every time they make eye contact during the session.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:42 am Reply with quote
I'd pay just to get her to pull that stupid balaclava off his head, the coward. This is nothing new. If one visits London's Soho district, one will find virtually the same thing, but with no limits. These exist in virtually every "civiliised" city on the planet. They don't call it " the world's oldest profession" for nothing.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:56 am Reply with quote
Dunno why anyone would consider this creepy. So its creepy to lie next to a woman, but it isn't if you shag her? It is a poor world we live in.

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Gaze at each other intently – 1 min. – 1000 yen


Is it me or could this get very awkward? Very Happy ... for that matter anyone using this service would likely have pretty low self-esteem so their ability to gaze intently at the other seems somewhat limited.
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