WTF: The Weirdest Japanese Porn Trends

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Want to know what the weirdest porn trends to come out of Japan are?

Japan has always had a reputation both for being at the cutting edge of new technology, fashion and popular culture but also for inventing some of the weirdest trends known to mankind. From bizarre game shows and unusual foods to eccentric toys and peculiar fashions, the Japanese have a truly one-of-a-kind culture. Nowhere is this more extreme than when you consider their taste in porn and the unique porn trends that can be downright outlandish to the rest of the world.

In this guide, we take a look at some of the classic Japanese porn trends that leave us scratching our heads as well as what is new on the market. So, buckle in, sit tight as we take your head on a messed-up journey through the weirdest Japanese porn trends.




Japanese Porn: A Brief Summary

There is a polarized global stereotype of the Japanese when it comes to sex. At one end of the scale, they are assumed to be a sexually repressed nation; in the Durex Global Sex Survey the country ranked as the least happy with their sex lives and the least amorous (they were having sex just 45 times per year compared to the global average of 103 times). The fact that the country has the largest ageing population with 28% of citizens over the age of 65 must surely contribute to this.

However, at the other end of the spectrum is the fact that the sex industry in Japan is one of the biggest in the world and is a huge industry within the country. According to the economist, Takashi Kadokur, sex in Japan brings in an estimated $100 billion a year to the economy.

Porn plays a big part in this and Japan has had a long history of sex being a central core of their culture. In the West where, religious attitudes dictated an innately ‘sinful’ approach to physical pleasures, the Japanese favored the notion that sex is comparable to spiritual enlightenment with the ideal being to prolong the state of orgasm. As a result, sex toys were a key part of this process and many common bedroom aids were actually pioneered in ancient Japan.

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Porn in Japan has a long history and was called ‘shunga’. Image via Wikipedia.

This distinction between the East and the West flourished due to Japan’s policy of Isolationism and the country’s traditional aversion to Western influence. However, it was during the early 20th century, as relations with the West were improving, when porn began to be stigmatized and some of the current porn laws were introduced. The first is a strange one and relates to the revision in 1907 of Article 175 of the Criminal Code in which Japanese censorship forbade obscene images. The code was left untouched and has resulted in an oddity where it is okay for sex to be depicted but the genitals must not be shown. This is the reason that most modern porn produced in Japan for a domestic market, however hardcore, has pixelated genitalia.

Some believe that this law was the prime driver behind one of Japan’s weirdest porn trends, tentacle porn (see below) because, despite how explicitly cock shaped they are, they did not have to be pixelated. There is controversy over this as tentacle porn actually predates the change in the Criminal Code; the most famous example of this being the print by Japanese artist, Hokusai, entitled Dream of a Fisherman’s Wife. Dated 1815, the woodblock-printed design depicts a young woman being entwined with two octopuses; the first performing oral sex between her thighs whilst the smaller fondles her mouth and left nipple.

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An early example of tentacle porn, ‘The Dream of a Fisherman’s Wife’. Image via Pinterest.

This example is one of many woodblocks and hand-painted scrolls called shunga, (erotic art) which can be dated back to as early as the Heian Period (794-1185).

There is no doubt that the Japanese’ appetite for pornography is culturally embedded and, with such a unique and liberal industry, it stands to reason that the fantastical can become reality.

So, what are the weirdest porn trends coming out of Japan at the moment?

Japanese Porn Viewing Trends: 2017

According to the porn tube hosting giants, Pornhub, Japan is their 4th largest audience in the world after the USA, the United Kingdom and India. Earlier this year, the company released its annual insights into the global porn viewing trends with Japan not escaping the spotlight. For 2017, the most popular searches reveal that the country has a big appetite for locally produced pornography. The top most searched for terms being:

  • Japanese
  • Japanese amateur
  • MMD
  • Japanese wife
  • Japanese teen
  • VR
  • Hentai
  • 3D Hentai
  • 3D
  • Japanese schoolgirl

No big surprises or weirdness so far, except for maybe MMD (or Miku Miku Dance) which is a kind of animation. However, when we compare the top relative categories and top trending searches, we can see far more of a picture building for what is popular in Japan.

Among the top trending porn searches for 2017 and most viewed categories in Japan were ‘kigurumi’ (character costumes), 3D hentai, cosplay, VR and MMD.

The Japanese love affair with hentai is infamous and this, once niche, genre of porn is now a popular category across the world. And, it was only a matter of time before this nation that pioneers advanced technology simply took it to the next level with 3D and VR porn being immensely popular.

Kigurumi is also nothing new and though we may know this as Cosplay, dressing up as an animal or in a full copslay style costume is nothing revolutionary either.

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Kigurumi is a type of cosplay but is more based on hentai, anime and manga. Image via Wikipedia.

Japanese Porn Trends in Popular Porn

Some of the most popular porn trends across the rest of the globe originated in Japan and were once considered ‘weird’. First, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the genres of porn we owe a debt of gratitude to Japan for…

Bukkake

To kick us off we have what has become a popular porn category over the last few decades. What was once a niche Japanese porn term has become one of the most heavily copied genres of porn on the market. Bukkake is a term for when multiple men ejaculate on someone and is an extreme version of popular cum-in-face porn. When it originally hit a wider audience, it was considered weird but is now a staple of the porn industry, particularly with the likes of German Goo Girls. However, the Japanese still do this well and produce some of the most extreme bukkake scenes in porn.

Our favorite Japanese bukkake sites are Bukkake Now and Japanese Bukkake Orgy.

Cosplay

The term was coined in 1984 and is a blend of the words ‘costume’ and ‘play’, the practice of dressing up as a character from a film, book or video game hails from Japan and is a very common genre of porn along with the parody. Unsurprisingly, in Japan, the characters are usually from popular anime or manga cartoons/comics (or Kigurumi) but can also include superheroes and more generic role play.

The best Japanese cosplay porn can be found on JCosplay.

Half-human/half-animal

Following on from the findings revealed by Pornhub for the viewing trends of the Japanese and their penchant for dressing up, including kigurumi (or, anime costumes), this trend is also nothing very new but was introduced to us by the Japanese.

In the West, we may refer to this fetish as plushies and furries but the Japanese brought this to the popular porn culture table in the first place. One of the differences in Japan is that they don’t always go full suit, instead preferring to remain ‘part-human’ whilst in character.

You can find some great examples of half animal/half human Japanese porn, particularly in the Hentai category on Pornhub.

Hentai

Hentai is a sub genre of the popular Japanese animated/cartoon art form of Manga and Anime. Heavily stylized, it is an instantly recognizable as Japanese and features overtly sexualized characters with explicit plots and images.

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Initially seen as weird, Hentai is now a globally popular genre of porn. Image via Flickr.

Until a few decades ago, Hentai was a very niche genre of porn that was enjoyed in Japan and surrounding countries but was only found outside of Asia on very specific websites. Now, Hentai is one of the most popular porn search terms in Europe, America and the the Middle East.

One of the enduring qualities of Hentai as a pornographic art-form is the ability of the animators to create the most bizarre characters, environments and plots without the restriction of reality. You want a chick with a dick that slips from between her thighs like an elephant’s trunk? You got it. Known as Futanari (see above), hermaphroditism is a very popular sub-category of Hentai.

Whilst no longer being as weird as it once was, there is some extremely weird Hentai porn being produced in Japan at the moment including aliens, monsters and, of course, weirdly shaped dicks.

There are hundreds of premium Hentai sites where you can get uncensored and exclusive content but you can also get some free clips from the major tube hosting sites.

Our top picks for the best Hentai porn are:

School Uniforms

Perhaps the first porn trend that comes to mind when people think of the Japanese is school girls. There is an obvious answer to the question of why and it is likely to be one of dominance and power.

Though this can make many people uncomfortable, the attachment of adolescence and sex is one that is common in a lot of cultures as it reflects our own sexual awakenings. A lot of Japanese porn features adult actresses who are dressed in a school uniform and other countries also enjoy this legal teen fantasy.

Coupled with this popular porn trend is the Japanese term known as Zettai Ryokiu. Meaning delicious thighs, this sub-category of costume and fashion porn is used to describe the leg when just the flesh at the thigh is visible. To achieve the perfect result, women wear short miniskirts and knee-high socks. It is a popular fashion in Japan and not just one that is reserved for the porn industry however, the combination of school uniform and zettai ryokiu is a potent one.

JSchoolGirls and Japanese Teacher are two popular sites that specialize in this area.

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The Japanese are well known for their love of school uniforms. Image via Japanese Teacher.

But, what are the weird porn trends coming out of Japan in 2018 that have got the rest of us scratching our heads….or feeling green with envy?

Weird Japanese Porn Trends

Some of these porn trends may not be as weird as you think with most having a good cultural reason behind them. Others are just plain baffling but, as the saying goes in the fetish community, ‘your kink is not my kink but your kink is okay’.

We’d also like to point out that although some of these ‘trends’ may have gotten a lot of media attention, by no means are we suggesting that they are common, widely popular or representative of either Japanese porn in general or the sexual appetites of this vast nation.

Cat Slapping

Apparently, this form of porn is gathering quite a following in Japan. Cat slapping (or face slapping) porn is where a JAV idol heads to the streets with a film crew to randomly assault strangers by slapping them in the face. Part power-play, part public humiliation, cat slapping might not be up everyone’s street but just be grateful it’s not coming soon to a street near you!

Explicit Game Shows

If you thought that the UK’s Channel 5 or the US Fox Network could be scraping the barrel for good ideas to syndicate then you need to consider the alternatives. In Japan, pretty much any game show could have an explicit element with some niche programs being commissioned over the years. A popular one covered by Western media was Orgasm Wars, a game where contestants were forced to stand naked whilst another contestant tried to make them cum. The action was obscured by a discreetly placed box but the concept was pretty bizarre and the facial expressions were priceless.

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‘Deal or No Deal’ could be made far more interesting based on this weird Japanese porn TV show. Image via Weird Japan.

Japan has long had a reputation for producing some pretty strange game shows and the porno market has capitalized on this by dreaming up its own concepts.

There’s a ton of explicit Japanese game show porn clips around and we’d like to draw your attention to the specialist website, Wierd Japan (yes, it is spelled that way!) which only serves up the weirdest and most unusual Japanese porn. It’s a premium website but one that has a dedicated library of strange and peculiar porn from Japan. Among the most popular videos are some crazy sex games, hardcore sex doll action and kinky food games.

Face Farting

The Japanese culture has a lot of subtle nuances and social etiquette that are lost to most Westerners however, farting in public is one we can all get on board with. It is offensive at the best of times but, for Japanese woman, it is almost forbidden. As with any taboo, they can be a turn on when you get to explore them and face farting porn is an extension of this.

This peculiar fetish has quite a lot of followers with some people being aroused by the sound, others by the smell. Certainly, being trapped in a room with a woman who is farting is the pinnacle of perfection for some Japanese men. This niche porn is widely available on the popular porn hosting sites and we’ve selected a choice clip for your viewing pleasure from Pornhub.

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Face farting fetishists seem to enjoy both the dominance and the humiliation. Image via Pornhub.

Futanari

Hermaphroditism is a particularly Japanese fetish and, in porn, they depict this very well. Futanari is a niche sub-genre of Hentai (see above) and features women with dicks; some having a vagina as well or one that simply sprouts from the pussy at will.

At it’s most extreme, futanari can be closely associated with other categories of porn include BDSM and other fetishes as well as gay or lesbian genres.

We’ve featured Futanari on our site before and you can read our Beginners Guide here as well as get some great links to some of the best futanari porn sites around.

Ha Daisuki

Whilst most of us have an aversion to the dentist, Japanese fetishists who are into Ha Daisuki are turned on by a collection of clips focusing on teeth, the tongue and the mouth. Yes, flossing, brushing and even people picking their teeth after eating. We can relate to the oral fixation but this goes one step beyond.

Check out this clip from Pornhub which shows a closeup of a routine oral exam. Other popular clips include lesbians licking each other’s teeth, people chewing gum and dental braces.

Haircut fetish

Just like the mouth and teeth fetish, haircut porn is exactly what you think it is. Yes, videos show a woman with a full head of hair provocatively having her hair coiffed for the camera. It might not seem like a hardcore sexual fetish but the intimacy of a man being able to watch this private act is not to be underrated.

Patience Face

Also known as gamin kao, this is a particular fetish relating to the face that someone makes before they orgasm. The term is interchangeable with sex face and porn specializing on this taste tends to be full screen face shots. Usually a female actor with her head visible through a hole in a wall with sex happening off-screen, this is a kind of voyeuristic porn. It’s one of the weird porn trends on this list which fit right into the stereotype that is perpetuated of the Japanese with its strange, disembodied detachment to the action.

Although not a Japanese site, you can see some great examples of Sex Face porn on Beautiful Agony.

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Patience (or sex) face is a voyeurs dream come true as they get to observe the most intimate of pleasures. Image via Beautiful Agony.

Pillow Humping

Watching women masturbate is nothing new or that peculiar but leave it to the Japanese to send it all weird. A trend for girls humping their pillows is not going to set our alarm bells ringing and you can find plenty of this kind of action on the popular porn tube sites, like this pillow humping clip compilation from Pornhub.

What pushes the thermometer from niche to zany (or perhaps inventive genius?) is the next step on the art of pillow masturbation. Japanese company, Dekunobô, have refined the humble cushion into a sex toy with a range of ‘bodies’, detachable limbs, disposable genitals and stick-on nipples. Quirky bedroom accessories to functional masturbation aids, the ‘flesh-pillow’ sector is a growing one.

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Dekunobô puts a new spin on the term ‘pillow-talk’. Image via Dekunobô,

Public Transport

When many of us think about Japanese porn, public transport will be on the list somewhere. The nation’s fetish for frotteurism is well documented and there are many trains of thought as to why this is (excuse the pun!).

Groping or rubbing against someone in public is called chikan and there is a big problem with this on public transport so there is no surprise that it can also be found in porn. Public nudity, exhibitionism and voyeurism are all at play here and the fetish is well catered for across many general Japanese premium porn sites; however, you can find a good collection of taster clips on the main porn tube sites such as these we found on XVideos.

The practice is so popular than many of Japan’s image clubs offer services where clients can ride in a simulator and pay a hired prostitute to play the role of a fellow passenger. These kinds of experiences often don’t involve full sex but are simply an exercise in groping with maybe some manual relief. You can read more in our guide to the Best Image Clubs in Japan.

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Groping and frotting on public transport is common in Japan. Image via Pornhub.

Tamatoys Scented Oils

Though not a pornographic trend as such, we had to share this one with you, Tamatoys is a Japanese adult goods manufacturer who produce a range of scented oils that are each fragranced with a ‘forbidden’ smell.

They sell a variety of classics such as ‘School girl’s urine’, ‘Girl Armpit’ and ‘Working Women Stocking’. They have also released some new depraved scents which have been less popular including ‘The Smell of a Boy’s Anus’, ‘Female Students’ Periods’ and  ‘Transsexual’s Ass’

We are just warning you, in advance, that when porno goes fifth dimensional into ‘smellovision’, there is someone already here to pick up the mantle!

Tentacle Porn

And finally, we come to the tentacle porn! As previously mentioned, the Japanese (as an island nation) have long had an affinity with creatures of the sea and there is evidence dating back over two hundred years  to prove it.

Though the earlier material may well have links to bestiality, the current genre is more about science fiction and horror than it has to do with a genuine love for eight limbed molluscs and the ‘leading men’ are also aliens and monsters.

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Tentacle porn is an enduringly popular feature of Japanese erotic art and pornography. Image via Cartoon Sex Tube.

The appeal of tentacles is their obvious phallic shape as well as usually depicting them well-lubricated and ready for action. Porn of this kind can often be consensual sex but can also be extreme and pretty hardcore. Most, for obvious reasons, is created using animation but there are some examples of live action tentacle porn as well.

It might well be a small sub-genre of the fetish porn industry in the West but in Japan, tentacles still continue to turn a lot of people on.

Best Japanese Porn Sites

As well as the weird, the Japanese also excel at the plain old wonderful and there are some great specialist Japanese porn sites that bring you premium content in some nice areas.

Our favorites are listed below and most are self-explanatory as to their specialism:

Featured image via Flickr.

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