Sex and the Japanese: The Sensual Side of Japan

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Tuttle Publishing, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
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Sex and the Japanese provides a broad look at the changing concepts of sexuality in Japanese culture. From the days of concubines and geishas to the present, sex and sexuality in Japan have been more openly discussed and available than in the Westódue for the most part to Shinto, the native religion of Japan that recognizes, celebrates and respects the sensual side of life.

The sexual attitudes and customs of present-day Japan continue to reflect this ancient wisdom in ways that are both practical and imaginative. Sex and the Japanese reveals the ins and outs of these attitudes and customs, from the institutions of "love hotels" and erotic massage parlors, weekend trysts at hot spring spas, the use of cell phones and the Internet, to well-publicized date clubs and escort services.

Chapters include:
  • Sex Without Sin
  • Heritage of the Fertility Cult
  • The "Romance Gray" Phenomenon
  • Porn for the Male Masses
  • Sex Lessons for the Ladies
  • The Charms of Japanese Women

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About the author (2006)

Boye Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, and Korea since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, trade journalist, editor, and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (now Thunderbird: The School of Global Management). His 70-plus books include Japan's Cultural Code Words, Business Guide to Japan, and Japan Unmasked.

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