What is #HENTAI? #BDSM Japanese Style

I saw the word ‘Hentai’ being bandied around and immediately thought of manga and anime, which is what it is closely related to.

In a nutshell Hentai is: overtly sexualised cartoons with heavy sex and very explicit images. Sounds interesting, right?

Want a sneak peek at some pictures? No? You won’t want to look here then: then.

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OOPS! Did I accidentally post a naughty picture!

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There I go again! Oh my, what an impressive pi…cture. Anyway, you get the general idea.

Here is what WIKI has to say:

Hentai is a word of Japanese origin which is short for (変態性欲?, hentai seiyoku); a perverse sexual desire. The original meaning of Hentai in Japanese Language is a transformation or a metamorphosis. A meaning of the perversion or the paraphilia was derived from there. Both meanings can be distinguished in the context easily.

In Japanese, the term describes any type of perverse or bizarre sexual desire or act; it does not represent a genre of work. Internationally, hentai is a catch-all term to describe a genre of anime and manga pornography. English adopts and uses hentai as a genre of pornography by the commercial sale and marketing of explicit works under this label.

Etymology
The history of word “hentai” has its origins in science and psychology.[2] By the middle of the Meiji era, the term appeared in publications to describe unusual or abnormal traits, including paranormal abilities and psychological disorders.[2] A translation of German sexologist Richard von Krafft-Ebing’s text Psychopathia Sexualis originated the concept of “hentai seiyoku”, as a “perverse or abnormal sexual desire”.[2] Though it was popularized outside psychology, as in the case of Mori Ōgai’s 1909 novel Vita Sexualis.[2] Continued interest in “hentai seiyoku”, resulted in numerous journals and publications on sexual advice which circulated in the public, served to establish the sexual connotation of ‘hentai’ as perverse.[2] Any perverse or abnormal act could be hentai, such as committing shinjū (love suicide).

Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, while we’re at it. The society is very ‘rigid’ and does not tolerate what you can refer to as ‘loss of face’ very easily. Interestingly enough it also has some of the lowest crime rate figures, if you discount English girls getting buried in seaside caves by Tokyo billionaires.

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CENSORSHIP

Japanese laws have impacted depictions of works since the Meiji Restoration, but these predate the common definition of hentai material. Since becoming law in 1907, Article 175 of the Criminal Code of Japan forbids the publication of obscene materials. Specifically, depictions of male-female sexual intercourse and pubic hair are considered obscene, but bare genitalia is not. As censorship is required for published works, the most common representations are the blurring dots on pornographic videos and “bars” or “lights” on still images. In 1986, Toshio Maeda sought to get past censorship on depictions of sexual intercourse, by creating tentacle sex.[30] This led to the large number of works containing sexual intercourse with monsters, demons, robots, and aliens, whose genitals look different from men’s. While western views attribute hentai to any explicit work, it was the products of this censorship which became not only the first titles legally imported to America and Europe, but the first successful ones. While uncut for American release, the United Kingdom’s release of Urotsukidoji removed many scenes of the violence and tentacle rape scenes.[31]

It was also because of this law that the artists began to depict the characters with a minimum of anatomical details and without pubic hair, by law, prior to 1991. Part of the ban was lifted when Nagisa Oshima prevailed over the obscenity charges at his trial for his film In the Realm of the Senses.[32] Though not enforced, the lifting of this ban did not apply to anime and manga as they were not deemed artistic exceptions.[18]

However, alterations of material or censorship and even banning of works are common. The U.S. release of the La Blue Girl altered the age of the heroine from 16 to 18 and removed sex scenes with a dwarf ninja named Nin-nin, and removed the Japanese censoring blurring dots.[21] La Blue Girl was outright rejected by UK censors who refused to classify it and prohibited its distribution.[21][33] In 2011 the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan sought a ban on the subgenre lolicon.

Ahh, so that’s why tentacles came about! Here in the UK/US we tried monster erotica… and that’s quite good fun, too 😉

OK – I can’t let you leave without giving you a glimpse into a Hentai cartoon… so here’s one in Japanese… but it has English subtitles 😉 If you’re wondering why the woman’s voice sound especially childlike… many Japanese women try to emulate ‘younger voices’ because it understood to be more attractive to the opposite sex. This is what I have been led to believe, in any case 😉 Happy viewing xox

PS It doesn’t get too exciting until the 4 minute mark 😉
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS0iU_TsCEs]

6 thoughts on “What is #HENTAI? #BDSM Japanese Style

  1. Ashamed to admit, but I’ve never watched the Japanese porn cartoons, Hentai Anime. I have to dedicate one evening and see what excites the Japanese. It probably will not be as perfect as Johnny Bravo, but, who knows, maybe worth checking it out for yourself? 😉
    Anyway, they’ve got really great hairdo!

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