Another ten Japanese pornish words you never needed to know

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1. shiobuki – squirting

I find this one of the more interesting Japanese porn words because shiobuki actually refers to an ocean spout or a blow hole. Shio is tide or sea and buki comes from the verb to blow. It always conjures up foamy, salty vaginas for me.


2. gankyuuname – worming

Worming made headlines a few weeks ago in mainstream foreign press when an astute reporter somewhere noticed that some Japanese people like to lick each other’s eyeballs. Apparently you can get worse things than pink eye from it so I wouldn’t recommend it, but fans say that the ticklish, freaky feeling it gives you is irresistible. It’s a fetish and reminds me that there are some interesting people in the world.


3. fuuzoku – sex industry

Fuuzoku is a general word referring to all things prostitute-related . In Australia we’d call those sorts of areas with strip joints and what-not a blue light district. In Japan, blue means nothing like that at all, instead all things pink are naughty. Prostitution in Japan is not strictly illegal, but providing an establishment for prostitution acts or ‘managing’ a prostitute is, so places that offer these services claim that the girls are there of their own accord and can ‘accidently’ have sex and they make them look after their own sex toys, lube, condoms and whatever else they needs so they are not actively managing or facilitating. Generally speaking though, prostitution in all its forms is tolerated and police are more interested in arresting you because you put your non-combustible trash out on combustible trash night than because you got laid in a bathhouse.

Legally speaking, there is a sliding scale of businesses that offer sex-related services. Up in top spot you have your soopuranndo soapland which are bath houses offering a bath (of course) and the full sexual experience. This is followed by fashion health, image clubs, SM clubs & aesthetic salons which offer hand jobs, blow jobs, massages and can sometimes also offer the full experience. Then you have your strip clubs, porn video booths, peep shows & places where you can go to watch girls masturbating. After that you’ve got your various other sex-related establishments such as love hotels, no panty cafes & adult shops. Kyabakura (cabaret clubs), hoosutesu kurabu (hostess clubs) & pinkku kurabu (pink clubs) are kind of border-line places where there’s not supposed to be any sexual stuff happening on the premises, but staff often on aafutaa afters where sex is definitely on the menu.

There is also a full range of non-establishment business such as delivery health (we bring blow jobs to your door!), home massages & girls will meet you in a love hotel for services as well.

The sex industry is pretty much in your face in Japan. You get a zillion flyers in your mailbox, tissues with advertisements for all things pink handed to you wherever and it’s all over tv. A lot of sex industry workers have become famous tv personalities and you’ll see a lot of stories about the sex shops on tv. Late night tv in Japan is also time for soft porn shows and anime.


4. shuuchi purei

We know this as humiliation play and it encompasses everything from adult diapers to parading someone around in a public place naked. Speaking of which, I’m curious to know which European countries films their series Public Humiliation in because I’m fascinated with what they get away with. If anyone knows, please leave a comment.


5. shakuhachi

A shakuhachi is a traditional wooden, recorder-like instrument. In slang, it also describes sucking someone off. Hitorishakuhachi means one person shakuhachi ( I’d think you’d need to be pretty damn flexible.) In related words, sokuhachi refers to sucking someone off without them having a shower first (Japanese are big on cleanliness and it’s a fetish-type thing to get a quick suck off without a shower/bath first). I think you’d have to pay extra for it. Namahachi means a blow job without a condom. Nama means ‘raw’ by the way. And lastly, my favourite, haamonika (harmonica) which refers to someone sucking your dick sideways – just like you would play a harmonica.

If you look really closely, the guy on the phone is doing hitorishakuhachi
If you look really closely, the guy on the phone is doing hitorishakuhachi

6. herusu – health

Be careful with this one, while herusu sometimes means health, it often means blow jobs. If someone is going to a fashion health, they are going for a blow job, some kissing and maybe some touchy, feely stuff . You may or may not want to go with them. There are a few types as mentioned previously deriherusu (delivery health), fashion health, new health, super health etc.

7. ekibentaii – Railway bento box position


I’m including this even though it is a bit dated, just because I think it’s great. In the old days when the trains used to stop at the station, people used to carry bundles of bento boxes in front of them to sell to the passengers. In porn, it refers to a buff man standing up and holding a woman in front in front of him and fucking her because that is what the people carrying the bento boxes looked like. Wikipedia tells me in the Karma Sutra it is called a suspended congress. Personally, I like railway bento box position as a name better.


8. tekoki /teman/yubiman – hand/ finger job

Te is the word for hand and koki is from the word shigoku which means to pump so obviously tekoki is a hand job for the men-folk. For the ladies, man comes from the word manko, which means pussy. I can’t think what we say in English for the female version of a hand job…a fingering? But then there is a proper Japanese word for a fingering which is yubiman so I’m sure we have to have two different words in English too. Obviously my English needs some work…


9. sukatoro – scatology

Scat. I’m not sure if I need to say anything else (and I hope I don’t have to.)

10.burusera – bloomer / sailor suit

A lot of Japanese men have a thing for bloomer style panties, school swimming suits and sailor style school uniforms. This is actually where the roots of cosplay began and these things feature heavily in sexual dress up fantasies. When I first went to Japan in the 90’s, vending machines selling used high school girl’s (and younger…) underwear were all the rage. They’ve realised that that sort of thing is not the best thing for school kids to be doing so it’s not as open as it used to be, but there are still plenty of places selling all sorts of used items -socks, shoes, school uniforms etc. A burusera shop is a place to get any and all items you ever wanted. Apparently there is also a market for used tampons, hair, faeces etc. as well as underwear, bras and other clothing items. I think I need to say it….ewwww.



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  1. There’s some discussion of where films Public Disgrace (which I assume is what you meant by Public Humiliation?) on their message boards. Germany is mentioned several places. I think Holland (not the Netherlands, but Holland) and Spain are also mentioned. And interior scenes (parties, bars, bookstores, etc.) are mostly staged in San Francisco. The “public” are folks who’ve been invited to be extras (they’re pulled from I think just folks who’ve shown interest in attending or who know someone at and sometimes, it seems, journalists). While not all of the general outside PD stuff can be staged, I would expect some of it to be. There are an awful lot of “public” places that are pretty deserted in the videos. On the other extreme, I haven’t seen it, but there’s apparently a clip that was done parading a woman naked near the Brandenburg Gate.

    There also seems to be some debate about whether they are actually always following laws in the countries they’re filming in. I haven’t wanted any PD stuff recently enough to remember, but quite a few people say that the majority of actual penetrative sex is not outside in full view. When you get into exhibition laws, there are places in the US that have fairly relaxed laws. In NY judges have even upheld the right for women to be topless anywhere men can be topless. And I know there are some cities in California with no public nudity laws at all.

    1. *smacks self up side of head*

      Yes, I meant public disgrace – I must have humiliation on the brain 🙂

      The staged stuff is not very interesting but every now and then I’ll be surprised by something they do.

      Thanks for the info!

  2. A lot of the PD films are from here in Berlin, where one can do just about anything outside and no one bats an eye…

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