Nestled in among the multistorey comic book shops, video game arcades and electronic stores lies a similarly devoted specialty shop. In the Nipponbashi district of Osaka, Japan, the multilevel sex shop is seems nondescript at first glance. Whether for covertness or a lack of stigma, it blends in with it’s surrounding environment.
Yet this isn’t your run-of-the-mill smut store; Japan does nothing by halves. Six floors of sexual wish fulfillment await you here. Whatever draws you in, you’ll be sure of a cultural experience not long forgotten.
For those of you that won’t make it to this distant land, allow me to give you the tour.
If some of Japan’s street vending machines seem convenient, the used underwear disposers here are a god-send to those of you who enjoy a the scent of a woman. Bumper packs are available if you become a fan of a particular girl next door.
Strolling around the toy section, and later on the DVD section, it becomes apparent that Sadomasochistic devices and torture porn are a popular attraction. The East Asian demeanor appears so etiquette-rich and conservative. Coming into a store like this is like entering the dark corridors of the psyche. Except once inside, everything is well-lit, multicolored and completely uninhibited. Every floor was permeated with the sound of high-pitched violation, where videos displayed women struggling to take every inch of the well-renowned enormity of the Japanese meat cleaver.
Do you find yourself going through more lube than milk? Save yourself the back-and-forth to the randy shop and buy yourself a canister. You should be good for the whole week.
The schoolgirl uniform is understandably appealing on a fully grown woman. It can project a youthful and vibrant look to the wearer. Typically, a Japanese schoolgirl will have a longer dress than the ones shown, although girls like to roll them up. The Kuu doll, above, isn’t designed for the man who likes an older woman. It isn’t even designed for the man who likes a real female. Judge not, however, because the schoolgirls of this country are sexperimental too. Eyelids, doorknobs, and seemingly anything else are up for a good licking.
Women’s needs are well-catered for here. Above is a mould of a porn star’s fingers. Below are ‘DIY’ gloves, that come in a variety of braille-like patterns.
The final level of the store is perhaps the most specialized. If you have seen or heard about Two Girls One Cup, then you will know what i’m talking about. If you thought you had seen it all after that, it is, in fact, only the very tip of the iceberg. There’s a whole section devoted to the fecal arts and beyond.
The fact that this sex store is amongst the comic book shops and maid cafes is not coincidental, and the same stores are also found in the similar Tokyo’s Akihabara. Sex and shopping have seemingly never been more intertwined, and Japan is a place where shopping for porn and comic books are not always mutually exclusive purchases. Yet with the Tenga male sex toy range being sold openly in Japan’s clothes and music stores, this is a country not shy to provide it’s citizens with the necessities, and also the extremes of their desires.
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