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Japan’s Booming Sex Niche: Elder Porn

06 Aug

Besides his glowing complexion, Shigeo Tokuda looks like any other 74-year-old man in Japan. Despite suffering a heart attack three years ago, the lifelong salaryman now feels healthier, and lives happily with his wife and a daughter in downtown Tokyo. He is, of course, more physically active than most retirees, but that’s because he’s kept his part-time job — as a porn star.

Read MOAR [here]

Ok pasted this link just for some boliao reading on this boliao day.

What I find rather interesting is this:

And in his double life, Tokuda arguably embodies the contemporary state of Japan’s sexuality: in surveys conducted by organizations ranging from the World Health Organization (WHO) to the condom-maker Durex, Japan is repeatedly found to be one of the most sexless societies in the industrialized world. A WHO report released in March found that 1 in 4 married couples in Japan had not made love in the previous year, while 38% of couples in their 50s no longer have sex at all. Those figures were attributed to the stresses of Japanese working life. Yet at the same time, the country has seen a surge in demand for pornography that has turned adult videos into a billion-dollar industry, with “elder porn” one of its fastest-growing genres.

I mean over the years I’ve heard bits and pieces regarding Japan being dubbed as a “sexless society”, but I didn’t really read much into it until today. kinda amusing I must say, Since they are *THE* country to go looking for porn. (If you like asians)

But perhaps.. it’s a case of ‘if I’m a professional chef you can be sure I won’t cook at home’ kinda syndrome?

Just food for thought.

Anyway, I’ve always wondered how much those people over there earn, and today I have my answer, sorta. Also taken from the article,

A popular young actress can earn up to $100,000 per film, while a mature actress is paid only $2,000.

Wah. then Sola Aoi lei? I think she is MORE than popular lor. I believe that amount is in USD? Since it’s a report from TIME(in partnership with CNN)

So in SGD, that will be.. 13,774.28

FOR ONE FILM OK! not a year or a month. ONE FILM! 1hour plus to 2 hours of work.. omg

I wonder actors earn how much, considerable lesser I presume? hmm

Come lei, let’s go Japan. 😀

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1 Comment

Posted by on August 6, 2008 in Random-ness, Thoughts

 

One response to “Japan’s Booming Sex Niche: Elder Porn

  1. Johnny Peepers

    August 6, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    I would turn out some of the older *removed* dames – they keep their looks pretty well compared to the U.S. broads.

     

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