Sex and the Japanese: The Sensual Side of Japan

Sex and the Japanese: The Sensual Side of Japan

by Boye Lafayette De Mente
     
 

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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 West—due for the most part to Shinto, the native religion of Japan that recognizes, celebrates and

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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 West—due 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 in Sex and the Japanese 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462900664
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
06/14/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
963 KB

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Meet the Author

Boye Lafayette De Mente worked for several years as an editor of newspapers and magazines in Tokyo and has written many books on Japan's language and culture, including Japan's Cultural Code Words, Etiquette Guide to Japan, and The Japanese Samurai Code:Classic Strategies for Success.

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