Jul 132008
 
Shigeo Tokuda and an actress portraying his daughter-in-law prepare to get busy on this DVD cover. Photo - Time.com

Shigeo Tokuda and an actress portraying his daughter-in-law prepare to get busy on this DVD cover. Photo - Time.com

Recently I had 3 stories in a row on sexuality in later life, but I broke the roll with a few other posts on dolphin condoms, pregnant men, academic freedom, etc. Thankfully I’m back on track with a post from Time Magazine, who reports that porn movies featuring mature women with very mature men are selling like… well, like kinky porn. Time’s article reminds us of the well known data on Japan’s general lack of married sex, especially with age, and attributes it at least partially to the strenuous work lives of Japanese men. Their porn industry, however, is booming just like ours in the States. One production company has begun to focus on storylines in which mature women ‘interact’ with a much older father-in-law, who seems to serve as a sexual mentor. Now, I have a few concerns here, such as the unequal pay for mature actresses compared to younger women in this area ($2,000 vs. $100,000 per film). I’m also unnerved that a very popular featured male star, Shigeo Tokuda, has made hundreds of movies while his wife and children remain unaware. However, the big positive is that a whole nation of pornography consumers are showing their interest and appreciation in lifelong sexuality with their wallets. I’ve yet to see one of these films, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they start a niche market over here now that they’ve hit the mainstream media.

Time article – here

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