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A passion for Japanese erotica…

Over the last couple of weeks, on Sundays, I got a lot of views on this blog from Japan, many more than I’ve gotten in a long time from anywhere. On our blog dashboards, we can see where the views are coming from and how many we get.

Japan, the land of Aoi Sola, one of my favorite adult actresses ever! Her combination of warmth, humor, friendliness and thrilling lack of inhibition on-screen made it easy to develop a crush on her and seek out her many sinematic performances. I’ve always regretted not getting to see her in person at NYC’s Japan Society when she turned up several years ago for a talk. I wrote about that here in 2011 in the early days of this blog. And here is a good recent article from TheCultureTrip.com about Miss Aoi for those of you who don’t know about her unusual career and a crossover from porn to the mainstream that eclipses any such professional segue we’ve ever heard of in the adult field, including Jenna Jameson’s here in America. And here is a 2015 article from Tokyo Weekender.com about her popularity in China. Her name is also spelled as Aoi Sora, but with either spelling it means “Blue Sky,” a most appropriate choice indeed given the sunny feelings (among various emotions) that her work can inspire.

 

Anyway, back to the subject at hand: I got the feeling that perhaps one Japanese reader was going through my entire blog these last two weekends. I don’t know for sure, and it could have been multiple readers, but not knowing why I would suddenly get a lot of views from Japan, I guessed it might have been one reader whose curiosity was piqued by my posts. I really appreciate the interest and hope that, whoever you are, you’ve enjoyed my work!

For my part, I find Japanese erotica some of the most entertaining, stimulating, and creatively realized. I’ve enjoyed looking through beautifully edited Japanese men’s magazines, full of their gorgeous photography of pretty girls. Even when the photos just showed the models in swimsuits, they always had an especially resonant sexiness.

Movie-wise, some of the best and most memorable porn scenes I’ve ever watched were in Japanese hardcore videos over the last ten, fifteen years. I have a friend who watched an incredible number of these movies himself and would direct me to some really excellent videos. We had long and enthusiastic discussions about our favorite actresses like Rei Himekawa and Sakura Sakurada. I wish I could tell you what the titles of these movies were, but most of them were in Japanese on the boxcovers, usually with no English translation! Elsewhere on this blog here I’ve written about the stars I admire like Megu Hagiwara or Kaya Yonekura.

Here’s a nice photo of Sakura Sakurada which I found at the AsianBabesDataBase.com here.

Moving into more niche interests, with my obsession for femdom erotica, I’ve long been a huge fan of the art of Namio Harukawa too, reveling in his atmospheric depictions of amazonian ladies subduing slaves with big butts, powerful thighs, and, of course, their indomitable will to rule men. In fact, I believe I wrote one of the first American articles about Namio, back in 1988 for an early issue of Cheeks magazine, which I started editing that year (and continued to edit until 2005).

Another Japanese femdom artist whom I like, I only know by the name Harukano:

As far as mainstream Japanese movies dealing with femdom, my absolute favorite is Moonlight Whispers (aka Sasayaki) which I’ve written about here (in what has been by far the most popular post on my blog over the years); and I also enjoyed a film called New Love in Tokyo, which had some of the best and most evocative dungeon scenes in the context of a dramatic movie.

In the best scene in New Love in Tokyo, a dominatrix breaks down a cynical visitor to the dungeon by playing on his weaknesses until he completely surrenders to her. She leaves him alone in the dark for awhile, and that’s when she finally gets to him. It’s been a long time since I saw the movie, so I may be vague on these details, but I never forgot this film. You can read more about it at TheSameCinemaEveryNight.net here, where I found the poster art above. I can’t believe I saw it well over twenty years ago!!

Lately I haven’t gone much to strip clubs, but in recent years my favorite dancers were Japanese women who were working here in NYC as exotic dancers. Sometimes we discussed  BDSM fantasies, but for the most part I used to just visit them to talk and get a few dances. I became quite friendly with two of them.

Finally, one of my favorite writers is Junichiro Tanizaki, regarded as one of the greatest of the 20th century. He also frequently dealt with fetishism, female domination, and even the cuckolding scenario in his famous novel Naomi and foot fetishism in Diary of a Mad Old Man. The poster of the film version of the latter, which I found on IMDb, is below.

 

In fact, I gave one of my Japanese stripper friends a copy of Tanizaki’s terrific book of bizarre stories, Seven Japanese Tales, to read when she took a break from the club for a few weeks. It contains his great story about a woman with a spider tattoo who ends up conquering the man who gave it to her. Ironically, though, my dancer friend thought the book was a little too kinky and strange! That surprised me because she was the one who told me her fantasy was to be a mistress and lead me around on a leash, a revelation that certainly kept me interested in her for quite awhile, hoping this fantasy could someday be enacted (alas, it never was, except perhaps figuratively in that she certainly kept me on an invisible psychological leash with me constantly coming back as her customer.) Anyway, I was disappointed too because I had re-read the entire book to discuss it with her on her return from her break, but she had almost nothing to say about it other than it was “weird!” Well, I couldn’t argue with that. It was weird…but also great. Maybe she wasn’t much of a reader, either…but she was a fun companion in the club, which was the most important thing.

Well, I’d love to go to Japan someday and, among many other sights, see some of its erotic culture up close and live, and not through only magazines, pictures, or videos. Perhaps I’m a bit of a mad old man myself now! 😉

 

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Start your weekend with sweet CRUELTY!

It’s been almost three weeks since I last posted, but I return with good news for readers of my femdom stories! If you are one of the happy crowd who purchased and enjoyed Learning to Be Cruel, you can now find out about the further adventures of Lester and his goddess Miss Meirong in LEARNING TO BE CRUEL PART 2!

I usually don’t write sequels, as I always feel I kind of “shoot my wad” on a story and want to move onto the next. But my colleague, the fine British femdom artist Sardax, made not one but two illustrations for his website The Femdom Art of Sardax which were inspired by the first story. His first illo is a variation on something my Chinese-American domina heroine Meirong did with a glass of milk in the first tale (this is the penultimate version of Sardax’s picture; you can see the final version on his site in the “Oriental Domination” section):

The second picture he made was an imagining of what might have happened between the characters in a subsequent story. Since Lester is a writer and book collector, and Miss Meirong works in a bookstore, Sardax had her ripping up a book in front of a bowing Lester…

I used this illustration as the inspiration for the story, which ends with Lester on his knees before Miss Meirong as she tears up a rare book he has been seeking for some time and finally located. But what gets them to this point is the meat of the story, and it’s the longest femdom tale I’ve written–just shy of 13,000 words, or almost 40 pages if it were in actual print rather than an ebook.

Here’s what I say about it on my page in the Kindle store:

She’s back! The budding dominatrix of LEARNING TO BE CRUEL has been doing her homework and discovering how to tease, manipulate, and discipline slaves; and her eager submissive admirer, middle-aged Lester, returns for more humiliation…sarcasm…and punishment under her beautifully manicured hand! In LEARNING TO BE CRUEL: PART 2, which takes place three weeks after Part 1, we see the gorgeous twentysomething Chinese-American bookstore clerk put Lester through his embarrassing paces in the bookstore itself. From the moment he attempts to get her attention by doing something weird to the bookstore window…to his acceptance of her bizarre challenge to do something gross to a book of poetry…to their ultimate confrontation in a stairwell behind the vintage book department where Lester experiences her stern youthful power and no-nonsense Asian domination, this is an epic 12,871 word adventure in female supremacy! 

And the operative word is indeed “adventure” as Lester says and does things that many of us might like to try in real life, but are hesitant about. If Errol Flynn could take us on pirate adventures…

let my hero Lester Cronkberg take you along on his female domination adventures…

…as he learns just how skilled Miss Meirong has become when he encounters her in LEARNING TO BE CRUEL: PART 2! 

One final note: if you haven’t read the original Learning to be Cruel, no problem. I briefly synopsize the action of the previous story in the beginning of the sequel, and if you enjoy the sequel, you can always get the original from the Kindle store at Amazon and read what happened when Lester and Meirong first met.

So click ahead to Amazon below for LEARNING TO BE CRUEL: PART 2!

Amazon US and India

Amazon UK

Amazon Germany

Amazon France

Amazon Italy

Amazon Spain

Yes, it’s kinky…witty…erotic…suspenseful…funny…and mysterious! A story that has all the elements you seek in femdom fiction…and all the distinctive touches that make it a worthy addition to the august shelves of…

…cue trumpet fanfare from Ben-Hur…Da-Da-DAHH! Da-da-DAHHHHH-da!

The Irv O. Neil Erotic Library! 😉

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Adults over 18 only, of course! (Or 21 depending on where you live.)

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2012 in Amazon.com, ebooks, Erotica, Kindle

 

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