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Japanese male porn stars rarer than Bengal tigers, actor says

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4000 porn movies a month? Those poor poor girls :)

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Well, obviously. The gay market for porn is only a tiny fraction of the industry.

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Sigh, I guess I'll volunteer .

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"A veteran porn star known only as Shimiken says he is one of just 70 male actors, with just a handful of them doing all the heavy lifting."

It's a tough job but somebody's gotta do it, lol.

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More power to those guys. Perhaps if the pay rate was higher, more people would try?

I know I couldn't do it - let alone 4000/70 (about 57) times a month!

Perhaps if the industry had contests to get 100 amateur men performers at a time for a long weekend of sex and let them wear masks they'd find 1 or 2 who could do it long term?

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Japan’s vast pornography industry is desperately short of men

It's a dirty job but someone has to do it. Where do I sign up?

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So if the rumours are true that some female actresses go into the industry because of unsatisfactory sex life then it surely hasn't improved their lot if there is only a handful of male actors spread amongst 10,000 actresses and 4,000 films per month - If Japanese women are that sexually deprived there are plenty of Australian men who are willing to date and definitely mate Japanese women.

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What a classic headline!

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My word! Have you seen the women in Japanese porn?! I`ll do it for free.

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What man with a rational mind would want to have sex on film with sluts? This includes possibly after another man and in the raw! Maybe the women are pretty but it is recorded forever!

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What man with a rational mind would want to have sex on film with sluts? This includes possibly after another man and in the raw! Maybe the women are pretty but it is recorded forever!

So?

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Not a regular porn viewer but have seen more than a few. It should say, "Japan’s vast pornography industry is desperately short of QUALITY". Just awful on all levels.

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I am available to help out.

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Hahaha, "' the job is like an Aladdin's Cave"..! Guess it would be after the girls have made several films..

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You would think that chimpira and low level yakuza dudes would be all over the porn industry in Japan. It's not as though they have a reputation to worry about.

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Shimiken is workaholic on porn jobs. And his training is so hard...(http://ameblo.jp/avshimiken/entry-11875804528.html) So to be the one of just 70 male actors is to like the work.

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BBC ran an article on this a while back. Simply the money is not there. Porn is male oriented and so it follows that women get the spotlight and the fringe benefits. The actor interviewed said he was getting $150 a pop. Give the limitation to how regularly a male can rise to the occasion in any give day puts certain financial limits on an actor. One successful. Porn star lamented that men are props in porn films.

I worry more about Bengali tigers. One chooses to be porn actor. Bengali tigers do not choose to Bengali tigers.

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This is good thing.

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Japanese obsession with fetishism should solve this problem. What if the Japanese porn industry aided the conservation and breeding of Bengal tigers? Said tigers could be used instead of male porn stars in movies. It's not like tigers ask for a high salary. Imagine such porn titles as ''Tiger rape'', ''Tora san part 4'', etc.

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Reminds of me a Japanese porn clip I once saw (true story) couple banging away just out of reach of a tiger on a big chain.

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Even more rare might be Korean Male porn stars.

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It is certainly hard work, but at least you are guaranteed to get a raise every day, which is far more than average in Japan.

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Finally, a job in Japan nowadays where you get a decent raise.

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Maybe the number is lower, but who can tell with all those crappy pixels.

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It is certainly hard work, but at least you are guaranteed to get a raise every day, which is far more than average in Japan.

Yeah, but the paltry pay may have a deflating effect.

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sign me up, I'll do it for free.

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With those japanese girls? Hell yeah, I will quit my current job for them!

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Jesus Christ would much rather do this job than teach English, but at the end of the day they don't want gaijin, they want weedy looking bus boy types..

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My husband would volunteer but he's too busy locked in a room with his computer. I would love to know what he spends all those hours doing.

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Because most porn is made for men I guess. I dunno how many straight women will want to watch porn that has uh.. vital parts um, censored (J-porn at least). I haven't seen enough porn to actually talk much about it (I honestly don't like it), but I am familiar with Japanese porn actresses and I never heard anything about male porn actors :(.

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"What man with a rational mind would want to have sex on film with sluts?"

Har!

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"Actors"??? Sex may be an act, and to do it properly and enjoyably certainly needs some skill, but those who do it in the porn industry can hardly be called actors.

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Myself and a few guys on this page would gladly sign up to help out his industry! Where do we sign up? I could do this after work! ;)

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Part of the problem is that probably not a lot of foreign men in Japanese porn. Don't watch that stuff much anymore but when I did see it, I would see scenes of "group sessions" and some of the homeliest looking guys partaking. So I am not seeing what the issue is here.

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Bengal tigers aren't herbivores.

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Maybe there should be some sort of conservation effort put in place. Encourage these male porn stars to breed by surrounding them with highly attractive females. Perhaps both parties could be incentivized by a financial reward for having sex. We could also document the process by filming the encounters.

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I guess I'll volunteer**

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Shortage of male actors? Perhaps they should redo the "3P" to incorporate ONE guy and TWO girls, instead of the standard 2 guys and 1 girl. Perhaps that is a western thing.

You want to know the other difference between Asian and Caucasian porn? It's the "Cauc"!!!! LOL.

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Encourage these male porn stars to breed by surrounding them with highly attractive females.

If you've seen any of these male porn "stars", you wouldn't want them to breed...

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Do the Bengal tigers complain about the third take?

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Im all in....

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That's really weird and something I've never thought about until now.

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im guessing they need to bring in some foreign workers, unfortunately the J ladies may not want to work the the J men after theyve worked in a larger paddock

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There is a lot of prejudice and hypocrisy surrounding porn actors. Pornography is popular. Porn stars are idolized (to put it discretely). At the same time porn actors are looked down upon, reviled and ostracized. Make a porn film and you are blacklisted out of serious acting and practically any other employment. With pornography primarily aimed at males women porn stars have more options than their male counterparts (at least while they are young). It is not a romantic life. The male porn star interviewed by BBC (cited above) saw his job as only a job and nothing more, except as a low-paying job.

The highly successful porn star Marilyn Chambers advised potential porn actors to avoid the pornographic film industry and "get a day job" instead.

The recent anti-cancer drive by Japanese pornographic stars showed that these women are far from "sluts." The same no doubt might be said for their male counterparts.

The fact is that there would be no pornography if no demand for it existed. Graphic depiction of sex exists as largely pornographic material because of a dreadful morality that is a part of all our lives.

Good luck, I guess, to the porn industry in finding male actors. My sympathies to anyone who goes into it.

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Have you actually seen some of the men? Fat and disgusting ... most have guts and are bald. TURN OFF.

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My husband would volunteer but he's too busy locked in a room with his computer. I would love to know what he spends all those hours doing.

@mataka: Well why don't you volunteer your husband for him then?

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