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Minako Komukai puts on bondage show

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Exotic dancer Minako Komukai, 25, performed a bondage show at an event this week to promote the upcoming film "Hana to Hebi 3."

Wearing a long, white silk robe, Komukai was twisted into the air, the cut of the ropes emphasizing her F-cup figure. At the end of the performance, much to the delight of the 1,000 men in the audience, Komukai was drenched in water causing her kimono to go transparent.

After it was all over, she said: "Having this done to me felt great--in a lot of different ways." While Komukai works as a stripper, she said bondage has a completely different feeling of "tension" to it.

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Minako Komukai is among many female performers in Japan to preserve one of unique entertainment culture in Japan. Viewpoints of bondage vary from people to people. Some criticize, while others appreciate. 1000 men were delighted by watching the show. Foreign visitors have different viewpoints on Japan's porn and exotic dances like a job Minako Kumukai does. In US, Europe, China, and other countries, people seem to ignore such billion dollars profits on public media, but it has grown and expanded into different forms. Even films and online sources can demonstrate such special interests to worldwide audiences, but being like 100 men above is a rare chance for foreign visitors to experience. Europe has developed exotic arts in different forms, China and India also have similar arts, but Japan has implicitly extended into different forms. Some people like reducing stress and other mental syndrome through extreme physical activities or special performance.

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Pure filth. the men is the audience and should be rounded up and forced to drink tea with Bromide in at least once a day. The disgysting excuse for a woman should be locked up and her hair shaved. I would prefer the old days when perverted people like her would be dealt with severely. This growing trend of preversions disgusts us with decency.

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Since you're up there, mind untying yourself long enough to dust the lights?

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bondage? should be banned.

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should be locked up and her hair shaved

What?! Isn't that a part of bondage?

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AlfGarnett,

The disgysting excuse for a woman should be locked up and her hair shaved.

I find misogynistic comments like these to be 'pure filth'.

If your OAP shtick is real, it's time to come to terms with your antiquated beliefs being, well, just that.

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Alf,

I would prefer the old days when perverted people like her would be dealt with severely. This growing trend of preversions disgusts us with decency.

Do I hear FAP FAP FAP in the background of that statement???

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You do realise that Alf Garnett is a character from 'Til Death Do Us Part', right? The poster here is merely aping the character on this TV show, in a bid to wind you up (and has succeeded).

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Caller: Hello, may I speak to Ms.Komukai please?

Ms.Komukai's assistant: I'm sorry, she's tied up right now.

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Where was it held? Why wasn't there a feature on this before the event so I could have gone?

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oikawa , it is good that you did not go, it could only provoke immoral thoughts and lead you to a life of degrading women.

That woman should be at home cleaning and cooking not flaunting herslef to a thousand evil perverts.

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Does she really like doing her job ?I know her father,mother,sister,brother, & grandparents must be very proud of her achievements.

Wearing a long, white silk robe, Komukai was twisted into the air, the cut of the ropes emphasizing her F-cup figure. F-Cup figure ???? Makes you want to say, " Sugoi ne !!! " Can I have a private viewing of this to further my studies in the arts.

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AlfGarnett, there's no way you're for real.

I think I might go and see that movie... Hana to Hebi 3. Wonder what one and two are like...

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i will wait for DVD.

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Pretty conservative reactions here. In my Goth days years ago in Seattle the goth/industrial and fetish scenes often shared events. While not into the fetish scene, the people from that community were mostly couples who liked to dress up intensely and tie each other up in creative ways. While seductive to them, it was not particularly sexual. On the contrary, it was more fashion and expression of an intensity they couldn't have in their normal lives.

Now from a goth/industrial point of view they were not particularly extreme or even very underground. And they seemed to be having fun taking on a new personality for the weekend before heading back to yuppie Bellevue.

This scene in Japan is pretty much harmless. Better to have people doing this by choice and for fun/entertainment than repressing it.

If you want to condemn any sexual oriented actions in Japan, try condeming the suggestive sexual exploitation of children here. By comparision the fetish scene here seems to be adult and private. Not sick guys longing for 13 year old girls in Akihabara.

Maybe some of the uptight people here should try on a little black tight fitting clothing and take the wife or girlfriend out for a night of playful fun. Maybe you'll enjoy something new and let off a little repressed steam.

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Alf move to Iran dude! Youll love it. You even get to stone people like this.

May be he is from Iran! LOL

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AlfGarnett This growing trend of preversions disgusts us with decency.

...us ?

no, only YOU !

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"it could only provoke immoral thoughts"

The most perverted and dangerous guys I have ever met are the guilty repressed types. Harboring strange ideas about sexuality and more anger and frustration than anyone should keep under that kind of pressure. It is from these that you get the "harmless guy next door" who turns into some kind of sexual preditor or serial killer.

So some harsh facts for the conservatives here. 1. Human beings are highly sexual entities. This is science not conjecture. 2. People who are more comfortable and open with their sexuality are actually healthier mentally and physically. 3. Morality is rather relative. Society defines what is ok and not ok. Not everyone lives in fear of old beared men threating us from the sky above. Many of us have more contemporary belief systems that make it possible to be honest about sexual desire.

So the bottom line is this. Does this kind of thing turn good people into monsters. No. Does it harm anyone. No, as long as everyone is happy to be taking part or watching. Does it degrade the moral fiber of our society, honestly I don't think sex is the problem with our social fiber. Greed and stupidity are far more dangerous and corrupting.

And as for immoral thoughts. Wanting more than you need, failing to care about the well being of others and unadulterated selfishness are the immoral thoughts you should be trying to wipe out.

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Went to Design Festa in Tokyo last year and among the hundreds of booths was one rented by a Tokyo bondage establishment. What surprised me was the nonchalant attitude of Japanese bystanders, some of whom watched with their children (not that it was real racy). Anyway, consenting adult men and women are free to do whatever they want.

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A promotion from 'stripper' to 'exotic dancer?'

Her career is taking off!

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Welcome to Japan.. What moral values I here you ask :)

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She is very cute though :)

http://edgydog.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/20090421-minako-komukai.jpg

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Mahyem. Very judgemental and western. All that Judeo-Christian guilt making everyone overly uptight and fearful. No gods or devils watching. Live an honest life, care for others, do no harm and enjoy the beauty in life which includes being open to something suggestive now and then. Mental health care people will back my side of this argument. Repression and judgemental thinking are both a big part of what is wrong with the world.

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mahem. Or there is always Utah if Japan is too offensive for you. ;)

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Suspended by ropes vs. cooking and cleaning ... both are forms of bondage, I say. But while the first sounds more like a weekend bit of fun, the latter sounds more like a 24/7 D/s arrangement, and those always strike me as a tad creepy.

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A welcome relief from the tedium of titty tassles and g-strings... Oh, to just "hang-out" for awhile!

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Almost all the SM and bondage in Japan involves play acting and no one gets hurt by it. I sense many if not all of these 'S' males get a thrill out of the notion of subduing a woman and would probably flee in panic if a woman took the initiative in a sexual relationship.

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Beelzebub. Can't speak for the J-guys as this kind of event. But a confident woman would be a very welcome change over the submissive deer in the headlights behavior I have found to be so common in Japan.

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bondage is indeed a fetish, but the Japanese obsession with it is unusual. and leads to lots of weird behaviour in day to day life.

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"bondage...leads to lots of weird behaviour in day to day life."

Say what?

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...gakkari.

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You wanna see this in 3D .... Ofcourse yes will be the answer. By the way In USA the couples has the highest rate of getting injured from attempting difficult 6x position.

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"...and leads to lots of weird behaviour in day to day life."

What?!? Like what, give us an example. I did not see a single person suspended by ropes on the way into the office today.

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Maybe someone else asked this question, in which case I apologize -- but what does this woman and bondage have to do with the movie? Is she in it? Is it about bondage? Or was this just a typically cheap Japanese PR stunt to get attention/coverage?

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More hana, less hebi.

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nothin' wrong with a little bondage. Yeah!

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Whatever floats your boat AS LONG AS both parties are willing and no one gets hurt.

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Bondage, bukkake, panties, rubber clothing, child porn, rape etc; its just an other fetish. Some we ban, some we hide and some we jerk off to in private. Nothing to get all upset about.

I think though, that a public internet news page like JT needs to be more restraint in what kind of "news" are published as long as minors can access the site.

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so sad and so tragic this exists...

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"Komakai was drenched in water, causing her kimono to go transparent."

We need to find out what material her kimono is made of, and get bikini makers to use it.

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We need to find out what material her kimono is made of, and get bikini makers to use it.

aren't you ashamed to talk such things? really...

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They come in "F" size??? !!!

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In defiance of the prudes: NICE!

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Seriously there are some sick perverts here. I hope the sakura police catches them. yuck.

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Don't knock it till ya try it!

(Japanese F-cup is Western D-cup.)

Now all they need to add are those garment-eating bacteria....

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@ LoveUSA, although I can appreciate your sentiment, you must live in a bubble or walk around with blinders on. There are many women who seem to enjoy for example wearing titillating outfits, been to the beach recently? Yes men will leer at a woman who is wearing a string bikini which covers her as much as an elephant's wearing a thimble on his head pretends to be wearing a sun hat. If a woman wants to put on a self bondage show and then decides the big finish is the old water on cloth routine, why criticize the men who are watching?

As far as the bondage aspect is concerned, you might be surprised of what various people are into, and into on their own free will, as long as they are not trying to convert you to their consciously chosen lifestyle why should you care? There are many chosen lifestyles but it is only the few that gain enough momentum with the general populous that gain grudging acceptance, all others seem to be condemned as a matter of course.

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AHHH! I met this woman and saw her in a brief live show. The man who does the rope 'art' (I forget what it's called in Japanese) is very famous and does events all over the world. If you have never seen or experienced bondage, you cannot judge. Yes, it is perverted in the sense that it's lies outside the norm but there is nothing sick about it. (assuming of course that you have consenting adults.

I also know the man who made the 3D video. (Someone very close to me in fact.) If you are at all curious about bondage, check out the video or go to a show. You won't be disappointed. Even if it doesn't turn you on, it is an art form that can be appreciated.

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I want to see, kimono , T panty ,and no bura, ohh sexxyy Is she porn Actress?

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the rope 'art' (I forget what it's called in Japanese)

It's called kinbaku. I enjoy being on the receiving end of it (I am a frequent customer of La Siora). There are those that are uncomfortable with this and other BDSM activities, and I understand their feelings. If you do not like it then ignore it. Do not judge us for what consenting adults do in privacy.

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JT, look at the filthy comments and disgusting things that people say. This site is accessable by juveniles and this depraved image and the immoral comment could damage them severly.

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Alf: You must be from another planet!

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Oh WOW breasts! Oh WOW a woman! Oh wow ropes... Oh, wow, wow, wow. 1000 'men'. Suckers!

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much to the delight of the 1,000 men in the audience,

classic!

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The rope tying knot making guy is truly an artist - although a little out there on the fringe because of what he ties up...

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The event planner would have been fired on the spot in the west. Crazy when porn stars and strippers get star treatment in Japan... Even most Japanese are confused. Wow, a thousand otakus with their bondage & sex miniature dolls in hand regretting that they have something in their hands at all and not enough tissue to go around.

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I don't understand the bondage fantasy, at all.

"So the bottom line is this. Does this kind of thing turn good people into monsters. No. Does it harm anyone. No, as long as everyone is happy to be taking part or watching."

You say repression is more dangerous and it's seems true theorically but... How to explain in these conditions that all the perverts and sexual molesters I see in courtrooms are all heavy porn consumers or fetishists ? These people have all the materail available to unrepressed their fantasies and still they sexuality moleste people. Isn't it strange ?

I do think we are underestimating the impact of these images on those men's brain and sexuality. It's like a drug, the more you get use to it, the more you need it, more stronger, more extreme. Do you know for example that many men who are attracted by same sex children and child porn were first adult and straight porn consumers ? And I'm not even talking about the desaster in men/women sexuality like impotence which is rising among young men. More and more men who are porn consumers are simply unable to have a normal sexuality with their partners. I know many women who do not like sex with their porn consumer man (selfish and violent they say...) and try to avoid it like the Japanese women do once they did their due(meaning : having a child...)

People tend to forgot that porn is an industry which makes money by formating people's intimacy. There is no liberty here. Exploitation and control are not liberty.

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yumimoto, I agree entirely with everythink you say. These pricatises should be made illegal and any people that try to obtain or are found to have obtained the filth should be monitored. Possibly daily medication for life is needed to surpress their wicked urges. The 1`000 preverts in the audience would be first on my list. The people who indulge in this are sub humans and a adnger to society.

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dolphingirl.. you got my curiosity going now... hmmm. did your husband do that 3D video?

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yumimoto, I agree entirely with everythink you say. These pricatises should be made illegal and any people that try to obtain or are found to have obtained the filth should be monitored. Possibly daily medication for life is needed to surpress their wicked urges. The 1`000 preverts in the audience would be first on my list. The people who indulge in this are sub humans and a adnger to society.

Good thing you aren't in charge, then, Alf! Seems nice and artistic to me. The first two "Hana to Hebi" films are easily found in many mainstream movie stores in the west, they are just normal movies, albeit about bondage.

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It's not clear from the story whether she's promoting someone else's film, or a film she's starring in. In fact, it's the latter.

http://www.nipponcinema.com/blog/hana-to-hebi-3-in-the-works/

After getting the boot by her talent agency in 2008 and getting arrested on drug charges in early ‘09, gravure idol Minako Komukai (24) has somehow managed to get a new gig. She’ll be playing the lead role in Yusuke Narita‘s Hana to Hebi 3 (tentative title), the third in a series of erotic S&M films based on the work of author Oniroku Dan.

In the third film, Komukai will play Shizuko as a budding cellist living in Italy. Predictably, she has her forbidden desires unlocked by a brand new batch of men. Komukai’s portrayal of Shizuko is said to be radically ramped up from Sugimoto’s version, which was already pretty extreme in the sexuality department.

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Yumimoto: There may in fact be some kind of correlation between porn/fetishism and sexual molestation/rape but I have never heard of a study that says watching this type of material causes a person to commit sex crimes. Obviously the number of people watching porn is much greater than the number of people committing sex crimes so it is really no surprise that many people who have raped or molested have also watched porn. I'm sure you could also show that many rapists have watched cartoons!!

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dolphingirl, do not condon filth that destroy lives and leads to abuse. Do you kn ow that most of these women are drugged so they will be compliant and do deviant acts. Ban it, and lock them all up.

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Yumimoto, well done. That gives a clue as to why some women are deprived of sex here (remember that long thread and spouses compalining).

I know many women who do not like sex with their porn consumer man (selfish and violent they say...)

Thinking of the 1000 men who were in the audience. Pathetic how they let themselves be sold to the exploiter. Interesting how much the ticket to the event was.

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@alfGarnett

"do not condon filth that destroy lives and leads to abuse. Do you kn ow that most of these women are drugged so they will be compliant and do deviant acts. Ban it, and lock them all up."

absolute crap, I know many people men and women involved in alternate lifestyles and the vast majority never touch drugs, rarely even take a drink. what consenting adults do to and with each other is simply none of your business. The old argument of "it starts with porn and ends in pedophilia" is so unfounded I can only laugh. but then again you're only a lurker pressing buttons, so I won't go on.

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Actually it starts out innocent then it becomes addicted.

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I was scared to read the comments here. Some people even think that it is normal to do pervert things. They sound even worse than the perverts caught doing inappropriate actions in the trains and other public places.

It is so sad, so tragic.

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A person ability to have control in their life is lost when bondage, drugs, and sex is ruling the person life. All it takes is for the person's mind, thoughts, to okay it unconsciously then before the person realized how bad it is they can't get out of it due to addiction.

The persons who eagerly want bondage show is the factor for it to be available in the first place. That's where people get hook when the person is promoting bondage shows or whatever will sell. An example would be food, all it take is to have the first taste of a dessert and the hunger for it will increase to eat it every day etc. There are consequences if one eats it too much over a period of time called obesity.

It's up to society to decide what kind of lifestyle that would be best for them. It make not be in society best interest if the wrong decision is made.

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loveusa we are humans and the only creatures on this planet with the ablity to explore our own sexuality with odd experiences. Love it. You can try Spocks Kolanaire but that is a waste of I am sure you beautiful mind and body.

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LoveUSA, you can be as close-minded as you like, but its certainly not for most people.

At least you should accept that the people could be doing things far, far worse, such as attending a pro-war rally because they are itching to kill some people. If sex shows could replace every war on the planet, it would be a better world.

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A person ability to have control in their life is lost when bondage, drugs, and sex is ruling the person life.

More people do drugs and watch baseball. Why is there no association between drugs and baseball? Where did the bondage/drug link come from? Nowhere; that's what I thought.

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Japan is a sick and amoral society, and this article shows that.

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@realist.

You are aware that Japan is not founded/run on Judeo-christian principles and morals.

Your values and morals mean zilch in japan. ;)

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The woman who was tied up enjoyed it, the man who did the tying enjoyed it and everyone watching surely enjoyed it. No one suffered. How exactly is that immoral?

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She is very cute though :) http://edgydog.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/20090421-minako-komukai.jpg

Oh, yeah! Japanese people, lucky bastards! LOL

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dolphin, You've convinced me to check one of these shows out. I never went but I might find out something interesting about it. I went to a live sex show once but walked out because it appeared the girls didn't want to engage in it, and were forced to be there (passports taken).. paid 4000 yen and left within 15 minutes.

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Wow, these prudes never stop amazing me. Go home and do some knitting or something, will ya? Let the adults have a discussion without your "tsk, tsk"ing, please!

Maybe it was just "fan sabisu", but it got kinda corny when she had herself drenched in water. Isn't pure bondage interesting enough? What's next, kabuki with a happy ending? Boxers singing self-written songs after a match?

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