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Japanese women asked what they would do if they had a man’s body for one day in survey

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Japanese survey site Minna no Koe recently polled Japanese women about what they would do if they were a man for one day. 4,043 respondents weighed in with their hypothetical plans, so let’s take look at the top eight.

8. Give someone a kabe-don (3 percent of respondents)

While the maneuver doesn’t require any exclusively male anatomy parts, the romantic wall-pound trope is seen as inherently manly in Japanese society.

7. Use my new deep voice to sings songs I usually can’t (6 percent)

Japan does love karaoke, so some would opt to utilize their sudden testosterone boost to hit those low notes.

6. Wear a suit (11 percent)

This one is a bit of a head-scratcher, since it’s not all that uncommon for Japanese businesswomen to wear suits, even though they’re not as ubiquitous as they are among male white-collar professionals. Women’s suits in Japan often sub a skirt for pants, though, and generally don’t include a necktie, so respondents who made this choice apparently want the whole men’s suit experience.

5. Go to a hostess bar (11 percent)

A common lament among Japanese women is that they can’t understand why a guy would drop a wad of cash just to have a hostess in a low-cut dress pretend to like him, and so some saw the prospect of spending a day in a man’s body as an opportunity to find out what it feels like first-hand.

4. Rent some adult videos (12 percent)

Again, this isn’t something someone really needs to be a guy to do. Ostensibly, those who made this selection are talking about renting adult video oriented towards male viewers, which might be kind of embarrassing for a woman to do, but even guys feel awkward walking up to the register with an armful of porn

3. Wear my hair in a style I can’t as a woman (12 percent)

Japanese fashion trends, compared to many other countries, tend to skew a bit more traditionally feminine, so a day as a guy would be a chance to rock an ultra-short haircut without anyone batting an eye.

2. Try hitting on a girl (20 percent)

In Japan, a lot of romantic relationships either develop from school or work acquaintanceships, or through a third-party introduction from friends or colleagues. Because of that, striking up a conversation with an attractive stranger occupies a bit of a more mysterious and exciting part of the popular imagination, and is something women rarely do in Japanese society.

1. Go topless at the beach (21 percent)

Japan really doesn’t have any nude beaches, and so women don’t really get to feel the cool sea breeze against their completely bare torsos. This response probably got a bit of a boost from Minna no Koe’s survey being carried out in mid-summer, since after a mild June temperatures and humidity are on the rise, having just about everyone wishing they could get away with one less layer of clothing, no matter where they happen to be.

Source: Mina no Koe

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Only 3% want a kabe-don, so why use a photo of it? In any other society it would be seen as creepy behaviour.

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You can already do most of the things on this list without having a man's body. Kabe-don is disturbing behaviour.

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This sounds like a "feed em the answer" tick a box survey, not one that accepts open answers with no suggestions.

I've been to the beach a fair bit since becoming a father and most Japanese mothers I've seen completely cover up at the beach and pool. Almost everyone wears a rash guard and what look like running tights are common too. In general, Japanese people don't get sunburn as easily as Western people, and many of them are in better shape, so there is less need for modesty. They could expose a bit more skin and feel the breeze if that were actually important to them. From their behaviour, I suspect it isn't.

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Really....Not a single one of the responses was them peeing while standing up? Because that is all I hear when this question has been asked before.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Ach, it's not all that.

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Really....Not a single one of the responses was them peeing while standing up? Because that is all I hear when this question has been asked before.

Women can pee standing up.

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I thought it's an interesting survey. But it turned out the results are mediocre and missing the point.

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Oh I would definitely pee standing up. I guess women technically can, but... It's pretty awkward and not pretty. And honestly, the only thing I'd do differently would probably be to explore my new 'equipment'... and not worrying about shaving anywhere!

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wtf, JT.

Who the hell chose that photo? The body language reflects the girl's discomfort, so there's nothing 'hitting-on'ish about this young man's behaviour, he just looks like he's harassing her and being threatening.

If it's meant to illustrate a consensual shag against the wall, you could at least have chosen adults.

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A common lament among Japanese women is that they can’t understand why a guy would drop a wad of cash just to have a hostess in a low-cut dress pretend to like him

The respondents might learn that a lot of these hostess bar girls actually go on "Compensated Dates".

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@Maria

As far as I understand it, it's not any kind of consensual shag. It's symbolic of the man finally taking control of the situation, his life (and by implication, the woman's) and the world being restored to the way some folk see as desirable. (Man on top, woman smiling and supportive, but definitely underneath).

If I did this to my wife, she'd kick me where the sun don't shine....

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Disappointing, pretty lame (and sad) answers I have to say. Most/all are the result of social conditioning.

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am afraid I completely misread the question. I was expecting some very different and unique answers. I guess we should all read it once again.

if I were the editor, I might change it so the meaning is 'a women in a man's body.'

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Charles:

Yeah, I know what you mean. That was my exact thought when I first read the question. Had the genders been reversed, I would have expected some really nasty, disgusting comments, judging from past comments of some posters here.

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In a gender-bender, a guy-in-a-girl's-body on the photo would be extra uncomfortable, lol

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Really....Not a single one of the responses was them peeing while standing up? Because that is all I hear when this question has been asked before.

Women can pee standing up.

What about peeing while standing up trying to hit a target?

On a less crude note though, I would have thought flexing of muscles, lifting heavier objects, being more athletic would be higher on the list.

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