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'Silver porn' shows 50 shades of greying Japan

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Japan is a land of extremes.

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The article mentions both age groups that this appeals to, but I've always assumed senior porn was mostly watched by young guys. Maybe that's changing now with an aging Japan. And I've also wondered what percentage of these women had previous experience with the sex industry at a young age.

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Wow. What a story. Whatever floats ur boat-

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Wow.

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You can always see the typical "old guy/young woman" in these types of films, but I have noticed not just here in Japan but elsewhere the concept of the "MILF" and "Granny" genre that is all over porn these days.

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GGILF? Ehh no thanks. But whatever makes people happy. Perhaps some day when I become sevent.....no!

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Now if only Japan would end its silly censorship hypocrisy, the rest of the world might stop laughing at its otherwise interesting porn industry.

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Placing adverts for an “unattached elderly man with assets”, she was said to have amassed millions of dollars in insurance and other payouts over 10 years as a result of the deaths of a string of spouses and lovers.

Moral of the story: If you have assets, don't reply to dating site profiles of people seeking a man/woman "with assets."

I do feel sorry for men who were Kakehi's victims, but still you would think what she wrote might have raised some red flags.

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Adult movies rake in about $20 billion a year, and those featuring unashamedly wrinkly men and women account for between 20 and 30 percent of that market, industry insiders say.

Oh, is that what they say? Are we supposed to take their word for it? Is "wrinkly" now a class of person statisticians use?

I call BS. This is a nice mish mash of the ever popular "weird Japan" garbage and the politically correct concept that men should be attracted to older women because its been deemed more socially beneficial. Nay to both. Grandma porn can be found in America and younger females (below 30) always have been and always will be vastly more popular and will account for 90 percent of the porn or thereabouts. A niche accounting for 20 and 30 percent would be "barely legal" porn featuring 18 and 19 year old girls, or women who could pass for such.

Even old men don't want women their own age. Ask George Clooney, Vin Diesel, Johnny Depp, etc. etc. Yeah, there was Ralph Fiennes and Francesca Annis, but she was one truly exceptional and ageless woman not be confused with anyone even above average.

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Oh my.

Suppose it beats gateball.

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Suppose it beats gateball.

Perhaps you did not look at the pictures? I would take gate ball.

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Some Japanese women around sixtyish can pass for many years younger. Does anyone else think this woman at 61 appears more like 71? Or am I just a bad judge of age?

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For the first time in my twenty years here, I suddenly and wholeheartedly support the pixelisation of mucky movies.

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All great posts here, clutching my stomach w laughter.

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Oh yes....... Hurriedly Grabs false teeth, removes senior nappy and reading glasses, mistakenly gulps down two sleeping tablets instead of Viagra and promptly falls off bed.

"Ok, That's a wrap, folks.....Everyone back here tomorrow for take two."

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"applied with her daughter"

How would such a conversation come up? "Hey mum, we should become porn stars!"

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Natsuko Kayama, 44, a porn star with 25 years’ experience in the industry, told AFP she wanted to outlast the oldest swingers in town.

Not sure if the adult industry in Japan has the drug/substance abuse that you read about with so many of the adult entertainers in America, but I would imagine that if she has been doing this for 25 years (starting at age of 19) I am sure that she probably doesn't have the skill set to do anything else in life. This lady has spent the past 25 years working and dealing with people in this sub culture, that I doubt if she would be able to fit into a regular environment (i.e. office space or what we would consider a "regular" person).

So it comes down to a matter of survival. There wil always be a demand for younger attractive people. The older ones will get discarded by the side so they must make sure that they create a demand for them or else they will have nothing to fall back on. More power to them if they can still have followers, and there will certainly be a demand for all types.

As long as there is viagra, ciallis, levetra, etc there will be a demand for all types of women.

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Actually good old Ben Franklin was very positive about the ability of women to have sex into old age,,,

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I just love this! In my country elderly people are thrown away as an inconvenience to consumers. You go Japan!!!! Forever young forever beautiful!!!!!!

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Awesome! You go girl!! I HATE HATE HATE the Japanese female idea of as soon as become a mother or, what?...early 30s?...its like "Im an Obasan, I cant be sexy anymore.." or, "Im too old, I cant wear that." etc...

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Wonder if they keep an AED machine in the room?

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All the power to her, those like her, and those who like it. I'll pass, thanks.

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older porn stars aren't my cup of tea, but I applaud the effort. With that said, aren't there more attractive examples of older women we can enjoy? She just doesn't seem like the porn type.

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Smitty, give it a try.

You know what they say: "Once you go geriatric, you can't do any other trick."

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"Yosuke Komori, 66, and his 57-year-old wife Mutsuko met through another dating agency. Both previously married, they wed four years ago and still hold hands like smitten teenagers. "

Very nice!

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Wow, this older woman went and registered to do porn with her own daughter??I wonder what the old man (husband/father) if he is still around and what he thinks?? Is he cool with his wife and daughter doing porn flicks??

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Getting paid for sex, that just make her (and others like her) an elderly prostitute.

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Getting paid for sex, that just make her (and others like her) an elderly prostitute.

Your point being?

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ben4short already said it, get rid of the mosaics. That's so silly. But one day or another it will happen.

Besides, respect to all people who live their dream, don't mind silly taboos and enjoy their sex life, regardless of age. Good article!

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A couple of months ago, one early evening, I was flipping through the channels and I came across the porn channels. There are like 3 of them and they tend to show a 5 minute preview before cutting off. One of the channels had a special for only Iike 500yen for 12 hours of viewing. I decided what the heck because nothing else was on TV. So as soon as I order, a show starts. The premise is a young guy approaching older ladies in their 60s while they are working in their gardens or rice fields. He nampas them and the next scene is him and the lady getting down. So I watch the first nampa and love scene then the next and that was about all I could handle. I mean it was admirable that these women were in their 60s and still getting down but these women are the same age as my mother. I checked the schedule, which I should have done in the first place, and the same "movie" was going to play until 6am. Then I understood why there was a sale on the channel that night.

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Sorry, but who the hell would want to see this lady in porn. Yuk.

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“I do like sex..."

This is what I love about Japan. People like sex. Three cheers for sex!

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launch into a career making X-rated movies.

Soon enough, they'll have to take an X-ray to see if anything isn't fractured.

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Who is to judge? It's not like they are underage, if it makes them happy, go for it!

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