Western press tend to make sweeping generalisations based on extreme cases.
I actually think it is more acceptable to be into mild SM, or a transsexual than to be gay in Japan.
How important is privacy in Japanese sex lives and how does this affect the underground culture?
Probably blowing up balloons in the toilet of a hotel before a balloon porn shoot… What shocked me was how trusting these people were.
The best movie sex scenes by Japanese actresses
This book is not about the average Japanese person. What's the most bizarre situation you found yourself in researching Pink Kinky? Western press tend to make sweeping generalisations based on extreme cases. They gave me their business cards! Fashion latex is seen as cool, whereas cultures like otaku or zentai, which are essentially pretty harmless, are seen as creepy and gross for no reason except superficial judgment. It isn't a statement on Japanese mainstream sexuality, it is a book about the more niche subcultures that exist in Japan's sex underground. I truly am dreading any comments about "all Japanese are XYZ," as these subcultures are not at all easy to find and have nothing to do with "all Japanese.