'Fifty Shades of Grey' arouses sex toy boom / Man arrested for drugging, raping over 100 women in fake clinical study /

Black History Month Event in Tokyo 

Come out this Saturday, February 21st to listen to music, poetry and see 3 Black authors in Japan present excerpts  from their books.

Myself (Dave), Baye of the Japan Times and Stefhen the Doodu Boy presents :
3 The Hard Way 

Location: - One Oak Bar in Nishi Azabu, Tokyo. Nearest stations are Hiroo and Roppongi Exit 3.

Time: - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

It's FREE and promises to be smashing and mesmerizing !!!

Click below for more details.



'Fifty Shades of Grey' arouses sex toy boom

- By Japan Today

The erotic bestselling novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” was devoured across the world by millions, from British housewives to Guantanamo Bay inmates.
Now manufacturers and retailers are hoping that its Valentine’s Day movie release will fuel a boom in sex toy and bondage accessory sales.
The expected blockbuster (screens) 20 minutes of lovemaking between Grey, played by British actor Jamie Dornan who shot to stardom playing a serial killer on BBC series “The Fall,” and Steele, portrayed by Melanie Griffith’s daughter Dakota Johnson.
American sex shops are stocking up on everything from blindfolds to bondage gear, determined to ride the wave of celluloid-inspired desire.
“Fifty Shades of Grey was the most influential cultural phenomenon for sex toys’ sales that I’ve seen,” says Claire Cavanah, co-founder of Babeland, which has stores in New York and Seattle.
Her company has added 20 especially branded “Fifty Shades” items and says appetites have been whetted by film trailers.
“We’re ready to respond,” Cavanah told AFP.
Those willing to shell out the big bucks can indulge in an “Ultimate Date Night Set” for $152, which includes a “greedy rabbit” vibrator. Those on a tighter budget might prefer a “vibrating bullet” for $13.

Cavanah says the release of the novel, written by former TV executive, British mother-of-two E L James, fueled a 40% sales increase at Babeland’s SoHo store in Manhattan alone.
Sales jumped more than 500 percent for pleasure balls, used by Steele to gear up for sex with Grey, as well as riding crops and cuffs which also feature prominently, she said.
British company Lovehoney worked closely with James to design official “Fifty Shades” sex toys in late 2012 and before the movie release have branched out into luxurious items.
Lovehoney co-owner Neal Slateford told AFP that the books were instrumental in making sex toys and bondage mainstream, and says he is expecting a large increase in sales.
“Bondage play, which was previously a relatively niche activity, suddenly became something that was enjoyed and talked about by millions of people,” he said.
The books have been translated into 50 languages, and have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, making it one of the fastest-selling book series ever.
It’s perhaps so mainstream that US discount retail giant Target, which specializes in everyday items, is selling “Fifty Shades of Grey” lubricant, blindfolds and “love rings.”
Slateford credited the books and growing acceptance of sexual openness with causing “the adult sex toy industry to explode.”
“We have experienced spikes in sales after each movie trailer has been released which gives us a good indication of just how influential this movie will be,” he added.
Its official spin-off merchandise includes replicas from the books such as handcuffs, a riding crop, spanking paddle, blindfold, the silver balls and now high-end luxury bondage items.
US manufacturer California Exotic Novelties says its sales of pleasure balls more than doubled from 800-900,000 a year to a million in six months following the release of the books.
CEO Susan Colvin says the company is prepared for a corresponding increase in sales after the movie.
“We expect—and hope—there will be an increase in sales,” she said.
Lisa Berman, CEO of publicly listed, West Coast-based sexual wellness retailer Peekay, agreed.
“Just having the movie come out will have a positive impact on sales for our entire industry,” she said.
And she doesn’t think it’ll be a one-hit wonder.
Universal Pictures and Focus Features acquired the rights to James’ entire trilogy—which includes follow-up reads “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed.”
The industry “is more prepared knowing there’s a movie, a DVD, then likely a second movie, a second DVD, and a third movie, a third DVD,” said Berman.




Man arrested for drugging, raping over 100 women in fake clinical study

- By Japan Today

Japanese police have arrested a man for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting more than 100 women who believed they were taking part in a medical study, detectives and local media said Tuesday.
Detectives say scores of women responded to advertisements seeking volunteers for “clinical research measuring blood pressure during sleep” over two years to November 2013.
They believe Hideyuki Noguchi, 54, gave the women sedatives after luring them to hotels and hot spring resorts.

Once the women were unconscious, he raped them and filmed each assault, police said.
Footage of the attacks was posted on the Internet or sold to producers of porn films, allegedly netting Noguchi more than 10 million yen, TBS and other broadcasters said.
Noguchi is not known to have any medical training or expertise.
A spokesman for police in Chiba said officers had confirmed at least 39 victims, aged from their teens to their 40s in Tokyo, Chiba, Osaka, Tochigi and Shizuoka.
Detectives believe they are just a fraction of the total number of women whom Noguchi attacked, thought to number well over 100, media reports said.


Poll reveals what we already know: Japanese toilets make no sense

- By Rocket News

Between the futuristic “Blade Runner”-esque toilets and the slightly terrifying (but healthier for you) traditional squatters, Japanese restrooms can be a bit intimidating for a first-time user. And even for those who have lived in Japan for a while, using a public toilet can still be a daunting task. So to better understand restroom woes for those coming from overseas, Japanese toilet manufacturer Toto recently surveyed 600 foreigners living in Japan about toilets in the country and what confuses them most.
First up on Toto’s toilet survey was a question about toilet choice. That is, if you were at a public restroom with Western-style (aka one you sit on) or traditional Japanese squat toilets, which stall would you go into? Unsurprisingly, over 80% answered that they preferred to sit rather than squat.
The next question asked those surveyed to think back to when they first came to Japan and to remember the biggest problems they had when answering the call of nature in a public restroom. Most people said that they had no idea how to use a Japanese squat toilet when they first saw one. Even foreigners who came from countries with squat toilets were a little confused exactly how to use the Japanese ones. One of the Americans polled said that he actually thought you were supposed to sit right on the toilet bowl.

And besides the squatters, many people recalled their utter confusion the first time they sat down on a modern Japanese “washlet” toilet (see photo below). The many buttons on the seat or nearby control panel overwhelmed many and utterly confused people used to simpler toilets that don’t need to be plugged in. And until you can read Japanese, you have to rely on the little drawings that still won’t help you out much. The futuristic toilets of Japan may look cool, but many people were intimidated at first.
When asked about if they use the bidet function on the modern Japanese toilets, the number one answer was that it did a good job of cleaning up and some said they even preferred the bidet to toilet paper. And for others, they liked to use the bidet because they were already used to using water via the bum gun to clean themselves in their home country.
Perhaps the answer that should make Japan the proudest was when 93.6% of those surveyed said that Japanese publics are cleaner than those back home. And at the end of the day, even with the squatting and the confusing computer-like toilets, you can’t argue with a nice, clean public restroom.
How do your experiences with toilets in Japan line up with this survey? 

External Link: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/01/19/poll-reveals-what-we-already-know-japanese-toilets-make-no-sense-confuse-us-all/



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