Sunday, April 28, 2013

Japanese High School Nymphet Prostitutes



In an earlier post about the documentary Girl Model (2012) and in The Allure of Nymphets, I wrote about how, like the French and the Spanish, yet unlike North Americans and the British,  the Japanese are open about their attraction to nymphets or what it is referred to in Japan as Lolicon (ロリコン) i.e. "Lolita complex". However, in the post and in the book, I only touched the tip of the iceberg on the Japanese's allure of nymphets.

A 1997 New York Times article titled "Schoolgirls as Sex Toys" related:

In Tokyo there are now several hundred ''image clubs,'' where Japanese men pay $150 an hour to act out their fantasies with make-believe schoolgirls in make-believe classrooms, locker rooms or commuter trains. A customer may, for example, act the part of a teacher who walks into a classroom and tears the clothes off a schoolgirl. Or he may choose to fondle a schoolgirl on a crowded commuter train.

But Japanese men are not restricted to "make-believe schoolgirls". Like in Spain, the age-of-consent in Japan 13-years-old; subsequently, there are a number of Japanese high school prostitutes. 
For example, a 1996 Wall Street Journal article titled "Japan's New Growth Industry: Schoolgirl Prostitution" related:


Aya, now 15, says she started letting men touch her breasts two years ago for $100. Last October, she says she turned her first trick, with a man who approached her and a girlfriend on a Tokyo street and paid them about $500 apiece to have sex with him. She began commuting regularly from her suburban home to ply her body, lured by the cash that she spent on restaurants, miniskirts and trips to Tokyo Disneyland...Japanese teenagers have expensive tastes—$500 Prada purses and $350 Louis Vuitton wallets are hot teen items.




(In a Newsweek article titled "Japan's Dirty Secret: Schoolgirls Selling Sex" the deputy director of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police juvenile division said, “It has to do with a longing for material things. It’s not that they come from poor families who need to support themselves. They just want to have more and more.”)



Aya is part of what Japanese police are starting to call an epidemic: prostitution by schoolgirls. Police say they picked up 5,481 girls under 18 in Japan for prostitution and related activities last year, 38% more than two years earlier.

Shinji Miyadai, a sociologist at Tokyo Metropolitan University, estimates that 8% of schoolgirls nationwide—and one-third of girls at some schools that aren't geared toward the college-bound—are involved in the sex industry. 

Teen prostitution is particularly rife in Tokyo, where it is legal for adults to have sex with children over 12 and where prostitution isn't punishable unless arranged by a pimp. Tokyo police grumble that when they spot an older man and a young girl emerging from ubiquitous "love hotels," which rent rooms by the hour, all they can do is take names and ages and notify the girl's parents.

Don't be a feminist and blame the Japanese high school prostitute epidemic on "dirty old men". It's a two-way street. The high school prostitutes can be very aggressive in their pursuit of middle-aged johns. For example, the Wall Street Journal article further related :


Melon Club.. features a tiny one-way mirror looking in on a main room where girls wait...it looks like a slumber party: Six girls lounge on sofas, playing video games, putting on lipstick and reading comics...Splayed on the floor are the girls' Prada and Fendi bags.

Girls drift into the club and wait to be chosen by customers who pay $100, $50 of which goes to the girl, then go on a one-hour "date." Many girls say they give out their portable phone numbers and begin freelancing.One, who gives her name as Miki, says she can earn $150 to $200 a day at the club, whereas she would earn only $7 an hour dishing out ice cream.

Keiko S., 16, began calling a telephone club in elementary school. Now, she earns $800 to $1,000 a month from Melon and her freelancing. She has gone out with about 50 men who range in age from 20 to 60.

Now some girls bypass the clubs entirely, posting their cellular-phone and beeper numbers along Tokyo streets. Juvenile-police director Mr. Nishida, 58, says he has been solicited by schoolgirls while walking Tokyo's streets in plain clothes. Shopping arcades have begun posting signs ordering, "Do not write your phone or beeper number."


According to the article, it turns out that the high school prostitutes don't consider what they do to be prostitution:

The girls call their customers "Papasan" and don't speak of prostitution—to them it is just enjo kosai, or financially supported dating. Akiyoshi Ishibashi, a police psychologist in Tokyo, says half of the 400 teenage prostitutes he and other Tokyo psychologists have counseled extensively—most from middle-class families with two parents—don't feel prostitution is wrong.

Lolicon (ロリコン) and enjo kosai (援助交際) aren't kept secret in Japan. They're portrayed on mainstream television shows, movies, and anime. (Search Youtube and Google the Japanese characters to get examples.). The BBC even featured enjo kosai  in a documentary.

                                       
BBC Sex in Japan clip on Enjo Kosai 
The full documentary can be seen here.

The plot summary for the movie series Stop the Bitch Campaign is:

In Tokyo, prostitution in the name of "Enjo Kosai" is in fashion among some high school girls. A mysterious man, Kuni, laments such girls, but cannot deny a strong desire for them. He punishes the girls by having sex with them without paying. He calls this operation "Stop the Bitch Campaign" for public justice.




JT Brown shared this information in an article he wrote on Hackwriter about enjo kosai:

Internet match-making services exist in many countries. But they don’t quite shape up like this one [Japan]. Read the following quotations and facts found in a English language report on virtual dating sites, compiled and written this year by Japan’s National Police Agency.

Some typical messages posted in solicitation of sex, (by males):

"Will pay 50,000 yen maximum for Enjo Kosai."
"Awaiting messages from high school girls short in pocket money." 

by females): 
"Send me a mail if you can meet me Sunday for 30,000 yen."
"Buy my virginity. I’m an innocent 15 year old."
"I want to try real sex! I’m bored with playing with myself. Somebody with lots of money please make me feel good."

Some facts found in the report:
"93.8% cases of which the solicitation method is known, were initiated by female child."
"97 percent of cases with child prostitutes now involve cell phone dating services."
"83.1% of high school students, 23.1% of junior high own cellular phones" 

I'm not sure what the current laws are in Japan concerning enjo kosai. There has been some legislation introduced concerning The Child Prostitution and Pornography Act and the Child Welfare Law, but I've read conflicting reports from a number of different sources. But JT Brown wrote that, "...enforcement of the laws on the books by Japan’s finest has always been a joke anyway."

I related in The Allure of Nymphets about pre-teen prostitutes in the United States prior to the change in the age-of-consent laws and the rise of teen prostitutes after the age-of-consent was raised. Here's an excerpt from The Allure of Nymphets:

To give an example of how raunchy things got, Odem [author of Delinquent Daughters] related that during World War I, when the problem of female sexual delinquency assumed national proportions...a five-mile radius moral zone was implemented around military training camps. In those moral zones, alcohol and prostitution were prohibited. Surprisingly, the military discovered that it was not professional prostitutes who were loitering around military bases - it was teenage girls. Over the course of the war, approximately 30,000 young girls were apprehended for illicit activity, prostitution and suspicion of spreading venereal diseases.

You may not see any teen prostitutes on the streets in the United States anymore; however, you'll find a plethora of virtual teen prostitutes on the Internet where they'll do just about anything under the sun for virtual "tokens". If you don't believe me, at your own risk, Google "girls on stickcam". (The site is NSFW and the owners of the blog assures that all the girls are at least 18-years-old.)


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Friday, April 26, 2013

Famous Ephebophile: Henry Miller

Henry Miller and model Sandi Hemphill

Henry Miller and his Young Wife

Thus far, I've read three of Henry Miller's books, and each book had characters who were involved in age-discrepant relationships:

In Tropic of Capricorn Miller had an "encounter"with a beautiful sixteen or seventeen-year-old “Jewess”. And Miller got his sixteen-year-old piano student pregnant.

In Tropic of Cancer, Miller wrote about aspiring writer Van Norden who lured young virgins into his room with his poetry before taking their virginity. Also, Fillmore was introduced to a Russian nymphet by his boss who had impregnated the girl's sixteen-year-old friend.

In Sexus, Miller learned that Mona, his young future fiancée “…had her hymen broken at the age of fifteen,” for $1,000 by a man who allegedly had a fetish for deflowering young virgins. And Dr. Onirifick's jealous wife threatened to report him to the district attorney for being, "... after that twelve-year-old niece of his ..."


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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

GOSSIP GIRL: How to Blackmail a Nymphet?

                                             Gossip Girl: How to Blackmail a Nymphet? 

I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets about how age-discrepant relationships between students and [English] teachers on teen television shows are usually portrayed in one or maybe two episodes; however, that wasn't the case with Gossip Girl.  The age-discrepant relationships between the sexually aggressive nymphet Serena (Blake Lively) and her various mentors, teachers and professors extended across the six seasons of the show that was called, “Mind-blowingly inappropriate.” by the Parents Television Council, “Very bad for you." by the San Diego Union-Tribune, and “A nasty piece of work.” by the New York Post.   

In the Gossip Girl clip below, Blair (Leighton Meester) blackmailed representatives from the five most powerful private high schools in Manhattan into attending her fashion show to give it some credence. And what did she blackmail the girls from Constance Billard School for Girls, Dobbs, The Brearley School, Chapin, and The Spence School with to comply with her demand. She threatened to have a representative from The Nightingale-Bamford School, “… reveal your affair with your drama teacher. Your Latin teacher. Your father’s business partner.” It appears that the Boston Herald was correct in calling the show “Every parent’s nightmare.”

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Nymphet's Unrequited Love for her Ballet Teacher

Collusion: Memoir of a Young Girl and Her Ballet Master is Evan Zimroth's memoir about her unrequited love affair with, F., her middle-aged ballet instructor that began when she was 12-year-old. She wrote,"I wish I could know now, at this moment, whether the relationship was erotic for F., too." 

Not only was F's unrequited love attractive to Evan, but the fact that "... his attention could always be withdrawn, that there was always someone else waiting to claim it - someone younger, thinner, more beautiful ..." caused her to be deeply in love with him.

I can't find my copy of How to Date Young Women for Men Over 35; therefore, I'm going to paraphrase R. Don Steele who reiterated what Evan wrote about her ballet instructor. Steele wrote that an ephebophile's attitude should be that he has the ability to tap into an almost unlimited amount of "young pearls"; thus, he has no need to be needy i.e. too nice, unnecessarily accommodating, etc.

F's aloofness was so strong that Evan wished that F. would have risked going to jail for pedophilia. She wrote, "F. never quite took that risk, although I imagined for years that he might. I wished for it." 

F was unneedy to the point that when he did anything for Evan, which included hitting her with a cane, Evan felt that F. was giving her a gift, which made her want to give him a gift in return. She wrote, "... I felt thoroughly in love with him, as if he had showered me with gifts and I could reciprocate, give him gifts in return..."



Friday, April 12, 2013

MAD MEN (2013): Betty Offers to Help Husband Rape Nymphet

On the much anticipated 2013 season premier of Mad Men, in an effort to "...spice things up..." in their love life, Betty offered to help her husband, Don Draper, rape a fifteen-year-old nymphet. And you thought the wife of Emperor Augustus' wife was helpful when she procured very young virgins for the Emperor to satisfy his passion of deflowering nymphets. I'm surprised that their hasn't been any backlash. Especially since Rick Ross lost his endorsement with Addidas after he made a rap song that appeared to condone rape.

Mr. Henry Francis and Mrs. Betty Davis
Sally Draper the 14-year-old.
The 15-year-old in the Next Room.

(Photo credits to nastebaste.tumblr.com)


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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Columbia Professor and His Young Student

In Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives (1992), Columbia literature professor Gabe Roth (Woody Allen) begins an affair with one of his young students, Rain (Juliette Lewis), after she reads and praises the manuscript of his new novel. However, prior to taking Roth’s class, Rain had previous relationships with three [much] older men. Now that's a young lady that's into to her age-discrepant relationships!

Jerry, Her Friend's Father.

Her Father's Business Partner

Her Analyst.

Her Professor.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Adult Actresses Playing Nude Nymphets


The Savior (1971) French: Le sauveur



The Savior (1971) [French: Le sauveur] is generally about fourteen-year-old Nanette (Muriel Catalá) who falls in love with a middle-aged man whom she finds injured near her family's farm in rural France. If I would have known that Muriel Catalá was eighteen-years-old when the film was made, I wouldn't have been as shocked by the nude scenes, because Muriel easily passes for a 14-year-old. But that raises the question, is it okay for "older" actresses to play raunchy early-teen roles?

Brian C. Johnson wrote in Fear and Self-Loving: Masturbation in Teen Movie Comedies that "Fast Times marked a significant change in the marketplace for films featuring high school students and young adults. Up to this point, images like these [e.g., teen masturbation] were impossible because the practice was to utilize actual teens to play teen characters due to the stringent laws at work regarding what child actors were permitted to do on-screen (Russnow 2011). Film-makers began to use younger-looking adult actors above the age of 18 to play these sexualized roles." Thus, as the raunchiness of the roles rose, the ages of the "teen" actors rose as well. 

I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets about the photographs in the November 2010 issue of GQ magazine that featured three stars of the Fox teen musical Glee. The Parents Television Council released a report saying that GQ's photographs sexualized actresses that play high school-aged students, bordered on pedophilia and were nearly pornographic. GQ responded by saying that there was nothing wrong with the photographs due to the nature of sexualized modern television and that the actresses were in their twenties. (Interestingly, Lea Michele was fourteen-years-old when she began playing Wendla Bergman in the controversial teen play Spring Awakening.) But is that a valid excuse? And where do we draw the line? 


GQ's Glee Photo Shoot


   


Friday, April 5, 2013

"Childhood" in New York City


This week's New York magazine has a cover story on Childhood in New York. This excerpt from the article, Little Grown-ups and Their Progeny by Jennifer Senior, is consistent with the research that I related in The Allure of Nymphets about childhood being a relatively recent invention.

The article relates that up until the end of the WWII, children were expected to contribute to the family financially. Particular to New York City, newsboys were rampant, but delivering newspapers wasn’t their only source of income. They, “…blacked boots, scavenged for junk, and shuttled messages and goods.” But, “...child poverty, child abuse, and exploitative labor practices…” lead to an effort by reformers and the government (e.g. Children’s Bureau) to protect children.

However, Steven Mintz, the author of Huck’s Raft: A History of Childhood in America, said, “They [reformers and the government] viewed kids smoking at 10 and 12 and having independent money and walking into bars as the worst thing in the world. It reminds you that "child" is a label, not a reality. 

Clearly, prior to the end the WWII and before the American economy prospered, young people (i.e. children) were expected to behave as adults in terms of earning a living wage and their adult behavior in terms of vices was condoned. It was even common to see 10-year-old prostitutes in New York City. 

Just like Neil Postman related in The Disappearance of Childhood, things have gone full circle. Today, children/teens behave just like adults. For example, they drink, smoke, take drugs, have sex, are (virtual) teen strippers etc; however, what separates them from adults isn't the printing press, but age-of-consent laws. 




LEON (1994): Mathilda (Natalie Portman) is a Nymphet Prostitute

13-year-old Natalie Portman in Leon (1994)
The award winning non-fiction writer Rich Cohen wrote in a Vanity Fair article about his effort to ghost write a book about Theodore Forstmann, "Writing a nonfiction story is like cracking a safe. It seems impossible at the beginning, but once your're in, you're in." That is exactly what I experienced while writing The Allure of Nymphets. Despite the fact that the book has been published, I'm still pulling pulling jewels out of the safe for this blog.

For example, on my plane ride back into New York City on Monday, a young lady two rows up was watching Leon (1994) on her humongous silver MacBook. I left Leon out of the appendix of The Allure of Nymphets, because the relationship between the Mathilda (13-year-old Natalie Portman) and Leon (46-year-old Jean Reno) had some sexual overtones, but was for the most part platonic. 




Wednesday, April 3, 2013

THE MONK and the Nymphet(s)

The Monk (French: Le moine) is an ironic example of "What To Do" and "What Not To Do" to seduce a nymphet. Counterintuitively, the piety of a monk is extremely attractive to a nymphet. For example, in Mickey Royal's The Pimp Game, he relates, extremely counterintuitively, that for one to be a pimp he must give up desires of the flesh i.e. materialism, lust, etc. (More on this fascinating point in an upcoming post and soon to be book.)

The monk (Vincent Cassel) is very religious. He initially rejects the advances of a nymphet who sneaks into the monastery to seduce him; however, after she drugs him and takes his virginity, his inhibitions are released and he aggressively pursues the nymphet in the screenshot below. Unsurprisingly, she rejects his advances, and unfortunately he makes the ULTIMATE sacrifice to "be with her".

The take aways from this film is that neediness is unattractive. (Royal even advises that one should not approach the opposite sex, but be "open" (i.e. have no desires of the flesh) and let nymphets come to you.) And, believe it or not, piety (i.e. having the self-control/self-discipline to avoid the immoral aspects of life) is attractive. Lastly, having a monk-like beard isn't a bad idea

The Monk and the Nymphet
 
 
 

The Monk (2011) Trailer

Monday, April 1, 2013

Famous Ephebophiles: Peter Cook and Ashton Kutcher


Christie Brinkley, Diana Bianchi, and Peter Cook.
Ashton Kutcher and Sara Leal

I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets about Ridley's findings in The Red Queen that men are attracted to a trinity of qualities: youth, figure, and face. And that even if a middle-aged woman has the face and the figure, she will not be as attractive as a nymphet, which may explain why Peter Cook had an affair with 18-year-old Diana Bianchi while he was married to 54-year-old former supermodel Christie Brinkley, who has clearly maintained her figure and face. And Ashton Kutcher had an affair with 19-year-old Sara Leal while he was married to 48-year-old Demi Moore, who just like Christie, with the help of plastic surgery, has maintained her figure and the face.
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