Singapore-based writer and director Amit Virmani’s documentary film, “Cowboys in Paradise,” takes up the subject of “beach gigolos” at the Indonesian resort of Bali.
Nikkan Gendai (May 11) reports that Virmani got the idea for his film after learning that the young hunks were hitting the books to learn conversational Japanese.
The documentary has been vociferously denounced by provincial governor Pastika as being illegal “because it had been shot without permission.”
Police responded by charging 28 local males with engaging in prostitution.
“Bali originally became popular during the years of the ‘bubble economy,’ when Japanese women who’d made a killing in the stock market would fly down there to get massages,” says “pink” journalist Yukio Murakami. “They would call men to their hotel rooms for sensual massages to their breasts and bottoms.
“Then at some point the transaction turned into sex for money,” he continues. “Currently there are about 200 of these gigolo groups in operation. The men are trained from childhood in ways to please women. They’ll exercise their tongues by licking the bottom of a cup, which extends the length, enabling them to tongue women deep into their vaginas. The sensation is supposedly even better than penile penetration.
“The going rate for a sex session is 5,000 Japanese yen,” says Murakami, adding, “The cheaper groups charge as little as 2,000 yen. A full-day 24-hour course runs about 10,000 yen.”
Among Japanese OLs, the demand for Balinese beach boys peaked about 10 years ago. Now, says Murakami, it’s Japan’s sex industry workers who vacation there.
“They started going from four or five years ago,” he says. “Particularly girls working in shops that don’t engage in honban (intercourse) with the customers feel the need to relive stress, so they buy men. Many of them feel a sense of pride that they are more affluent than office workers, and will pay the beach boys double the going rate, exhorting them to extra efforts while they just lie back and enjoy getting the royal treatment.”
Gals going to Bali typically travel in pairs, and one can sometimes be heard boasting to her companion, “Last night I got off 10 times.”
Truly a national shame, Nikkan Gendai clucks disapprovingly. (K.S.)
Source: “Ihou sukautoman no arasegi,” Nikkan Gendai (May 11, page 5)
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