In recent months, Japan’s vernacular media has reported on the surge in arrests for streaming uncensored pornographic films via Internet sites located overseas.
Likewise, reports Shukan Taishu (Sept. 1) — the digital era is causing a jump in women filming themselves masturbating and distributing the footage to all comers.
Adult video (AV) director Goro Tameike, a veteran of more than 1,000 productions, says women are no longer intimidated to engage in this form of exhibitionism.
The camera installed on a mobile phone is all it takes, says Shukan Taishu.
“I’ll often receive a message from a boyfriend or sex friend requesting that I send videos of me masturbating,” says a 27-year-old office lady. “At first, I’m a little surprised, but, of course, I’ll do it. I’m happy to oblige.”
Tameike says that he thinks men had, in the past, suppressed the ability for women to express themselves.
“The inner desire of women to show off has finally come to the forefront,” says the director.
In digging further into the matter, Tameike interviewed French film director Patrice Leconte, whose films, such as “Monsieur Hire,” which screened at the Cannes International Film Festival in 1989, often include male characters who find themselves intimidated by the fairer sex.
“He said the same thing!” enthuses Tameike. “I was stunned.”
For some men, performing nude can be easy, but that is not the norm, says the director.
“Men, in general, find it tough to become naked in front of the camera,” says Tameike. “For women, they tend to become more open as the filming progresses. It is a matter of them understanding how they are perceived.”
Which, says the director, is only going to increase online exhibitionism by females. (A.T.)
Source: “Shiroto bijo tachi no ‘nugitagari,’” Shukan Taishu (Sept. 1, page 79)
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