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Exploring Hentai "How do you spend your holiday" By http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=749619
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There is so much porn, both on and off the internet. Why would anyone choose to look at drawings over real people? With a guilt free conscience, knowing that there are no reluctantly recruited actors, and no awkward feelings about watching strangers get down and dirty, many people choose hentai as an alternative. Plus, kinks and fetishes have no restrictions in hentai!

  Terms

Akachan pure (ah-ka-chan poo-ray): "Baby play", or age play. Usually people acting, dressing and being treated like babies, which is not necessarily sexual.

Ashikoki (ah-shee-koh-kee): Stimulating a penis with feet.

Bakunyu (bah-coon-yoo): "Bursting breasts" which are just really really big tits. This is super common in even non-hentai/ecchi anime.

Bichunen (bee-choo-nen): "Beautiful middle aged men", which is very rarely used in western culture.

Bijin(ga)(bee-jeen-gah): Beautiful/attractive people. When you add the "ga" on the end it means "pictures of beautiful people", but this is usually referring to pictures of pretty women doing non-sexual things.

Biseinen (bee-say-nen): "Beautiful men", meaning pretty guys over the age of 18 but not middle aged/older. Not commonly used in western culture, but it's standard in Japan.

Bishonen (bee-show-nen): Literally "Beautiful boys", meaning pretty guys under the age of 18. In western culture this term is used to describe all pretty anime men regardless of their age.

Bishoujo (bee-show-joe): "Beautiful girls", meaning pretty girls under the age of 18. In western culture this term is used to describe all pretty anime girls regardless of their age.

Bukkake (boo-kah-kay): Multiple men using a female sexually, usually as many as she can physically handle, then ejaculating on her. Can also be a male, this isn't an uncommon scene in bara.

Kichiku: "Violent sex" such as rape or very rough sexual acts.

Ero-Guro (eh-row-goo-row): Erotic gore and disembowelment. This can range from cutting and blood, to amputations, to complete disembowelment. Amputees in hentai are often used as "erotic pets".

Ero-manga (eh-row-mah-n-gah): Literally meaning "erotic comics", this term describes erotic adult comics aimed at men.

Futanari (foo-tah-nah-ree): Literally meaning "dual form", this term refers to either women with penises or hermaphrodites. This genre of hentai is almost solely geared towards men, and while it may seem strange, the large majority of futanari fans are straight. Many futa fans enjoy it because they are attracted to women, but identify with a penis and enjoy dominant women. Many futa fans have no interest in having a sexual relationship with a male. Their interest in seeing or interacting with another penis stays in their porn. Some women who enjoy pegging also enjoy futa.

Josama (joe-sah-mah): Femdoms, literally meaning "queen". Popular in BDSM hentai, these are dominant "seme" women, sometimes futas. Traditionally in Japanese culture, women are suppose to be very submissive and barely move during sex, so this is considered quite kinky.

Jukujo (joo-koo-joe): A mature woman over the age of 30, usually one who is beautiful and has a lot of sexual experience. Sort of like the Japanese equivalent of a Cougar.

Kinbaku/Shibari (keen-bah-koo/shee-bah-ree): Japanese rope bondage. The intricate art of beautiful knots and webs created out of rope to erotically restrain your partner, it's the same concept as leather bondage but done in a very different style.

Lemon/Lime: Lemon refers to "hard" porn that involves sexually explicit acts. Lime refers to "soft" porn that may involve kissing, groping, implied sex scenes, but no explicit acts.

Neko/Nekomimi (neh-koh/neh-koh-mee-mee): Literally meaning "cats" or "cat ears", this refers to people with feline features. Very common in anime and manga, nekomimi is considered very cute and the characters often exhibit catlike personality traits along with the physical features. Usually meaning cat girls, this can refer to boys as well. These aren't furries/anthropomorphics, this is just people with cat ears, sometimes with cat tails, paws and whiskers as well. Popular in hentai, sometimes seen in yuri and yaoi as well. All neko/nekomimi stuff isn't hentai, there's lot of non-sexual neko/nekomimi content around, as well as inumimi (dog girls) and other animals.

Oyaji (oh-yah-jee): "Old man" or "dad", but it doesn't actually mean "your father", more an older man who resembles someone's dad. Oyaji are put as the seme/dominant in many hentai.

Reidicomi (ray-dee-coh-mee): Literally meaning "lady's comics". Erotic adult comics aimed at women.

Seme (seh-meh): Originally a baseball term meaning "the pitcher", the dominant, the top, the one who penetrates or controls the situation. Mostly used in BL and GL. Typically masculine.

Seke (seh-keh): The switch. The one who can "go either way". A combination of the words Seme and Uke, in Japanese it does not literally mean "switch". Mostly used in BL.

Tekoki (teh-koh-kee): Quite simply, hand job porn or hand job fetish.

Uke (oo-kay): Originally a baseball term meaning "the catcher", the submissive, the bottom, the one who is penetrated or is controlled. Mostly used in BL and GL. Typically feminine.

  Hentai types

Bara/Gei Comi (Bah-rah/Gay coh-mee): Originally gay comics for gay men, drawn by men. This typically involved masculine, muscular guys (bears in western culture) and focused on the sexual part of relationships rather than the emotional attachments and romance that BL focuses on. In recent times, BL and bara have merged a bit, more gay men are enjoying yaoi and more women are enjoying bara. Gei Comi is short for "gay comics" in Japanese is used along side bara, but it's not a term used in western culture.

Ecchi (eh-kee): Erotic hentai focusing on revealing clothing, nudity and teasing acts rather than sex. Ecchi is very popular in anime and manga. There are hundreds of productions where women simply appear in rather normal anime while wearing revealing/tight clothing, sometimes including panty shots and accidentally exposed breasts.

Lolicon (roh-ree-koh-n): It's the same thing as shota, but with young girls under the age of legal consent. Same with Shotacon, it's legal as long as the characters do not represent real people. Lolicon typically refers to pictures/manga/anime of young girls in sexual situations. It can also just refer to innocent pinups. Lolis are typically paired with oyaji type characters, older brother figures and other lolis.

Moe (moh-eh): Strangely, this isn't porn. It's pretty much the opposite of porn! Moe is the fascination and near fetish for complete innocence. I include Moe in the hentai category because really, it's borderline, it's hard to describe, and it isn't seen much in western culture. The huge fad of adult men being obsessed with "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" (Bronies) is the closest that western culture comes to moe. Moe shows, manga and characters are completely innocent and often devoid of any sort of knowledge of sex. They are often young, feminine, cute, ditsy and are often confused about dating and members of the opposite sex. Moe stays moe as long as there is absolutely no sex. Many people interested in more will lose interest once a character develops sexuality because it is seen as their loss of innocence. While you're still thinking "how is this porn?", remember that there's lots of non-directly sexual fetishes out there!

Omorashi (oh-moh-rah-shee): Watersports, but it usually heavily involves urination denial. Omorashi is a quite popular genre of hentai in Japan. There are even game shows that involve women drinking lots of liquid, then being denied a bathroom for long periods of time. Omorashi can involve just denial play, or actual urination. Usually the girls in omorashi will hold it until they can't anymore, then dramatically wet themselves -- often in a public place -- and become extremely embarrassed. Omorashi is often abbreviated as "Omo" in western culture and refers directly to bladder desperation/denial rather than watersports, which tends to involve peeing willingly on others. Nappie and Yagai refers to erotically peeing one's panties while in public. Nappie(s) are diapers, usually worn in public, and are usually meant to pee in.

Paizuri (pie-zoo-ree): "Titty fucking", someone with a penis using a female partner's breasts for sex instead of penetration. Commonly seen in Bakunyu hentai.

Shokushu goukan (show-koo-shoe go-oo-kah-n): Tentacle porn! Originally this came from a Japanese folk tale about an octopus that rapes a fisherman's wife and has become a classic of Japanese porn. Tentacle hentai is usually called "tentacle rape", but the victims are not always unwilling. The tentacles, while they classically come from a sea creature, can come from fantasy "sentient plants" with tentacle appendages that feed on people's sexual fluids, or one-eyed tentacle monsters that wish to sexually pleasure humans instead of battling, or even just highly phallic tentacles that seem to appear from an unknown abyss to capture and penetrate someone.

Shotacon (show-tah-kah-n): Young boys under the legal age of consent. While many ask why this isn't illegal, Japanese law states that as long as the characters do not represent real people, no harm is being done. Most people interested in Shotacon aren't interested in real children, but are drawn to the cuteness and innocence of the characters. Some people who enjoy shota actually identify with the young characters, often because they had sexual experiences as kids or wish to regain innocence. The mind's way of coping in some situations is to create a kink or fetish out of the trauma, and shota is a perfect outlet for those who like the idea, but don't want to see real child porn. Shota typically refers to pictures/manga/anime of young boys in sexual situations. It can also just refer to innocent but suggestive pinups. Shota boys licking popsicles, sitting around in swim suits or wearing feminine clothing is popular for pinups. Shota boys are often paired with oyaji type characters and masculine "powerful" seme type men, or MILF ladies, and of course, other shotas.

Toddlercon: Sexualized toddlers, children who are barely old enough to walk. A less common and extreme form of lolicon/shotacon that often depicts rape and incest between older brothers/dads/etc and very young children/siblings.

Yaoi/BL/Shonen Ai (yah-oh-ee/BL/Show-nehn-eye): BL is the umbrella term for all male on male relationships, it's short for "Boy's Love". Shonen ai literally means "boy's love", in western culture. It's usually used to describe romantic soft relationships between two boys. Yaoi is the term used to describe sexual male on male relationships in western culture. In Japanese, it stands for YAmanashi, Ochinashi, Iminashi (no climax, no resolution, no meaning), referring to the fact that children cannot be conceived from gay sex.

BL is typically drawn by, and aimed towards women. Years ago, in traditional Japanese culture, it was considered dirty for women to have sex (or be sexual at all) before marriage, but many women didn't want the commitment. Stories of women having erotic encounters with men who they were not married to were considered taboo, but gay sex was not. Manga (Japanese comics) started to show up involving two men, one of them was feminine and submissive and represented the woman in the relationship.

Yaoi was not intended for, and never became nearly as popular with, gay men. BL manga tended to focus on emotional ties and romance over sexuality. While many BL manga now keep the classic feminine-submissive with masculine-dominant theme, there are plenty of modern BL manga/anime that involve only masculine men (sometimes considered bara, or on the line between bara and yaoi), or only feminine men. Fujoshi (yaoi fangirls), gay men and other yaoi fans have given BL a wider spectrum of preferences and kinks over the years.

Yuri/GL/Shoujo Ai (You-ree/GL/Show-joe-eye): "Girls love", GL or Shoujo Ai, refers to romantic and sexual relationships between women. Originally these were stories of very romantic or very tight platonic relationships geared towards women. Lesbianism is hinted when the characters are young, but most of the stories involve them experimenting then growing out of it in their adult years. Many of these relationships begin as a high admiration by a lower classmate to a higher classmate or "senpai", escalating into a romantic but non-sexual love.

In the mid 1990s, yuri manga/anime began to be geared more towards men and lesbian audiences, often with heavy sexual overtones unlike original GL stories. Recently, most yuri is geared towards men and is highly sexual. GL or Shoujo Ai is still geared more towards women and tends to be closer to the classic ideas. Just like yaoi, in western culture yuri, is used to describe sexual relationships, while GL/shoujo ai is used for romantic soft relationships.

Zenra (zen-rah): Gaining popularity in recent years, zenra is sports played in the nude. Sort of like Ecchi, it's not directly sex related, but more about the tease of seeing bouncing breasts and butts of the players. Zenra players are most commonly women, but sometimes it is seen in bara too.

With the huge range of Hentai out there, why not give it a try? It's definitely a different experience from live-action porn, you may find that at certain times, you crave hentai over other kinds of porn, you might even find something perfectly suited for your kinks that you can't find easily in real porn. No matter what you're into, there's bound to be some hentai out there for you, whether it's in the form of pictures, gifs, anime, games or manga/comics!

Some sites to explore:
http://www.pixiv.net An art community with an R-18 section, mostly drawings and comics. (you need a free account to view the adult section)
http://www.hentai-foundry.com/ Another art community that focuses solely on hentai art and stories.
http://e-hentai.org/ A massive collection of hentai art, games, stories, comics and animations.
http://www.watchhentaionline.net A decent sized collection of hentai and ecchi anime.
http://www.jlist.com/home Not just a hentai store, but they have a nice variety of hentai games, comics, magazines and paraphernalia.

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Comments

Howells  

This made me interested in Hentai Well done!

03/08/2013

Wow, what a lot of info, but it's so nice to have all this in one place & have it explained for me, thank you! I was mildly interested before, but I now see there are lots of good reasons to check it out, especially since it avoids all the negatives of actual people acted porn which cause me concern; I'll be checking this out!

03/09/2013

Who knew all those pictures have a name.

03/09/2013

Very interesting article. I have been wondering a little more about this subject for awhile now and here is more information then I had bargained for. I am glad to have run across this, saving this link to refer back to from time time.. Thanks to you I am a little more enlightened on this subject.

03/10/2013

Never heard of zenra before, this is interesting!

03/14/2013
FutanariMama  

My name says my fetish obviously. Good article, but I have always been wondering something (this is not a troll post). I keep my fetishes to myself from my friends and just do my thing online and although I'm a girl, it makes me wonder if perverted guys who are openly into any of this actually have or can get girlfriends. Even being a lesbian, I wouldn't really care since I'm one myself, but I really don't see many girls in general society going for anyone into a fetish like hentai overall. Any insight?

06/02/2013
hardboiledbrain  

Well to answer your question FutanariMama,I've been an assumed hentai lover for over 15 years now and to my great surprise hentai is VERY popular among women.Why ? From what I,ve been told is pretty much the esthetique of it as a whole,the man and women are almost always good looking and the actresses really give incredible performance compare to "regular porn" ones.As for futanari,well I love too watch too girls,its always a lovely sight but the extra help me relate to her pleasure.To me it's the combination of best of both worlds.And "perverts" like me don't have a hard time finding mate,sexual partner,ect.As in any type of interest you just need to look at the right place and be open to the limits and needs of others. Hurray for futa-nekomimi-tentacles !!!

06/13/2013

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