It is said that porn genres and fetishes are more numerous than all the grains of sand of all the exotic beaches of the earth. And Japanese adult video (JAV) is certainly no exception. In fact, I think Japanese porn in general expresses far more creativity with scenarios and genres compared to Western porn.
Why so much creativity in JAV?
It's probably because of Japan's censorship laws. Since most JAV is censored, adult video producers compensate for the censorship with colorful scenarios. They can't rely solely on the money shot to sell the scene, so they have to throw in some imaginative flair instead. While Western porn is the shot of tequila, JAV is the surprisingly potent tropical cocktail garnished with fruit and a cute umbrella.
Let's explore some of these JAV genres. Please note that this is not intended to be an exhaustive list, and some of these genres surely exist in Western porn.
The Extremely Common Ones
Let's get the really ubiquitous ones out of the way first...
Japanese School Girls
I can understand why this is so popular. There's something inexplicably captivating about Japan's school girl uniforms. They're cute, but also provocative--a dangerously erotic combination.
Another understandably hot one. Few outfits show off feminine sexuality better than the French maid uniform. Blending lace with a mini skirt, stockings, and a flirty feather duster is downright wicked!
There's nothing hotter than a pretty young Japanese nurse tending to your recovery, and those form-fitting uniforms are just what the doctor ordered. Call an ambulance!
Girl Stuck in Elevator Door
I've never seen a Western version of this, so I assume it's a JAV thing. A girl gets stuck in an elevator door (or train door, etc.) with the door trapping her at the waist. Basically her rear-end is sticking out of the doorway as male passerby look on. She's stuck in the door and can't free herself. The passerby have less-than-pure intentions and porno hi-jinks ensues.
You may notice that the non-consensual sex thing is a recurring theme in JAV. More on that later...
This one made me laugh out loud. A Japanese business man on his lunch break strolls through the park looking for a place to eat his boxed lunch. He comes across a vending machine selling naked Japanese girls (what a find!). He decides to buy one, and she rolls out of the bottom of the machine the same as a can of soda would. He props her up on the park bench in a sort of standing doggie position and places his boxed lunch on the small of her back. He enjoys his lunch break while pumping from behind, dropping the girl into the recycle bin after finishing. Japan has some truly awesome vending machines!
A guy has a device that can stop time. He goes into the girls' locker room, ladies hot spring, girls' high school class, etc. and the girls react accordingly (screaming, etc). He stops time and they freeze in place. He proceeds to place them in compromising positions and has his way with them. He unstops time, and they are understandably confused as to why they're all naked with their pussies dripping with semen.
I saw an alternative take on the time stop theme where this male Japanese office worker was getting tons of shit from female coworkers (I'm guessing they were his superiors). He gets the last laugh by stopping time and doing as he pleases.
This is indeed a sexy fantasy, and I admit I used to fantasize about stopping time and going into the Playboy Mansion for some decadent hedonism. However, when executed in an adult video, I actually didn't find it very arousing because the girls are frozen with no movement or reaction. It's like watching a guy fuck a mannequin, which was quite a buzz-kill. Some videos try to spice it up a little by unstopping time in the middle of the action to garner some reactions from the ladies, but then that tends to descend the scene into a typical rape-y JAV scenario.
Girl Using Smartphone
In the same vein as the time stop genre, I've seen a few JAV videos where a girl is on her smartphone or talking with friends at a fast food restaurant. She's so distracted of course that she doesn't notice a guy approach from behind and enter her. I think this is a fantasy guys have as they gaze upon a covey of cute girls chatting it up at a cafe or a singular gorgeous girl totally immersed in some silly mobile game.
Again, this one looks good on paper, but not so great on video. The girl is emotionless, which ruins the eroticism. Mad props for creativity, though!
Game Show Incest
I've seen many of these, and I can understand why. Families gather for a game show where they have to guess the nude body parts of their parents and siblings. They inevitably guess wrong and end up fucking each other in some incredible group sex sequences.
The viewers aren't stupid and know this is just porn and not real incest, but it's interesting to note that this type of video is technically forbidden in the Western world. This is why similar fantasies in Western porn always insist on calling everyone step-sister, etc. In Japan the money shot must be censored, but it's OK to portray incest. Culture is forever fascinating, huh?
The invisible man is a porn actor dressed in a completely black skin-tight body suit with everything covered except his sexy bits. He enters some mundane place like a courtroom in session and starts going to town on the very attractive young woman currently giving testimony. The courtroom is a bit confused as to why she's suddenly experiencing intense back-to-back orgasms during what would otherwise be a boring deposition.
This one is superior to the time stop theme because the girls react to what's happening. Well done, Japan.
Moms Teach Sex
The Western world does this a lot with step moms teaching sex to step-daughters and sons, but Japan, unrestrained by Western cultural norms, portrays the full-monty incest thing. They also sometimes turn it up a few notches by portraying the sons and daughters as underage. Again, it's interesting how this is perfectly fine as long as the money shot has a mosaic over it.
Girl Molested on Train
This is a very Japanese porn genre--the girl getting molested on the train. Truth is stranger than fiction, which is probably why this genre is so well-exploited in Japan. Also thought-provoking is how JAV seems to favor rape-like scenes to maintain the innocence of the girl. She didn't consent to the sex, so her purity is still intact.
This is a window into Japanese culture. The purity and sexual innocence of women must be highly valued in Japan, as so many JAV scenes insist on maintaining it through non-consensual sex scenarios.
Magic Mirror Room
An inventive take on the cuckold genre: The "media producer" performs his "interviews" in a small room composed of two-way mirrors. Those in the room can see the street and people outside, but those outside cannot see in. The producer of course just wants to interview the wife or girlfriend, politely asking the guy to wait outside the room. We can see him patiently waiting outside oblivious as his wife / girlfriend is properly knicker-bockered inside. He's finally invited back inside, and the couple go on their merry way.
I saw another version of this where Japanese high school girls get banged by big black dudes as their nerdy-looking boyfriends wait on the opaque side of the two-way mirror. The boyfriend is welcomed back into the room, where he cordially meets the black guy that just nutted inside his girlfriend.
Public sex is all the rage in both JAV and Western porn, and I've seen some pretty perilous stuff done--beaches, public parks, the street, video store, cafe, etc. I don't know how they pull it off, but I assume they use lookouts, extras, and arrangements with shop owners. It must be quite risky since I have read stories of JAV producers and performers getting arrested for doing it.
There's another type of public JAV that's obviously arranged and prepped. Male coworkers will bang the female coworkers in the office or male high school teachers and students will bang their female classmates. There are others like doing the waitresses in a restaurant and so on. It's not "genuinely" public, but still wow!
Also known as "reverse gangbang," where one guy is serviced by a group of 5 pretty girls or so. This is done in VR porn a lot because the guy can be stationary, suiting POV and VR very well. There's nothing new to this fantasy, and it's done in Western porn as well. It is interesting how this particular genre goes completely counter to JAV's pervasive non-consensual sex scenarios.
The harem genre is a personal favorite because the Japanese girls don't squeeze their eyes shut while squeaking high-pitched "I'm getting raped" reactions. Instead they giggle with their girlfriends and seem to be enjoying themselves. Call me old-fashioned, but that's hot.
Dick Squirting Cum Like a Hose
I've only seen one video like this, and of course it was Japanese. It was so bizarre it deserves mentioning here. The guy is enjoying an orgy with 4 pretty Japanese girls. He's wearing some kind of strap-on with a pump-driven device that squirts "cum" like a garden hose. He fucks the girl for a minute or so and yells "Cumming! Cumming!" (in English, which made it even funnier). He then drenches the girl from head to toe with "cum." I couldn't stop laughing. It's not the kind of porn I could jerk off to, but it was certainly entertaining!
I hope you enjoyed this exploration of JAV genres and fetishes. What's your favorite?