I’m not exactly sure that’s what Cyndi Lauper sings about with the world-famous song “Girls Just Want To Have Fun“, but fact is that girls want, can and should have fun too !
For years now I’m a regular Japanese sex-toy user, and I do complain that the Japanese sex industry has so much to offer to boys and men, so much I just can’t get a taste of everything available ! Dozens of brands appeared, onahole makers are hunting for talented illustrators on Pixiv so that to the ever improving material and sensations matches an arousing packaging with mostly anime-like characters, when it’s not directly getting the inspiration from an anime series to make parody toys. There sure are anime series who girls love or specialize for a female audience, but then where are the toys for girls ? No not “standard” dildos and vibrators, anime-themed toys ! In fact, there are so few, I can’t imagine that can be enough to satisfy the half of the world population.
Earlier today, I got a mail from a young lady who points out, accurately, that there are lots of super cute play things for boys, asking me if there are toys for girls too. There are, but so few it’s no wonder they can be hardly found, it’s a bit like the industry doesn’t allow girls to get interested in it. Shame on you, I stand for gender equality and that also applies to anime sex toys !
The three related categories on Amazon Japan are:
At first sight, you understand that the product pages focus on the content and very little on the packaging. In fact, the packaging is often as boring as the one of Melt. It’s okay to show exactly how it looks like, but hey, why not add some fantasy ? Otaku girls also can get wild on anime characters ! Luckily, it’s not like there’s nothing at all. There’s Tamatoys:
And there’s EXE:
Not totally nothing for Magic Eyes, but pretty dull:
And that’s it ! I hardly saw anything else on the mega-shop called Amazon, and it’s almost all sold on little shop J-List !! If there is one onahole for each otaku boy, then 0,003 % of otakus are girls, that’s impossible !
Really, I wanna raise the publicity of this market, I want that no otaku girl feels left behind once again by the industry, not with the huge amount of “standard” toys that could as well be found in western countries, but with the prideful anime industry Japan is world-famous with. I wanna point out that the little available nowadays depicts girls on the packaging, not hot bishonen or handsome vampires or manly cowboys or whatever floats the girl otaku’s boats ! Hey, Japan sex toy industry, put your shit together and bring some joy to your waiting customers.
When I started Onahole Review on WordPress in 2012, I thought on nothing big just posting for fun. The blog is still not big and operated for fun, but maybe with the 12000 monthly visits I can have a slight influence. Onaholes sure can be fun for girls too but hey it wasn’t conceived like this and shouldn’t be an excuse to do nothing about the lack of anime sextoys for girls. There are girls reviewing vibrators and dildos on the internet, the are otaku girls on the internet, maybe there are girls who want to review anime vibrators and dildos on the internet a bit like I do with onaholes, if so then tell me about it, I can at least offer some visibility.
There will be supply if the industry knows about an unfulfilled demand, and girls should also have joy 🙂