Now that everyone in the western world with a vagina has read 50 Shades of Grey: what’s next? What to do with all that pent up…..interest?
One Japanese bar has an idea, come and talk about masturbation over a glass of wine. Hors d’oeuvres with a side of which-is-your-favourite vibrator, anyone?
Women living in Tokyo have embraced frank and fearless conversation about women’s masturbation and opened up a dedicated “love and sex bar.”
At Love Joule, which opened its doors in July, you won’t hear many customers making polite small talk about which Emmys actresses had too much stuff injected into their faces or whether ankle boots are the new high heels (they do appears to be).
Instead, these women are talking about ‘nights in with the girls.’
And rather than displaying displaying bottles of liquor, the shelves behind Love Joule’s bar counter are decorated with sex toys. Fifty of them in an array of colours.
The bar’s proprietor, Megumi Nakagawa, says having vibrators in the place of bottles of alcohol gives women the confidence. She says they’re more likely to discuss their solo intimate behaviour – and what turns them on.
This from the Tokyo Reporter:
“Once they take a seat, customers are able to experience a pleasant place in which they can openly discuss masturbation,” says Nakagawa. “Since most people view female masturbation as something of a mystery or taboo, it is not a usual topic at typical bars.”
Nakagawa describes the atmosphere at Bar Joule as “fashionable and sexy in a different kind of space — perfect for girls-only discussions or a date.”
Love Joule’s frequent clientele includes women from the local commercial sex industry and adult video actresses.