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True story of a single mother in her 30s who fell into the “women-only sex industry

The number of women-only sex clubs, or "onna-fu" (women-only sex clubs), has increased rapidly in the past few years, and they are being used as new "healing" places for women. However, once you get hooked, it is not easy to get out of the "swamp"...

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There are many “onna-fu” in Kabukicho, Shinjuku City (Kyodo News Images)

The number of female sex clubs has increased considerably from a few years ago, when I used to use them. The quality of therapists (male employees who provide sexual services in brothels) seems to have decreased as the number of therapists has increased. There are some women who do not want to see male genitalia, some who want to be licked but do not want to touch male genitalia, and some who just want to sleep with a man. Some women say they just want to sleep with the man. Some have even been forcibly penetrated.

There are countless people who say that they have been treated badly or that they were not given what they wanted, and there is also rampant excessive sex sales and fraudulent performances. Even if they file a complaint with the store, they are often told, ‘Do you have any proof?’ In many cases, they end up crying themselves to sleep,” said Asuka, a 30-something former user of jyokaze.

The number of onna-fu has increased rapidly since around 2007, and it is said that there are now about 300 stores nationwide, with the increase in the number of users due to increased recognition on YouTube and TV, and easy access to the stores’ websites and therapists’ SNS.

The media has been spreading the word about the positive aspects of the women’s style, such as “healing both body and soul” and “women can freely enjoy their sexuality,” but in fact, the rapid increase in the number of therapists has led to a decline in service and trouble in many cases.

Misaki, who was taken advantage of her past DV trauma and became at the mercy of a man

Misaki (a pseudonym), a 30-something manager at a listed company in the Kansai region, is one of those who experienced trouble with the women’s style. A divorced single mother, she was searching for a regular massage service on the Internet when she stumbled upon a website for women’s entertainment and made a reservation with a light heart.

She said, “I chose a good-looking therapist who was one year younger than me and whose face I liked, but the moment I met him, he gave me a look that said, ‘An old woman has come. She didn’t even hold my hand. She didn’t give me much of a massage, just some casual sex. I thought it would be like that, but I read on the forum that it was not so. I should have stopped there…”

Misaki wanted to know about the real female style service, and met therapist D at the same store. This is where the real trouble began for Misaki.

D is 28 years old, has short black hair, and is a fresh type. When I told her that she had called me an old lady before, she said, ‘What’s so old lady about you? D was great at customer service and treatment. With my ex-dan and the other men I have dated, I felt like I was only having sex to satisfy their sexual desires, but D made me feel good and told me I was cute and beautiful. It made me feel good, like ‘I am still a woman.

The second time we met, he gave me extra time for free, saying, ‘I wouldn’t do this to anyone else, but I want to be with you, Misaki. Looking back, I think he was pricing me to see if he could pull some money out of me at that point.”

Soon D began to make various demands of Ms. Misaki.

“‘I want to see you three times a month,’ he says. D would book me for two hours and I would spend more time with him. D would do his best to serve me when I made an appointment, which was fun and wonderful, but I was also busy with work and it cost money. But I am also busy with my work and it costs money, so it gradually became an end in itself for me to make reservations.”

Taking advantage of Ms. Misaki’s compliant attitude, D’s demands escalated further, forcing her to cancel appointments with other therapists she had met before seeing D, and forcing her to stay overnight, which Ms. Misaki had stubbornly refused because she did not want to spend the night away from home with her children.

She said, “I make reservations at the restaurant for two hours during the day and actually meet with them for an overnight stay. In other words, I pay D 50,000 yen for the overnight stay, but the store only gets back the two-hour fee, and the rest goes to D’s pocket. I do not lose anything, but I did not like it because it is strictly prohibited by the restaurant. But of course there is no room for me to object to it. If I don’t do what he wants, he abuses me.”

However, D had other customers engage in similar behavior, and was fired when it was discovered. When D left the restaurant, the Internet message boards went wild with posts exposing his misdeeds by customers who had previously been told to keep quiet about them.

When D left the shop, the Internet message boards were abuzz with posts from customers exposing his evil ways: “He gets mad when you refuse his requests,” “He calls home his type of women,” “He can do it as many times as he wants, and he has a fine body, so many women fall for him,” and so on.

Misaki says that she had no romantic feelings for D, and that she was just a “privileged customer and a good friend. So why did she end up at D’s beck and call?

She says, “My ex-husband, D V, was the cause of my divorce, and when a man yelled at me because of my words, I couldn’t say anything back, so I would just go along with him. When I’m lying on my face, he says, ‘Look up. Then, bad memories from the past would flash back and he would do as he was told. It was hard for me to see him from the middle of the day…”

It is not uncommon for women like Ms. Misaki, who are supposed to be on the receiving end of the service, to follow the therapist’s lead and end up in a “guru and follower” relationship. Because it is difficult to tell those around them that you are using women’s services, there is no one you can talk to and no one who will stop you. Some people end up spending millions of dollars of their savings or maxing out their credit cards.

Asuka, who was addicted to “hard love” and found herself spending 6 million yen on sex services

The “swamp” into which female sex industry users are most likely to get addicted is “hard love” with a therapist. The aforementioned Asuka, who fell madly in love with a therapist, spent nearly 6 million yen on one therapist over a period of less than three years.

She says, “There was a time when I was depressed because of a broken heart and work problems, and when I was feeling a little better, I decided I wanted to go on a date with a man. When I was looking for a “rental boyfriend” on the Internet, I learned for the first time that there was a sex service for women, so I decided to choose a cool therapist on the website and nominate him. That’s when I met J-kun.

He was a really cool guy who looked like Masaharu Fukuyama, and when I met him, I thought I was going to fall over. My heart was pounding and I was thrilled when he kissed me on the hand. He also did something to me that none of my previous boyfriends had ever done to me, and I was so excited that it was very difficult. He is a professional and knows how to please a woman. He suddenly attacked me roughly and did things that would never happen between normal lovers, and he did things that were full of stimulation. It was much more satisfying than I had imagined.”

Asuka had an unforgettable time with J-kun. However, from this point on, she fell into the “swamp” of female sexuality.

(Continued in Part 2, “The Surprising Reason Why Married Women Keep Falling for ‘Women-Only Sex Services'”)

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