Ever since the Japanese cuddle shop for men, Soine-ya, opened its doors last September in Akihabara, central Tokyo, business has been booming.
In fact, they’ve been doing so well that they’ve already opened a second branch in Shinjuku, in their red light district, Kabikicho. With this new outlet comes additional services as well, which include the very popular service called oshiri makura. For those who were not aware before today (Myself included) oshiri makura is a fairly new trend in Japan where men use the women’s butts as pillows.
In a land of weirdness, it’s no surprise that there will be more than a few weird fetishes as well. This is the land where there such a thing known as tentacle rape porn after all. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that a business that caters to men who don’t want to sleep alone (Even if they have to pay for it), will add something like this to their repertoire. What is surprising is that this particular service costs ¥1,000 (The equivalent of about US$11) a minute. That’s right! $11 per minute to rest your head on a girl’s butt. For the same price, you can get a full three minutes of your head on her lap.
Available only in Soine-ya’s new Shinjuku branch, this new service is a reportedly such a resounding success that, recently, one Japanese reporter decided to get a more hands-on experience of it as well as some of the other services they had to offer.
He was treated to hand holding, slapping (Not exactly sure how that helps you sleep), hugging, the ever popular head-on-girl’s-lap service, a massage and, of course, the butt pillow experience.
He also noted that the prices for the different services were conveniently posted right on the wall of his assigned bunk. A sample of his exploits can be seen in the videos below (Completely in Japanese, but let’s face it, it really doesn’t matter):
Some interesting points to take note of:
1. The girl who slaps our masked reported around in the start of the video is only 17 and, since this video was released, she, as well as any other employees under 18, is no longer allowed to hug, provide lap pillow (Or butt pillow, I hope) services or even sleep next to the customers.
2. That does not make me feel any better.
Anyway, if you’re worried about any… um… gaseous emissions which may occur during the provision of this new service remember that women have an almost superhuman ability to keep their flatulence in check for amazingly long periods of time, as any man who has ever been in the early stages of a romantic relationship will tell you.
Also, keep in mind these hired bed mates are not prostitutes and there is still no sex offered at Soine-ya. Only sleep… and maybe they’ll slap you around for a few bucks. But that’s it.
No word on if a similar service will become available in the just for the ladies version of the Soine-ya, but who knows?