|The story below is originally published on Mainichi Daily News by Mainichi Shinbun (http://mdn.mainichi.jp).|
|They admitted inventing its kinky features, or rather deliberately mistranslating them from the original gossip magazine.|
|In fact, this is far from the general Japanese' behavior or sense of worth.|
Japan's infamous Sex Volunteer Corps is being swamped with frantic calls for its dispatch from growing numbers of desperate 30-something virgins, according to Asahi Geino.
Among the untouched are even some women creeping toward middle age who've been married for years, but their nuptials were never consummated.
"I suppose it's because a lot of stories written about the Corps mentioned that we'd worked with virgins," Asahi Geino hears from multitalented Kim Myung Gun, the Corps founder, Wako University lecturer, columnist and Tokyo-based sex therapist.
"We've had 40 virgins come to us for help since that start of the year. That's five virgins a month!"
Kim says many of the unblemished women have no great reason to remain celibate.
"There're three main reasons why they're all still virgins -- they're worried about being hairy, having fat legs or small tits.
And in every case, all the worries are purely in the bearer's mind. They're all normal, pretty women.
"One thing about them, though, is that they all live with their parents and haven't been able to set up independent lives.
Perhaps they weren't told enough about how cute they were when growing up, or never had the real desire to find a boyfriend, or whatever.
But, they've simply lost the chance to realize that they are full-blooded women."
Incredibly, some of the virgins Kim's Corps has helped have been married women.
"It's usually cases where the couple have remained virgins al the while up until their marriage, then botch their first attempt on their wedding night and lose the confidence to ever try it again," the country's most renowned sex therapist says.
"Even when they reach an age when their biological clock starts ticking at a frenetic case, they're hamstrung because they don't know how to go about doing it, and neither does the husband.
What they need is expert care the very first time."
And, apparently providing that care are the troops of the Sex Volunteer Corps.
"Virgin women prefer their first time to be with an experienced man.
There are various reasons, but a common trait for all virgins is the need for an ice-breaker," Kim tells Asahi Geino.
"My Corps includes members who, through considerable experience, have become experts in the correct handling of virgins."