|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.|
Panty sellers roll in the cash by rolling off their soiled skimpies in disabled toilets 2007,10,22
Spa! 10/23 By Ryann Connell
Safety and easy accessibility is increasingly transforming toilets for the disabled at Tokyo's railway stations into marketplaces for schoolgirls' panties, according to Spa! (10/23).
Large numbers of high school girls are often seen going into the roomier johns and those in the know say the kind of business they're getting up to is not what normally goes on in public conveniences.
"They're actually engaged in burusera trading inside there," a writer specializing on the adult entertainment world tells Spa! Burusera, of course, is the name given to the panty trade, with the term derived from the manufactured English phrase "bloomer seller."
"Recently," the writer continues, "many of the contact points specified for meetings on burusera sites have been the disabled toilets at railway stations. Girls selling their panties prefer it this way because they don't have to go through burusera shops and can therefore increase their margins."
That's been precisely the case for 17-year-old Maki, a schoolgirl who has been using a disabled toilet at a suburban Tokyo railway station for the past two years as the place to sell her soiled underwear.
"Customers prefer it this way, too, because you never know for sure if the panties you buy at a burusera shop are the real thing. There's always that doubt. And on top of that, buyers pay extra if they see you take off your panties in front of them. We can barter together and I can get somewhere from 5,000 yen to 7,000 yen if I strip off my panties in front of the buyer," Maki tells Spa! "You get more money for panties the longer you've been wearing them and the dirtier they get. Depending on the circumstances, there are some guys who'll pay as much as 20,000 yen for a single pair of panties."
Girls like Maki have few qualms about carrying out their illegal and illicit trade in toilets that are supposed to provide access to people who struggle to use regular facilities.
They say the disabled toilets provide them with a safety not available with alternatives.
"Some of the weirdoes who buy used panties can be really scary, Sometimes, they kind of leer at you as though they're going to swoop down on you any second. If I'm in a station's disabled toilet, people can hear my cries for help and safety is never far away," Maki says.
"You can't get that peace of mind in places like love hotels."
Maki adds there are also other convenient aspects about public conveniences.
"Occasionally, and I mean really occasionally, there are perverts who'll give you money if you spit, or piss, or shit for them," schoolgirl Maki tells Spa! "At those times, doing business in the toilet makes things so much easier." (By Ryann Connell)
Burusera, of course, is the name given to the panty trade, with the term derived from the manufactured English phrase "bloomer seller."