|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.|
By Ryann Connell
February 24, 2007
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "Beautiful Country" plan aims to reinvigorate the nation, but Weekly Playboy uses some cunning linguistics to come up with an idea it says will really lick Japan into shape.
Removing the "o" from "Beautiful Country" gives the prime minister's plan an entirely different meaning and, as the men's weekly does, performing a similar twist of the tongue in Japanese by adding an "n" transforms the original name of the scheme from utsukushii kuni to utsukushii kunni - or "Beautiful Cunnilingus."
It's an important alteration, the weekly argues, because love hotels across the country are reporting that men in their 20s are refusing to go down to places where their mouthed ministrations would be most appreciated, and using only the lamest of excuses for their boorish behavior.
"It's not like it's the most visually appealing area, is it?" one refusenik tells Weekly Playboy.
When it comes to explaining why they dislike oral sex, it's plain to see from another man that neither cat nor pussy have got his tongue.
"All the hair gets caught between your teeth," the 27-year-old illustrator tells Weekly Playboy. "And I don't do anything down there with my fingers, either, because they end up smelling."
Weekly Playboy says that young men who refuse to orally pleasure women can be divided into the traumatized (who are frightened by the sight of female genitalia), the neglectful (who aren't even aware of the practice of cunnilingus), and the rawboned -- who simply dislike anything uncooked, including sashimi.
Luminaries from Japan's netherworld, however, say regardless of whatever type of guy they are, it's every young man's duty to stop giving lip and get to work, lickety split.
"If Japanese men are refusing to get between women's legs and lick, it'll be the end of Japan," Goro Tameiki, renowned adult movie auteur, tells Weekly Playboy.
Fubuki Takazawa, an author of erotic novels, also sticks her tongue out at those who refuse to lap up the labia.
"Women have no obligation to perform fellatio on any man who refuses cunnilingus," she says.
"I'd say about the only men who've never made a woman orgasm are the ones who think they'll make them climax just by sticking their thing in."
Surprisingly, Dr. Yamanaka of the Toranomon Hibiya Clinic, says there may be a scientific explanation behind why young Japanese men today have developed a phobia toward dining at the wire.
"Because of all the preservatives in food, people today can consume enormous quantities of organic phosphorus.
Once a certain amount of organic phosphorus builds up in the body, it attaches itself to calcium and is expelled through waste products.
But what this means is that a large build-up of organic phosphorus leads directly to a calcium deficiency," Yamanaka tells Weekly Playboy.
"Then you've got the human nervous system, which is made up of sympathetic nerves and parasympathetic nerves.
Parasympathetic nerves feed only on calcium.
When the body doesn't have enough calcium, the parasympathetic nerves don't work as well as they should.
That sends the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves all skew-whiff.
When the sympathetic nerves work stronger than the parasympathetic nerves, it becomes easier to get nervous and aroused.
'Rage' attacks have been discussed pretty frequently in recent years and they're probably triggered by this mechanism.
If there is a decreased sexual desire or erection problems, it probably means the parasympathetic nerves aren't working as well as they should be."
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