"Old Man" Porn Is Fun For All Ages

Shigeo Tokuda is the famed 74-year-old Japanese porn star behind a new Japanese genre of Japanese adult entertainment dubbed "old man porn." And its growth is anything but mature. Tokuda's ouevre comprises such diverse titles as Maniac Training of Lolitas to Forbidden Elderly Care. Young people love him because he has "something that only an older generation has and the young people do not possess, because they lived that much more," in the words of the director. And older people love him because, in contrast to the youngsters and their "school dramas," they can relate to him. Really, it's somewhat analogous to the John McCain phenomenon! And yeah, I know what you're thinking, readers. You're thinking, "Great, just another way men get to grow old and saggy and clog their arteries without any of the devastating desexualization we have to go through." But!

Although films featuring women in their teens and 20s are the mainstay of the industry, a trend toward "mature women" has become evident over the past five years. Currently, about 300 of the 1,000 adult videos on offer at Tsutaya, and 400 out of the 2,000 at DMM, are "mature women" films.

Sadly, this brave new artform has not translated into old people actually getting more sex, but, you know, it's Japan. Someone will make a viral sex tape and touch off a thousand imitations soon enough. And no I will not be watching them.

Japan's Booming Sex Niche: Elder Porn [TIME]