Japanese Sex Toys Guide
This is our guide providing you with information and insights into some of the major aspects of the Japanese sex toys industry and adult scene.
Are Japanese sex toys smaller?
People occasionally worry about the size of Japanese sex toys. Sometimes they may be a little bit smaller than similar sex toys in America or Europe. However, being tight is of course often a good thing! Also, the length of an onahole is actually not as important for pleasure as the design of the inside hole. Using lubricant helps increase pleasure and assist penetration, too. If you are concerned about size, please see the descriptions on our product pages.
What are the top Japanese sex toy brands and manufacturers?
The Japanese adult toy industry is dominated by several leading brands, including: A-One, Costume Garden, EXE, Frontier Project, G Project, Good Feeling Factory, Japan Toys, Kiss Me Love, KMP, KT Factory, Love Factor, maccos, Magic Eyes, Nippori Gift, Orient Industry, Peach Toys, Pepee, PPP, Rends, Ride, Tama Toys, Tenga, Toy's Heart.
What types of masturbators exist?
Masturbators are known by many different names and there is some overlap in terms of meaning and usage. They basically all refer to various types of toys that can be penetrated. "Masturbator," "masturbation aid," and "masturbation toy" are probably the most general names you will encounter. Another common name is "pocket pussy," which normally refers to smaller (pocket-sized) vagina toys that are realistic in design. Other types include cups or onacups (see below). Sometimes a masturbator may also be called a stroker, because the toy "strokes" the penis with the inside texture of the hole. A particularly popular type of masturbator in Japan is the onahole (see below). Most masturbators are vaginal, but you can also find anal ones, toys that include breasts or a waist and buttocks, and masturbators designed like a mouth to recreature the experience of a blow job.
What is an "onahole"?
An onahole means "masturbation hole." It is a type of realistic masturbator toy, resembling a woman's vagina. Onaholes come in all shapes and sizes. We hope you enjoy finding out more about them! There are two main designs: onaholes with only one entrance and no “air release hole” at the back, or onaholes which are more like a sleeve with a hole on either end that you can penetrate completely. Most onaholes are the first type because it creates a stimulating vacuum effect around your member.
What is a "meiki"?
A meiki literally means "superb vessel." It is a special kind of onahole. It does not refer to any particular design but a meiki is usually better quality than a basic onahole. There are also many "clone" meiki masturbators, which are modeled on the vaginas of famous Japanese pornography stars.
Is an onahole like a Fleshlight?
Yes, the classic onahole is a type of masturbator toy that closely resembles a vulva and vagina. In this respect, it is similar to the Fleshlight. But onaholes come in all shapes and sizes, and often feature extra gimmicks and design elements that you just rarely find outside Japan.
What is an "onacup"?
An onacup is a cup-style onahole or masturbator. Many of disposable or designed for a relatively few number of sessions. They are convenient and compact, and often one of the best ways to get started with Japanese male masturbation toys. If you prefer a more realistic exterior, we recommend you try an onahole.
What is a "hentai masturbator"?
A hentai masturbator is an onhole/masturbator toy that is inspired by a fetish anime/manga character. They often feature awesome Japanese-style box art.
Why is there so much parody in Japanese sex toys?
One of the more surprising aspects of the Japanese adult industry is how much it loves irony and parody. Many sex toys are unofficially based on manga or anime, and sometimes real-life events or scandals inspire toys and porn.
What is "paizuri"?
Paizuri is the Japanese word for what is known in English as breast sex, a titjob, titty fucking, and so on. It means squeezing lubricated breasts around a penis and rubbing it until ejaculation. There are many types of breasts and nipple toys in Japan catering to paizuri fetishes.
What is special about Japanese sex machines?
Japan has a global reputation for quality when it comes to home appliances and electronics. This extends to the adult industry, too. Japanese sex machines are durable and powerful, and often feature multiple functions, vibration modes, and interchangeable cups/sleeves. The term "sex machine" can cover various types of masturbators: they may be called electric masturbators, automatic or automated masturbators, powered masturbators, masturbots, vibrating masturbators, pistons, male vibrators. Rends is one of the best manufacturers of sex machines in Japan.
What is Tenga?
What is a "dakimakura"?
A dakimakura is a hug pillow. They come in many different forms and are sometimes known as "body pillows" or "love pillows." They may have a decorative cover that you put over a regular pillow or they may be fully inflatable, and with holes in them to use with masturbators. Sometimes dakimakura are called a "Dutch wife," though this name is also be used for other types of Japanese sex dolls.
Why are Japanese sex dolls made from silicone?
There are many kinds of Japanese sex dolls. The best quality ones are the fully silicone dolls, such as those created by Orient Industry. These are usually made from silicone, as opposed to latex, which is common elsewhere. Silicone is preferred by Japanese sex doll designers because it retains heat better, such as when taking a bath with your companion.
What is Orient Industry?
Orient Industry make some of the most luxurious and acclaimed sex dolls in Japan. The company has existed for decades and produced a range of love dolls, though its life-sized, customizable silicone sex dolls are particularly realistic.
What other types of Japanese sex dolls are there?
The varieties of Japanese sex dolls are almost endless! However, some major categories include blow-up/inflatable/air dolls (kukiningyo) and plush or foam dolls. Some dolls are life-sized; others are mini!
What kind of lubricant are compatible with Japanese adult toys?
Most masturbator toys come with a small packet of lubricant included. Onaholes are usually compatible only with water-based lubricants.
Are there special lubricants in Japan?
Yes, the range of Japanese lubricants is very wide! There are many types of smell fetish lubes and lubes with flavors. Other types include heating and cooling lubes. For particularly sensual experiences, we recommend the various lubes (either as liquid lube, powders, or bath additives/salts) that transform your bath water into lubricant ("bath slime") and/or are suitable for lotion play and nurunuru massage fetishes. These lubricants are suitable for enjoying by yourself or with a partner. You can also try Japanese lubricants with masturbators, vibrators, dildos, and sex dolls. Some lubes are especially designed for anal penetration. Lubricant is usually called "lotion" in Japan (but sometimes "gel" for anal lubes). Some lubes are also designed to be wipe-free or no-wash, so you can just wipe off with a tissue or towel afterwards.
Is smell fetish a big thing in Japan?
You can find a lot of smell fetish toys in our store. That is because smell fetish is really big in the Japanese adult market. We have a wide range of unique smell lubes, smell sprays, and used panties, which also often integrate very special aromas. You can use these smell fetish items as they are with your hands or with a partner, sex toy, costume, or doll.
What should I do about maintenance?
Maintenance is vital. Take good care of your sex toys by first washing and then drying them to remove odors and bacteria. Be sure not to use detergents that might corrode the materials. This is particularly important with masturbators, in whose tunnels bacteria can grow if not properly cleaned and dried after use. Sex dolls also require special care. We have a wide range of adult toy maintenance items and sex doll maintenance products.
Are Japanese condoms recommended for non-Japanese men? How big are they?
Japanese condoms are among the best in the world for quality. They might be a bit tighter for some white or black men, but larger sizes are available. Most impressive of all, however, is how thin they are. The ultra-thin condoms produced by leading Japanese condom brands Okamoto and Sagami are popular around the world for the combined pleasure and protection they offer.
Why is Japanese pornography pixelated?
The Japanese introduced a law over a hundred years ago to try to copy an idea of western morals. The law is ambiguous but one interpretation of it means that genitals cannot be shown in public (this extends to mainstream cinema as well, though recently this has been relaxed). To conform with this rule, Japanese pornography (also known as adult video, or AV) pixelates the genitals of performers, though we never find this affects our viewing pleasure!
What is a penis pump?
A penis pump is a device (manual or electric) that builds up a vacuum effect to engorge and enlarge the penis and make it harder. A pump can be used to achieve better erections or as a remedy for erectile dysfunction.
What kinds or penis rings and sleeves are there?
There are many types of cock rings and sleeves. Some may be a little smaller or tighter than those available outside Japan, but sizes are clearly stated and many rings come in sets with different sizes. Such rings make you harder and enhances your stamina. Wearing a sleeve or extender around your member increases girth, meaning your partner receives more pleasure. These kinds of toys are fun for couples to explore, though also offer a wealth of possibilities for solo play and masturbation.
What types of anal toys are there?
Never neglect the backdoor! There are lots of anal and prostate play toys (for men and women), including dildos, probes, vibrators, butt plugs, anal beads, douches, and pumps.
Are there any unique or weird dildos?
Japan is a wonderland for adult fetishes. As you might then expect, there are lots of unusual dildos. There is a particular trend for "beast"-inspired dildos that will evoke new and exciting fantasy scenarios.
What traditional Japanese sex toys exist?
Japan has a rich and layered sexual history. One of the fruits of this is the lineup of traditional adult toys like dildos crafted from ancient know-how and techniques, and using old kinds of materials. Perhaps the most famous is the Higo Zuiki series of traditional toys made from the giant elephant ear plant.
Are Japanese sex toys only for men? What about toys for women and couples?
Not at all! There is a growing and vibrant market for women. Although men received most of the attention from manufacturers for a long time, you can now find lots of vibrators, dildos, and various other toys that cater to couples and women. Tenga, which pioneered a whole new standard for male masturbation aids, has also developed a very sophisticated lineup of female sex toys called Iroha.
What kinds of Japanese vibrators are there?
Japanese vibrators come in all shapes and sizes. Often known locally as "rotors," vibrators are vaginal, anal, clitoral, and nipples/breasts, and many are precisely designed to pleasure the G-spot or P-spot. Try bullet vibrators, rabbit vibes, remote control vibes (great for enjoying with a partner, even outdoors!), concealable vibes that can be hidden underneath regular clothing, and more! One of the classic types of Japanese vibrator is the so-called denma, a massager-style vibe (see below).
What sex machines exist for women?
If you want to try something very different and very intense, check out the Japanese sex machines for women. These include incredible seat-style dildos and powerful vibrating pistons that can be enjoyed solo or with a partner.
What is a "denma"?
What is "shibari"?
Shibari is the incredible art of Japanese rope bondage, also known as kinbaku. It is acclaimed across the world for its beauty and sophistication. The best way to experience shibari is, of course, to watch a rope bondage master at work, but there are also shibari rope sets available for people to try at home.
What other kinds of Japanese BDSM and bondage exist?
Japan has a very rich culture of BDSM, including very high-quality leather floggers, toys, restraints, and other kinds of accessories. Not everything is for veterans, though, and many adult brands produce softer and easy-to-use kits that are suitable for beginners. Another area of Japanese BDSM that is growing in popularity is pee hole and urethral sound penetration play.
What kind of sex helpers do you have for couples?
We all need a bit of help sometimes, so Japanese adult toys include plenty of items for assisting couples when they have sex. These sex helpers include everything from sensual bathing lotions to wipes, cushions and wedges, rubs, condoms, and supplements and drinks for boosting your sexual energy.
What is "cosplay"?
Cosplay means "costume play" and refers originally to the youth subculture of dressing up like certain characters from anime, as made famous in places like Harajuku. Japanese costumes are great for dressing up by yourself, with a partner, or with a doll.
What is "otoko no ko"?
An otoko no ko is another word for a crossdresser, though it has a more casual nuance than other terms. The word itself is actually a pun: it sounds like the word for "boy" in Japanese but is written with characters that literally mean "male daughter." A lot of otoko no ko items are costumes.
Are Japanese sex toys popular with gay men?
While the straight male remained the typical target user for many years, gay men also like to use Japanese sex toys. Though onaholes that closely replicate the look and feel of a vagina are unlikely to appeal, the many other types of masturbators and sex machines, not to mention Tenga's awesome masturbation aids, are popular with gay men. Be sure also to check out the huge lineup of special lubricants, penis pumps, and anal toys that are available. If you want to try crossdressing, there are plenty of otoko no ko costumes and clothing items that are very different from what you find in other countries. Japanese cock dildos often have unique shapes and designs that both women and gay men love, and sometimes come in a more modest size that is easier to use. There are also toys that replicate a Japanese male body and ass. For more on the Japanese adult toys suitable for gay men, check out our full range of recommended toys.
What is "shotacon"?
Short for "Shotaro complex," shotacon is a Japanese name for a fetish for young males. It has inspired various adult toys like dildos and smell lubes.