|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.|
Fully 72 percent of OLs -- female office workers -- registered as readers of Weekly Playboy are undergoing some sort of training to make them more proficient at sex, according to the men's magazine.
"Ever since I was in high school, I've been doing exercises to make me tighter.
I clench my muscles as though I am holding in a wee, then relax them again and repeat the process over and over," a 24-year-old office worker tells Weekly Playboy.
"It was pretty hard to get used to at first, but now I can use my muscles virtually at will.
Every guy I've ever done it with says I feel fantastic! That it itself is a wonderful feeling."
A 26-year-old woman is also undergoing similar training.
"My friend recommended that I try putting a vibrator in, then turning it on and off about 50 times to improve tautness," she says.
A woman working the communications industry explains why 20-something gals are so keen on getting a sexual workout.
"I really hate the idea that somebody I really like will think that I'm loose.
That alone is enough to suggest to him that you're a 'bad girl.'
But if you're really tight, the guy might think that you're really good," she tells Weekly Playboy.
Another 25-year-old explains why she feels it's important to shape-up sexually.
"Nowadays, if you're not good at sex, you're never going to be popular with guys," the building management company employee says.
"A woman who can't perform in bed is not going to get by just by being beautiful. Those days are long gone."
A stewardess tells of how a group of her female friends got together over a bottle of champagne and explained how to improve their sexual techniques in what was virtually an OL sex boot camp, the men's weekly says.
The flight attendant goes into a graphically detailed description about how one friend used a banana to demonstrate her fellatio technique, which unfortunately can't be reproduced in a family-oriented column like WaiWai.
Another woman working for an advertising agency says she belongs to an online group of 20-something women who discuss how to improve their sex techniques.
"We have a meeting once a month where we practice things like BJs, moaning, hip grinding and the like.
Each meeting has a theme and our overall goal is finding out what we need to do to make the man of our dreams get hooked on us," she says.
Masumi Kurata, a journalist who specializes in covering issues related to women's sexuality, says she's not surprised to see the increase in "sex boot camp" gatherings among young women.
"Young women are becoming more conscious of their bodies and sex.
There are also many women who are aware of how many men equate a tight woman with a good woman," Kurata tells Weekly Playboy.
"Women want to retain figures that men will find attractive and arousing and I think there is definitely an increasing number of women who will become anxious if they feel they won't be able to maintain their good bodies into their 30s and 40s." (By Ryann Connell)