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Hentai Language 101 - Anime Porn Terms You Should Know

We can’t have a sex blog without touching on the topic of Japanese sex media.

 

And I bet you’ve got the word “hentai” floating around in your head. The interesting part is that the usage of hentai is actually a complete misnomer (at least the way we use it in English).

 

The definition most people associate with dirty cartoons is an abbreviation of “hentai seiyoku” which means “abnormal sexual desires.

 

What happened was, over time (and years of being lost and evolving in transition) we ended up using it as a catch-all term to talk about stuff you find in the very back room of sex shops or in practically every news stand in Tokyo. But that’s just not the case.

 

  • In English, hentai encompasses all Japanese pornography animation both hardcore and softcore.
  • In Japanese, hentai is only for hardcore material like rape and tentacle sex etc.
  • In Japanese, “H” (like “H-manga”) or Etchi/Ecchi is for sexual content but not abnormal themes and more softcore.

 

Our handy cheat sheet:

 

Anime = Japanese style of animation

Manga = Japanese comic books or graphic novels

Hentai (Japanese) = pervert, offensive/derogatory term

Hentai seiyoku (Japanese) abnormal sexual desire

Hentai (English) = subgenre of anime, pornographic anime or manga

Yaoi = subgenre of hentai, boy and boy love/romance

Yuri = subgenre of hentai, girl and girl love/romance

Ecchi/Etchi = subgenre of hentai, more softcore but still “lewd” 

 

Now that we have all that clear, here are some more interesting words you might stumble across...

 

Ahegao アヘ顔  – The face you make during orgasm. Specifically flushed cheeks, eyes rolled up, mouth open, and tongue sticking out because it’s so good.

 

 

Bakunyū 爆乳  – Really big breasts, so big that it can only be achieved through surgery. The literal translation is “exploding breasts”. The next stage would be chōnyū, where the size is impossible.

 

Chinran 産卵  – A fetish where an alien or monster impregnates a woman she bears the offspring, usually in the form of eggs – hence the translation “egg laying”. A company called Primal Hardwere actually makes dildos (called Ovipositors) that mimic this fetish by inserting gelatin-like eggs through a hole in the toy. 

 

Diipu kisu デイープキス  – A French kiss.

 

Ecchi エッチ  – When referring to porn it means “softcore” and not dirty enough to be considered true hentai.

 

Futanari 二形 / ふたなり  – Characters with both sets of genitalia (including breasts). “Double form” = Hermaphrodites.

 

Gokkun ゴックン  – The Onomatopoetic sound of swallowing, specifically seamen.

 

Hadaka 裸  – Where characters perform household chores in just one piece of clothing – like a skimpy apron or ribbon)

 

Iryō fechi 医療フェチ  – An all-encompassing term for various medical fetishes

 

Joō-sama 女王様  – A Dominatrix. Just like in English, it’s for females only.

 

Kuikomi 食い込み  – “Flossing” by pulling a girl’s panties tights and moving it back and forth to stimulate her.

 

“Loose socks” (rūzu sokkusu) ルーズソックス  – Many words in Japanese are a verbal adaptation of their English counterparts. In this case, it means the school girl uniform socks that don’t quite stay up.

 

 

Meganekko めがねっ子  – A genre where a girl wearing glasses is more attractive. Often shy, bookish, and submissive.


Nikutai kaizō 肉体改造  – Changing the body through science or surgery, sometimes to have extra body parts likes breasts etc. (think Total Recall and the three-boobed woman). Harder versions of this fetish can involve amputation or turning someone into an everyday object like a table or even darker avenues.

 

Oshouji お書字  – Where a dominant writes calligraphy characters on the submissive’s body.

 

Potchari ぽっちゃり  – A broad term for a fetish towards larger women.

 

"Ribāshiburu" リバーシブル –  A verbal adaptation of “reversible” which is a gender neutral for “switch” (between dominant and submissive).

 

Shokushu 触手  – Good, old-fashioned Tentacle porn.

 

Tamakeri 玉蹴り – Kicking someone in the balls, whether masochistic or sadistic.

 

 

Uke 受け / 請け / 承け – The bottom or receiver in a gay relationship.

 

“Virtual date” (bācharu dēto) バアチャルデート – Similar to erotic video games (eroge) where a client goes on a video date.

 

Wakige fechi 腋毛フェチ – Underarm hair fetish.

 

Yagai 野外 – Sexual acts outside, but not always intercourse.

 

 Zenra 全裸 – Doing activities completely naked (one step beyond Hadaka – one piece of clothing)

 

 

Breast Sizes

 

Other than our standard cup measurements, idioms, and standard adjectives such as big or tiny, we don't have much in the way of describing breasts sizes in a very simple, yet detailed, way. Japanese does.

 

Munyū / petanko / pechapai = flat chested

Chippai / binyū = A cup

Hinnyū = A-B cup

Futsū = ordinary breast size

Kyonyū = naturally large

Bakunyū = really big, only through alteration or surgery 

Chōnyū = impossibly big

 

 


 

The last picture ... wow! All I can think of is the back pain she must have.

 

Have a kinky day!

Robyn

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