Japan is known as the Land of the Rising Sun. It is also the land of bizarre sex fetishes and trends and has been for some time. However, sex fetishes in Japan have been getting so extreme that doctors are seeing more patients for injuries related to bizarre sexual activities involving ropes, wax, and pieces of metal according to a recent report:
There’s a saying in Japan, Nama byoho wa kega no moto. That is, Half-baked knowledge of the martial arts is the cause of great injury.
It turns out the same is true in the realm of Japan’s fetish subculture. Half-baked knowledge of BDSM is also the cause of great injury—especially with ropes.
Japan’s fetish scene has blossomed in recent years and become part of the popular culture. A member of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet appears to have frequented S&M bars, and even the HBO series Girls had an episode set in a Tokyo bondage club.
However, as the fetish scene has grown, so have the number of injuries, and in a culture of shame many go unreported.
For decades there has been one man in Japan’s BDSM underground who has acted as the “Doctor House” of dungeonland, offering treatment to the masters, slaves, and dabblers who have done damage to themselves or their partners: Golden-san, also known as Golden Rule S.M. or Doctor Golden, is calling for a “gentler, wiser, and kinder BDSM.”
The Doctor first became acquainted with Japan’s sexual underworld in 1999 at an orgy held at a luxury hotel. It was also a commercial event for which lawyers, doctors, and accountants paid the stiff cost of 50,000 yen ($500) to join. At the event, he was introduced to a nearly naked woman who confessed that her left hand was limp after an accident during her bondage act. He treated it and she was better after a few sessions. That was the beginning of his part-time life as an S&M chiropractor.
The Doctor’s home is what the Japanese call “the temple of last resort” for those who went a little too far. Many come to him rather than see an M.D.; he’s treated over 430 people since 2000.
And there are reasons they’d rather visit his home than a hospital.
“Women in Japan are embarrassed to admit that their boyfriend ties them up or that they like it,” the Doctor says. “Men are ashamed to admit their dominatrix injured them. Some are not sure Japan’s national health insurance will cover their injuries. Things like damaged nipples are not easy to explain.
“There are many reasons those who are in the fetish world as a business hesitate to go see a real doctor—shame and fear for their professional reputation,” the Doctor says. “They also worry that the police will treat the case as an assault rather than an accident between two consenting adults. Of course, the issue of losing face is huge too.
“People in the industry, professional dominatrixes or performers in the BDSM scene, don’t want to talk about accidents. They fear losing trust and reputation if their accidents come out in the open, so they’ve been trying to keep it under wraps,” the Doctor explains. “I felt that it’s insincere to not show this side of our world beforehand, just like they show those videos of car crashes at driving schools. So if getting treatment is embarrassing for people, the best thing is preventive medicine—knowing when to stop and how to do things right.”
Leh adds, “It really looks bad as a dominatrix when you injure your slave… or as the submissive when you get injured. Sometimes both parties are at fault.” (source)
While much of this subculture has existed throughout Japan for a long time, the fact is that as perversity increases no matter where the location or who the people is, so does license and paganism. As we have been reporting, Japan is going through a massive pagan revivial that is outwardly manifesting in the form of Japan’s historical militancy against China and Russia. As we have warned, the alliances of old and the problems which brought them about are reemerging and will this time likely again culminate in a massive world war. The sexual perversion is simply a sign of what is in the hearts of the people and a reflection of the political events taking place on the world stage.