In Japan, the "sex industry" is not synonymous with prostitution.
Because Japanese law defines prostitution as "intercourse with an unspecified person in exchange for payment," in order to remain legal, most sex clubs offer only non-coital services.
Bakunyū is the subgenre that features females with very large breasts.
In Japan lolicon refers to an attraction to underage girls.
Notably, the Anti-Prostitution Law makes prostituting oneself a crime whereas those who use the services of a prostitute are immune from prosecution.
Following the aesthetics of everyday life, Edo period shunga varied widely in its depictions of sexuality.
In the Edo period it was enjoyed by rich and poor, men and women, despite being out of favour with the shogunate.
A frequent locus of misconceptions in regard to Japanese sexuality is the institution of the geisha.
Rather than a prostitute, a geisha was a woman trained in arts such as music and cultured conversation, who was available for non-sexual interactions with her male clientele.