Women's masturbation bar in Japan is the best idea EVER!

Masturbation isn't easy to talk about for most women but, for Latinas in particular, it's a difficult subject to broach. Our mothers don't often give us a proper sex talk, much less talk about touching ourselves down there. And so, many of us end up shy and either doing it in shameful secret or being too scared to do it at all.  

Well, now there's a solution  for all the girls who are afraid to talk about playing with yourself: an actual masturbation bar called Love Joule has just opened up in Tokyo's Shibuya district. It's not what you think, though!


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Okay, so it all sort of sounds a little bit like some weird whorehouse or bizarre fantasy, but the Japanese bar is actually just a bar--where women are encouraged to openly discuss masturbation.

The "love and sex bar dedicated to women" has a wall behind the counter that is decorated with colorful sex toys, yes, but Megumi Nakagawa, the bar's owner, explains that this is in order to encourage free-flowing conversation about the tricky subject. She tells The Tokyo Reporter:

Once they take a seat, customers are able to experience a pleasant place in which they can openly discuss masturbation. Since most people view female masturbation as something of a mystery or taboo, it is not a usual topic at typical bars.

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I honestly think this is one of the best things that can happen to women. It's not an easy topic to talk about, so why not have a bar dedicated to open discussion of self-pleasure? The atmosphere, described by Megumi as "fashionable and sexy in a different kind of space--perfect for girls-only discussions or a date" and where men can't enter unless they're accompanied by a lady--sounds comfortable and comforting.

If you've ever had questions or concerns, I'd certainly feel safer discussing it in this women-only atmosphere than somewhere else. So I say: power to the women! And, hey, maybe we should get one of these in the U.S., too? Anything that sparks honest discussion and openness is good in my book.

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