Unmentionable auction.

"Every one of your orifices is a potential gold mine!"

Oddly enough, the concept of buying used underwear is huge business in Japan. Years ago the Nartia airport I saw a vending machine that would dispense a used (and unwashed!) pair of panties, complete with a bio and photo of the supposed former teenage owner. Used teenage panties are hot commodities for traveling businessmen - apparently they are used in late-night hotel jerk-off sessions.

I don't know if those machines are still available, however - technology changes everything in Japan, and this is no exception. Last month's book pick, "Personal, Portable, Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life", included anecdotes about teenage girls who use the text functions of their phones to set up "compensation dates" with businessmen. For a fee they will meet the travelling sariman for tea and flirting, and slip the guy a pair of their panties at the end of the date in exchange for a chunk of Yen.

Truly, it is a different world.

Posted: Thu - September 8, 2005 at 06:15 AM