Manuel on Buffoonery
posts this interesting series of pointers to tako
Whybark got me going on Japanese octopus porn with this tip: famous ukiyo-e painter Hokusai's awabi fisher and octopus (c.1814). Fast-forward to 2001, when Masami Teraoka painted Sarah and Octopus/Seventh Heaven. Toshio Saeki's Octo-girl takes the classic tentacle porn for a spin.
A B-movie was made about Hokusai's life called Edo Porn. Here are images from the bizarre octopus sex scene. Check out the eyes on that thing--just like the painting!
What's up with the Japanese obsession with octopus sex?
I'm still looking into it. Check the comments for the definitive guide. I did find this one strange story on Dr. Kilmarnock's Obscure World of Victorian Erotica: Tentacles of Desire: The Man who Loved Cephalapods. Look at that old pervert! It's me in 40 years!
For scientific posterity, here's some information on actual octopus sex, including a line drawing of hot hectocotylus/mantle cavity action. And here's the original octopus porn link that started it all.
Most of the links are not worksafe, duh. Regarding that last link (to hardcore images), ultra-observant BoingBoing reader Brian
says, "Wow. They have a condom on the thing... and it's tentacles are tied up above her legs so as to give the illusion of life and intent. The thing is dead. That's not just octoporn... thats necroctoporn!" Link
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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