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Favorite Japanese Fetishes

430415affde79e9c944e9837590ee4dbWhat Japan Thinks recently posted the results of a survey of Japanese men, which asked them about their favorite "secret fetish". The top result, unsuprisingly, was zettai ryouiki, which is Japanese for "absolute territory"; in other words, that glorious bit of flesh between the top of a girl's thigh-high socks and the bottom of her skirt. I must say, the Japanese have fine taste.

Now, purely for the purposes of scientific analysis, I've included some examples of thigh-high-wearing women below.

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I don't find the survey's top result surprising in the least. After all, from Hatsune Miku to Mari Illustrious,  characters sporting thigh-high socks are all the rage these days. What I do find surprising, however, are some of the other popular fetishes listed in the survey. Here are the results, listed in order of popularity

Rank Score
1 Skin between knee socks and skirt 100
2 Athletic thighs 89.5
3 Voice 75.4
4= Smell 70.2
4= Small breasts 70.2
6 Big bums 56.1
7 Lower lips 31.6
8 Small hands 28.1
9 Indent around collar bone 26.3
10 Upper lips 24.6
11 Firm upper arms 21.1
12= Blood vessels visible through white skin 19.3
12= White bits left after tanning 19.3
14 Droopy eyes 17.5
15 Earlobes 14.0
16= Broad shoulders 12.3
16= Wide forehead 12.3
18= Belly buttons 8.8
18= Excess hair 8.8
18= Single-folded eyelids 8.8

Excess HAIR? Seriously? Does that mean... like... body hair?

Ew.

So what about you, dear readers? What's kind of feminine (and masculine) clothing do you find most attractive? Let us know in the polls below!

What Type of Feminine Clothing Do You Find Most Attractive?

  • School uniform (sailor or otherwise) (21%, 6 Votes)
  • Thigh-high socks (14%, 4 Votes)
  • Gothic attire (14%, 4 Votes)
  • School swimsuit (10%, 3 Votes)
  • Pantyhose or leggings (7%, 2 Votes)
  • Military attire (7%, 2 Votes)
  • Short shorts (7%, 2 Votes)
  • Bikini (7%, 2 Votes)
  • Summer dress (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Other (anything not listed above) (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Casual wear (t-shirt, jeans, etc.) (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Skintight outfight (i.e. spandex) (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Panties (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Professional attire (i.e. teacher or lawyer power suit) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Other dress (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Chinese dress (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Wedding dress (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Bra (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Long skirt (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Short skirt (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Kimono or other traditional Japanese clothing (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

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What Type of Masculine Clothing Do You Find Most Attractive?

  • Casual wear (t-shirt, jeans, etc.) (20%, 3 Votes)
  • Other (anything not listed above) (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Button-up shirt (open or closed) (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Suit and tie (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Anything without a shirt! (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Kimono or other traditional Japanese clothing (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Gothic attire (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Tuxedo (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Speedo (7%, 1 Votes)
  • School uniform (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Briefs (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Swimsuit (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Short shorts (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Skintight outfit (i.e. spandex) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Boxers (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sleeveless shirt or tank-top (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Leather (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Skirt (yes, guys can wear them too) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Baggy pants (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

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--Via Japanator and What Japan Thinks

Further Research: TV Tropes on Zettai Ryouiki

About Jon

Jon is a Japanese culture enthusiast, professional pervert and roleplaying fanatic who appreciates flexible gender identities. He enjoys science fiction, Gunpla, classical music and Red Stripe.

  • School swimsuits for life.

  • School swimsuits for life.

  • Hey there, I found your blog on AnimeNano. I run a Haruhi blog at http://www.haruhisuzumiya.net/ and I’m looking for others to link exchange with, give me a shout if you’re interested in exchanging links.

    As for the poll, I’m a big fan of thigh highs myself. Zettai ryouiki FTW

  • Hey there, I found your blog on AnimeNano. I run a Haruhi blog at http://www.haruhisuzumiya.net/ and I’m looking for others to link exchange with, give me a shout if you’re interested in exchanging links.

    As for the poll, I’m a big fan of thigh highs myself. Zettai ryouiki FTW

  • Maikeru

    unfortunatly…thats my favortie part as well >< with thigh high's aswell.

  • Maikeru

    unfortunatly…thats my favortie part as well >< with thigh high's aswell.

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