Articles on older women dating younger men
It’s easy to understand why middle-aged men want to have sex with young girls. Japan has always been a country where external appearances are important.Traditionally, social prestige has been held in material symbols (samurai’s swords and hairstyles, exclusive aristocratic colours), and nothing has changed.Japan was disgusted that the younger generation had been pawning its innocence, ignoring the fact that it was the nation’s pillars of society who had been paying for it.Before long, the country was terrified of its daughters, who were roaming the streets, hunting innocent men.
Many of these girls finished high school years ago, but enjoy the attention the outfits get from men.Enjo kosai is one of Japanese society’s most infamous phenomenon: schoolgirls dating older men for money.Although many encounters don’t involve sex, this prostitution of Japan’s youth has been cause for serious concern.The Japanese government recognised that something had to be done to kerb the harmful libidos of its frustrated workers.In 1999, it was made illegal to “engage in paid sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 18.” However, the indirect nature of payment in enjo kosai has made such a law difficult to enforce.
The rabid desire for flashy designer clothes, born during the economic “miracle”, hasn’t been stemmed by economic problems. Japanese children lead a restrictive life at home and school, so enjo kosai could be seen as a sexual rite of passage for curious young women.