The SW Experts | Our Aging Population and the Growth of “Silver Porn” in Japan
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Our Aging Population and the Growth of “Silver Porn” in Japan

Our Aging Population and the Growth of "Silver Porn" in Japan

Why silver porn could be the next big thing in the sex industry.

There’s no escaping it. Our population is getting older. Grey power is rising against the youth of our country and for the first time in Great Britain’s history, the number of over-65s now outnumbers the number of under 16s.

Our baby boomers aren’t showing any signs of slowing down either. Unlike the elderly of previous generations, who would grow old gracefully by frequenting the local bingo hall or taking trips to the seaside, over 65s are dipping their toes in an altogether different activity, dubbed ‘Silver Porn’.

What is it?

Silver porn is exactly as it sounds: Raunchy men and women of a certain age playing much more than a game of cards together – and we are not talking just soft adult videos either – it gets pretty hardcore. There has always been a market for silver porn, but it has always been shrouded in mystery.

Now, as we are encouraged to celebrate all kinds of sexual tastes, silver porn is finally getting the attention it deserves, especially in the Far East.

Silver porn in Japan

When you think of the elderly in Japan, what do you picture? Do you imagine them strolling around cherry-blossomed adorned gardens, drinking delicate cups of tea?

Well, be prepared to think again. Japan, normally known for its gentile elderly population is now the leading player in the silver porn industry. Porn featuring elderly people has increased dramatically in Japan, with this type of fetish making up between twenty and thirty per cent of the market. Hot titles include “Forbidden Elderly Care” and “Manic Training of Lolitas”.

[Tweet “Japan is the leading player in the silver porn industry.”]Is it any surprise though? Japan has a much more laid-back approach to sex and love. The country hosts fertility festivals, with one even titled “Kanamara Matsuri” which translates to ‘Festival of the Steel Phallus’.

Like Britain, the number of pensioners in Japan is rising, with 65 year olds and older making up twenty-five per cent of the population. So there’s no surprise that the amount of older Japanese people who are registered for dating agencies has also risen. Ai-Senior Company, a leading Japanese dating agency has around six thousand members on its books, with many of them in their nineties.

So, the misconception that once you reach 65, your sex life is over is well and truly being overturned by these frisky demographic. But is anyone under the age of 65 interested in watching silver porn?

Who’s watching?

It’s not just older people tuning in to see their similar-aged counterparts get down and dirty. Fumiaki Kimura, a Japanese silver porn director, said that younger people are also opting for silver porn, describing it as a ‘forbidden pleasure’.

We all remember the story of granny-loving Wayne Rooney, who was then 18, ducking into a brothel and getting his wicked way with a grandmother. Maybe he was onto something long before the rest of us?

What about in silver porn in Britain?

As Wayne has proved, silver porn doesn’t just turn on our Japanese counterparts. In fact, Britain is top of the worldwide league when it comes to watching porn featuring raunchy retirees.

This is possibly down to the strong ‘matron-culture’ we have in this country. Several decades ago, matrons were allowed to punish children by spanking. So a sexual awakening could have been caused by a woman much older.

Interestingly, in 2014, spanking was banned in the UK porn industry along with caning and aggressive whipping.

Super cougars

So who are these perky pensioners?

Dubbed ‘super-cougars’, and not for the faint-hearted, these feisty, fun ladies have a fetish for sex. And they’re not ashamed to admit it either.

Some of these women claim to have slept with around a thousand men, demonstrating that there is a market out there for silver vixens to get their claws stuck into.

The rise of silver porn in Japan and across the world is not only exciting, but encouraging too. It just goes to show that you can enjoy sex, experiment and enter into a whole new world of sensations in your latter years without feeling any shame.

So next time you fancy a bit of grey, don’t feel embarrassed. Get involved, you’ll probably get taught a few new things too!