Here’s a survey that I really should have illustrated with some pictures, but digging around Google in Japanese almost every match I got was definitely not safe for work! Hopefully text only will pass any filters you might have in the office that could potentially block this survey from goo Ranking looking at men’s fetishes, in particular fetishes men would be less eager to talk about.
Between the 21st and 24th of July 2009 1,026 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private online questionnaire. 48.2% of the sample were male, 8.0% in their teens, 14.6% in their twenties, 28.8% in their thirties, 26.0% in their forties, 12.5% in their fifties, and 10.1% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample. Note that today’s question is for the men only, but the same question has been posed to the women.
Number 2, athletic thighs, is quite a rarity in Japan amongst young women, as usually it is the anorexic look that is in. I’m not really quite sure about wide foreheads, though…
Q: What’s your secret favourite fetish? (Sample size=495, male)
Rank Score 1 Skin between knee socks and skirt (Absolute Area/Zettai Ryoiku) 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