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Air Sex

It's Not Air Guitar in Japan

— September 25, 2006 — World
A new virtual 'sport' has been developed in Japan - Air Sex. Basically, it's like Air Guitar, but you don't pretend to play guitar. I found a clip on You Tube, but have decided not to post... ;)

From Mainichi Daily News:
Just like air guitar pits competitors prancing around on stage empty handed but acting as though they were playing a hot riff, air sex requires players to simulate sauciness as though with a partner, but actually while alone.

"Air sex was originally invented by guys who couldn't get girlfriends, but desperately want to have sex," J-Taro Sugisaku, the self-professed creator of air sex, tells Weekly Playboy.

Sugimura tells the weekly that air sex began when a mostly male group gathered at a theater in the trendy Tokyo district of Shimo Kitazawa earlier this year. They began talking about sex techniques, then started demonstrating them. Soon, a competition developed to come up with the most outrageous display of faked fornication.
Trend Themes
1. Virtual Sport - Opportunity to create more virtual sports that simulate real-life activities.
2. Air Entertainment - Potential for new forms of entertainment that involve air-based performances.
3. Alternative Sexual Expression - Avenue for exploring alternative ways of expressing sexuality in a non-traditional manner.
Industry Implications
1. Sports and Recreation - Innovation opportunities in creating new virtual sports experiences.
2. Entertainment - Potential for the entertainment industry to explore unique air-based performances.
3. Sexuality and Relationships - Space for individuals and organizations to support and promote alternative forms of sexual expression.
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