- 関西大学社会学部紀要 (ISSN:02876817)
- vol.49, no.1, pp.137-158, 2017-10-31
There are two significant genres of pornographic manga for young female readers in contemporary Japan. One is called “Teens’ Love” (or “Ladies’ Comics”), and the other is called “Boys’ Love”. The purpose of this study is to clarify the characteristic traits of female consumers of pornographic manga, focusing on the Seventh National Survey of Sexuality among Young People (2011). These surveys are conducted every six years by the Japanese Association for Sex Education (JASE). The study compares the girls aged 12 to 22 whose source of information about sex was manga with those who cited other sources. The former had a positive image of sex and sexual open-mindedness, and demonstrated more knowledge of sex. Extrapolating from this data, I argue that pornography for young female readers can have a positive effect.