Thursday, July 23, 2009

YFTBT: Young Foreign Testosterone Burning Tower

Generally speaking, when heterosexual foreign men come to Tokyo, they mention the following 3 reasons:
- "to discover the Japanese culture"
- "to learn the Japanese language"
- "to work in Japan"

But what about that one, the one related to sexuality? Yes, the testosterone (progesterone) related one. I really think that there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. I do not have any problem with the fact that you wanna meet a lot of cute Shibuya girls and exchange some specific sexual information with them...:) But I have a problem with the fact that you are trying to hide it.

When I came to Japan 6 years ago, I had 4 goals in mind:
- "to exchange some specific sexual information with cute Shibuya girls"
- "to master the Japanese language"
- "to study at a Japanese university"
- "to become an elite salary-man" (I realized that this one is not so great...)

To be honest, at least from my perspective, you would miss one of the most interesting memeplexes in Japan if you ignore the sexuality related memeplex which includes "gokon", "mochikaeri", "nampa", "love hotels" and others...

PS: I do not know about foreign female oestrogen or progesterone burning process in Shibuya. If you know something, please tell me. :)


  1. come on? no comments on that one. most of the followers are male, right? You must know something about that progesterone related reality right?

  2. Yes, I agree but this article is not sufficiently memetic

  3. yes, understood. i ll do better next time. :)

  4. Erratum: It s not progesterone. Progesterone is produced by the ovaries.

    It s testosterone, which is produced by the testicles. Women do have testosterone but at least 40 times less than men...

    Testosterone is said to be responsible for lust...

    so it s not YFPBT it s YFTBT