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Sunara Ishi

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« on: May 31, 2007, 04:45:42 PM »

The whole thing with a girl cleaning a guy's ear with a cotton swab on a stick... where the guy is in the girl's lap...

Does that actually happen in japan? anywhere? O.o? or is it supposed to be some fetish that isn't common? -.-;

I'm rather ignorant of these things... >.>; Thanks in advance whomever knows...

BTW, so this thread could be multi-purpose... please feel free to ask about other things from anime that you wonder if they actually happen... err... yeah.
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2007, 04:57:31 PM »

It's one of those fetishes people have and certain maid cafes in Japan provide service for.
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2007, 05:18:24 PM »

Oh wow, this is news for me.
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2007, 05:18:36 PM »

It's not a fetish. ^^;;;


Well... I guess it can be.

I do it for my boyfriend all the time, and he really enjoys it. I sort of treat it as a treat to him, since he enjoys it so much. ^.^; But yeah, it normally a sign of affection. Your parents or relatives can do it for you, but a lot of times, lovers will help clean each others' ears as well.
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2007, 05:25:08 PM »

It's pretty common in Japan to have your mom clean your ears like that. Even if it's not your mom, it's generally common to have your significant other, bigger sister, etc doing so. Well, atleast it was common back in the day, I don't know about the recent years. Depending on household, many people don't use swabs or Q-tips over there, so you need to get the gunk out of your ear once in a while.

I've also seen ear-cleaning as a profession in places like Taiwan, India, Thailand etc... they have different sizes of ear scrapers and they rapidly clean your ears on the streets for a small fee, kinda like shoe-shining... crazy!

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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2007, 05:44:13 PM »

I'd draw that~
think I've seen a CG or two of that....much like any of the rather random stuff you see two people doing.
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2007, 05:53:37 PM »

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It's not a fetish. ^^;;;


Well... I guess it can be.

I do it for my boyfriend all the time, and he really enjoys it. I sort of treat it as a treat to him, since he enjoys it so much. ^.^; But yeah, it normally a sign of affection. Your parents or relatives can do it for you, but a lot of times, lovers will help clean each others' ears as well.


No one ever cleaned my ears...;____;
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2007, 06:00:44 PM »

Mmm, oh yeah. It's not a cotton swab, though. I don't think that'd be as comfortable. XD;

But yeah. It's a pick-- mine are made of bamboo.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2007, 06:02:12 PM »

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Mmm, oh yeah. It's not a cotton swab, though. I don't think that'd be as comfortable. XD;

But yeah. It's a pick-- mine are made of bamboo.


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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2007, 06:10:11 PM »

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Mmm, oh yeah. It's not a cotton swab, though. I don't think that'd be as comfortable. XD;

But yeah. It's a pick-- mine are made of bamboo.


O_O;;


Ara.. It's nothing scary. XD; It's like a small stick with a spoon-like curve at the end to pick out stuff.

I guess it can be described as the feeling like... having your back scratched?
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2007, 06:12:26 PM »

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Mmm, oh yeah. It's not a cotton swab, though. I don't think that'd be as comfortable. XD;

But yeah. It's a pick-- mine are made of bamboo.


O_O;;


Ara.. It's nothing scary. XD; It's like a small stick with a spoon-like curve at the end to pick out stuff.

I guess it can be described as the feeling like... having your back scratched?


You mean as far as my hand can reach behind...-.-;
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2007, 06:15:08 PM »

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Mmm, oh yeah. It's not a cotton swab, though. I don't think that'd be as comfortable. XD;

But yeah. It's a pick-- mine are made of bamboo.

yeah... I looked again... what I saw in the episode was more like a pick with a fluffy thing on the end... I dunno what its called...

Maybe I'd do it if I ever get a bf.. but it just seems so awkward... -.-;
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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2007, 06:26:10 PM »

The picks with the swab at the end are usually bamboo, and they are called "Mimikaki" or "ear scratcher" and  all of them should be called the same. I use a metal one that I've been using since I was a kid and I can't go back to using the bamboo ones. The bamboo ones are softer and more well-rounded while the metal ones are for advanced players (lol) due to them being so sharp... they are like razor-sharp spoons.

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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2007, 06:31:17 PM »

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Mmm, oh yeah. It's not a cotton swab, though. I don't think that'd be as comfortable. XD;

But yeah. It's a pick-- mine are made of bamboo.


O_O;;


Ara.. It's nothing scary. XD; It's like a small stick with a spoon-like curve at the end to pick out stuff.

I guess it can be described as the feeling like... having your back scratched?


You mean as far as my hand can reach behind...-.-;


Ahh, well... I was referring to the sensation when it's scratched for you. Haha. XD;

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Mmm, oh yeah. It's not a cotton swab, though. I don't think that'd be as comfortable. XD;

But yeah. It's a pick-- mine are made of bamboo.

yeah... I looked again... what I saw in the episode was more like a pick with a fluffy thing on the end... I dunno what its called...

Maybe I'd do it if I ever get a bf.. but it just seems so awkward... -.-;


It's not that awkward. ^^; I enjoy doing it for mine. He really enjoys it too. It's a pretty significant sign of trust, too.

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The picks with the swab at the end are usually bamboo, and they are called "Mimikaki" or "ear scratcher" and  all of them should be called the same. I use a metal one that I've been using since I was a kid and I can't go back to using the bamboo ones. The bamboo ones are softer and more well-rounded while the metal ones are for advanced players (lol) due to them being so sharp... they are like razor-sharp spoons.

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Ara. I don't like the feeling of the metal ones. XD; They're cold, sometimes, too.
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2007, 06:32:37 PM »

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Ahh, well... I was referring to the sensation when it's scratched for you. Haha. XD;


Th..thanks...T_T
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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2007, 06:45:22 PM »

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Ahh, well... I was referring to the sensation when it's scratched for you. Haha. XD;


Th..thanks...T_T


Ara... ^^; I'll scratch your back for you, if you like.
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« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2007, 06:46:06 PM »

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Ahh, well... I was referring to the sensation when it's scratched for you. Haha. XD;


Th..thanks...T_T


Ara... ^^; I'll scratch your back for you, if you like.


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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2007, 06:51:53 PM »

Chiisai tokoro.... [/Honey and Clover]

My mother used to do it to me as a kid. Only she would use a bobby pin. It's really weird to talk about it online though, since it's really something you have to feel in order to enjoy.

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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2007, 07:01:34 PM »

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Chiisai tokoro.... [/Honey and Clover]

My mother used to do it to me as a kid. Only she would use a bobby pin. It's really weird to talk about it online though, since it's really something you have to feel in order to enjoy.

~Chun


My grandmother used a bobby pin sometimes, too.
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« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2007, 08:25:06 PM »

This thread gives me the willies.
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