5 Reasons to Embrace Hentai: A Femdomme’s Perspective

Ah, hentai: the redheaded stepchild of the internet. If you’ve spent any amount of time on the internet, you are probably aware of Rule 34. For the unintiated,

If it exists, there’s porn of it. No exceptions.

Hentai is kind of its own offshoot of that. While many Rule 34 images have Western animation styles, Hentai is the Japanese offshoot. I’m here to praise the much-maligned art form and maybe tell you a little about its history along the way.

Hentai exists in many forms: there’s yaoi, yuri, tentacle porn… hell, there’s even a sexualized version of the Earth, predictably named Earth-Chan. While hentai originated in Japan, as Asian culture’s grown more popular, there are many Western artists who draw in hentai’s signature style.

  1. It’s all fantasy.

Hentai allows people to enjoy scenarios that would be impossible in real life. Ever wanted to fuck in space? No problem. You want a tiny pet sex fairy? Sure. And of course, it makes characters from anime, manga, cartoons, whatever accessible.

  1. Sex IRL can be awkward.

In hentai, your partner never has bad breath. You don’t have to worry about queefing, and there’s no risk of being turned away by the boy, girl, futa, or tentacle monster of your dreams.

Regular porn is scripted and often forced. Sometimes actors or actresses treat each other in ways that are a turnoff. For me, excessively rough treatment of the actress or degrading language kill my ladyboner immediately. Hentai gives you control over what you see or visualize and gives you more of a storyline to follow, particularly in erotic doujinshi.

  1. Hentai allows you to use your imagination and insert yourself (heh) into the scenario more fully.

Whether it’s a tender yaoi romance or you’re enjoying some space princess tentacle voyeurism, hentai gives you freedom for your imagination to roam in a way that mechanically consuming normal porn does not.

  1. Because hentai is so idealized, it hits all the evolutionary sexual buttons.

Impossible proportions. Intense facial expressions. The images in hentai are tailored to provide sexual gratification in ways normal porn cannot.

  1. Hentai can be a form of escapism.

Much like the 50 Shades novels, hentai allows you to explore sexual scenarios you ordinarily wouldn’t without consequence or investment. There’s no risk of being turned down, there’s no reason NOT to explore subjects that may be taboo ordinarily.

Hentai allows a realm of sexual exploration and freedom that is difficult to find with normal erotic media. As in all other forms of sexual expression, as long as those partaking do so responsibly and not as an outlet for violent or antisocial tendencies, it is perfectly healthy.