A Japanese term, referring to erotic art, mainly comics, animation, and games, where the human form is exaggerated, or made to be rather, disproportionate to reality, most notably the female breasts, the male penis.

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Meaning

In Western Cultures

Very sexually explicit art form, in animation, games, and comic book magazines. Highly developed around exaggerated body parts.

Includes where many of the central characters may exhibit sexual parts, of both genders, in a disproportionate depiction.

Gender is blurred, so that one might assume the character is male, though could be female.

In Japan

The term refers merely to the abnormal, to the weird, the perverted.

It is used in a negative manner, not complimentary, generally translated into being a sexual pervert.

Was used as a means of identifying the art form, such as Manga, to be sexually explicit.

Today the word 'ero' is more akin to the actual definition, used in Western Countries, meaning porn.

'ERO' is believed to be a shortened form of erotic, while 'H' (shortened slang for Hentai) now simply applies to material that contains sexual content.

History

The initial beginnings of pornographic culture, for Japan, is believed to have originated in EDO, where the majority of citizens were male, and in order to provide control, or to avoid civil unrest, red light districts were created, as were depictions of sexual erotica, known as Shunga

(Shunga refers to erotic pictures, in Japanese).

These were wooden blocks, intricately carved showing various sexual activity.

Practice

Hentai comes in various forms, Anime ( motion picture art form with vivid styling, depictions, color. ) Manga, and even in erotic games, known as Erog.

Western countries, attach a less negative use to the word, and attribute it to more of a sex comic book, animation media, than in Japan.

Basically Hentai is broken down into two main categories.

Het (an abbreviated form most commonly used) for content that is primarily heterosexual in nature.

More often than not, is used with other more specific terms, such as Manga.

Het Manga would refer to the content being heterosexual in nature, in the genre of Manga.

Practice (Associated Acts):

Homosexual Hentai is divided into two main parts.

Yaoi and Yuri divide the Hentai into one for guys, one for girls.

Yaoi mainly is concerned with males engaging in homosexual activity..

Yuri is for where females, engage in homosexual acts, or in other words, Lesbians.

Noteworthy:

Hentai encompasses all of the sexual acts, including the fetishes, the bizarre, and the tame. It is basically a catch all, co-opted by Western Civilizations.

Western Civilization fan fiction generally refers to certain forms of Hentai, as Lemon, based on a popular anime fiction, Cream Lemon.

This is a work, that has a detailed story plot, and is basically a series, like any other comic series would have, but sexually explicit.

LIME generally refers to where the characters go all out, sexually, but do not engage in sexual intercourse. In other words, anything goes.

In Japan

A great deal of original Hentai works, dealt with heavy BDSM practices and youthful subjects, that are found unacceptable by most Western Civilizations.


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