Although the pink film genre has declined dramatically since the advent of AVs on VCR the genre is significant in that it paved the way for true pornography in Japan as well as for multiple other genres of Japanese pornographic film including: hamedori, roshutsu, and Japanese bondage.with those in Japan more often referring to hentai as "seijin" or "adult" manga/anime.
Following the aesthetics of everyday life, Edo period shunga varied widely in its depictions of sexuality.
In the Edo period it was enjoyed by rich and poor, men and women, despite being out of favour with the shogunate.
A frequent locus of misconceptions in regard to Japanese sexuality is the institution of the geisha.
Rather than a prostitute, a geisha was a woman trained in arts such as music and cultured conversation, who was available for non-sexual interactions with her male clientele.
Bakunyū is the subgenre that features females with very large breasts.
In Japan lolicon refers to an attraction to underage girls.
The adult manga/anime medium carries its own distinct subgenres as well.
Futanari or sexual attraction to androgynous people is an extensive subgenre of seijin manga.
Pink film was theatrical film which featured soft core, suggestive themes and later full-on nudity and sexual acts.
The first wave of the Pink film in Japan was contemporary with the similar U. sexploitation film genres, the "nudie-cuties" and "roughies".
With their access to higher production-values and talent, some of these films became critical and popular successes.