Japanese Boys: Being Super Skinny

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It just never ends does it, of course it’s not just the women who want to be slimmer than slim but also Japanese boys.

Twenty-five-year-old Junichi Shirakawa, who works at the denim boutique 45 RPM, said that his goal is to get his weight down from 57 to 55 kilograms, although his height is 182 centimeters. “Being really skinny is essential, not just for fashion and work purposes but also because girls seem to go for thin guys,” he said.

Well I sure as hell don’t.

Talking about switching gender roles.

Both Shirakawa and his girlfriend like the fact that she weighs more than he does, and is the leader of the couple. “She’s a lot stronger than I am, can lift heavy things and go drinking until dawn. I admire that about her, and feel protected when I’m around her,” he said. Older than he by five years, it was Shirakawa’s girlfriend who made the approach, started the dating process and decided what course their relationship would take.

“Frankly, I think women should be in the driver’s seat. Society and relationships work better that way,” he said. Shirakawa likes to wear his girlfriend’s clothes and often shows up for work wearing her blouse and jeans, to the general approval of his co-workers.

It’s one thing to admire strong women but another to wear their clothes and wanting to be super skinny.

“I never fight with my girlfriend because I know I’ll lose,” is how Shirakawa put it. “It’s just a lot more comfortable for me if I go along with everything she says.”

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