teacher organisations. The licensing authority made threatening noises and the spa’s
owners were obliged to insert a second rope, a couple of metres back from the first.
That didn’t work. Some of the girls were top swimmers and upped their scores with
record-breaking, breath-hold dives. In the end, the spa was required to impose fully
segregated bathing for all young people and that was very bad for business . It was
already struggling and the further restrictions forced it to close.
The whole thing reminded me of an episode in Townsville, where I had my
backpacker hostel. A beer garden was holding mud -wrestling competitions for buxom
girls in floppy tops and the local wowsers (Aussie for killjoys) got the whole thing
stopped. One lady even picketed the place and that was bad for business . You can
read about the sad incident in my book Free Beer and Sex.
12 Love Hotels
Other countries have rooms for rent by the hour. Japan does it to extremes.
Lovers don’t have to put up with rickety beds and dingy surroundings. Nor do
they have to worry about hidden cameras. The cameras in love hotels are not
hidden. They are clearly visible and operated by handsets. You can record your
memorable moments for posterity.
Let’s suppose you are a student living with mum and dad in a posh part of Nara
West. It’s most unlikely that your socially conscious parents will approve of you taking
a girl back to your room. The neighbours might get to hear about it and that could lead
to all sorts of malicious gossip.
The fleshpots of wicked Osaka are just down the road. They’re half-an-hour away
on the train. You and your beloved can nip down for a harmless get together and be
back before anyone knows you’ve gone.
You arrive in Osaka and head for the hotel district. There are business hotels,
tourist hotels and the sort of hotel you are looking for. You fancy a place that is
themed with Dungeons and Dragons but your companion turns it down, saying a friend
of hers had some very bad experiences there . Pirates of the Caribbean is your next
choice but she doesn’t fancy making love in the rigging of a fake galleon. Her
preference is for a place across the road.