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New Japanese Teen Fad: Same-Sex “Kiss Friends”

kiss2According to blog RocketNews24, the newest trend to hit the Japanese high school hallways is to kiss your friend of the same-sex on the lips.

Boys kissing boys, girls kissing girls; where was this trend when we were in high school?

“When we meet in the hallway we smooch,” a second year high school girl was reported as saying. “I have several ‘kiss friends’. The pace depends on the person. It’s a common way to say hi.”

A first year male said: “At school we’re forbidden to get too friendly with girls, so we do it with each other instead.”

“Guys feel nice and soft enough, it’s like ‘ooh, yeah.'”

Mixed feelings about are going around the trend between fellow students. Like many Americans, its been stated that teens “don’t mind” two girls kissing, but then frown upon two guys kissing.

A universal double standard at its finest.


h/t GayStarNews

By:          Andrew Villagomez
On:           Jul 10, 2013
    • yaoming

      I hope this catches on. Men in China used to hold hands. I wonder if they stil do.

      Jul 10, 2013 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro

      I could not have even made this story up. Its like aliens took over the planet. Amazing. I’m all for it and a little freaked out all at once.

      Jul 10, 2013 at 2:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall

      It’s all fun and games till someone actually gets a boner, then it’s probably “wtf dude” or whatever that is in Chinese.

      Jul 10, 2013 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees

      @Niall: No 3

      Lol….hehehe… Wow. How true that’ll be, won’t it ?

      Jul 10, 2013 at 6:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL

      @Niall: Except that would be “wtf dude” in Japanese, actually.

      Jul 10, 2013 at 8:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra

      ohhhh, o negai shimasu !!!

      Jul 10, 2013 at 9:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Milk

      It’s not uncommon for young boys being jerk off buddies.

      Jul 10, 2013 at 10:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Acep

      This was a fad in U.S. high schools for a while however only within emo groups. No one really reported on it because it wasn’t really news.

      Jul 11, 2013 at 1:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian

      In the USA, there is this pro-female political correctness which allows women to get away with things that men cannot get away with. Cross-dressing, same-sex affection…it’s really quite a dramatic double standard. Feminism has caused this. As men, we gay guys need to fight back against feminists and women in general. They use double standards to oppress the male-male interaction.

      Jul 11, 2013 at 4:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KylieA

      Interesting. Japan is a country where public displays of affection have always been frowned upon. A kiss on the lips is serious business. Though casual kissing among the youth is taking hold. It might be more youth experimentation with no adult role models.

      The JFAQ YouTuber Unrested says TV and movies of his adopted country Japan suck. South Korean TV is way better. He attributes this to the fact that Japanese actors have no experience with emotions having grown up in a country where public display of any emotion including kissing is frowned upon.

      You almost never ever seen anybody kiss on the street.

      Jul 11, 2013 at 6:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scoobydube

      @Niall: Please be informed that this ‘trend’ is practiced in JAPAN and NOT China. Be MORE attentive whey reading a story NEXT time …….

      Jul 11, 2013 at 7:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees

      @Milk: No 7

      ” It’s not uncommon for young boys being jerk off buddies. ”

      That’s true.

      I had several.

      Great fun.

      Meant more to me than them as I was the real Gay guy as far as I could tell.

      You bond to these friends too.

      A few years ago, the neighborhood I grew up in had 4 neighborhood reunions (’06,’07,’08 & ’10).

      All of these old JO friends I saw again are still very friendly even after about 50 years too.

      If we were alone together, I think we’d do it all over again…..and again…..and again…..lol…..hehehe.

      Jul 11, 2013 at 8:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      I agree with Brian….

      Jul 11, 2013 at 9:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • capsule


      He is talking bullshit. If the Korean actors are so great then why has no Korean actor ever had a nomination for an Oscar? Some Japanese actors already nominated and Korean has never nominated. http://www.imdb.com/list/tHGDJL5Xg48/
      Also, Korea has been submitting films for the Academy Award for “Best Foreign Language Film” every year since 1963 but still has never had a nomination. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_number_of_Academy_Awards_for_Best_Foreign_Language_Film

      Jul 11, 2013 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jkb

      @scoobydube: Dude…chill the f&ck out…it’s not all that.

      Jul 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall

      @LadyL: Thanks, my bad

      Jul 11, 2013 at 3:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jess-Jess

      @Brian: Okay, no. Stop right there. You are blaming the WRONG people for this. If you’re implying that lesbians are more accepted than gay man, we’re not. We are more SEXUALIZED. There’s a BIG difference. Do you think it makes me feel “accepted” when I’m walking down the sidewalk with my girlfriend and some random guy tells us to keep holding hands because it turns him on? (Hint: The answer is no. Also, this is something that really happened to me and happens to plenty of other lesbians.)
      The people (or thing) you want to point the finger at is a thing called patriarchy, which is something created mostly by straight white men. It’s the reason why men are looked down upon for cross-dressing or being affectionate with each other in public. Feminists are fighting against this so that you can express yourself – and your love – however you want. Feminism is for everyone, not just women, and if anyone tells you otherwise, you are talking to the wrong people.
      So to summarize: BLAME DUDE-BRO CULTURE.

      Jul 11, 2013 at 3:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • darkorient

      I am sorry for how they make you feel, Jess-jess. You see, sometimes us gay men are not that sensitive toward our lesbian sisters. I believe in Japan, as in the US, it’s more common for girls to kiss other girls than it is for boys. And I don’t like it. This is exactly the kind of shit that give the impression that being gay is a just a phase, that it’s a choice and you can outgrow of it.

      Jul 12, 2013 at 3:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Derek Williams

      Seems like the kids are not so fucked up.

      Jul 13, 2013 at 8:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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