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For some reason, people have this bizarre belief that Japan is the land of weird and crazy porn. We have no idea where this idea came from, but for all the alleged kink that’s supposed to be thriving in Japan, you might be surprised to discover one law that’s ruining people’s fun. In fact, one Osaka resident has been arrested twice for her salacious fun!

Be warned, you may not want to read this if you have a fear of needles…

Last Friday, a 43-year-old brothel manager named Yuka Fujisawa was arrested by Kyoto prefectural police for “practicing medicine without a license.” And, before you ask, no, she wasn’t wearing a sexy nurse uniform and giving customers “physicals.” The dominatrix was sticking needles in gentlemen’s genitals for money.

To be clear, Fujisawa’s “needle play” was performed on consenting adults, so her arrest is purely for the act of drawing blood without a medical license. This is the same law that was used to arrest a body piercer in 2006 after a client complained when their bleeding wouldn’t stop following a procedure.

This isn’t Fujisawa’s first arrest, as she was also taken into custody on allegations of drawing blood and applying sutures to three men’s genitals in a hotel in Osaka between June and September. This previous arrest occurred after photos of the needle play were posted on her blog, and she was charged with displaying “obscenity” via electronic media. As the photos provided evidence of her illegal activities, the police searched her house, where scalpels, needles, and surgical books were also found. Hey, anything to get people reading, right?

Though both of Fujisawa’s arrests have been recent, the dominatrix has been offering her poking services for about eight years, according to the police report. Apparently, she started offering the service at a client’s request all those years ago and, finding that she didn’t mind seeing blood, decided the profession suited her. Hard to argue with that logic!

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This is hardly the first “SM incident” in Japan though. In February last year, a head patrol officer in Hokkaido was arrested for public indecency when police raided an SM bar and found the officer naked and tied up by a female employee. Maybe he was just doing research…

It ultimately seems unfair to target Ms. Fujisawa or anyone else for taking part in any consensual act, but we can’t help wondering if it might be easier for everyone involved if she got a medical license…

Sources: Sponichi, Yahoo! News Japan, Nikkan Sports
Images: Wikipedia (needles, needle spike, suture)