Delivery Health is the name of a company that has courted… quite the bit of controversy ever since its founding. Since 2010 its owner has been busted three times for breaking anti-prostitution laws and the most recent, and largest bust of its kind, saw police breaking down doors and escorting dozens of elderly prostitutes from a building owned by the company.
Now, Japanese press and police have confirmed what many have suspected for some time – men are seeking older and older prostitutes to have sex with.
The company in question was caught out when they sent a 69-year-old woman to a hotel to provide sex to a client. Unbelievably, out of the 13 women they have on their roster she’s not even the oldest, with the women ranging from 37 to 72-years-old.
“They are what are called ‘granny hookers,'” said journalist Takumi Higashide. “They are favoured by men in their 30s and 40s, whose motive is in deriving pleasure in sex with a well-worn body. The fact that she is perceived as gentle is another plus.”
“Have an unforgettable encounter with a mature, attractive lady,” reads one of the company’s adverts, along with listings that start at 10,000 yen (around 100$) for the first sixty minutes. Shockingly, some of the listings go way, way, higher with 50,000 yen being a common price for the more popular women.
As if to emphasise the fetish underlying this community is the fact that many of these women will arrive wearing a kimono, an item of clothing Japanese culture associated with formal dress and which is popular amongst older women receiving guests.
Surprisingly elderly prostitutes bring their own unique problems that Delivery Health had to deal with. The women could “only handle a few sexual positions” because of their age, and could only accommodate three customers a day (wait, what!?).
Police are now trying to crackdown on the issue of prostitution in Tokyo, but we can’t imagine it’s made any easier when the women you’re cracking down on bear a painful resemblance to your grandmother.
Furthermore, this just goes to show, no matter what your age is, someone will probably pay to have sex with them.
Just ask the 72-year-old woman being $460 for an hour of sex.