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Started by SlasherBindman on Oct 16, 2015 2:13:57 PM
Vending machines dispensing soiled/used underwear: where are they now?

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coshipi - 16 Oct 2015 14:43:30 (#1 of 28)

In your imagination, where they always were?

Heckler - 16 Oct 2015 14:49:15 (#2 of 28)

Japan, where they were taken off the streets due to stringent laws regarding antiques and their provenance.

SlasherBindman - 16 Oct 2015 15:23:33 (#3 of 28)

Ah, Heckler has it! So not an urban myth?

Heckler - 16 Oct 2015 15:27:29 (#4 of 28)

Apparently not, however an extremely short lived thing, not particularly widespread, widely reviled in Japan and often rolled out in conversation to prove in a rather xenophobic way how bonkers the Japanese are.

BallyMoney - 16 Oct 2015 15:29:28 (#5 of 28)

its done online now with a postal service as far as I know - and not just limited to Japan.

virgil5 - 16 Oct 2015 15:32:33 (#6 of 28)

A growing internet market niche and from-home "cottage industry"?

<rushes to laundry hamper>

toffle - 16 Oct 2015 15:33:31 (#7 of 28)

These days, you buy your used undies on eBay, Slasher.

Take a look at the busier auctions in their lingerie section.

virgil5 - 16 Oct 2015 15:40:40 (#8 of 28)

Let's see:

1 Go to Walmart. Buy in bulk.

2 Process under-thingies as usual.

3 Sell on Ebay to highest bidder.

It's all good :-)

milhouse - 16 Oct 2015 15:41:15 (#9 of 28)

It was an art installation, not an actual thing.

toffle - 16 Oct 2015 15:44:13 (#10 of 28)

It's all good :-)

Potential customers will need to see pictures of the underwear being used, ideally by somebody physically attractive. I trust you can arrange for this.

virgil5 - 16 Oct 2015 15:46:04 (#11 of 28)

somebody attractive

Not necessarily a given.

halfnelson - 18 Oct 2015 15:10:58 (#12 of 28)

In Liz Sladen's autobiography, she talks about going to a Who convention in the States, and being asked to provide some underwear for auction. She obliged by giving them a previously-worn pair of knickers from her luggage.

It's hard to imagine that sort of thing happening now (the auaction), and it really doesn't reflect all that well on the old-school Who fans...

AppleCatcher - 18 Oct 2015 15:13:56 (#13 of 28)

Didn't see any in Shinjuku's Kabuki-cho (Tokyo's red light district) nor were they in evidence in Fukuoka's pretty hard core Nakasu, as of last month.

RosyLovelady - 18 Oct 2015 15:16:03 (#14 of 28)

Sorry, hn, but I've never heard of Liz Sladen.

halfnelson - 18 Oct 2015 16:58:36 (#15 of 28)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_Sladen

RosyLovelady - 18 Oct 2015 17:35:52 (#16 of 28)

Sladen attended the Elliott-Clarke Drama School.

Ooh, envious. I'd have loved to go to the Elliott-Clarke school when I was a teenager. Cool uniform as well as a fun curriculum.

emorobot - 18 Oct 2015 17:37:58 (#17 of 28)

I heard they were a joke on Japanese TV, and never existed in real life. It's a bit like saying there really is a drug called Cake.

toffle - 18 Oct 2015 17:43:39 (#18 of 28)

You've heard a lot of things though. :-|

My understanding is that they were only ever deployed inside Japanese Sex Shops (and even then on a small scale). So it's unlikely they'd ever be encountered accidentally.

browserbutton - 18 Oct 2015 18:14:10 (#19 of 28)

Five hundred yen (¥500) for a used panty from this machine:

http://images.lacarmina.com/110827_nakano_broadway
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SlasherBindman - 18 Oct 2015 18:59:41 (#20 of 28)

I found the Tokyo maid cafes a strange idea.

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