Despite the Anti-Prostitution Law of , various legal loopholes , liberal interpretations of the law, and loose enforcement have allowed the sex industry to prosper and earn an estimated 2. A geisha might have a patron with whom she enjoyed sexual intimacy, but this sexual role was not part of her role or responsibility as a geisha. This act has become an icon of Japanese food play. Fetish scene[ edit ] Probably the most widely recognized fetish to come out of Japan, shibari has been exported to most western markets. Because being tied up with a knot was considered extremely shameful, the art emphasized many techniques for restricting noble men and others of high rank without actually using any knots. Japanese bondage Shibari , as it is typically referred to in the West, is known as kinbaku also sokubaku in Japanese and refers to the erotic art of tying people up. However, the provision was repealed only seven years later by the Penal Code of , which relied on the Napoleonic Code. Some are too stressed out from work, others have "more fun things to do". Among the top reasons married couples cite for not having sex, is that after children are in the picture couples are even discouraged from having intercourse while pregnant , sex can decrease markedly or even become nonexistent for a habit-forming period of time. Despite recommendations from the Council for Human Rights Promotion, the Diet has yet to include protections against discrimination for sexual orientation in the country's civil rights code. Because Japanese law defines prostitution as "intercourse with an unspecified person in exchange for payment," in order to remain legal, most sex clubs offer only non-coital services. About 1 in 5 couples say they simply view sex as a nuisance, a small number cite the lack of private space, because elderly or the children often sleep on just the other side of paper-thin walls. In Japan, sodomy was restricted by legal prohibition in The geisha fulfilled the non-sexual social roles that ordinary women were prevented from fulfilling, and for this service they were well paid. The studies and surveys have reported loss of sexual drive across several demographics, from adolescent men and women, to married couples. Kinbaku has introduced to the West ties and positions that specifically apply pressure on the bottom 's erogenous zones, asymmetric uses of patterns that give the bottom two uncomfortable positions to choose from, emphasizing simpler, more elegant ties over the elaborate, decorative knots of the West, as well as use of specific katas forms and aesthetic rules.