Futanari

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Futanari (ふたなり, seldom: 二形, 双形, literally: "dual form", 二成, 双成, literally: "[to be of] two kinds"), is the Japanese word for hermaphroditism, which is also used in a broader sense for androgyny.

Genre[edit]

In anime and manga, there is a specific futanari genre within hentai (pornographic anime or manga related media), which depicts hermaphrodite or androgynous characters. As the genre got more popular in the 1990s, the term futanari is now usually used to name the genre, to define the characters and to refer to works that depict hermaphrodite characters—specifically, women with both male and female genitals—or characters with male genitals and otherwise female appearance.

In the English language there is also shemale, which differs in meaning as futanari are usually depicted as having both male and female genitalia. The term "shemale" is relegated to pornography and sex work as this term is technically inaccurate, and is an offensive term which refers to trans women – usually in a preoperative state in which they have male genitals on an otherwise-female body. It is not of Japanese origin and is often seen as vulgar. There is also the vulgar slang term dickgirl.

While the English speaking community adopted the more polite term futanari (or short futa [ふた]), the Japanese community adopted the English term newhalf (ニューハーフ), with futanari tending to refer to hermaphrodites and newhalf tending to refer to women with a not very feminine appearance (e.g. tomboy) and only male genitals.

In filmed porn, futanari is done with either a male-to-female transgender (such as Thai Kathoeys), or with a female actress and a penis-shaped dildo. The area where the dildo meets the crotch is often simply covered with the panties. Such dildos can also simulate ejaculation.

In spanking art[edit]

The combination of futanari and BDSM/spanking art can be seen e.g. in the works of Kami Tora.

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