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Tamakeri

Updated: AUGUST 23, 2022
Reviewed by Kinkly Staff
on August 23, 2022

Tamakeri is a Japanese term that means "testicle kicking" or, more colloquially, "ball busting." It is a kink as well as a genre of pornography aimed at masochistic men. Tamakeri describes a fetish where men derive arousal and pleasure from testicle abuse, either by looking at pornographic images of testicle abuse or by having their own testicles abused.

The fetish is said to be "prevalent" in Japan, although there are limited sources who cite this. This fetish is most often portrayed by women kicking men in the testicles, which suggests a relation to femdom. However, it has also been suggested that it is the male "kickees" who have the most power in these scenes; by ordering the women to hurt them in the exact way they choose, they are the ones exerting the power in the dynamic.

Some of the information circulating about tamakeri online has been found to be inaccurate or not verifiable. Even so, most sources agree that it exists and that it's a form of BDSM with Japanese provenance.

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Tamakeri is related to the cock and ball torture fetish, but specifically focuses on attacks by women rather than the more elaborate, device-based ball abuse like ball stretchers, crushers or humblers.

As with any form of rough testicle play, injury is of significant concern. Safewords - or signals, especially if gagging is involved - are essential to ensure things don't go too far. It's also a good idea to only practice rough forms of play like tamakeri while sober.

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