What is Bukkake? Definition + How it Originated

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Originating in Japan in the 1980s, bukkake made its way into mainstream porn in North America soon after. It typically involves several men ejaculating on one person.

It typically involves at least three people, but can be a lot more or as little as two.

Bukkake Origins

Pornography in Japan must be censored, with genitals pixelated. Directors wanted to find a loophole for this, to be able to depict sex acts without breaking the law. Since semen wasn’t required to be censored, bukkake was born.

Note: You’ll see the word bukkake in Japan in a non-sexual way, too. This refers to a Japanese method of serving noodles, so don’t be confused if you see it advertised at a noodle shop!

Once it became popular in Japan, bukkake started spreading to the United States and Europe later in the 1990s. This was part of the trend towards more “hardcore” pornography that occurred in the 1990s.

Another reason bukkake became popular for Western pornography is because it was more affordable – they typically only needed one actress paired with typically amateur male actors who had lower pay rates.

The Western videos were a bit different from those in Japan. Japanese videos featured women often dressed in school uniforms or office attire. They are typically being humiliated, while Western videos show the women to be enjoying the scene.

Bukkake can also be seen in gay pornography, where 2+ men ejaculate onto another man.

Want to Try It?

Although the definition states bukkake requires 2+ people to do the ejaculating, who likes rules? If you and your partner are monogamous, you can enjoy the feeling of bukkake together, too.

Typically, there’s no penetration involved, it’s simply a male partner(s) ejaculating onto the body of a female. However, you’ll get a better visual effect the more people are involved. For most people who enjoy bukkake, it’s all about what it looks like.

As with anything sexual and new in your relationship, be sure to discuss it with your partner ahead of time. Not everyone enjoys having cum all over their bodies, so definitely ask up front if this is something your partner is willing to try.