My capsule hotel had bigger beds and cheaper rates
than anything else in the area, but it didnt have walls around its
showers. So as I stood in the steam of the sento the
communal bath shared by guests realising what the next week would
have in store, I started to believe that all the woke white girls
On my left was a row of naked Japanese men, their
skin left pale by the suits that never leave their bodies,
scrubbing themselves clean within exposed shower blocks. On my
right were more bare bodies, sitting over tiny wooden stools with
their legs opened to the wall, lathering their skin and pouring
buckets of steaming water onto their heads to rinse it all
I had entered the room with my soap bottles covering
my crotch, recoiling from the water that splattered off the wet,
hairy bodies around me. But soon enough, I let my toiletries slide
to my sides.
Maybe it was because no one was looking anywhere but
at the walls before them, or because the steam in the air created a
cloud that just slightly skewed our vision, or because these were
total strangers whose knowledge of my body, and mine of theirs,
meant nothing at the end of the day but I had no problem being
Bodies are bodies, pubes are pubes, dicks are dicks.
As that thought came into my head, it struck me as one of the most
liberating things a man can think at any point in his life. Night
after night, I went back to shower in the basement of my capsule
hotel, and my clothes would come off a little more comfortably.
And then, one day, a white man walked in.
I had just pulled my face away from the water when I
saw him, a body with paler skin and more hair than the average Id
come to know.
In my mind, he had walked in with a bravado that
only a man with a presumption of having the biggest dick in the
room would carry. I imagined the conversations he would have when
he went home, when someone would bring up the topic of dating an
Asian man and the presumption of his small dick arose, and the
stories he might tell where the punchline would be, Its true!
Ive had to get my dick out for doctors a couple
times in my life, and never had an issue doing it. The idea of
being naked more publicly, though, has always terrified me, because
Ive always been wary of the Asian dick myth.
I know that Im a grower, not a shower, with
experience enough to also know its not a pr...