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This is the second part of a dictionary of Japanese erotic vocabulary I have been compiling over the years. The left column has the term in kanji (pictographs) followed by the phonetic English spelling in parenthesis, with the English translation in the right column.

色男 (iro otoko) a paramour, a lady killer

色女 (iro onna) a concubine

色気 (iroke) sex appeal, sensuality

色気付く (irokezu ku) arrive at puberty

色好み (irogono mi)) sensuality, lust

色気違い (irokichigai)      sex mania

色狂い (irogurui / irokichigai)      sex mania

色町 (iromachi)      red-light district

色里 (irozato)         red-light district

色事 (irogoto)        love affair, love scene

色事師 (irogotoshi)           philanderer, lady killer

色話 (irobanashi)   love story; love talk

色敵 (irogataki)     love rival

色狂い (irogurui)   libertinism, dissipation

裏返しにする (uragaeshi ni suru)          go back to the same prostitute again

花魁 (oiran)                courtesan, high-class prostitute

男狂い (otokogurui)         wantonness; running after men

男役 (otokoyaku)               woman impersonating a man

女食い (onnakui)              a philanderer

女道楽 (onnadōraku)       sensual pleasures, debauchery

女の姿になる (onna no sugata ni naru)             disguise oneself as a woman

女たらし (onnatarashi)    a lady killer, a philanderer

花柳 (kanryū)         geisha girls, courtesans; red-light district

花柳界 (kanryūkai)                red-light district

花柳病 (kanryūbyō)                 venereal disease

官能的  (kan no teki) sensual

官能的快楽 (kan no teki kai raku) voluptuous pleasures

姦する (kan suru) rape; violate; have illicit intercourse

姦婦 (kanpu)          adulteress

姦淫 (kannin)         adultery

姦通 (kantsū)         adultery

姦通者 (kantsū)     adulteress

姦通罪 (kantsūzai)       crime of adultery

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