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idol vs gravure vs JAV ??

Discussion in 'Chatterbox' started by sophiew, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. sophiew

    sophiew The spectacular pubic mound of Aya Kuromiya

    Can anyone explain to me what the difference is between the three types of models JAV, idol and gravure?

    I find it very confusing, some have nudity, some not.

  2. CoolKevin

    CoolKevin Nutcase on the loose Staff Member Super Moderator

    Jav is sexually explicit
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  3. desioner

    desioner Sustaining L.I.F.E. Staff Member Super Moderator

    Idol is not a genre. It's a job title. The girl is the idol.
    Gravure is a genre, it's sexy posing. It can at times be nude but is not always. That's generally referred to Hair Nude (ヘアヌード). Which is more like the American "PlayBoy" style.
    JAV is just that, Japanese Adult Video. XXX hardcore sex.
    I'm not sure why so many people get them confused but it happens regularly. Also this is more chatter than a bug.
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  4. sophiew

    sophiew The spectacular pubic mound of Aya Kuromiya

    ok, thanks.

    so gravure = softcore
    JAV = hardcore

    both have idols.