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A New Service in Japan Rents Out Hot Men to Wipe Away Your Tears

Crying can be therapeutic, and what better way to relieve stress than with a hot guy?

by Michael Cuby
Sep 18 2015, 9:09pm

Screenshot from theIkemeso Danshi website

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You know how sometimes when you're crying, all you want is for some random hot guy to come over and wipe away your tears? No? Just me? This is presumably the idea behind a new Tokyo-based service called Ikemeso Danshi, which rents out attractive men to help people cry, as a form of therapy.

The service was developed by Hiroki Terai, who is also responsible for creating "rui katsu" ("public crying events") and releasing a photo book of hot men crying. Terai is a big proponent of crying for stress-relief, which explains why this new service sends the "couriers" directly into peoples' offices. Once there, the "courier" (a good-looking man, or "ikemen" in Japanese) will watch sad videos with the client until she cries, using a handkerchief to wipe away her tears and gently touching her cheek.

Ikemeso Danshi currently offers six different options to choose from, all with different looks for equal-opportunity tastes. The company lists their fee as ¥7,900, or about $65, but they do not indicate how long each session with your personal tear-wiper is supposed to last.

Thumbnail photo via Flickr user MarLeah Cole.

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