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Wearing skin-tight body suits has become a way of life for some in Japan who insist it gives them sexual liberation - and they're looking for new recruits, reports AFP.
By day, she is a mild-mannered office clerk, whose modest make-up and conservative hairstyle make her blend in to any crowd.
By night, she dresses in a skin-tight, all-in-one Spandex body suit that covers everything - including her eyes - and sits in bars, alone but liberated, she believes, from the judgement of others.
"With my face covered, I cannot eat or drink like other customers," said the woman, who is in her 20s and says her name is Hokkyoku Nigo (North Pole No. 2).
"I have led my life always worrying about what other people think of me. They say I look cute, gentle, childish or naive," she said, her lips ruffling the tight, red shiny material.
"I always felt suffocated by that. But wearing this, I am just a person in a full body suit."
Hokkyoku Nigo is part of a small subset in Japan with a fetish for wearing outfits called "zentai" - an abbreviation of "zenshintaitsu", which means "full body suit" - who say they are seeking liberation by effacing the physical self.
Some meet through Internet forums and through gatherings like the Tokyo Zentai Club, whose ten members get together every other month, just like any other group, to hold barbecues or parties. Unlike any other group, they are covered head-to-toe in skintight Lycra.