What is Ahegao and Why is it All Over Social Media?

Pie All The Time Ahegao Face

In this article: Find out what is ahegao and why is it everywhere?

Social media influencers. Love them or hate them, there’s no doubting that they’re a big part of social media and therefore, modern society. 

One of the biggest social media influencers right now is Belle Delphine, who apart from being a “gamer-girl” and “cosplayer” is famous for such acts as stripping down to her underwear and taking pictures and videos, or selling her used bathwater.  

Belle Delphine Ahegao Face
Belle Delphine’s Ahegao Face

Another thing that Belle and many other gamer-girls/influencers are recently known for is the famed “ahegao’ face. The hell is an ahegao face, you ask? Well, allow us to explain.

By the way, one of our favourite such gamer-girl/cosplayer/camgirl is PieAllTheTime – check her out here.

Pie All The Time Ahegao Face
Pie All The Time Displaying Her Ahegao Face

Urban Dictionary defines ahegao as: The anime/manga version of an orgasmic facial expression. It’s generally very sexualized and lewd, and may or may not be accompanied with heart eyes/pupils.

In Japanese, ahe is an abbreviation of aheahe which means ‘pant’ or ‘moan’ and kao (gao) manes ‘face’ – So ahegao literally means something like cum face, orgasm face or sex face. 

It originally started in hentai anime and manga, but with the current popularity of Japanese otaku culture, the trend has seeped into reality in the west, and especially in the gaming, cosplay and anime cultures. It’s hard to scroll through Instagram these days without seeing the face in some form or another.

Here at R18 Japan, we quite enjoy these faces and are happy to see the trend continue. 

Who doesn’t like a good cum face? 

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