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* Minare does this in ''Manga/WaveListenToMe'' when she spends the day with her ex-boyfriend Mitsuo. She finishes up one ear before [[MakeUpOrBreakUp she is promptly reminded of why she broke up with him in the first place]] when she realizes he's still the same ManChild scammer he always was.

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* In ''Manga/TheRedRangerBecomesAnAdventurerInAnotherWorld'', Teltina promises to give Rosie a LapPillow along with an ear cleaning to get Rosie to cooperate with Tougo and fight as BackToBackBadasses.


Also known as ''Mimikaki'', ear cleaning is a mostly Asian practice, as generally Asian people's ear wax is harder and more lumpy than westerners'. It uses an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear_pick ear pick]] (often shown with a puffy, cotton-ball like thing on the end) to remove wax from the inside of the ear. Because having this done to you by another person is considered intimate (and includes a free LapPillow), this is usually seen in anime and manga between parents and children, siblings, or two people who are lovers. As such it can be used for variations of DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything, VisualInnuendo and even AccidentalInnuendo.

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Also known as ''Mimikaki'', ear cleaning is a mostly Asian practice, as generally Asian people's ear wax is harder and more lumpy than westerners'.practice. It uses an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear_pick ear pick]] (often shown with a puffy, cotton-ball like thing on the end) to remove wax from the inside of the ear. Because having this done to you by another person is considered intimate (and includes a free LapPillow), this is usually seen in anime and manga between parents and children, siblings, or two people who are lovers. As such it can be used for variations of DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything, VisualInnuendo and even AccidentalInnuendo.


* Sana from ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'' does this at one point to Hayama when she wants to teach him what it is like to have a mother (being [[BunnyEarsLawyer Sana]], she didn't have the proper tools handy and used a very thick branch as a substitute; HilarityEnsues). They become a couple later on.

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* Sana from ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'' ''Manga/{{Kodocha}}'' does this at one point to Hayama when she wants to teach him what it is like to have a mother (being [[BunnyEarsLawyer Sana]], she didn't have the proper tools handy and used a very thick branch as a substitute; HilarityEnsues). They become a couple later on.


Also known as ''Mimikaki'', ear cleaning is a mostly Asian practice, as generally Asian people's ear wax is harder and more lumpy than westerners'. It uses an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear_pick ear pick]] (often shown with a puffy, cotton-ball like thing on the end) to remove wax from the inside of the ear. Because having this done to you by another person is considered intimate (and includes a free bonus of LapPillow), this is usually seen in anime and manga between parents and children, siblings, or two people who are lovers. As such it can be used for variations of DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything, VisualInnuendo and even AccidentalInnuendo.

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Also known as ''Mimikaki'', ear cleaning is a mostly Asian practice, as generally Asian people's ear wax is harder and more lumpy than westerners'. It uses an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear_pick ear pick]] (often shown with a puffy, cotton-ball like thing on the end) to remove wax from the inside of the ear. Because having this done to you by another person is considered intimate (and includes a free bonus of LapPillow), this is usually seen in anime and manga between parents and children, siblings, or two people who are lovers. As such it can be used for variations of DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything, VisualInnuendo and even AccidentalInnuendo.


In India and Pakistan you can even find people who will clean your ears for a small fee, usually around 50 rupees (around 75 US cents or 40 British pennies). This is done in India by the ''kaan maeliye'', a subcaste of the Dalits, and recipients of the service unanimously agree it can be very pleasant and surprisingly relaxing. One American recipient tells his story '''[[http://johnnyvagabond.com/humor/ear-cleaning-india/ here.]]'''

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In India and Pakistan you can even find people who will clean your ears for a small fee, usually around 50 rupees (around 75 US cents or 40 British pennies). This is done in India by the ''kaan maeliye'', a subcaste of the Dalits, and recipients of the service unanimously agree it can be very pleasant and surprisingly relaxing. One American recipient tells his story '''[[http://johnnyvagabond.'''[[https://web.archive.org/web/20110805111551/http://johnnyvagabond.com/humor/ear-cleaning-india/ here.]]'''


* In ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'', Miyuki and Osaragi get so tired of Ishigami and Miko's [[SitcomArchNemesis cat-and-dog relationship]] that they attempt to improve the pair's relationship by doing several friendly/intimate things together. One of the ideas is ear-cleaning, but Miko is absolutely disgusted by the idea of putting her head in Ishigami's lap and he doesn't trust her with sharp objects, so it ends up with Miko laying halfway across a sofa and coffee table while Ishigami lies on the floor underneath her with the ear pick.

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* In ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'', Miyuki Shirogane and Osaragi get so tired of Ishigami and Miko's Iino's [[SitcomArchNemesis cat-and-dog relationship]] that they attempt to improve the pair's relationship by doing several friendly/intimate things together. One of the ideas is ear-cleaning, but Miko Iino is absolutely disgusted by the idea of putting her head in Ishigami's lap and he doesn't trust her with sharp objects, so it ends up with Miko Iino laying halfway across a sofa and coffee table while Ishigami lies on the floor underneath her with the ear pick.

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* In ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'', Miyuki and Osaragi get so tired of Ishigami and Miko's [[SitcomArchNemesis cat-and-dog relationship]] that they attempt to improve the pair's relationship by doing several friendly/intimate things together. One of the ideas is ear-cleaning, but Miko is absolutely disgusted by the idea of putting her head in Ishigami's lap and he doesn't trust her with sharp objects, so it ends up with Miko laying halfway across a sofa and coffee table while Ishigami lies on the floor underneath her with the ear pick.

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* In, ''Manga/TheHelpfulFoxSenkoSan'', Senko does this to Nakano in the fifth chapter. Apparently, she is very famous for her ear cleaning skills. In the anime, she also performs it on the audience during the Super Senko Time of the same episode.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'': Parodied in "Pig Trouble in Little Tina", which has a subplot about Bob having an earwax problem. He's a little weirded out when Linda tries to make cleaning out his ears into a sexy couple's bonding thing.
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** As shown in the image above, Kagami does this to her sister Tsukasa.

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** As shown in the image above, Kagami does this to her sister Tsukasa.


* WebVideo/{{ASMR video}}s sometimes use this as a theme, either in roleplay scenarios or as simply using the tool(s) on a microphone with an ear-shaped receiver.

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* WebVideo/{{ASMR {{ASMR video}}s sometimes use this as a theme, either in roleplay scenarios or as simply using the tool(s) on a microphone with an ear-shaped receiver.


* Source of a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} in the manga ''Manga/OsutekiDarling''. Protagonist Seri's brother-in-law wants to clean his wife's ears. She refuses, then says with a blush "The inside of my ears... are for Seri only." He then slowly turns to Seri and declares "You're my enemy!"

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* Source of a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} in In the manga ''Manga/OsutekiDarling''. Protagonist ''Manga/OsutekiDarling'', protagonist Seri's brother-in-law wants to clean his wife's ears. She refuses, then says with a blush "The inside of my ears... are for Seri only." He then slowly turns to Seri and declares "You're my enemy!"


Also known as ''Mimikaki'', ear cleaning is a mostly Asian practice, as generally Asian peoples' ear wax is harder and more lumpy than westerners'. It uses an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear_pick ear pick]] (often shown with a puffy, cotton-ball like thing on the end) to remove wax from the inside of the ear. Because having this done to you by another person is considered intimate (and includes a free bonus of LapPillow), this is usually seen in anime and manga between parents and children, siblings, or two people who are lovers. As such it can be used for variations of DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything, VisualInnuendo and even AccidentalInnuendo.

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Also known as ''Mimikaki'', ear cleaning is a mostly Asian practice, as generally Asian peoples' people's ear wax is harder and more lumpy than westerners'. It uses an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear_pick ear pick]] (often shown with a puffy, cotton-ball like thing on the end) to remove wax from the inside of the ear. Because having this done to you by another person is considered intimate (and includes a free bonus of LapPillow), this is usually seen in anime and manga between parents and children, siblings, or two people who are lovers. As such it can be used for variations of DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything, VisualInnuendo and even AccidentalInnuendo.

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