WSJ Japan has an interesting article where young Japanese are seemingly indifferent or averse” towards having sex based on a Sep 2010 survey results by the Japan Family Planning Association.
According to the survey, 36% of males aged 16 to 19 surveyed described themselves as “indifferent or averse” towards having sex (approx 19% increase since the survey was last conducted in 2008). Women seem to be even more reluctant to consider having sex, where 59% of female respondents aged 16 to 19 said they were uninterested in or averse to sex (approx 12% increase since 2008).
“Herbivore men” is a term that gained increasing currency in Japan in 2010, describing young men who are passive and less ambitious in their romantic relationships with women than previous generations. Speaking on NHK, Japan’s national public broadcasting organization, Mr. Kunio explained, “The findings seem to reflect the increasing shallowness of human relations in today’s busy society.”
The study, which surveyed 1,301 people aged 16 to 49, also provided a glimpse of sexual behavior amongst married couples. It found that approximately 40% of married respondents had not had sex in the past month, a 4% increase from the same survey conducted two years earlier and nearly 10% higher than in 2004. The 330 married respondents cited “vague reluctance after child birth,” “can’t be bothered,” and “fatigue from work” as the top three reasons for not being proactive about having sex.
Source: WSJ Japan Real Time
Pretty interesting results considering that Japan has a abundance of adult videos and eroges but the youths seems to be displaying their indifference.