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Young Japanese People Rapidly Losing Interest in Sex

Update Date: Oct 22, 2013 03:43 AM EDT

Young Japanese people are not having enough sex and that is because celibacy syndrome has hit the country, a survey finds.

Around 40 per cent of Japanese women admitted being virgins in a survey conducted by the Japan Association for Sex Education. They surveyed the sexual habits and dating practises of female college students.

The survey performed by National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, more than 60 per cent of unmarried men were not in any kind of relationship. Around 50 per cent of women aged 18–34 were also found to single in the research. Five years earlier these figures were found to be 10 per cent less.

In a different study performed by Japan Crush, it was found that 30 per cent of unmarried men never dated a women in their life time.

The reason as being stated by experts is less job security, women’s conservative views at home and workplace and economic uncertainty.

It is a matter of the concern that Japan’s population of 126 million is shrinking gradually for the past 10 years. Last year Japan recorded the lowest births ever. On the contrary there was sharp increase in the number of elderly.

The Japanese media have labelled the situation as “sekkusu shinai shokogun”, or celibacy syndrome.

Younger generation of Japan is most affected by these problems as they get feelings of isolation and sometimes fear for the future. Psychologists believe that relationships are going to be technology driven in near future. Japan’s technological innovations are some of the best in the world, and the country has been known for its amazingly sophisticated virtual worlds and online communication systems.

“Both men and women say to me they don’t see the point of love. They don’t believe it can lead anywhere,” said Aoyama, a is a sex and relationship counsellor, according to The Guardian. “Relationships have become too hard.”

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