A startling stat that checks out: 46 percent of young women in Japan are averse, uninterested in sex
Ansari zeroed in on how dating culture in Japan wasn’t what he expected.
“Well, when we went to Japan, I definitely had this thought of like, ‘Oh, that’s, like, such a technologically advanced culture, they’re probably like on the cutting edge of whatever online dating or apps. And then you get there and you realize, I read all these articles, there’s like a crisis there,” he said. “And like there was some insane statistic, like, 46 percent of women between the age of 16 to 24 despise sexual contact. And 25 percent of the guys in that same age.
“Despise. Despise. Like, that is like, an aggressive word.”
Ansari’s claim about nearly half of Japanese young women not being interested in sex also struck us as incredibly high, so we decided to check it out. […]
The percentage of women who responded they were not interested in sex at all or felt an aversion to it was 60.3 percent for ages 16-19 and 31.6 percent for ages 20-24. Combine the age groups, and the average response was about 46 percent negative — the figure that drove attention-grabbing stories in Western media.
The association released its newest survey for 2014 a few months ago. In that survey, 65.8 percent of women 16-19 were not interested in sex or felt an aversion to it, and 39.2 percent of women 20-24 felt the same way.
This survey is the only one we could find that asks about specific views of sex. Endo mentioned another survey by the government, the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, that asked 4,276 women, of which about 3,400 were 18 to 34, if they had ever had any kind of sexual encounter.
The percentage of women ages 18-19 who said they had never had sex was 68.1 percent; for women 20-24, it was 40.1 percent; for women 25-29, it was 29.3 percent; and for women 30-34, 23.8 percent.
“So even at age 34, one out of four women are virgins in Japan,” Endo said. “It’s definitely not a religion that’s pushing that number.” (Japan is a secular society.)
holy shit, this is incredible! seriously, i had no idea it was that bad over there… hell, i’d probably think the exact opposite, after years of seeing / hearing about the game shows over there… the weird sex hentai, games, and overall it comes off as a land of deeply ingrained fetishes.
instead, it’s a land of 40-year old virgins apparently.