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(Huffington Post)   LEVEL 1 EMERGENCY: Japan's 59% of female respondents aged 16 to 19 said they were uninterested in or averse to sex, a near 12% increase since 2008   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 545
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2012-02-06 06:34:32 AM
WHO FARKING CARES??? LMFAO
 
2012-02-06 06:37:23 AM

Buffet: WHO FARKING CARES??? LMFAO


No one! There's no sex in Japan. Stay away! All of you!
 
pla
2012-02-06 06:38:12 AM
spman : If you don't actually have to work to get the vagina and can just buy it, then what's the motivation to actually work on becoming less of a socially awkward moron who spends all day playing WoW and sewing Cosplay costumes?

Sorry, I don't follow your point here... So what?

I'd love to see more basement dwellers! They contribute to the economy, they don't take up space on the road, they don't compete with me for women (and on a related note, don't contribute to overpopulation). Okay, they prevent me from ever holding a top rank in any online game, but I can live with that single down-side.

We should encourage people to drop out of the daytime/breeding/driving population! Offer some sort of incentive packages, like free shipping (Thanks, Amazon!). Now we just need to find a way to get UPS to offer a "happy delivery", and we can safely forget about half the human population.
 
2012-02-06 06:45:52 AM
From TFA

'The survey, conducted by the Japan Family Planning Association, found that 36% of males aged 16 to 19 said that they had "no interest" in or even "despised" sex.'

That's the one i find most suprising. At that age, I was like a randy Jack Russel that had eaten its body weight in Viagra.

Wonder what percentage of Japanese males that age don't like to rub one out.
 
2012-02-06 06:47:35 AM
I believe I could sway things a bit, over there.
 
2012-02-06 06:50:39 AM
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2012-02-06 06:51:48 AM

WaltzingMathilda: well, they do get raped by tentacle monsters a lot. not likely to leave a very good impression.


i1028.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-06 06:59:15 AM

spman: I'm not too adept to Japanese culture, but I have friends that are, and it seems to be a collaboration of a number of different bad societal problems all coming together. The Under 30 crowd in Japan today has been programmed to have completely unrealistic expectations about women and relationships due to the way they're portrayed in popular media over there. Combine this with the fact that A. Asians tend to be naturally shy and B. Prostitution is rampant and inexpensive and copious amounts of aberrant pornography make it much easier for men to spend all day playing video games and occasionally dropping a couple thousand yen on a hooker or buying some tentacle rape porn or soiled underwear from the vending machine, much easier than actually going out and meeting people, establishing a relationship, and growing up into an adult.

This is actually one of the few reasons I don't advocate the legalization of prostitution in this country. If you don't actually have to work to get the vagina and can just buy it, then what's the motivation to actually work on becoming less of a socially awkward moron who spends all day playing WoW and sewing Cosplay costumes? We've already got an entire generation of basement dwellers, why eliminate the last motivation they might have to leave mom's house and actually become functioning members of society?


It sounds like you have bigger issues to worry about than some idiot's inability to get laid.
 
2012-02-06 07:02:48 AM
I have a friend teaching English in Japan right now who pretty much told me the same thing. He blames it overbearing mothers and distant, emotionally detached fathers who are raising kids who have little sense of how to deal with the opposite sex. That's his opinion, but it could hold some weight.

He also told me that sarcasm isn't really a commonly accepted form of humour and he's gotten into some very awkward situations because of that fact. That alone is enough to keep me away; I'd probably end up in jail.
 
2012-02-06 07:03:12 AM
It's so bad, I see a girl in a school uniform and all I can think is "Dammit, I only have 12 hours until I have to be at work again."
 
2012-02-06 07:07:08 AM
That's no surprise, given the absolute ugliness of Japanese men.

/Sorry, they are hogs.
//I wouldn't fark one
 
2012-02-06 07:08:34 AM

Mock26: Watch Japanese porn and the answer is clear.


This. THIS.
Subjugate your women much, idiot Japanese men?
 
2012-02-06 07:09:30 AM
doglover's original comment was mostly accurate, and the real truth of the matter is that this is a complicated subject that a silly inflammatory news article or 2 (or a dozen as I've seen this story spread everywhere in the last week) doesn't begin to scratch the surface.

There's a lot going on in Japanese society and even if you live here and speak the language it's somewhat hard to grasp the big picture. For what it's worth, you ever meet those couples where you are well aware that they are having sex frequently? Could be PDAs, could be body language, could be the fact that you walked in on them at a party. Japan just doesn't have that, or they're so rare as to become a statistically insignificant segment of the population.

Now, some people are having sex, and lots of it - not just scary porn sex (which is really another thing that someone with a PhD needs to explain beyond 'well that's obviously hwo they like it'), but regular and even downright freaky sex (just look at all of the swinger blogs that are out there on the Japanese web). But for the most part I've rarely if ever seen my friends express any interest in sex. Just doesn't happen. Even my friends who are married, you'd never know it if you didn't see their rings.
 
2012-02-06 07:11:50 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Mock26: Watch Japanese porn and the answer is clear.

This. THIS.
Subjugate your women much, idiot Japanese men?


That I can understand. But why are the teenage men losing interest?
 
2012-02-06 07:16:39 AM

dokool: (just look at all of the swinger blogs that are out there on the Japanese web).


links?

*hopeful face*
 
2012-02-06 07:17:33 AM

RodneyToady:

And if you want to take a step back further, this is a common trend in most industrialized nations. Hard to say where it will lead at this point.


Self correcting problem. Those who can't put down the keyboard long enough to spend time with the opposite sex will not pass their genes o.
 
2012-02-06 07:19:35 AM

spman: This is actually one of the few reasons I don't advocate the legalization of prostitution in this country. If you don't actually have to work to get the vagina and can just buy it, then what's the motivation to actually work on becoming less of a socially awkward moron who spends all day playing WoW and sewing Cosplay costumes? We've already got an entire generation of basement dwellers, why eliminate the last motivation they might have to leave mom's house and actually become functioning members of society?


Right. As someone who's lived in New Zealand and the Netherlands where prostitution is legal, I'm going to suggest this comment says more about your own self than the human condition in general.
 
2012-02-06 07:21:37 AM
This is what happens when you have a bunch of linely diversions and no incentives to form families.

Expect this trends to come overseas soon. Who wants to date when you have video games? Eventually you will be able to pruchase a sexdroid of your preferred gender. When those arrive no one will need to bathe, stay in shape, or worry about social niceties. We will become a self-involved, self-loving society and will eventually involute.
 
2012-02-06 07:22:00 AM

miss diminutive: I have a friend teaching English in Japan right now who pretty much told me the same thing. He blames it overbearing mothers and distant, emotionally detached fathers who are raising kids who have little sense of how to deal with the opposite sex. That's his opinion, but it could hold some weight.

He also told me that sarcasm isn't really a commonly accepted form of humour and he's gotten into some very awkward situations because of that fact. That alone is enough to keep me away; I'd probably end up in jail.


No sarcasm? What else is there?

/I wouldn't do well with that,either.
 
2012-02-06 07:24:57 AM
its bullshiat
 
2012-02-06 07:27:36 AM
Maybe I'm old fashioned, but 16-19 year old girls thinking about things other than sex seems like a good thing.
 
2012-02-06 07:29:38 AM

ChubbyTiger: No sarcasm? What else is there?


A lot of Japanese humor is absurdist. They're really big on a format called manzai where two people, one straight man and one comedian, do sketches. They also like slapstick.

And the Japanese language is a LOT less indirect than English. So many things are just blatant statements. For example a baby is 赤ちゃん。Akachan literally means "Little red person" and Japanese babies are indeed small and flushed. So many things we'd say poetically in English, the Japanese just spurt out. Sarcasm just doesn't work the same.
 
2012-02-06 07:36:30 AM

Blueintheballs: HotIgneous Intruder: Mock26: Watch Japanese porn and the answer is clear.

This. THIS.
Subjugate your women much, idiot Japanese men?

That I can understand. But why are the teenage men losing interest?


What man wants to screw a woman who has been taught to make guinea pig noises during the act? It's infantile. Sex has been fetishized to the degree that it's an annoying perversion. Just watch Japanese teevee and see the weird come oozing out through every crack. Ick.
 
2012-02-06 07:40:21 AM
Judging by their porn, can you blame them?
 
2012-02-06 07:45:12 AM

Natsumi: doglover: RodneyToady: Email in profile if you're willing to send the title/author/journal (or with your friend's consent, the whole dissertation). I'm kinda bouncing around the idea of doing a post-doc in Japan or Italy on a topic along the same lines (within Social Psychology).

Technically he did his doctorate on Otaku culture. But if you want to talk about people who aren't gettin' laid...

Otaku Culture... i would really like to read that... EIP if it's not to much trouble.


Ditto
 
2012-02-06 07:49:09 AM
I have a feeling we're going to have to invade that island sometime in the near future. Tons of sexually frustrated virgins with nothing to do is a powder keg waiting to go off.

We should have bombed them more when we had the chance.
 
2012-02-06 07:54:15 AM

DarthBrooks: Google "Nagasaki Martyrs" if you want to learn about wacky Japanese doings.

[www.hanscomfamily.com image 640x427]


Wow, I has no idea. That stuff is all kinds of farked up.
 
2012-02-06 07:54:17 AM

Tat'dGreaser: I have a feeling we're going to have to invade that island sometime in the near future. Tons of sexually frustrated virgins with nothing to do is a powder keg waiting to go off.

We should have bombed them more when we had the chance.


First off, we already have bases here.

Second, there's less virgins in Japan than America both in volume and percentage.

Third, I'd rather not tell you exactly what a nuclear bomb does. Suffice it to say it would have been better to throw in the towel than drop the bombs if we had known what would actually happen.
 
2012-02-06 07:54:27 AM
Apparently there is also a certain amount of pressure on women to claim lack of interest in sex in a "nice girls don't like that sort of thing" kind of way which may
a) skew some of these results a bit
and
b) explain the creepy rapey porn.
 
2012-02-06 07:54:47 AM
Until we finally make lifelike androids and program them to love sex, men will just keep having to make do with porn.

I just wished I'd figured out that women don't care for sex sooner and not wasted so much time and money.
 
2012-02-06 07:55:41 AM

doglover: First off, we already have bases here.

Second, there's less virgins in Japan than America both in volume and percentage.

Third, I'd rather not tell you exactly what a nuclear bomb does. Suffice it to say it would have been better to throw in the towel than drop the bombs if we had known what would actually happen.


That's not an invasion force though. Losing your virginity to a hooker doesn't count. Oh I know what a nuke does, we should have nuked them into submission.
 
2012-02-06 07:56:26 AM

Tat'dGreaser: I have a feeling we're going to have to invade that island sometime in the near future. Tons of sexually frustrated virgins with nothing to do is a powder keg waiting to go off.


Wrong Asian country. They don't seem sexually frustrated in Japan, they seem more asexual/satisfied with masturbation. That's not a threat.

China, now there's a threat. The one-child policy in a country in which boys are valued more than girls has led to a big gender disparity. Probably a whole lot of sexual frustration there.
 
2012-02-06 07:56:36 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Blueintheballs: HotIgneous Intruder: Mock26: Watch Japanese porn and the answer is clear.

This. THIS.
Subjugate your women much, idiot Japanese men?

That I can understand. But why are the teenage men losing interest?

What man wants to screw a woman who has been taught to make guinea pig noises during the act? It's infantile. Sex has been fetishized to the degree that it's an annoying perversion. Just watch Japanese teevee and see the weird come oozing out through every crack. Ick.


I can see your point, but the teenage male sex drive ( ok - my teenage sex drive) wasn't that picky. I can't help but feel there's got to be more at play here than just social factors. Libido at that age is driven mostly by hormones.
 
2012-02-06 07:57:18 AM

BiggityBanninated: This is what happens when you have a bunch of linely diversions and no incentives to form families.

Expect this trends to come overseas soon. Who wants to date when you have video games? Eventually you will be able to pruchase a sexdroid of your preferred gender. When those arrive no one will need to bathe, stay in shape, or worry about social niceties. We will become a self-involved, self-loving society and will eventually involute.



I think the government will extend current programs such that having kids will make someone eligible for a lot more stuff than just tax deductions.

If that doesn't work and if the right science develops, then probably develop artificial wombs or something like that where the government can take sperm and egg from donors and produce a full baby without a human womb.

Or a cash prize for having a surrogate baby for the government.

Right now immigration is solving the low birth rate problems for most western countries so there hasn't been a need. Plus, with immigration you can be selective of who you let in. Look at Canada, they have very specific job categories for which you can immigrate to Canada which previously one such category has been strippers. In the US, nurse is one such category.
 
2012-02-06 07:57:58 AM

RodneyToady: Wrong Asian country. They don't seem sexually frustrated in Japan, they seem more asexual/satisfied with masturbation. That's not a threat.

China, now there's a threat. The one-child policy in a country in which boys are valued more than girls has led to a big gender disparity. Probably a whole lot of sexual frustration there.


Meh, China and us and have way too much money involved in each other to want to go to war.
 
2012-02-06 07:58:42 AM
Two word cure: Maria Ozawa
 
2012-02-06 07:59:31 AM

Tat'dGreaser: Oh I know what a nuke does, we should have nuked them into submission.


If you can make this statement, it's obvious you're not qualified to make a sandwich ethically, let alone a decision.
 
2012-02-06 07:59:32 AM
Looks like that country has had enough of her crap. Video games and prostitutes, I see no problem with this
 
2012-02-06 08:00:40 AM
FTA: "36% of males aged 16 to 19 ... a whopping 59% of female respondents aged 16 to 19..."

Wait a few years.
 
2012-02-06 08:00:47 AM

doglover: Tat'dGreaser: I have a feeling we're going to have to invade that island sometime in the near future. Tons of sexually frustrated virgins with nothing to do is a powder keg waiting to go off.

We should have bombed them more when we had the chance.

First off, we already have bases here.

Second, there's less virgins in Japan than America both in volume and percentage.

Third, I'd rather not tell you exactly what a nuclear bomb does. Suffice it to say it would have been better to throw in the towel than drop the bombs if we had known what would actually happen.


On the last point, it'd be interesting to hear your description as most of us are reasonably well-educated on the physics, medical, and cultural impact.

Well, those of us that aren't liberal arts majors (with a potential pass given to history majors on this one).

And no, it would NOT have been better to throw in the towel.
 
2012-02-06 08:01:04 AM
I don't know. If I didn't hate how damn crowded it is, I'd move there. I can't come up with any scenario that involves me having sex ever again. I just can't see it happening.
 
2012-02-06 08:01:26 AM

doglover: If you can make this statement, it's obvious you're not qualified to make a sandwich ethically, let alone a decision.


I thought my hatred for Japan was already well established here? They're crazy, weird looking and now they're stealing all of the good motorcycle parts. Bastards.
 
2012-02-06 08:02:24 AM

jimmythrust: Two word cure: Maria Ozawa


Something tells me I should avoid doing a GIS for her with safesearch off....
 
2012-02-06 08:02:27 AM

bighasbeen: "Building a relationship seems like too much effort. To get her to like me and for me to like her... I'd have to give up everything I do at the weekend for her. I don't want to do that."

It sounds like an entire country is tired of her shiat.


Hehe, that's the first thing that popped into my head when I saw that too.
 
2012-02-06 08:06:19 AM
Probably just need a little romance first. Usually works with your mom.
 
2012-02-06 08:06:21 AM

doglover: dokool: (just look at all of the swinger blogs that are out there on the Japanese web).

links?

*hopeful face*


Seriously? You've never seen one of those FC2 blogs?

(Also have you been to /r/Japan on Reddit? Great community and a surprising lack of Japan-related threads getting shat on in 5 posts or less by "TENTACLE PORN/ATOM BOMB/LOL TINY PENIS")


Anyone who's lived here long enough and knows the language understands that all of these problems (the lack of sex/interest in sex, falling birthrate, etc) aren't problems in and of themselves but symptoms of greater problems (political malaise, rigid cultural systems that are bending but not breaking under the pressure of modernity, etc).

Birthrates are still plenty high in Okinawa where they get plenty of sun and surf; it's Tokyo where you'll find birthrates below 1 (I think I saw 0.97 in one survey last year?). The spread of otaku culture (as represented by AKB48's popularity) is basically destroying an entire generation of eligible Japanese men; had they been raised more normally they wouldn't be holding elaborate birthday celebrations for anime characters (new window/NSFW)) or giving pop idols semen handshakes (new window/NSFW). That shiat has been allowed to spread and thrive because nobody's willing (or able?) to step in and say that Something is Wrong Here.

Basically the entire country needs several sessions at the psychiatrist and a week in Vegas to get all of it out of their system. All is not lost, but there's a reason I ended up happily dating a Canadian: there's so much baggage involved in dating a Japanese person (even if you're Japanese yourself) that it's not worth it.
 
2012-02-06 08:06:22 AM

Thunderboy: Japanese girls are weird in the sack, and not necessarily in a good way.


www.drinkalot.com

dokool: Even my friends who are married, you'd never know it if you didn't see their rings.


That's pretty commonplace here as well.
 
2012-02-06 08:07:30 AM

hitlersbrain: Until we finally make lifelike androids and program them to love sex, men will just keep having to make do with porn.

I just wished I'd figured out that women don't care for sex sooner and not wasted so much time and money.



I'm not sure that women don't care for sex as much as they don't care for sex with you. Alternatively - you're doing it wrong.
 
2012-02-06 08:08:34 AM

RodneyToady: Probably a whole lot of sexual frustration there.


Little teeny tiny blue balls.
 
2012-02-06 08:09:35 AM

Blueintheballs: I can't help but feel there's got to be more at play here than just social factors.


I think that's ALL that's at play.

The Japanese spend their entire youth trying to pass tests correctly and learning how to be homogenous. You get one kid giving an answer in a classroom and you can put away the tarot cards and pendulums because the next 10 kids are gonna follow suit.

You give a bunch of school kids a survey and they're gonna tell you exactly what they think you wanna hear. Who wants to hear that their daughter's a slut and their son spends more time looking up porn online than youtube links (well equivalent time) ? No one, that's who. So the answers you get are gonna be to please the supposed audience.

Then toss in Japan's economic situation, where everyone on the top with money pretends it's still the bubble economy and everyone on the bottom with no money is trying to get onto the top where the party's still goin' and you have very few people who can manage to afford kids. Hence shrinking birth rates and alleged no interest in sex.

But actually, come Friday night, the hooks are upped. And the weird thing is condom use isn't as prevalent here and the pill's almost unheard of yet the birth rate's STILL low. :-/ I dunno why.

But definitely don't trust a news article to give you the whole story. There's a lot more vectors at play here than in Despicable Me.
 
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