Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sexlessness among married Japanese couples on the rise: survey

Sexlessness among married couples in Japan was more pervasive than ever in 2016, with nearly half not making love for an extended period of time, a survey released Friday showed.

The biennial interview survey, conducted by the Japan Family Planning Association, a Tokyo-based public interest organization, covered 3,000 people aged from 16 to 49 nationwide. Of them, 46.8 percent, or 1,263 men and women, provided valid answers.

Of the 655 married respondents, a record 47.2 percent confessed to not having sex for more than a month, compared with 44.6 percent in 2014. The ratios were 47.3 percent for married men and 47.1 percent for married women ....