The sexual drive, one of our most basic biological urges, and a species survival imperative, is becoming increasingly absent in Japanese men...
According to survey research recently released by the Health, Welfare and Labor Ministry, Japanese men of all age groups are becoming less and less interested in sex. Among men aged 16-19, 36 percent are not interested or actually averse to it. Among men 20-24, the figure is 21 percent. This is weird enough. The really alarming thing is that the percentages have doubled since the last survey was done, in 2008. At this rate there will be no sex in Japan at all in 10 years...
I don't know why Japanese guys no longer have the urge to chat up beautiful women, woo them with wine, wit and flowers, invite them back home, lick every inch of their gorgeous nubile curvy creamy little quivering bodies, and then shag them until they make noises like Chewbacca and quiver like it's 20 degrees below zero.
I certainly do.
The phenomenon of guys who are not interested in sex is apparently linked with the trend of the soshokukei danshi, young men who live passive lifestyles and are not interested in chasing women, preferring more feminine pursuits. Soshokukei danshi is usually translated as 'herbivorous men', though personally I prefer the term 'a bunch of hopeless pansies who need to be given 40 lashes and made to fight off packs of starving wolves in a 9000 BC wilderness, then be forced to kill and eat each other in order to survive.'
That will teach them what it is to be men.
To me Japan is a country where men and women can't relate to each other, or don't know how, or don't want to. Or something.
In my classes of 18, 19, 20 and even 21-year-olds, men and women sit on opposite sides of the room, as if they were 14-year-olds at a school dance. On trains, hot girls, impossibly hot girls, girls so hot they break the laws of physics, will walk down the carriage attracting not a glance from the young men, a lack of libido and level of obliviousness or disinterest that in a heterosexual male could be explained only by...I don't know, perhaps late stage cancer or an imminent suicide attempt.
And these guys are not gay. Or at least, not gay in the sense of sleeping with other men. If they were, there would be so much bum-shagging going on that the entire country would be doing nothing else. Yokohama would have a bigger gay scene that Sydney, San Francisco and the entire Catholic priesthood combined.
It's not as if they have much to look forward to I guess. Their fathers, their role models, come home at 11 burnt out and exhausted from a day and a lifetime of small dreams and smaller achievements. And in Japan that is success, what you strive for in a rigid and unforgiving system, what you are told will be your future if you work hard and you are lucky.
So in that sense it is hard to blame Japanese men if they seem to lack motivation.But still. To not be interested in sex. With Japanese women.
Just about constitutes a crime against humanity that does.