Japan's Young People Don't Want Love ... or Sex
Nation with shrinking birthrate hit by 'celibacy syndrome'
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2013 7:20 PM CDT
Students from a high school in Osaka, Japan, pose for private photos in front of the Berlin Wall.   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

(Newser) – Japan's young people are not very interested in dating ... but they're not very interested in casual sex, either. According to a 2011 study, 61% of unmarried Japanese men and 49% of women aged 18 to 34 are not in any kind of romantic relationship—a figure that's up 10% from five years prior. And a third of Japanese people under 30 have never dated at all. Meanwhile, another survey found 45% of women and more than a quarter of men aged 16 to 24 "were not interested in or despised sexual contact." In Japan, they're calling this new phenomenon "sekkusu shinai shokogun," or "celibacy syndrome," reports the Guardian, and it's a big worry in a country with a rapidly shrinking population.

So what's causing it? Some young professionals tell the paper that trying to balance a career and a relationship is "mendokusai"—too troublesome. "I don't earn a huge salary to go on dates and I don't want the responsibility of a woman hoping it might lead to marriage," says a 31-year-old man who says he has simply " learned to live without sex." One woman says that she stopped dating men because they expected marriage—but that can be the death of a Japanese woman's career. " The bosses assume you will get pregnant," she says. "You have to resign. You end up being a housewife with no independent income. It's not an option for women like me."

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Aryan Jesuite
Jun 8, 2015 12:09 PM CDT
“Persona Synthetics” : "Experience the new generation Synthetic Human" ~ AMC “My Body” ~ “My Choice” has an expiration date sometime in the near future when “My Sexbot… My Choice”. A future that replaces our current paradigm of “Choice” with which highly-developed robotic servant 'stud muffin' or personal assistant 'sex kitten' you want to buy, rent or lease. I can see it now: “Free upgrades, costumes and body types making all your fantasies come true. Plus Artificial Intelligence with voice options making conversation and interaction with your Synth-human not only pleasant, humorous, informative and supportive but for an additional fee your Sexbot can double as your lawyer, therapist, body guard and instructional tutor all in one.” No more biologically based problems and issues: unwanted pregnancy, child support, abortion, STD treatment, Domestic Violence, Divorce and all that messy human interaction: husband/wife, monogamous monotony, children, expenses, law suits, false charges and allegations, child abuse, psychiatry, anger management issues, jail, unemployment… , NO ~ the Sexbot will be designed 100% realistic life-like to look, feel, talk and act like whoever and however you want. No more ‘Meat Puppet’ complications or problems. Heck - The majority of the Judicial System/Law Enforcement/Prison Industry will have to find other employment. Ha!
Mr_Joshua
Oct 23, 2013 6:18 AM CDT
That's a pity because I love humping Japanese women. What a waste of pussy. And you can call me................Mr Joshua
P.Thompson
Oct 22, 2013 10:23 PM CDT
one answer: www.sexbot.org sexbots for him, sexbots for her ... cuddly, kind, always willing to listen lol they never get headaches, never say "we need to talk", srsly, some experts claim we will be marrying sexbots by 2050 (see the 2008 book by international expert David Levy, "Love+Sex With Robots") i always say, develop a sexbot that can lick, cuddle, and take out the trash, and there will never again be a lonely Saturday night :)