Japan has one of the oldest and quickest aging populations in the world. The country has not reached replacement rate for its population for quite some time and the population will likely decrease by a third by 2060. In spite of this rapid population decline, young people appear unwilling to help the situation, if a recent survey is to be believed.
According to the results of the survey, young people simply don’t want to have sex. More than one third of all male teens between the ages of 16-19 (36%) insist they are “indifferent or adverse” towards having sex. The numbers are even more shocking for female teens. 59 percent of female teens aged 16-19 feel the same way towards doing the nasty. Those numbers represent an increase of 19 and 12 percent, respectively, since the survey was last conducted in 2008.
Married couples didn’t do well in the survey either. Among the married couples surveyed, “vague reluctance after child birth,” “can’t be bothered,” and “fatigue from work” were cited as the top three reasons for not being intimate. Over 40 percent of married couples hadn’t had intercourse within the last month, according to the survey.
Doesn’t sound like the population crisis is going to get any better anytime soon.
Photo: Danny Choo