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No Sex Please We’re Japanese

by | 15th, March 2007

geisha_kyoto.jpg “THE situation is dismal,” says Kunio Kitamura, the director of Japan’s Family Planning Association. According to official statistics, 34.6 per cent of couple’s have not had relations for more than four weeks.

We should not be so coy about these matters. We should tell it like it is. It’s just, well, we haven’t talked about it for so long. It’s hard to find the right time, what with the golf, the work and American Idol reaching its conclusion. It’s hard to know how to bring the subject up. Did you bring a magazine?

Mr Kitamura is more blunt. “My research shows that if you do not have sex for a month, you probably won’t have it for a year.” At least not with your significant other.

And as a million and more teenage boys hear the minister for love speak of love and stare into a bleak future, Mr Kitamura says that something urgent must be done.

The facts do not lie. As the Times reports, a survey of 1,400 Japanese indicates that 39.7 per cent of all couples aged 16 to 49 have not had sex for a month. This is, as the Ministry of Health and Welfare notes, a five per cent increase on last year.

Nervous looks all round. Eyes aimed at shoes. Cheeks flushed red.

And something of an eye opener to how things are done in Japan. A conservative nation might play things down. While

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