Porn is having drastic effects on human sexuality in Japan. It is widespread and keeping people form real intimacy. Among a declining population porn use decreases real relationships and thus marriage, a healthy family structure, and contributing to Japanese society buy having children. Porn is changing the future of Japan. How is it changing yours? This article was adapted form a Blog on Stoptegether.com. We have faith/ Christ/ bible biased resources to become porn free but Check out Stoptogether.com for help quitting porn through behavioral science. Link to original article at the bottom. And our Resouces here
Young Japanese adults are not interested in having real sex. But they are becoming sexually aroused by the things they see on their screens.
The virginity rate in Japan is not high as one may think. According to researchers, this discrepancy may stem from socio-economic factors, especially when it comes to Japanese men, who are heterosexual. These findings are making researchers and experts question the “exoticization” of sexual behavior in Japanese culture.
Young Japanese adults have been losing interest in sex and intimate relationships for decades –an occurrence referred to as “sekkusu-banare” (wandering away from sex and intimacy). Japan’s National 2010 and 2015 surveys indicated that approximately 42% of “never married” Japanese heterosexual young adults, between 18- and 34-years-old, had never had sex.
Moreover, in the past ten years, 50% of Japanese young adults lost their virginities in their early 20s (with only 1 in 10 Japanese still retaining their virginities well into their 30s). Thus, Japan not only has one of the lowest birth rates in the world; it is also the home to an aging population (approximately 30 million Japanese people are over the age of 65). But, even with Japan’s efforts to boost their marriage and childbirth rates, there has been little-to-no change in people getting married, having sex, or having children.
Experts have started to question why young people in Japan are exhibiting little interest in having sex and have hypothesized that this disinterest may stem from Japan’s work culture, economic instability, and/or unorthodox excuses (i.e., a young Japanese man, who is more inclined to seek sexual pleasure from a video game, featuring a sexy heroine, than having sex with his real-life partner). Japanese manga which favors fantasy over reality has also been cited as a probable cause of this lack of interest in having sex with a flesh-and-blood partner.
However, the most probable cause is evolving or changing societal and economic norms, which are triggering an increase in “heavy porn use” and a decrease in real-life intimate and sexual interactions between Japanese men and women. Some surmise that some Japanese heterosexual males, who want real relationships, are afraid to approach women out of fear of being rejected. This fear can cause anxiety so severe that it pushes them towards porn.
But, for the men, who are extremely stressed, anxious, bored, and/or lonely, there are support programs that can help them gain control of their angst and, in some cases, their “porn use.” For instance, White Hands, a Tokyo-based nonprofit, offers nude art classes, where Japanese men, can sketch nude women. The goal of these art classes is to ease the men’s stress and anxiety, so they can become more comfortable and confident in their sexualities.
Surprisingly, however, this is as close as some of these men come to being with a real-life nude woman. And, when you top this off with a growing interest in the fantasy world of anime, especially the ones that feature sexy female characters, it makes sense why single Japanese men are choosing video games and porn, over real love, relationships, and sex.
So, does Japan have a porn problem? Porn is universal, so yes, it does.
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