Almost half of married couples in Japan live in sexless marriages, says survey

According to the survey, up to 50% Japanese couples are not making love for more than a month and also not expecting a different scenario in the future

Almost half of married couples in Japan live in sexless marriages, says survey

Japan has one of the lowest birth rates in the world now. However, the more shocking fact is that almost half of married couples in the country haven't had sex in their married life.

According to a recent survey by Japan family planning association, up to 50% of Japanese couples are not making love for more than a month and also not expecting a different scenario in the future, The Guardian reported.


The survey, which was conducted among around 3,000 people aged between 16 and 49, found that 47.2% of married couples in Japan leading a “sexless” marriage. The association said they have received responses from over 1,200 respondents, including 655 married men and women.

The survey also revealed the sexlessness is high among couples in their mid-to-late forties.

Over 22 per cent of women participated in the survey said they found sex 'troublesome', while 35.2 per cent of men cited “exhaustion from work” as the reason for their disinclination toward sex.

“The tendency of being in a sexless marriage has increased further,” the association’s president Kunio Kitamura was quoted in local media reports.

“This is the first time over 30% of men answered that they were too tired from work to have sex. Apart from improving working hours, there is also a need to review how people work,” Kitamura added.

Another survey published last year revealed that almost 70 percent of unmarried men and 60 percent of unmarried women in Japan are not in a relationship.



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