Combine the age groups, and the average response was about 46 percent negative — the figure that drove attention-grabbing stories in Western media.The association released its newest survey for 2014 a few months ago.What the Japanese research shows The Japanese Family Planning Association has conducted this survey every two years since 2002, sending it to 3,000 people between 16 and 49. Both men and women were asked to rate how interested they are in having sex from Very Interested, Somewhat Interested, Not Very Interested, Not Interested at All, and I Feel an Aversion to It.The percentage of women who responded they were not interested in sex at all or felt an aversion to it was 60.3 percent for ages 16-19 and 31.6 percent for ages 20-24.Endo helped Ansari and Klinenberg navigate the complex story of Japan’s changing relationship norms for .
intern if he learned anything shocking during his time reporting for the book.Ansari zeroed in on how dating culture in Japan wasn’t what he expected.Just one problem for English speakers: The source for the statistic is a survey by the Japan Family Planning Association and written in Japanese.Pundit Fact doesn’t know Japanese, but Kumiko Endo, a Japanese-American academic, does.
"And like there was some insane statistic, like, 46 percent of women between the age of 16 to 24 despise sexual contact. Japan is going through "a crisis of sorts," and leaders are trying to intervene by offering subsidies for parents with kids and throwing state-funded dating events.Ansari brings up the figure about young women not being into sex in his book with a host of other scary statistics, writing, "In 2013 a whopping 45 percent of women aged 16 to 24 ‘were not interested in or despised sexual contact,’ and more than a quarter of men felt the same way." Ansari’s coauthor, New York University sociology professor Eric Klinenberg, showed Pundit Fact by email that the statistic is also cited in 2013 stories about Japanese young people’s disinterest in sex in the and Slate.