SURVEY: 'Sexless' marriages top 50%

June 28, 2013

THE ASAHI SHIMBUN

Japanese husbands and wives are getting on with their busy lives rather than getting it on, it seems. Married couples in Japan have sex less than twice a month, and more than half of them think they can be classified as “sexless,” a survey showed.

Condom manufacturer Sagami Rubber Industries Co., based in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, on June 27 released results of its online survey on frequency of sex and what people think of sex.

The online survey, which was conducted in January, asked men and women between the ages of 20-69 about their sex lives. Sagami received 14,100 responses.

While 29 percent of unmarried people said they think they are in a sexless relationship, 55.2 percent of married couples said they think they and their partners can be generally classified as sexless.

Among men aged between 40 and 59, more than 60 percent said they and their partners can be categorized as sexless couples.

Surveyed married people said they have sex 1.7 times a month on average, whereas the unmarried couples said they make love with their partners 4.1 times per month.

Of respondents who said they feel their frequency of sex is relatively low, 75.2 percent of men and 35.8 percent of women said they want to have sex more frequently.

Some of the reasons given as to why they make love less frequently were because their "partner does not feel like having sex" and because they do not have much "chance" to make love in their daily lives.

THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
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