Stories on how “Japanese youngsters are not having sex” seem to be hitting headlines in recent years. NHK's cutting-edge program Today's Close-Up and the web survey project Generation What? Japan, or Nani Gene?(*You will leave the NHK website) have joined hands to take a deeper look into the issue. We asked the following question to millennials—18 to 34-year-olds, to be specific—around the world:
- Q. Could you be happy without sex?
- Japan — Yes: 39% / No: 61%
U.K. — Yes: 42% / No: 58%
Italy — Yes: 32% / No: 68%
…Wait a minute. Are “sex-less” youths on the rise across the world?
What's happening with millennial sex lives right now? We shall find out.