Otaku are struggling to come to terms with their enforced celibacy after recent surveys revealed that half of all third year high schoolers were no longer virgins, marking them as even more abnormal than they thought.
The surveys conducted by Japan’s Family Planning Association revealed that 47.3% of boys and 46.5% of girls had some experience of sex by their third year of high school, which coupled with results from other age groups shows a general trend towards sex at earlier ages.
However, observers were puzzled by the 40% decrease in sexual aspirations amongst younger children since the last time the survey was conducted in 1999; now it seems 31% of boys and 14% of girls in their third year of middle school “would like to try” sex, which could either mean their sexual ambitions have decreased, or possibly that they have already tried…
In spite of all this, a disturbing 15% of boys and 18% of girls agreed with the propositions that “it’s best not to have sex” (which bodes ill for the Japanese race) and “sex is best left until marriage” (which in Japan will usually mean waiting until their thirties).
Online reactions range from “I won’t accept it!” to “It seems healthy that there is no great gap between the sexes here”, and of course the blustering “We should be proud that we made it this far as virgins!”
Some would say Japan of all nations could use a teenage pregnancy crisis, as it is the only way short of ten or fifteen million immigrants that the nation’s aging populace can be supported with the extravagant pensions they have voted themselves…