“73% of Young Men Face Sexless Christmas”


Statistics suggest the majority of Japanese men in their twenties no longer have any expectation of spending a romantic Christmas Eve having sex with their girlfriend, as has historically been the Japanese custom.

The survey on attitudes to Christmas, based on a sample of unmarried Japanese men and women in their twenties, reaffirmed two significant facts – that, bizarrely, the Japanese Christmas lacks the traditional Christmas spirit of high retail sales, having instead become a dating event in which couples get together for sleazy love hotel sex, and that young Japanese men in particular are now apparently doomed to sexlessness.

Asked whether they had a partner, 64.6% in total said they did not – 72.6% for men, but only 56.7% for women. Whether women are dating older and wealthier men, or younger men are simply totally lacking in drive, libido or money, is still the subject of much speculation.

Over 40% of those without partners reported that they intended to spend Christmas with family, and nearly 20% anticipated a lonely Christmas at home on their own.

As to where in fact they would be spending their Christmas if they did have a lover, some 21.5% expected to stay at home, whilst 23.2% expected to spend it at their partner’s home. A further 21.5% intended to go to a restaurant, and 11.3% to an illumination show.

The other major difference the statistics revealed was with respect to Christmas presents (meaning gifts for lovers rather than mere family) – men on average expected to spend significantly more on presents than women, to the tune of ¥20,514 for men and a miserly ¥12,935 for women.

28.2% intended this gift to be compromised of “accessories,” 11.7% clothing, 11.7% wallets or purses and 11% bags, making the majority of gifts fashion-related.

However, a thoughtful 4.3% did consider games an appropriate gift, along with similarly small proportions for perfume, flowers, make-up, watches, interior goods, home electronics, and travel.

A cheeky 12.9% seemed not to have grasped the true meaning of Christmas, responding that they would only be giving a worthless gift of “love” to their paramour.

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    Avatar of Actar
    Comment by Actar
    20:04 18/12/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Christmas is a day that should be spent with your loved ones, no matter who or what they are. Let us not judge by gender, race, appearance or physical form as we Otaku celebrate the most joyous of occasions with our beautiful and beloved 2D waifus and 3D dolls and figures.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:56 19/12/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    In Japan, you spend Christmas trying to get laid, and New Years with your family. In the USA, you spend Christmas with your family, and New Years trying to get laid.

    Avatar of Dinomagic
    Comment by Dinomagic
    09:29 19/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Xmas in japan should like this,

    you must laugh hard after saw Hyadain singing something about christmas.


    Avatar of Gradius
    Comment by Gradius
    11:55 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ok, that was funny!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:18 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    GOOD FIND Dinomagic!
    applies to us all on sancom

    Avatar of Sazuko Toriyama
    Comment by Sazuko Toriyama
    16:39 20/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Forever Alone" とか〜

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:06 21/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wait... could I not just try to spend most days with my loved ones? Can I not randomly visit them or spend time with them? What's so joyous about a religious holiday that lost most of its original meaning?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:41 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    For you, maybe. For me it's just 25th December.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:33 18/12/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.9)

    Atheists don't have any loved one. They have no reason to thank anyone, and are most likely to kill themselves over their Ronery.

    Avatar of NakkiNyan
    Comment by NakkiNyan
    01:22 19/12/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Atheists get to have way more fun without the hangups thx. Now go kill yourself christard, you will get to see your gawd sooner.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:26 19/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    @kajunbowser Rules of engagement say it's not aggression if you aren't the one starting it. Although replying hate with hate isn't advisable for an serious arguing, people like our Christianity-driven fella won't listen to reason. So your statement is invalid.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Religious fanatics and butthurt atheists: giving entertainment to those who doesn't give a s*** since the dawn of internet.

    Seriously, have a compromise and have fun together this christmas. Tsundere action for everyone.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Why are athiests bigger fucking assholes than Christians?

    Athiests can be hypocritical as much as anyone lol.

    Avatar of kajunbowser
    Comment by kajunbowser
    04:47 19/12/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Intolerant much?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:47 18/12/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    christard DETECTED

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 19/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    That's right, and no one wanna make sound cool something as a christian fundamentalist who believes atheism is the root of all evil

    Comment by Taylor
    00:12 19/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.3)

    adding tard to the end of everything doesn't make it sound cool. tardtard

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:45 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He has added "-ard".

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:36 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    believe me, nobody wanna make sound cool something as a fundamentalist christian who believes that atheism is the root of all evils

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:11 19/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I hate hypocrisy. That's why I turned atheist.

    Avatar of Artist Rising
    Comment by Artist Rising
    17:00 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Shut and Take my Money"

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:58 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love hypocrisy, its an awesome band

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:31 21/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon 06:06 20/12/2011

    Why are you so much full of win?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Atheists are the biggest hypocrites on the planet, frequently insulting, belittling, and forcing their thoughts on others. The comments above are a perfect example.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:30 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Atheism: Disbelief in gods or deities. Nowhere in that definition does it say atheists are ungrateful cuntbags.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Oh but they can be.

    And most pretty much are.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:44 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    a christard D: euw

    Comment by Anonymous

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    Avatar of TFish
    Comment by TFish
    18:38 18/12/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Who needs sex when I have my waifu?

    Avatar of Assassinister
    Comment by Assassinister
    06:06 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    or a dakimakura.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:22 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Assisted masturbating?

    Avatar of Tsuchiya Kouta
    Comment by Tsuchiya Kouta
    10:23 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is this what you mean ?

    Avatar of AVEN
    Comment by AVEN
    19:07 18/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @TFish: "Who needs sex when I have my waifu?"

    your comment made me remember this video

    Elf Fan Boy - Rocko's Modern Life [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lwHPNea0aY]

    Avatar of Oyashiro-Chama
    Comment by Oyashiro-Chama
    02:24 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    conversation on /a/.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:42 18/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    i always spend that time of the year with my family so i'm kind of relieved there is no sex involved...

    Comment by Taylor
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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    02:12 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So you don't have any cute cousins? (the non-related kind, such as the "stepdaughter of your uncle".... sigh, I've been reading too much hentai.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:11 20/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    >too much hentai
    there is no such thing, what are you even saying

    also about the hot cousins, that's what the "kind of" is for

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:44 18/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed. I'm always visiting family during Christmas. Usually I end up sleeping in a child-sized bed, or in a room with 3 other people. There's not enough privacy for sex when large families get together for Christmas. Even the married couples can't have sex.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:06 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Anon 23:44 18/12/2011:

    Tell your family that even though it's late, you and your wife/GF/whatever are going out to bring back some ice cream. You know it's late, and many stores will be closed, but that *eventually* you will find one open.

    Head to a love hotel. Problem solved.

    (Don't forget the ice cream.)

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:59 18/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Onii-chan, kore wa..."

    "Onee-chan, shizuka ni. Skinship da yo..."

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    How can they both refer to each other as the elder sibling?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:43 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's two separate quotes anon, not one conversation.

    Avatar of tyciol
    Comment by tyciol
    18:59 18/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Majority of women still lacking X-mas dates.

    The men outnumber, but just share a woman for Christmas, cuddle her twice as much. Problem solved.

    Avatar of RaspberryKisses
    Comment by RaspberryKisses
    18:47 18/12/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    i will spend it with my Mugi-chan. 3D can fuck off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:58 18/12/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    People that say 2D is better than 3D clearly never had a girlfriend... a real one atleast.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:01 18/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    I've had boyfriends. They were creeps. I'll stick to my perfect princely boy characters thank you. <3

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:57 23/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    People that say 3D is better than 2D clearly never had a 2D girlfriend... a real one at least.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:55 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did you first meet your boyfriends here on SanCom?

    There could be a correlation ...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:07 20/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everyone knows 2D boys are better than 3D boys. Not even a contest.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:09 18/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Had one. . .still sticking to 2D

    Avatar of OtakuX
    Comment by OtakuX
    23:29 18/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I've not only had girlfriends (sexually only 5), I have a 5-year-old son. And I still say 2D girls and an onahole are FAR better than a 3D girl. Especially when you have a nice, QUITE Dakimakura to curl up with at night.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Doesn't matter had sex

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:03 18/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    We don't need one either. Go enjoy listening to the bitching

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    01:48 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    People that say there's no such thing as unhappiness and depression for having worthless 3D girlfriend clearly never met/know any real girl before.

    Avatar of MitchBouman
    Comment by MitchBouman
    22:40 18/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmm, I had girlfriends before, it's just that I don't think it's all that necessary.
    I mean, yes of course, the sex is nice and if you aren't just doing it for that, the time spend together as well, but the amount of effort needed to actually obtain and keep that makes me feel like it's not worth it.

    The standards that people set for their partners reached a point where I gave up somewhere along the road.
    If they ever plan to remove those insane standards I /might/ return to 3D again, but for now, someone else can take my place.

    I'll stick to 2D.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:12 18/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're wrong at this point, girl's todays are sluts and attention whores, they care for no one but their own desire, Every girl is taught men out there a wolfs when they're young, but not every boy is taught women out there are heart breakers. That is the fact or women in society today, they're just bunch of predators in for the sex and gold. Men are nothing more than implacable toy. They can easily dump you when they're bored and look for their so called "better man". Truth is, it's not the man who's bad, it's their greed and lack of appreciation of what they already have that causes all the chaos. 2 heart-breakers is more than enough to kill me emotions, i'll spend my Christmas with my cat who's always been loyal to me for 6years

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:38 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    a cat is fine too :3

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    Comment by LordDracula
    22:15 18/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What is girlfriend?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:12 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Waifus are red,

    Girlfriends are blue,

    But enough talk,


    Avatar of kajunbowser
    Comment by kajunbowser
    04:49 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    *Things guys say they are on their way to becoming a wizard.*

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:23 18/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    22:38 18/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    A mythical creature.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:54 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous

    An ona-hole !

    Comment by Anonymous

    sankaku ill needs a poster such as you. die troll, you don't belong in this site.

    Avatar of General Jack D. Ripper
    22:26 18/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I almost had one in highschool but I didnt get interested more on the idea.

    Comment by Anonymous

    So? More for You.

    Comment by Anonymous

    People who say that 3D is better than 2D clearly never had a girlfriend... a 2D waifu one at least.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Your point is?

    Comment by Anonymous

    I agree with the drivelling anon, actually having a girlfriend definetly beats staring at hentai all night. Or, if you're even luckier, like I am, that girlfriend also stares at hentai. It is especially lonely to spend christmas staring at hentai. *waits for the down votes*

    I will add to the subject tho, that 2d girls do have advantages that real ones dont, like customizeability. and cheapness.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:47 19/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You stare at hentai all night? That's not what you are supposed to do with it.

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    Comment by SpideyPHL

    Let them fap to their drawings, anon. Opens the market up that much more.

    I always thought the whole romantic aspect to xmas in Japan was a bit weird, but maybe that's going to go away at this rate. I did swap xmas presents with a girl in Japan without knowing the significance before, along with checking off basically every other trope of Japanese romance that doesn't translate to Americans. Kinda funny how that worked out.

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