Nippon No Sex: Young Japanese Men “40% Virgin”



A national sex survey reveals over 40% of Japanese men in their twenties are now still virgins, along with a variety of other interesting findings about the nation’s varied but increasingly non-existent sex life.

The survey – appropriately enough entitled “Nippon No Sex” (“Japan’s sex” in Nipponese) – covered 14,100 Japanese aged 20-60 across 47 prefectures, and was conducted by condom manufacturer Sagami Rubber.


Most strikingly, 40.6% of men in their twenties reported never having had sex, compared to only 25.5% of women.

The figure for men dropped off precipitously to 9.5% in their thirties (and to 5.1% for women), suggesting that the chances of Japan’s most recent generations of young men may well be worse than ever – or possibly that they are more committed to “herbivorousness” than ever.

Even so, average ages of first experience differed little throughout Japan, with a low of 19.6 in Okinawa, and a high of 21.1 in Ibaraki – although an increase in those having never got any would not necessarily have much impact on this number.

Average numbers of sexual partners did however differ a great deal – Kochi led with 12.4, followed by Okinawa with 10.2 and the also ironically named Aichi with 10.1. At thee bottom languished (or led, if fewer partners could be taken as a sign of more success in finding better ones) Saitama with 5.3, Ibaraki with 6.2 and Shiga with 6.3.

Unsurprisingly it was Tokyo which boasted the lowest rates of marriage, at only 59.3%. Shiga had the highest with 76.3%.

Rates of actual sex were uniformly low – from 2.79 times a month in Saga to a dismal 1.52 a month in Osaka.


Quizzed about their general adulterousness, they proved reliably unreliable – 78.7% stayed true but 15.8% had another special someone and 2.2% had several, along with 3.4% being hardcore libertines having sex with an additional “non-specific” partner or partners.


Most of these partners were picked up at the company (21.4%), the school (10.3%), a friend’s introduction (16.4%), were an actual friend (13.9%), or on SNS (4.4%) or otherwise. Only a minority (7.2%) were obtained from bars or similar.


Japanese asked about the preferred gender of their partners did prove reliably heterosexual, with 93.6% of men preferring women (4.9% preferred men, 1.2% either and 0.3% a potentially disturbing “other”), and 89.8% of women, men (7.1% preferred lilies to roses, 2.4% liked both and an intriguing 0.7% liked “other”).

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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:09 28/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Well im 21 and im still a virgin, im not really proud of it but i dont really care about it anymore since i dont intend to live a long life, ill just enjoy doing what i always did and when the time comes ill just end everything by myself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:21 29/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Representative of the SanCom population...

    Comment by Anonymous

    I was like "What the hell is SanCom"? Until I realized you meant SankakuComplex.
    When I abbreviate Japanese style, I always do it in Japanese, so I had always assumed it was "SanCon"

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:24 28/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Hey that sounds just like myself, only that I'm 23.
    I won't indulge in sexual or romantic relationships, and I just live my life like I want to. After I've done everything I wanted to, I'll end it.
    Sure, it sounds fucked up how young people can think like that, but not everyone wants to work most of their life, not having much free time, suffer from depression and other shit... just to turn old, suffer from illnesses, live from low pension etc.
    If I hadn't been lucky to live as a parasite, I would've been dead with 18 lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:42 01/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    virtual reality is already here, a lot of people just haven't realized it. Its called lucid dreaming.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:29 28/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    but just think of all the cool stuff coming up. cheap space travel, body augmentation, full virtual reality. hell, if you live long enough you might luck out and make it until you can be plugged into a computer, leaving your fleshy self behind

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:07 30/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Unfortunately, Deus Ex's future won't come to us as soon as the game suggested.

    Even if we do already have it now, you can bet your ass that all major governments would want to have all that technology suppressed for as long as they can, for very obvious reasons.

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    16:28 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think the same, in a few decade we will run out of oil, and the economy will regress.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:52 03/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Electric / solar powered aircraft.

    Yes... we are running out of oil... hence, the need to invest in non-fossil-fuel transport.

    We'll need some sort of anti-gravitry to get into space by then too.

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    Comment by Dia
    06:20 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Forget space travel, you won't be able to even fly when you're 60 because we'll run out of oil.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:10 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I just turned 20 a few months ago and im still a virgin. I've had a few close encounters but seriously don't even give a shit anymore. Women come and ago but I only have this one life so i don't want to live like a slave to society.

    Comment by Taylor
    18:56 30/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ok ok it was fine when 2 or 3 people did it but lets not turn this into a virgins anonymous meeting.
    Funny how many people have come out of the closet of being a virgin when the 2nd most popular insult on sankaku after "retard" is "virgin" haha ahh you people...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:58 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm 25 now and I recently just decided to pay for a prostitute. It was nothing special, well worth it just to know what it's all like and I'd take it over masturbation but not really worth the hassle of leaving the house.
    I recommend it to everyone, just for trying it sake's.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:12 29/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Have you ever tried one of those good warmed onaholes? Those things are better than real sex! To me real sex is only worth if it is with someone I like, sex with people you don't have any link is just putting your dick on a slippery hole.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 03/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Here is the problem with onaholes / handjobs - (which are normal things) is that if you are doing that until you meet "that special someone" - you have no life-experiences to talk and engage her interests... unless she is a geek too.

    Other wise, what are your high points: Anime, Manga, Onaholes and hand-cream = NO SALE.

    Hence, take up additional hobbies is healthy and you are more likely to meet women. Hell, there are wine-tasting clubs for gods' sake.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:29 09/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow what? That a person would choose Onaholes over a living pussy?

    Sorry, but being in bed and having my GF put her arm over me, on my chest and cuddle up next to me.... is very nice.


    Comment by Anonymous
    17:58 05/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    sweet jesus!!!!!!! just wow!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:03 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have to second this. Onaholes are heavenly. WAY cheaper than paying prostitutes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:58 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow.....just wow.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:35 01/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Congrats... there are lots of hookers out there. But there are also women you can meet online, strickly for the sex. You know, criagslist (sort out the guys).

    One of my friends, he's in his 60s - constantly hooks up with women in their 20s. Some of them quite good looking.

    Do research into PUA (Pick Up Artist). There are groups in every major city... free.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:24 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    After all the fuss people make over it, sex seems rather anticlimactic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:14 02/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love my virginity at 17 to an attractive 21 year old woman. She was terrible at sex (believe it or not) and it was still awesome. I can say she was terrible because I've since had, what I would call, amazing sex and there's nothing like it.

    You guys are losers and need to get laid. Sex is one of the most life-affirming things you can do. There is a great range of benefits. Physiological, physiological and, with the right person, even spiritual.

    Start having sex. It's not that hard. Act like a descent person, have a half-way respectable appearance and most of all have some self confidence. (or pretend you do even if you are a closet-case loser like most the 2D wifu-humpers on this site.)

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:47 02/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Amen brother!

    If just going for booty, I say nothing of my love for Anime and SciFi. If she becomes GF material, then I let her know.

    My girlfriend has masturbated to anime-porn even... :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:57 30/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    stop bothering the world nobody gives a shit you are sad or not

    Comment by WEL
    00:40 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    just find a job, save some money and women will come to you. ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:05 29/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    To damn bad there aren't any fuckin jobs

    Comment by WEL
    00:41 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    another thing is that the older they get the more desperate women become.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:06 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    But, I don't like older women!
    I want LOLI! Or at least TEEN.

    Also why I would want to have second hand goods?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:12 03/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "second hand goods"?! Really?

    Guess what little boy, most people are not new... and if you're out looking to fuck a loli or a teen, you'll end up in jail. You know, once you break that seal... or even before, it feels no different.

    Then, you'll have access to prison sex.

    "another thing is that the older they get the more desperate women become." - what, neither do guys?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:33 09/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you NEVER go after women in their 20s... then you're left with older women. How many women have 6 kids? Few. Hell, there are those at age 20 who have at least 1 kid.

    Hence... again, you WAIT for the perfect girl - it won't happen. Then other guys, will have her. So, yet - I'm over 40 and even months before I had my girlfriend, I was dating a 22yr old girl. I simply asked "hey, want to go out dancing to XYZ club"?

    There are some cute / hot girls in their 30s who don't have kids.

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    Comment by 19th
    07:30 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, that's what it all comes down to these days.
    Unless you're a 100% top demand male, expect to get women who were passed over or fifth-hand , looking to settle down and find a chump to help take care of her 6 kids.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:33 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    fuck you all the betrayal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:05 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    thats lol but you are just like me

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:35 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    dont doe it, its brilliant to be alive and ending it all is a rather permanent solution. Someone out there for everyone! I know dudes older than 21 that are still virgins. Sure plenty also 21 and still a virgin. Your not alone. Remember, to get women you just got to be assertive and confident. You see a women look at you, your eyes meet. Head straight over to them.
    Also online dating can help!

    02:54 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Well isn't that depressing.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You guys are making BS excuses when saying you are living the life you want to as justification for your fear of really trying to live. Living your life to the fullest is full of the kinds of failures & let downs you are trying to avoid. It is like you put yoursleves in prison & now trying to rationalize that is freedom for you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:18 29/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The real live involve working as a slave to the family, sleeping deprive day, all money into wife's pocket and then get divorce and lose many asset in the process? Even lose custody to the kids?

    Real life nowadays scares me. Modern age is such a bad era to have a "real life"..

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:10 29/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    speaks like he knows what real living is like

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    16:33 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those who downvoted him, put your hands on your heart, and think it through again.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:59 30/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yah, you do that.

    Comment by Taylor
    19:39 28/06/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Taylor: Women are whores.

    Women: No we're not!

    Statistic: 40.6% of men in their twenties reported never having had sex, compared to only 25.5% of women.

    Women: No we're not!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:15 04/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    A woman has it very easy. She must just good-looking and then some Alpha male comes and fuck her. As a guy is it so much harder to get sex. As girl is it really fucking easy!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Right because a woman having sex makes her a whore, thank you for bestowing your amazing logic to me, go cry over AKB48 having boyfriends or whatever the fuck you apes who think girls are instantly whores the second they come into contact with a penis do with their lives.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:55 02/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    im sorry the commmunity over is shit and people are downvoting your statement

    Comment by Anonymous

    That sounds like something a whore would say.

    Comment by Anonymous

    see. opinions like this make you fall in that 40%.

    Comment by Taylor
    09:59 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wish I were in that 40 percent. If I could go back I would wait as would most people would. You're insult fails because you think like a 12 year old boy going through puberty.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:42 28/06/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    No one gives a shit what you think. Now come back here and make a post I'll never read.

    Comment by Taylor
    20:02 28/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Here is a post you'll never read because you're too cool to come back to it, too cool to care about it, too cool to read it, too cool reply to it, and too cool to apparently have your feelings hurt by it and run away like a crying girl because you're too cool. :)

    Comment by Anonymous


    This is what taylor says all the time lol

    Dumb bitch/

    Comment by Anonymous

    I will never come back here for your post that I'll never read. Because I'm cool!

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