ELSEWHERE: Why Japan’s Young People Aren’t Having Sex

As Americans face a sex-saturated media and a prevalent “hook-up culture,” Japan has the opposite problem: their younger generation is increasingly uninterested in sex. It’s a fascinating perfect storm of traditional Japanese values, the changing roles of women in Japanese culture, and (of course) technology. Japan’s unique predicament offers a thought-provoking foil to our own culture’s understanding of sex and marriage.

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About Ethan McCarthy

Ethan McCarthy lives in Highwood, Illinois, with his wife Jenni and their two children. They like literature, music, and listening to the Atlanta Braves on the radio. He currently works in an elementary school special education classroom.


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