Are you in a sexless marriage? You're not alone

Nearly half of married Japanese couples haven’t had sex in over a month!  Experts say this is reflecting a growing trend of sexlessness in Japan.

In the survey of 1,263 men and women between 16 to 49 by the Japan Family Planning Association 47.2 percent said they hadn’t had sex in over a month, up by 2.6 percentage points compared to two years ago, reports the Nippon News Network. 

The rate has shown a major upswing over the past decade. The figure was 31.9 percent in 2004, the year they first began to study the trend. 

“The tendency of being in a sexless marriage has increased further,” association president Kunio Kitamura was quoted by news wire Kyodo.

A total of 35.2 percent of male respondents cited being “tired from work” as the most common reason for sexlessness, followed by 12.8 percent who said they see their wives “more as family than as a wife.”

For women, 22.3 percent of respondents cited sex being “troublesome” as the most common reason, followed by 20.1 percent who said “for some reason following childbirth.”

Among unmarried respondents between 18 to 34, the number of men and women who never had sex rose to 42 percent and 46 percent, respectively.

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