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Aug 6, 2020

Japanese University Students Less Sexually Active


University students in Japan are becoming less sexually active. The increasingly sex-positive trend from the 1980s and 1990s reversed after a mid-2000s peak.

A survey by the Japanese Association for Sex Education in 2017 found that 36.7% of female university students have had sexual intercourse. The figure has tumbled 25.5 percentage points from the 2005 peak of 62.2% and is also considerably lower than 1990s survey results: 50.5% in 1999 and 43.4% in 1993. There has been a tendency in Japan to view males as latecomers to love, with many headlines about “herbivore men,” who have little interest in sex. But the survey results reveal that women seem even more cautious.

JASE has been conducting the survey roughly every six years, starting in 1974. In 2017, survey responses were received from 4,449 junior-high students, 4,282 high-schoolers, and 4,194 university students. Up to 2005, there had been a steady rise in the percentages of university students who had gone on a date, had their first kiss, and lost their virginity, but those percentages leveled off and then decreased in subsequent years. In particular, there has been a sharp drop in the percentage of women who have had sexual intercourse, as compared to men. For both men and women, the percentage of those who have gone on a date was at the lowest point since the survey was first conducted.

Among the multiple responses cited by university students for why they were still virgins, both men and women listed “lack of a partner” as the most common reason, followed by “still too young.” Women were more likely than men to cite such reasons as “lack of sexual desire,” “aversion to sex,” or “too much hassle.”

Reasons for Having No Sexual Experience (University Students/Multiple Answers)


Men (%) Women (%)
Lack of a partner 71.9 66.2
Not sure what to do 8.9 8.9
Still too young 18.5 25.6
Lack of sexual desire 5.0 16.6
Aversion to sex 3.6 11.5
Too much hassle 8.7 10.2
Concerns about sexually transmitted diseases 9.1 13.3
Concerns about pregnancy 8.7 19.7
Premarital sex is wrong 7.9 8.6
No reason in particular 12.6 10.2
Other 2.4 3.8
No response 2.3 2.2

Compiled by Nippon.com based on the Japanese Association for Sex Education’s Eighth Survey on Youth Sexual Behavior.

The percentage of women who agreed that sex was enjoyable has decreased compared with 2005, while the percentage with a negative view has risen.

JASE noted that there has been a prominent trend among youth, particularly women, toward less and less sexual activity. It stated that women clearly have a more negative image of sex and have become more cautious in their attitudes. The association aims to consider the connection between this trend and the surrounding social environment.

(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Pixta.)

الفتور الجنسي يصيب شباب اليابان!


أصبح طلاب الجامعات في اليابان أقل نشاطًا الناحية الجنسية. حيث كشفت دراسة حديثة في اليابان، عزوفا كبيرا بين الشباب عن ممارسة الجنس عكس الاتجاه الإيجابي خلال الثمانينيات والتسعينيات

وجدت دراسة استقصائية أجرتها الجمعية اليابانية للتربية الجنسية في عام 2017 أن 36.7% من الطالبات الجامعيات مارسن الجنس. وهبط الرقم 25.5 نقطة مئوية عندما وصل للذروة عام 2005 حيث بلغت النسبة آنذاك 62.2% وهي أيضا أقل بكثير من نتائج الاستقصاء في التسعينيات: 50.5% في عام 1999 و43.4% في عام 1993. كان هناك اتجاه في اليابان إلى اعتبار الذكور من المتأخرين في ممارسة الجنس أو لديهم القليل من الاهتمام بالجنس. لكن نتائج الاستطلاع تكشف أن المرأة اليابانية تبدو أكثر حذراً وتحفظًا.

تقوم الرابطة بإجراء المسح كل 6 سنوات تقريبًا بدءًا من عام 1974. في عام 2017، تم تلقي استجابات استطلاع من 4449 طالبًا في المرحلة الإعدادية، و4282 طالبًا في المرحلة الثانوية، و4194 طالبًا جامعيًا. وحتى عام 2005، كان هناك ارتفاع مطرد في النسب المئوية لطلاب الجامعات الذين خرجوا في موعد غرامي وحصلوا على قبلتهم الأولى وفقدوا عذريتهم، لكن هذه النسب المئوية قد تراجعت ثم انخفضت في السنوات اللاحقة. على وجه الخصوص، كان هناك انخفاض حاد في النسبة المئوية للفتيات اللائي مارسن الجنس مقارنة بالفتيان. بالنسبة لكل من الفتية والفتيات، كانت النسبة المئوية لأولئك الذين خرجوا في موعد غرامي في أدنى حد لها منذ إجراء المسح لأول مرة.

ومن بين الردود المتعددة التي ذكرها طلاب الجامعات لماذا لا يزالون عذارى، كانت الإجابة الأكثر شيوعا بالنسبة للجنسين هي ”عدم وجود شريك“، تليها ”لا زلت صغيرا جدا“، وكانت الفتيات أكثر عرضة من الرجال للإشارة إلى هذه الأسباب ”عدم الرغبة الجنسية“ أو ”النفور من الجنس“ أو ”مرهق“.

أسباب عدم وجود خبرة جنسية (طلاب الجامعات/ إجابات متعددة)


فتية فتيات
عدم وجود شريك 71.9 66.2
لست متأكدا ما يجب القيام به 8.9 8.9
لا زلت صغيرا جدا 18.5 25.6
عدم وجود الرغبة الجنسية 5.0 16.6
النفور من الجنس 3.6 11.5
مرهق 8.7 10.2
مخاوف حول الأمراض التي تنتقل عن طريق ممارسة الجنس 9.1 13.3
الخوف من الحمل 8.7 19.7
ممارسة الجنس قبل الزواج خطأ 7.9 8.6
لا يوجد سبب على وجه الخصوص 12.6 10.2
أخرى 2.4 3.8
لا توجد إجابة 2.3 2.2

تم إعداد البيانات بواسطة Nippon.com على أساس الاستبيان الثامن للجمعية اليابانية للتربية الجنسية حول السلوك الجنسي للشباب

انخفضت النسبة المئوية للفتيات اللواتي وافقن على أن الجنس ممتع مقارنة بعام 2005، في حين ارتفعت النسبة المئوية للفتيات اللواتي لديهن وجهة نظر سلبية نحو ممارسة الجنس.

وقد أشارت الجمعية اليابانية للتربية الجنسية أنه كان هناك اتجاه بارز بين الشباب، وخاصة النساء، نحو نشاط جنسي أقل وأقل. وذكرت أنه من الواضح أن المرأة لديها صورة أكثر سلبية عن الجنس وأصبحت أكثر حذرا وتحفظًا في مواقفها. وتهدف الجمعية إلى النظر في العلاقة بين هذا الاتجاه والبيئة الاجتماعية المحيطة.

(النص الأصلي باللغة اليابانية، الترجمة من الإنكليزية، صورة العنوان من بيكستا)

Cat Named Duchess Surprises Owners By Giving Birth To The Rest of “The Aristocats”

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Sometimes life can imitate art in the most spectacular and unexpected ways. It doesn't happen too often though, so when it does those special moments definitely deserve all the attention possible.

For instance, there's this incredible story about one cat who took her name Duchess to the next level and truly became her namesake from the classic Disney animated film, The Aristocats.

Shelby Sewell-Lopez of East Texas adopted the beautiful white-fur cat back in 2018.


According to Bored Panda, Sewell-Lopez dubbed the rescue cat Duchess, though her life was anything but glamorous at the time. She was a frail cat with a hernia and just about every parasite possible.

“Through all of the rehabilitating, she kept her calm demeanor and a beautiful cat emerged," Sewell-Lopez said. "She is unbothered by everything except the vacuum cleaner!”

One day, after bringing Duchess home, her owner discovered the cat hiding in a closet.

Facebook | Duchess and Kittens

At the time, Sewell-Lopez believed Duchess was in the company of a mouse. However, she soon discovered her cat, who she once believed was spayed, had given birth to a baby kitten in that very closet.

In fact, Duchess proceeded to give birth to three more kittens.

First came Berlioz, that kitten who they initially believed to be a mouse.

Facebook | Duchess and Kittens

Next was Marie, and then Toulouse. For awhile, all was quiet and it seemed like Duchess was done, but that's when kitten number four, or the "bonus kitten" came. He was dubbed "Blue."

Somehow, Marie, Toulouse, and Berlioz all bear striking similarities to their "Aristocats" counterparts.

Disney

They're the exact same color and gender, so naturally Sewell-Lopez bestowed their respective names upon them in honor of the 1970 animated classic.

Because Blue is just so special, he earned his own name separate from "The Aristocats" cast roster.

Just look at how each kitten compares to the ones featured in "The Aristocats". It's honestly unbelievable.

Facebook | Duchess and Kittens / Disney


Marie is the spitting image of her elegant mother, Duchess, just like the movie version. In the film, this adorable white-furred beauty often tries to mimic her mother's same propriety, though she can be a bit spoiled and quick to rat out her mischievous brothers.

But what else can you expect from the only girl? She's got to keep those boys in line!

Toulouse is a sweet, orange-furred kitten who longs to be one of those "tough" alley cats he admires.

Facebook | Duchess and Kittens / Disney


Although it's unclear whether the real-life Toulouse shares his movie version's same penchant for living a life in the streets, he at least shares his beautiful tabby coat and sweet demeanor. Plus just look at him in that over sized bow.

Then there's handsome, timid, but charmingly mischievous Berlioz.

Facebook | Duchess and Kittens / Disney


In the movie, this dark-furred kitten has a bit of a short temper and annoys pretty easily, but he's just as loyal as his siblings and has just as much of a sweet-nature, too.

The only difference I can really see between the movie version and the real-life Berlioz are their eyes.

Last and certainly not least is the runt of the litter and the unique boy, Blue.

Facebook | Duchess and Kittens

Blue may not be a part of the official "Aristocats" cast, but he's an important and much-loved part of his own family.

“Although Blue is not an official Aristocat, he is the most affectionate and definitely steals most of the attention,” said Sewell-Lopez.

As for Duchess, she is quite rightly one proud mamma of her adorable "Aristocats" brood.
Giphy


Sewell-Lopez said she never leaves her kittens' side, even now that they're older and enjoy exploring the house. She simply tags along with them, keeping an eye on her mischievous kittens and hopefully also keeping them out of trouble as much as she can.

You can follow these adorable cats on their Facebook page as they approach their first birthday! According to Sewell-Lopez, she and her husband are planning an original "Aristocat" photo shoot and I am so ready to see that happen!

h/t: Bored Panda