A i Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she did "all the usual things" like tying people up and dripping hot wax on their nipples. Her work today, she says, is far more challenging. Aoyama, 52, is trying to cure what Japan's media calls sekkusu shinai shokogun , or "celibacy syndrome".
Sexual frustration in Japan
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Are the Japanese sexually frustrated? I think so. Why do I say this? Sometimes I try to understand things escaping us, Westerners with our Western vision and our Western mentality. In a nutshell, we wanna know what is the Japanese sexuality culture, and why is Japanese culture so sexualized? I had been in Japan for less than 24 hours, and I was comfortably ensconced in my seat, in the shinkansen Japanese high-speed train from Kagoshima to Tokyo. A bit further, a Japanese woman was dozing, her head leaning against the window.
Sexuality in Japan
Photo of Tokyo businessmen not having sex via WikiCommons. According to a recent report by the Japan Family Planning Association , shockingly few people in the Land of the Rising Sun are doin' it. The new data, which contributes to the controversial narrative of an increasingly asexual Japan, may be cause for worry for the nation's bureaucrats, who have spent much of the past few years trying to find the right incentives to get more of their countrymen pregnant to reverse the nation's declining population. Of the survey's respondents , 49 percent said they had not had sex in the past month, up 5 five percent over numbers from Most blamed fatigue, a loss of spark, or the sense that sex was just too much of a hassle.
While foreign women often lead men in sex, Japanese women are mostly passive. Furthermore, while foreign women make clear opinions on sex, it is rare for Japanese women to do the same. It is because the old Japanese culture still remains strongly.