Japan Full of Virgins, Survey Shows

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A new study from Japan involved the government asking citizens aged 18 to 34 if they were virgins, among other questions. And, in disappointing news to everyone involved (Japan’s low birth rate is a matter of national concern), a large amount responded yes.

Per the Japan Times, the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research found that “70 percent of unmarried men and 60 percent of unmarried women are not in a relationship,” and “around 42 percent of the men and 44.2 percent of the women admitted they were virgins.” These numbers have increased since the 2010 survey, when it was 36.2 and 38.7 percent, respectively.

Ah, well — last we checked, sex is no longer cool.