Spengler | Mar 12 | Asia Times
A Japanese government study that should have shaken the psychology profession to its shoelaces went through the news media with a mild degree of titillation last month. Almost a third of Japanese boys aged 16-10 and three-fifths of girls say that they have no interest in sex. That is daunting, for all the world’s cultures have believed that women enjoy sex more than men, as the Greek seer Tiresias told the gods according to Ovid.
The hormones of late adolescence evidently rage in vain against some cultural barrier that makes young Japanese “despise” sexual relations, according to the Japan Family Planning Association’s report . The whole edifice of liberal social policy should have tumbled upon the news, which refutes Freud’s premise that libido is the driving force in human character. For 60 years, the sexual revolution insisted that repressed desire is the root of all evil. It turns out that the ultimate victim of sexual revolution is sex itself.
What makes the Japanese hate sex? The same things that make a growing proportion of Americans hate sex. Joan Sewell’s 2007 book I’d Rather Eat Chocolate became the manifesto of American women who don’t like sex, hailed at the as “the next wild turn in the female sexual revolution” by Sandra Tsing Loh in The Atlantic Monthly .
Pharmaceutical companies are racing to market a pill to revive fading female libido, to no avail: women do not want to be sex objects, and a culture that objectifies women will make them hate sex, as I wrote in this space five years ago . But the problem has gotten worse than I imagined it would.
Somedays Spengler is just confusing to read
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