Blase on Sex With People
Why are young men in porn-rich Japan growing indifferent or even averse to sex with live partners? Today's synthetic hyperstimulation triggers more potent dopamine trips.
"Young Japanese men are growing indifferent or even averse to sex, while married couples are starting to have it even less," reports The Japan Times, citing a 2010 poll. Japan isn't alone. In France, a 2008 survey found that 20 percent of younger French men had no interest in sex. "Japan has lots of porn. An unholy amount, in fact, probably more than any country in Asia or Europe." So, the issue is not whether young men are interested in orgasm. Their heavy porn use shows they are. The issue is why they aren't interested in sex with live partners.
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Both panoramic and detailed, this infographic manages to show both the size and distribution of world religions.
- At a glance, this map shows both the size and distribution of world religions.
- See how religions mix at both national and regional level.
- There's one country in the Americas without a Christian majority – which?
Hungarian cartographer travels the world while mapping its treasures.
- Simple idea, stunning result: the world's watersheds in glorious colors.
- The maps are the work of Hungarian cartographer Robert Szucs.
- His job: to travel and map the world, one good cause at a time.
Yes, a coup d'état.
- Though we know today that his policies eventually ended the Great Depression, FDR's election was seen as disastrous by some.
- A group of wealthy bankers decided to take things into their own hands; they plotted a coup against FDR, hoping to install a fascist dictator in its stead.
- Ultimately, the coup was brought to light by General Smedley Butler and squashed before it could get off the ground.
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