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.