Does anyone else find this introductory statement rather bizarre? Why is the author differentiating “sex” from “heterosexual sex”? Is she implying that homosexual sex is not sex? Or perhaps she is implying that one in ten are into bestiality? Or sex with toaster ovens? I think this could have been worded better.
Look... This is not about the gay/LGBTQ+ community. A community I support & advocate to have equal rights to adopt, get married, etc. So Until science reaches Star Trek NG levels, a same sex (not same gender) couple is not producing an embryo the old fashion way. But this is not about you. The context of this is about sex that can result in a pregnancy. Because Japan is experiencing a population decline more extreme than other developed nations. Sex is still sex. But this distinction is about sex that is more likely to end in a pregnancy.
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Also, I'm pretty sure Japanese people are having sex. They are just not having babies as frequently. The work culture is too oppressive to meet anyone for regular romantic involvement. Then it's too expensive to raise children.
The cost of raising children is a global issue in most developed countries. If you want men to have traditional family roles. You have to give them the financial means to do it. Or give women the financial means to raise children on their own. Etc.
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What kind of sexual education is being taught in the schools? Is it all abstinence? Or maybe a public speaking or communications class. The United States has a lot of horrible issues, but this is not one of them. Sex needs communication & education.
The questions above are not jokes. I sincerely want to know.
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