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Half Of This Country’s Married Couples Aren’t Having Sex

Valentine’s Day for a staggering number of couples in Japan will be even less steamy than a dry-air sauna. Per a new survey by the Japan Family Planning Association, nearly half of all married couples here haven’t had sex for over a month (and didn’t expect to be having any anytime soon), which is the group’s textbook definition of a “sexless marriage,” the Guardian reports. The survey, which was part of a broader questionnaire for 3,000 people ages 16 to 49, received responses back from 655 married subjects, whose answers indicated that 47.2% of them were in a marriage sans sex—a substantial difference from 31.9% in 2004, and a record number.