Regarding Jake Adelstein’s Nov. 3 article, “Can Japanese really be such cold sushi in the sack?“: I don’t feel that long working hours are the real cause of sexlessness. Rather, some people perhaps are choosing to spend longer hours at work because they have lost interest in intimacy, sex, family, dating and friendships outside of work.
I know some people who seem to have lost most of their social skills — if they ever developed these in the first place. These people get their identity from their work, their work colleagues and their business card. They suffer anxiety and low self-esteem when they are taken out of this work-related setting.
It is difficult to have healthy sex lives in such a situation.
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