At 20, she says she has had more than a dozen sexual partners in relationships that sometimes lasted just a few days. She admits that condoms are not always high on her list of priorities. Such complacency is part of a potentially lethal cocktail of freewheeling sexual habits and slow-moving government that is pushing this traditionally safe, healthy society towards an Aids crisis, claim medical experts. But in contrast to the UK, where the epidemic peaked in the mids and the disease remains largely confined to well-defined categories, the epidemic is growing sharply in Japan — a record 1, new cases in And the rate is doubling every four years.
SHARE About 40 percent of those aged between 17 and 19 think sex education at school is useless, an online survey by the Nippon Foundation think tank showed Thursday. Almost one in four respondents said they have had sex, and three out of four said they were worried about sexually transmitted diseases. Nearly 90 percent feel contraception is necessary, according to the survey.