I've pointed my finger at you, I've groaned, I've cursed you, and I've even dropped series because of you. I've said to myself, "a heterosexual high school boy having zero interest in the female form is impossible." Whenever I would see you throwing attractive girls off of you as they try to make out with you, I would remember my high school days and just not get the joke. I'd call you insane. It was impossible. I had an easier time believing that a character like Sasuke from Naruto could spit fire out of his eye and summon monster shields by flapping his hands around than suspending my disbelief that at the height of his sexual prime and with his hormones raging, he would turn down a fun and guilt-free time with Karin. But, my eyes have been opened.
According to a survey conducted by the Japan Family Planning Association, 36% of males aged 16 to 19 reported that they had "no interest" in sex, with some going as far as to say that they "despised" it. For women aged 16 to 19 the numbers were at a staggering 59%. All of this time I've thought that this was just some weird and bizarro take on teen life but low and behold, this is actually an incredibly accurate portrayal of the mindset of Japanese teens.
So, I'd like to formally apologize to you. I don't like to make fun of people for cultural differences and that's exactly what I've been doing. I'm Sorry. Honto ni Gomen-nasai... mooshiwake arimasen.