ヒラヤマ マキ   HIRAYAMA MAKI
  平山 満紀
   所属   明治大学  文学部
   職種   専任准教授
発表年月日 2020/09/23
発表テーマ Impact of COVID-19 on Sexuality in Japan
会議名 The politics and intersections of COVID-19: Critical perspectives from gender studies(online seminar)
主催者 Center for Gender Studies, Karlstad University,
学会区分 国際学会
発表形式 口頭(一般)
単独共同区分 共同
開催地名 Sweden (online)
発表者・共同発表者 Alice Pacher and Maki Hirayama
概要 This research project aims to investigate the nature of sexuality among married and non-married Japanese people under this COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation, after an overview of Japanese media discourse on sexuality, shows the results based on the online survey conducted by Hirayama and Pacher, from May to June 2020. It reveals the fact that the lockdown had some positive impacts regarding couple and sexual relationships which were not reported in the media. In addition, other findings are also pointed out such as gender gap in desire to be in a committed relationship and in maintaining work-life balance among married couples. A follow up survey is needed to understand whether the changes in intimate relationships will be long-term changes or whether we see these changes only during a pandemic. Nevertheless, our survey has already revealed hitherto unknown facts concerning gender issues and the sexuality of Japanese people.