This article, I think, doesn't quite tell how it is with those Japanese men. To begin with, it almost suggests that the class of the herbivorous boys and the class of otaku largely overlap since both are disinterested in relationships involving sex—that would be a great misunderstanding. There are a number of other gross oversimplifications. But then again, it's really hard to tell foreigners how it is. Much that matters to these Japanese men would completely elude them, and is probably well-nigh unintelligible.