Among the under-30 set, prudishness is at highs not seen since perhaps the Great Awakening in the 1730s and 1740s. It’s hard for people to acknowledge this because usually prudishness occurs because of some form of organized religion and this time, that is not the direct cause. I don’t quite understand what is, but it’s not that.

A friend of mine suggested our current age’s precarity as a cause, but I don’t quite buy that either as the evidence seems to indicate that typically people have more sex in times of precarity, because what does it matter what you do? There’s no future anyway.

The complete explanation remains a mystery.