We’re raising a generation of prudes in the US – that’s not a bad thing

Lawrence (left) in a scene with Andrew Barth Feldman in Columbia Pictures's 'No Hard Feelings'. — TNS

I can’t say I didn’t smile in the movie No Hard Feelings when Jennifer Lawrence storms the bedrooms at a college house party and, finding only teens sitting around texting, lambasts them all for failing to do some good old-fashioned shagging.

The film satirises the now-common knowledge that Gen Z has become sexually timid – a stereotype supported by data from institutions including UCLA and the University of Chicago showing that sexual activity has markedly declined among young Americans in recent years.

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