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Fake News: Defying odds, sex remains popular

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VOYAGEUR PLACE — While initially written-off as a fleeting fad, the pastime of having sex remains trendy among young people.

Since the activity’s inception in the late-2000s, critics have derided sex as a flavour-of-the-month youth hobby that students will eventually grow tired of. University of Saskatchewan anthropology professor Annette Nguyen is shocked at sex’s lasting appeal.

“I can’t believe it,” Nguyen said. “If you had told me in 2011 that people would still be having sex in the year 2017, I’m sure I would have guffawed. There’s just something about it that lends it this kind of perennial appeal for recent generations.”

Much like the Internet and colour television to previous generations, today’s students have a hard time even imagining what life was like before sex was invented.

“Well you know, I’ve got older cousins, and they went to high school and university before the advent of intercourse so I’ve heard about it,” second-year history major Curtis Tocker said. “I think it really must be a post-Millennial thing because my one cousin is 33 and he still doesn’t understand what the big fuss is about — I doubt he even knows how, to be honest.”

Still, Nguyen remains confident that sex will eventually fall out of fashion.

“Trust me, I’ve seen it a million times before,” Nguyen said. “Furbies, Pogs, Beanie Babies — they all go belly-up eventually.”


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