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Sex sells — or at least it used to. “One can’t be different by being racy today. It’s not interesting anymore,” declared Prince. And he’s not the only one through with partying like it’s 1999. Fewer teens are having sex, and the teenage birthrate has hit a record low. So boring have things gotten that the New York Observer recently reported on the rise of the “New Victorians,” twentysomething city denizens whose lives are more Jane Austen than Carrie Bradshaw. Are we undergoing a moral revival, or is the “new prudery” just the latest fashion?