According to Time Magazine, France is seeing an upsurge in “prudishness”. The proving ground of many if not most western fashion and social trends, was slutting it up only last year. Apparently, the reality of the consequences has hit hard and fast, so the buzzword du jour is “pudique“.
Though 62-63 million is not a number to sniff at, it may be the smaller population that has accelerated the French evolution beyond the sexual revolution. Those who once turned up their noses at others’ “puritanical” ways are now seeing that a balanced and realistic approach to sexuality doesn’t require religious enforcement. Aggressively secular people can realize that you can’t fool Mother Nature.
Will it catch on? I hope so. Though I’m not too big on trends, this is at least one that makes some kind of sense.