Coming to blows

January 31, 1997

And more evidence that something is wrong with young people today? A feature in Edinburgh University's student newspaper claims: "Most of us who have tried the sad, sordid sex of a one night stand soon realise there is more to life than satisfying transient desire." It goes on to bewail the irony of "mountains of free condoms" being handed out during freshers' week, given students' preference for the single, celibate life. How many condoms, it demands, actually get used for anything other than water balloon fights in hall of residence corridors at 3am on a Saturday?

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