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Only 21.9 per cent thought their generation was having less sex than other generations, and 10.4 per cent weren’t sure.“While research shows they may be having less sex on average, I think gen Z is still interested in dating or sex — but are redefining what that means,” Matatas says.
“Everything from exploring concepts like polyamory, gender and sexuality fluidity, and choice of partners.”“Sexuality and dating is still pretty much a part of teenage-hood at this point, but I think maybe one of the things that has changed in my friend group and the conversations about [sex] is how much more open it is,” she continues.
Although there is no established start or end date, experts say gen Z-ers are born between 19, making the youngest 13 and the oldest 23.
Some argue the generation ends at ages 22 (1996) or 24 (1994). But this generation has also been dubbed anti-social, one that is not interested in dating or having sex, and experts like Toronto-based sex educator Luna Matatas says while it is hard to measure this data for a large population, research like this gives us a glimpse of how this generation may work.“Gen Z is showing us what a generation looks like with more acceptance and exploration around fluidity of sexuality and gender — they aren’t accepting the binaries many of us have grown up in as ‘the norm,'” she tells Global News, adding she doesn’t believe that this means gen Z isn’t interested in pursuing sex.
Katie Lowsley-Williams, a 30-year-old yoga instructor living on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, likes listening to the Chainsmokers and Bon Iver. On their Hawaiian honeymoon in Kauai this past January, she decided to leave her phone in their hotel room when they went to the pool or hiking. Johnston spends lots of her downtime while she’s alone on her phone, looking at memes or texting with friends. She was particularly thrilled when they hiked up a mountain. Wickham would have preferred she live more in the moment. “I don’t feel the need to share everything with everyone.”The couple’s differing approaches to social media couldn’t have been more obvious than when Mr. That’s when he changed it to “married,” much to Veronica’s relief.“It really bothered me,” said Ms. Wickham had numerous conversations about why he wouldn’t change the designation.
“I think generation Z will be the leaders in that process of unlearning and teaching others about consent culture.”Hill is part of a cohort that is known as generation Z, a group that roughly makes up 17.6 per cent of Canada’s total population, according to 2017 data from Statistics Canada.There’s a greater acceptance of LGBTQ realities; this is great for people of all orientations,” she says.“It’s also easier to access technical information about things like STI testing anonymously.”Speaking with Global News, some gen-Zers told us the most common way to meet someone to date is at school.WATCH: They’re considered Canada’s most connected, open and optimistic generation, but who are they?Farah Nasser sat down with national online journalist Arti Patel to talk about this cohort of young people.