Apocalypse sex: Mayan doomsday sees rise in Casual Encounters ads.

Casual-Sex Seekers Soar as “Apocalypse” Nears

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Dec. 20 2012 3:13 PM

Casual-Sex Seekers Soar as “Apocalypse” Nears

As the Mayan apocalypse draws ever closer, humans prove that they're not going down without a fight. Or at least a last-minute hookup.

The New York Post reports that ads for casual sex are soaring in advance of doomsday.

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The latest end of the world prediction is based on the ancient Mayan calendar and set to occur on the stroke of solstice, or 11:11 a.m. on Dec. 21, 2012. And while some prepare for the apocalypse by digging bunkers and arming themselves to the teeth, New Yorkers in particular seem to want to go out with a different kind of bang.

One casual encounter listing on Craigslist says "Looking for an end of the world sex partner!"—stipulating, of course, that there are no strings attached.

If any of these New Yorkers end up surviving doomsday, they'll have to deal with that awkward post-apocalyptic walk of shame.

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