How do the French really view sex?: There's no moral hangs up about sex in France, she says. "Having sex on the first night is not going to affect anything, you can still marry each other. There’s no link to morality," says Mazaurette. "In the US they are good at inventing terms like “marriage material” or “hook ups”. Here we have sex because it’s a cool activity. If something physical is happening, just enjoy it". Basically it's pretty straightforward, she says.