Lots of studies have found that more sex equals less stress and a lack of sex can contribute to depression and a lower sense of self-worth.
However, media reports flood our world about social distancing indoor and outdoor but not in the bedroom. Except when a partner has shown symptoms or has tested positive for coronavirus – some couples have chosen to cuddle more during this trying times, while others have distanced each other as the pandemic has capacity to also disrupt the bedroom.
According to a nbcnews.report by Jessica Zucker, a Los Angelis based Women Psychologist: one wife said: “We’re both really embracing this (sex) as time together rather than using it to stress out. There’s fear in general, sure — there are people that I love that are at a higher risk — but sex has definitely been a distraction for us. It’s finally a moment when we’re not thinking about or talking about this virus.”
With the recommendation that people stay at least 6 feet away from each other at all times, unless they live with a partner or family member – sexual intimacy has been affected in some homes. Depressing news and anxieties have weakened the morale of some people to be intimately involved. Some have lost friends, colleagues and family members – sex is the last thing on their minds.
Though sex is a great stress reliever but in case you are feeling an aversion to sex experts comfort you that your reaction is not abnormal in this unprecedented moments of global tragedies.
Zucker explains further that that sex can be complicated and multifaceted and that life circumstances can disrupt bedrooms. Moreover, stress can also help fight life troubles – depending on how you respond.
An Instagram community of over 46,000 followers were asked about whether the coronavirus pandemic was helping or hurting their sex lives, 52% said sex life had improved, and 48% said it dipped.
Another anonymous interviewee said “I think being more sexually intimate has created this sense of security. “We’re at home, not leaving, and trying to follow guidelines from the CDC and the government and just stay inside and not see anyone, and having that emotional release and the endorphins that come from it makes you feel more secure and grateful for that relationship.”
In this hard times, you may be lonely amidst plenty people, even love ones.
However, the world must gear for some post-coronavirus challenges – more sex equals more children, plus money as economic recession is another post-coronavirus symptom that has been predicted.