Coronavirus means that you can’t go outside and the rule of social distancing has made it quite impossible to engage in any kind of sexual activity. So what to do when your hormones are raging and you feel horny? This generation is known for two things specifically: being sad or extremely horny and sometimes being sad because they are horny. As a result, there has been an increase in sexting and nudes during quarantine.
“Tomorrow isn’t promised, send nudes today.” The fake verse quoted from Coronavirus 3:17 (a made-up scripture) has been going around on Twitter for quite some time now.
Source: The News Minute
The use of words and phrases like “nudes” and “dick pics” in contact with “coronavirus” has increased by 384 per cent from the beginning of March to April as reported by Khoros, a digital customer engagement platform. Similarly, favorite sex symbols like the emojis of peaches and eggplants have also been included in the texts by the users.
One thing to come out of coronavirus is that people have become more sexually active during the period. Call it boredom or whatever, but one in five people out of a sample of 1200, reported a new addition to their sex life since the rule for social isolation began according to Dr. Justin Lehmiller, a research fellow at the Kinsey Institute and author of Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire.
Also, when we say “new addition”, it means that people are trying parts of sexual life that were previously left unexplored. Obviously, the most common ones are sexting and sending nude pictures.
However, not everyone has been quite lucky during the pandemic. Even though people with partners are experiencing increased sexual activity, the overall trend has indicated a decline.
In a research conducted by Lehmiller and his colleagues at Kinsey, a lot of people reported that due to the anxiety of coronavirus, they have not been able to masturbate since early March.
“There are different things happening for different people,” said Lehmiller, “with some people just being too stressed and anxious to even feel sexual desire, but others who may be coping with stress and anxiety by increasing their sexual behavior.”
So no one should feel any kind of pressure when it comes to dealing with coronavirus and your sexual desires. If you feel like sexting and want to channel your hormones somewhere, that’s ok and if you don’t want to expose your body due to anxiety or any other reason, then that’s okay too.