Thanks to COVID-19, singles considering casual hookups were forced to ask themselves, “” (Even Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders recently rued the among single people.) Meanwhile, cohabitating couples complain that their , and polyamorous couples have become due to social distancing.
A year into the pandemic, if you were to ask most people how their sex lives were going, you’d probably hear some variation of “eh, could be a lot better” or “ugh, ask. Me again after I’m vaccinated.” Earlier in the pandemic, the reminded folks that sex with yourself is the safest option. Many did just that, pushing aside their day-to-day horniness for an entire .
We spoke to eight― sometimes longer ― due to the coronavirus.
Responses have been lightly edited for style and clarity.
Bret, a 39-year-old in Oklahoma
“I had sex last on March 8, 2020. I had aweek ahead, and to cut the stress, I found random trade on Grindr like any single gay on the go would do. I made a choice not to have sex since then for my safety. Then I was in September. I found out I [had received an actual vaccine] in January and have to others are still unclear. may pass it on to others, and I would feel terrible if I got someone else sick. Now that more and more , I hope my situation changes soon!
My attitude about sex has changed a bit. I have found a lot more. I’ve never been a fan of masturbation, so I have usually used for Grindr and trips to the bar on self-improvement. I’m reading three new books a week and have lost 60 pounds during the .
Even after things return to normal, I’ll likely invest less time looking for sex. I feel like I learned a lot about theme and who prioritize pleasure over their safety and the safety of others. It will be hard to trust those again after all this sincerely. When I still risking it and hooking up, I try not to judge, but I am a Virgo and can’t help myself. I feel like a martyr and am and right for endangering themselves and others.