A few months ago, people were predicting a COVID baby boom that would result from all the sex everyone was having as they were in isolation during COVID. It made sense. What would people do during those long evening necessarily spent at home?
It turns out they would watch a lot of Netflix. And drink a lot. And not much else. Health researchers have found that the COVID quarantines have had a serious dampening effect on peoples’ libidos. They attribute it to the stress people feel about COVID and the quarantine it has induced. That stress has a simple surpressive effect on libidos. When you are stressed, you are in fight or flight mode… not sexy, horny mode. Makes sense.
But its not just the stress of COVID that’s contributing to this loss of sexual desire. Apparently absence really does make the heart grow fonder. OB-GYN Lindsay Harper says that spending so much time together removes that joyous, connective moment people feel when they see each other after a day, our days, apart. Having them around more makes us want them less.
And then there is, of course, how we are feeling about ourselves. The COVID 15. Generally people are eating worse, drinking more, and working our less. This is not great recipe for feeling sexual.
There are as lot of reasons for wanting to return to a post-COVID normal. Getting our sexual mojo back is certainly one of them.