Declining sex in the city, and everywhere
People are having less sex, but why?
OK, well this is uncomfortable, but whatever. This week, I am asking “for a friend”: How did Covid actually affect our sex lives?
I remember at the beginning of the pandemic, Esther Perel in her podcast, “Where Should We Begin,” predicted that Covid would be the “relationship reckoning.” I think she meant at the time that this would test everyone. Due to the extreme circumstances that were brought about by shelter-in-place laws and fear of death, couples would either grow closer together—or further apart.
In the podcast, she interviewed couples that had indeed been brought closer due to having to spend all their time together. I remember feeling some envy when hearing those stories, assuming that that made sense, but in my mind I was imagining everyone was growing closer except for us. That we were the exception.
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