The Coronavirus Lockdown & Sex

A resource for information on sex during the coronavirus pandemic.

  1. Can I Have Sex? A Guide To Intimacy During The Coronavirus Outbreak

    “With countries on lockdown and millions being made to stay at home, it’s unsurprising many couples and single people are wondering what coronavirus means for their sex lives. With this in mind, we asked three experts five of the most pressing questions about intimacy during the pandemic.”

    Danielle Renwick, theguardian.com, 4/5/2020

  2. Coronavirus And Sex: Questions And Answers

    “Some of us are mating in actual captivity. Some of us not at all. The pandemic raises lots of issues around safe intimate physical contact, and what it may look like in the future.”

    Jen Gunter, OBGYN, nytimes.com, 4/4/2020

  3. Sex Toy Sales Are Skyrocketing During The Coronavirus Pandemic

    “It seems plenty of people have already been on that wave. Online sales for sex toys and sex toy accessories saw significant increases throughout the month of March, according to business owners who spoke to VICE.”

    Hannah Smothers, vice.com, 4/3/2020

  4. Coronavirus And Sex: What You Need To Know

    “If I have sex can I catch coronavirus? You might have thought about it but been too embarrassed to ask. To separate the facts from myths, we’ve put your questions to health experts.”

    Celestina Olulode, bbc.com, 3/30/2020

  5. Can Your Marriage Survive The Coronavirus?

    “Don’t push for sex: No, having sex with your partner isn’t going to increase your odds of getting coronavirus. Still, according to Britney Blair, a clinical psychologist and sex therapist in Northern California, you may find that sexual desire in the time of coronavirus falls short of what it usually is, since stress hampers libido for about 85 percent of us.”

    Matt Villano, cnn.com, 3/28/2020

  6. LGBT+ People Warned Off Casual Sex Go Online During Coronavirus

    “With LGBT+ communities warned off casual sex during the coronavirus pandemic, the latest dating site figures show people are sending more messages online to meet new people, flirt – and swap explicit images.”

    Hugo Greenhalgh, reuters.com, 3/27/2020

  7. Sex and Love in the Time of Coronavirus

    “The novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 has been quickly spreading around the world. In the United States, as well as in other countries, this has led to increasing calls to engage in social distancing practices. Many are wondering if it’s safe to date and/or have sex during the coronavirus pandemic. This is not a simple yes or no question. The level of risk will be different depending on a variety of factors …”

    Elizabeth Boskey, PhD, verywellhealth.com, 3/23/2020