Has Social Isolation Stolen Our Sex Drive?

December 28, 2020

We are living in trying times. Our homes became our workspaces and our personal life became entangled with our work lives. The change we experience is significant, to say the least.

In many cases, people’s sex lives have also suffered. For one, we do not engage in sexual activities so often, because there is so much to do and so little time to do it.

Additionally, with coronavirus still at large, it is safe to assume that this situation will not change for a while. It seems that we are stuck with the current state of affairs.

What we can do, however, is look at our current lives and try to change what we do not like about them. With this in mind, let us inspect the reasons for losing our sex drive and search for some sensible ways to restore it.

We Are Separated From Each Other

The first and most straightforward cause of the diminishment of our sex drives is the lack of our partner at our side. This situation led many to search for answers. The most apparent resolution was transferring our relationships to the virtual world.

However, this solution is not perfect for all couples. After all, seeing your significant other on Skype can be great, but it will not satisfy your sexual needs.

The alternative you can turn to in this position is using various sex toys. As many doctors state, they bring some notable health benefits. Additionally, they might help you eliminate your sexual frustration.

What is more, sex dolls can be an excellent cure for loneliness. If you think that you could use a sex doll, click here. Perhaps this is the best solution for your predicament?

We Got Additional Work to Do

Anyone who hoped that they would be able to get some rest during the coronavirus lockdown might have been surprised by the amount of extra work that needs to be done.

Staying home with your kids means that you will receive pleas for help much more often than before. What is more, if you are new to the home office business, you have to gather all the necessary equipment, prepare your workplace, install all the apps you need, etc.

These things can become a real chore that will wear you down and take up all of your free time. How can you find time and energy for sex in all this?

The solution might be to keep a strict schedule for your work. Control the amount of time you spend working. Be unavailable to anyone else during that time. After your work time has ended, tend to your family and friends, and do not check your e-mail until the next morning.

Do not forget about your personal life! It is an essential component of a healthy, balanced lifestyle. With your personal life attended to, your sex life might also receive a boost.

Our Options Are Limited

Presuming that you still can meet with your significant other face-to-face, the rules set for social isolation might have hampered your ability to enjoy your time together. For example, it might not be possible to go out for a date to your favorite place.

When it comes to having a fulfilling relationship and sex life, exciting foreplay is a necessity. Building tension is a crucial part of every successful relationship. It is the crux of the katharsis we feel after sex when all the gathered emotions have found their way out.

The pandemic seems to suck out the excitement out of our lives. This brings us to the question: how do we prevent our relationships from sharing the same fate?

For starters, try to surprise your partner with gifts. These can be even some small gestures like ordering flowers or buying small gifts online.

You can also explore some new things together! Have you always struggled to find the time to play a round of strip poker or visit the local park? With all the restaurants and cinemas closed, now is the right time to do this.

We Are Not Physically Active

Not only our social interactions got limited thanks to COVID-19. With gyms and swimming pools being closed, many people’s exercise routines got destroyed and had to be reimagined.

However, not all of us are feeling up to the challenge. After all, as we previously mentioned, there is still a ton of work to be done. Why should we complicate things even more by adding another chore to our (already long) list of activities?

In consequence, our lack of movement negatively impacts our sex lives. To prevent this from happening, try to find some easy exercises you can do in the comfort of your home. You will be surprised how much of a difference only a few pushups each morning can make!

The Bottom Line

Hopefully, now you know what might have caused your sex life’s stagnation and how you can face it. Remember that the reasons we looked at are not the final list of all the problems your relationship might have to face!

Additionally, do not apply solutions at random. Maybe none of the problems on our list affect your life? Do not be afraid to talk with your partner about your sex life. It can only help you in the long run.

Be open, considerate, and remember to look after yourself. Regularly monitor your mental health and do not mitigate the impact your sex life has on you, and everything should be fine. May your sex life only improve!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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