Few industries have felt the same pushback as SexTech. It seems that no matter how valuable, unique, or innovative a product or service is—involving SexTech in the equation inspires prudes to throw up roadblocks. The SexTech industry is resilient and made up of passionate designers, creatives, marketers, and others who simply aren’t willing to take No for an answer. That has led to some fun an...
Nobody is denying that the Coronavirus is a drag. We have to wear masks, scrub our hands raw, stay six feet away from everyone, and that was before every store in America ran out of toilet paper. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that some Americans are looking to blow off some steam.
New York Post lets us know that the Coronavirus is having a negative impact on our sex lives. For nearly one-third of Americans, their sex drive is having a negative impact on COVID-mandated social distancing.
When you look at the numbers, they’re disappointing but not necessarily surprising. Over half of adults are cohabitating with a spouse or long-term partner. Hooray for monogamy! Of those quarantined by themselves, over half have had a guest into their home for sex since quarantine began. Perhaps thinking having a guest is safer than going out, a mere 30% have gone to someone else’s home for sex since lockdowns started.
Breaking quarantine or ignoring social distancing for sex is an understandable desire—but it’s neither prudent nor necessary. According to a poll taken on behalf of MysteryVibe, 76% of adults who responded said they’ve found opportunities during quarantine to try new things and spice up sexy times with their partners.
Meanwhile, a confounding 65% of respondents report having sex just because they’re “bored.” Um…haven’t y’all heard of streaming services?
Sadly, some relationships have sexual problems that can’t be cured by an end to quarantine. A disturbing 57% of people claimed they’re too embarrassed to have an honest convo with their partner about their sexual needs and desires. That’s a bummer, as Dr. Soum Rakshit—CEO of MysteryVibe explains. Not talking about sexual desires can lead to feelings of isolation. But pleasure is a thing that connects us all. Here’s hoping it will continue to connect us…within the bounds of responsible social distancing.