The coronavirus is impacting the lives of couples and singles. Dr. Viviana discusses the pandemic with Newsweek.
No doubt about it, the last few months have been incredibly stressful for most Americans.
The coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on almost every aspect of daily life, forcing millions of people out of work while those who are still on the clock have to balance getting the job done from home while tutoring the kids, cooking daily meals, cleaning and trying to maintain their sanity. Everyone’s worried about their financial future, and so much time indoors has cabin fever at an all-time high. Meanwhile, more than a million people have contracted COVID-19, and thousands have lost their lives to the virus.
With so much chaos surrounding us, who really has the wherewithal to get in the mood?
There is nothing less sexy than singles risking their health for a romp with a potential suitor right now, and after more than 40 days at home together, it’s very possible that the fire has burned out between couples.
Yes, on top of everything else that’s wrong with the world, the coronavirus has even had an effect on our sex lives.
“Sex life? What’s that?” Torie J. Anderson told Newsweek recently.
The teacher and author is currently self-quarantining with her fiancé at home in Detroit, Michigan. Although shelter-in-place started out spicy hot for the couple, all these weeks later, Anderson admitted, the monotony of their day-to-day has tempered the flames.
“Every day is the same thing. Wake up. Eat. Watch TV. Eat. Take the dog out. Watch TV. Eat. Go to sleep. It’s super depressing,” Anderson said. “The most rewarding thing is that we get to spend time with each other, which was super hard prior to this because of our work schedules.”
It’s understandable. People get restless spending so much time at home, and the new normal of binging on Netflix and eating snacks has to do a number on the psyche. It’ll take a lot more than just throwing on a pair of sweats and slumming it on the couch to stir up the hormones of the person who’s bumming it out next to you. For Anderson, that meant having a heart to heart with her partner and taking action to revive their romantic lives inside the bedroom.