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Dating, Intimacy and Relationship Goals amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Desperate times, call for desperate measures.

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Coronavirus is influencing every aspect of our lives and it’s raising questions we normally don’t even think about. One such thought is related to romantic relationships and the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on love, sexual desires, and dating. It can be frustrating but we need to align our relationship goals with the idea of social distancing in these testing times.

How To Control Sexual Desires during Coronavirus pandemic?

Physical intimacy is a vital part of a relationship and its absence can lead to misunderstandings and frustration. It becomes even more frustrating when a couple resides in the same household but Coronavirus restricts any form of physical intimacy.

Yes, its difficult but you need to understand that this is not a normal situation. It’s bigger than the two of you and human lives are at stake here. Your actions can prove harmful or even fatal for you and others in some cases.

The best way to control the urges while living under the same roof is to believe in the concept of love. If you really care about him/her, you would and should do everything to keep them out of harm’s way. The idea is to put your short-term physical needs aside during the Coronavirus chaos and focus on the long-term.

Even if you’re not residing in the same house and dating is what you mostly rely on, the restrictions on sexual activities are even more strict. It makes sense too because we’re not sure how many others have come in contact with that person. Plus, the concept behind social distancing amid the Coronavirus madness dies when you start going out like that. Even if you two know each other for a while, it becomes imperative to put safety before desires.

What do experts have to say about it?

Now that we’eve established we’ve established the importance of love over making-love, let’s try and understand how SARS-CoV-2 spreads. The exact reason is unconfirmed but most scientists believe it spreads through droplets in our saliva or nasal secretions. According to Dr. Chang, the risk increases among people looking for hookups.

If you’re engaging in any type of sexual activity, there’s a high probability that saliva is going to get everywhere. Even if Coronavirus is not a classically transmitted sexual infection, there’s certainly a lot of opportunity for it to spread during a hookup or casual dating.

He also sheds light on the importance of being considerate and not being indifferent to others for your gains.

You should stop to consider your other contacts—not just the person you’re in a relationship with, but your family, your grandmother or grandfather. The effects go beyond just the two of you at this point.

Makes a lot of sense..

It boils down to the fact that desperate times, call for desperate measures. We should prioritize safety over desires. Let us know what you think about it in the comments section.

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