Healthy Sexual Relationship During Covid 19

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5 Tips for a Healthy and Thriving Sexual Relationship During COVID-19

Rachel Dack
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If you’ve noticed a recent decrease in sex drive or frequency of sex in your relationship or marriage, you are far from alone. Many people are experiencing a缺乏性欲due to the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, many of my clients with varying baseline sex drives are reporting lower overall interest in sex and/or less frequent sexual encounters with their partners.

Since sexuality has a huge psychological component to it, stress can have a major impact on drive and desire. The routine disruptions, major life changes, exhaustion, andmoral fatiguethat the coronavirus outbreak brings to daily life is leaving little time and energy for sex. While it makes sense that sex is not necessarily the first thing on your mind with everything else happening around you, know that you can take action to keep your sex life healthyduring these challenging times.

Here are five tips for maintaining a healthy and thriving sex life during times of stress:


Your capacity for sexual feelings is complicated, and it is influenced by psychological, hormonal, social, relational, and cultural factors. Yourlibido is affected by各种各样的事情,包括年龄,压力,心理健康问题,人际关系问题,药物,身体健康等。


All sorts of things, including stress, affect sexual desire.

Accepting that your sex drive may fluctuate is important so you don’t jump to conclusions and create more stress. Of course, if you are worried about a chronic health condition that may be causing a low libido, you should absolutely speak to a doctor. But generally speaking, your sex drive will not always be the same. If you get anxious about any changes or view them as permanent, you may make things feel worse.

相反,过度分析,困扰,或投影,提醒自己,波动是自然的,性欲降低往往correlated with stress. Managing your stress is very beneficial.

2. Flirt With Your Partner and Aim for Physical Touch


例如,从你的伴侣一个BackRub的或按摩可以帮助release any tension or stress加大心情放松。手牵着手一边看电视可以帮助你保持身体相连。这些小手势也可以帮助设置性别的心情,但要小心你的期望。


3. Communicate About Sex in Direct and Honest Ways




由于不是直接对你的性需要,恐惧和感受往往助长了不满和回避的一个周期。这就是为什么它是必不可少的学习感到舒适表达自己和talking about sex safely and openly. When discussing any sexual issues, needs, and desires (or lack of), be gentle and patient toward your partner. If your anxiety or stress level is lowering your sex drive, be honest so your partner doesn’t make assumptions or take your lack of interest personally.


4. Don’t Wait to Feel Intense Desire to Take Action

If you are used to having a higher sex drive and you are waiting for it to come back full force before initiating anything sexual, you may want to change your approach. Because you can’t control your desire or sex drive, and you are bound to feel frustrated if you try, the healthier strategy may be initiating sex or responding to your partner’s advances even if you don’t feel completely turned on.

You may be surprised by your level of arousal once you get things going despite initially not feeling much desire or motivation to be sexual during particularly stressful times. Bonus: Did you know trying a new activity together canincrease feelings of arousal?

5. Recognize Your Lack of Desire, and Prioritize Your Emotional Connection

情感亲密leads to better sex, so it’s important to concentrate on keeping your emotional connection alive regardless of the stress you feel.

As stated above, it’s natural for your sex drive to fluctuate. Intense periods of stress or anxiety may affect your sex drive. These changes may cause you to question how you feel about your partner or stir up unpleasant emotions, potentially leaving you feeling more distant and less connected.



Be careful not to blame your partner for your sex life feeling off course if you identify outside stressors as the biggest obstacles.Find ways to stay emotionally connected并与你的伴侣亲热,而你处理无论是在性的方式获得。因为感觉情绪断开还可以在健康的性生活的方式获得这至关重要。


Do Your Best to Stay Emotionally, Physically, and Sexually Intimate With Your Partner


然而,尽力保持情绪,自然史lly, and sexually intimate with your partner and discuss anything that’s interfering with your connection. Practice patience in the meantime, and don’t jump to conclusions if it takes some time and effort to get back in the groove again.

Note: This article is geared toward couples who generally have a healthy sex life, but may be experiencing changes in frequency, drive, or desire due to external stressors such as the coronavirus outbreak.

如果遇到长期在你们的关系或婚姻的性问题或不满,它是积极的是重要的,seek professional supportfrom an experienced sex therapist or couples therapist.