COVID-19’s presence in the world has changed our lives and I’m surely not happy about the same. And adding to our woes are rules (though highly recommended for one’s safety) like staying at home and away from people.
Taking the list of COVID-19 safety rules to another level, the UK government has introduced fresh guidelines that restrict people from going to other people’s homes or any private area with someone you don’t live with.
The guidelines state that, ‘No person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place indoors, and consists of two or more persons.’
So simply put, if you don’t live with someone you want to have sex with, you literally, for now, can’t have sex with them. And if you try to, you can be punished or fined for the same. Who had ever thought one would get punished for having sex?
Well, the facts as of now are that though sex is not proven to transfer the virus, people are refraining from having it. A study mentions that only 40 per cent of adults in the UK have been actively engaging in sex during the pandemic, which is a low number.
Even governments have also advised people to have sex while staying in lockdown because it is good for their physical and mental health.
On the other hand, the Dutch government had advised single people to find a willing partner and become sexually active during the lockdown period in order to ensure life as it is now doesn’t take a toll on their health and mental well-being.