It is clear from many types of research done in the past that there is a direct link between human physical health and their sex life. Sex has also been shown to play a key role in preventing heart attacks in the elderly. As well as improving mental health in people who often engage in sex, it also helps to keep the brain active.
A recent survey in the United Kingdom found that sexually explicit sexual activity is more prevalent among couples during lockdowns. The survey found that couples were less likely to engage in sexual activity during this time. Survey participants point out that this is mainly due to the extreme stress and anxiety created during the epidemic. It is learned that married couples are no longer able to have sex due to other reasons such as the closure of transport facilities with this lock down for the lovers.
There is no doubt that the stress and anxiety caused by such an epidemic can lead to such a reluctance to have some trouble with the mental balance in humans.
Dr.Priyank Saklecha, Urologist and Andrologist, Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Kondapur explained that loneliness with prolonged lockdown can cause anxiety, anger, depression, frustration and dissatisfaction in humans, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in some people.
Research has shown that the hormone endorphin, which is released during sexual intercourse for any reason, can relieve stress and anxiety in humans. Research by the University of West Scotland has also shown that couples who have sex at least once or twice a week can easily overcome anxiety and stress. In addition, experts believe that although sex is a good reason to divert attention from the unforeseen circumstances caused by the epidemic, it is not so easy. Adults and children, who are especially responsible when family members are at home, say that the constant information coming in on the corona can completely eliminate the interest in sex if it is due to various factors. On the other hand, many couples who have been busy with their jobs and businesses now find that they enjoy sex more than ever before due to the closeness they have found, but this is not the case due to the rules of social distance. They also say that the lack of interest on the part of one of the couple will completely change the situation. Experts say that men are more interested in sex than women in this regard.
This argument was refuted by Drs. Priyanka Saklecha, urologist and andrologist, Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Kondapur conceded that the epidemic showed that men were less interested in sex than women. He said he thought this was mainly due to job-related factors in men rather than women, as well as chromosomal and hormonal factors, such as smoking and alcohol abuse. He explained that investigations are underway on this.
In the wake of the aforementioned difficulties, the Harvard Medical School and the American Secular Health Association have come up with some safe sex guidelines to help you live a happy sex life free of trouble during the epidemic.
“Even in the face of such a large-scale epidemic, couples need to do some new experiments to keep up with the sexual activity that keeps us away from anxiety and stress while adhering to government regulations,” said Dr.Priyanka Saklecha.
The following are some of the tips given by experts that you can use to have safe sex.
The next safest sex partner is your spouse or partner who you live with. This is not the time to be going out or experimenting with a stranger.
Make sure both sex partners are completely healthy. If you or your partner shows any signs of COVID-19 or any health issue after sex, call a doctor immediately and pause sexual activity.
• Avoid rimming and any other sexual activity that involves contact of the mouth and anus.
• Use condoms and / or contraceptives to avoid unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
• When it comes to having sex with someone you don’t live with, it’s best to avoid it for the time being. Social distancing is still essential to breaking the chain of COVID-19, lockdown or not.