How COVID-19 is Changing Sex and Relationships (Video)
November 13, 2020 by Justin Lehmiller
How have people’s sex lives and relationships changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? Some of my colleagues and I at The Kinsey Institute conducted a study in order to find out. We surveyed more than 2,000 adults about how their intimate lives have changed in the face of this pandemic and its associated social restrictions.
In this video, I summarize some of the key things we have learned so far. For a deeper dive into the results of this research, check out the following articles that cover:
- Changes in sexual frequency and behavior
- Changes in sexual fantasy frequency and fantasy content
- Changes in porn use
- Changes in relationship behaviors, including reaching out to exes and changes in relationship quality
More results coming soon! In the meantime, if you’d like to take part in a sex study, check out this page for current opportunities.
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Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.Read full bio >