Sex in the news: Coronavirus edition

Times are tough, and we’re all adjusting to a new normal, which might mean being plugged in more than usual. Constant exposure to the news can become overwhelming and stressful during these times. We’re here to help you sort through the news and get the latest when it comes to COVID-19 and your sexual health.

  1. Your Questions About Reproductive Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Answered (Rewire.News)

    Rewire is answering some of your most pressing questions when it comes to COVID-19 and your reproductive health, from abortion access to stocking up on birth control to safer sex practices. This article is being continuously updated with new information as more questions come in.

  2. Can I have sex? A guide to intimacy during the coronavirus outbreak (The Guardian)

    Thinking of have sex under quarantine but not too sure if it’s safe? Check out this article where 3 experts weigh in, and while you’re at it, check out our piece Sex in the time of coronavirus.

  3. Does Coronavirus (COVID-19) affect your periods or cycle health? (Clue)

    Wondering if the coronavirus will affect your cycle, and how to navigate having a period during these times? This article covers what to expect, how to prepare, and what you can do if you can’t find menstrual supplies.

  4. Coronavirus Is Making It Harder for People to Get Birth Control (Vice)

    Access to contraception doesn’t come easy in the first place for many people, and this pandemic is only making it harder with people losing their jobs and students heading home from school. Check out this article to learn more about accessing contraception during these times.

  5. Is It Safe To Go To The Pharmacy During The Coronavirus Outbreak? Doctors Explain (Bustle)

    It’s a question many of us are asking. Whether it’s to pick up your birth control or get other medications or supplies, going to the pharmacy isn’t the best idea right now if you can avoid it. Remember, some pharmacies deliver prescriptions. If you’re worried about getting your BC and your pharmacy doesn’t deliver, check out these telehealth services that will deliver your birth control right to your door, worry free.

  6. How to Incorporate Toys and Lube Into Your Sex Life (GQ)

    There’s no better time than now to experiment with your sex life and incorporate different toys and lube. If you’re been thinking adding some spice to your sex life, check out this article to learn more about how to bring it up with your partner.

  7. ‘You Are Your Safest Partner’ & Other Tips for Safe Coronavirus Quarantine Sex (SheKnows)

    Yes, you can still have sex! But keep in mind that (as always, really) you are your safest sex partner. Have other questions about safe sex during quarantine? Check out this piece!

  8. Sex And Coronavirus: What To Know About Intimacy During The Pandemic (HuffPost)

    Check out this piece where doctors answer some of your most pressing questions about sex during the coronavirus. There’s no such thing as too much information when it comes to making sure you’re keeping yourself and others safe!

  9. How to date, have sex, and fall in love during the coronavirus pandemic (Insider)

    Scrolling through dating apps the past few weeks? Insider has put together a guide to approaching dating, sex, and love during the coronavirus pandemic—from navigating your existing relationships to developing new ones.

  10. Health, sex and coronavirus: How does sexual intimacy change during a pandemic? (Insider)

    For some people, sex is a welcome distraction and stress-reliever right now (plus many people have more time for sex because they’re home 24/7). But for some people, this pandemic has affected their sex life in the opposite way. With so much going on in the world, getting frisky is the last thing on some people’s minds, and that’s also okay and normal.

Written by Jacqueline Pelella, MA

Jacqueline Pelella, MA is the Manager of Communications at Power to Decide. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from American University and is a strong advocate for sexual and reproductive rights. In her spare time she enjoys getting out into nature, spending time with her Boston Terrier, and listening to Adele on repeat.

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