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Unmade beds are so pre-COVID

Last week, we gave you some ideas for quarantine date night, most of which are best suited for people who are quarantining with a partner. Today we’ve got something for those of you who are single and Zoom dating or who are quarantining apart from your partners. Without further ado, here are some Zoom backgrounds you can use to set the mood (and to avoid having to clean your apartment before a date). Just right click on the image (or tap and hold if you’re on your phone) to save it, and then follow these instructions to set up your virtual background in Zoom.

If the coronavirus doesn't get us, the forced togetherness will

So you love each other, yeah WHATEVER that’s great. But love can only get you so far when you’re both working (and/or taking all your classes) from home because the world is locked down. We’ve scoured the internet and our brains (and we tried to ask you all on twitter too, but there was a notable lack of responses) to come up with these tips for surviving so much togetherness.

Talking about sex is hard, y'all

Great sex doesn’t just happen. It’s not magic. It requires actual thinking and actual talking. But those conversations can be really hard, especially since many of us were never given the tools to discuss (or even figure out!) things like boundaries, consent, desire, turn-ons, or turn-offs. So when a partner shares something with you, you might be taken by surprise and not know how to respond, especially if it’s something you hadn’t considered before. Here’s how to proceed in a way that’s loving and supportive of your partner and also honors your own needs and desires.

Next time, it'll be different

Most of us have had a bad breakup at some point. You know, the kind where you can’t stop crying for weeks and you have a pit in your stomach for months, and you can’t hear that person’s name without feeling like you’ve been sucker punched for years? We can’t much help with the PTSD, but we can help you figure out how to move forward.