Coronavirus: Dutch singletons advised to seek ‘sex buddy’
A Publisher Correction to this article was published on 14 December This article has been updated Abstract The COVID pandemic and the resulting social changes that were required to slow the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 SARS-CoV2 have resulted in lockdowns across many countries and led to substantial numbers of people being quarantined. For single people, their opportunities to meet a partner were completely lost. For couples who lived apart, this meant that they were not able to see their partner for many months. However, by contrast, for cohabiting couples, lockdown meant that they were forced to spend 24 h a day with each other, and perhaps their children or housemates, for months at a time. As lockdowns have loosened around the world, the possibility of a second wave arises, and lockdowns are being reinstated in many regions. The prospect of potential long-term lockdowns means that adjusting to this new normal in relationships is an important consideration. In this Viewpoint, three specialists in sexology and psychology discuss the effects of lockdown on intimacy and consider how it can be considered an opportunity as well as an obstacle for making love in the time of corona. The contributors Marieke Dewitte is a clinical psychologist-sexologist who had her training in Belgium and the Netherlands and completed her PhD at Ghent University, Belgium.
This article is more than 1 day old Dutch official advice to definite people: find a sex buddy designed for lockdown This article is more than 1 year old Those without sexual partner asked to consider arrangement all through coronavirus crisis See all our coronavirus coverage People in the Netherlands are being advised to keep 1. All the rage a typically open-minded intervention, official advice from the Dutch National Institute designed for Public Health and the Environment RIVM has been amended to suggest those without a permanent sexual partner appear to mutually satisfactory agreements with like-minded individuals. Make good arrangements with this person about how many other ancestor you both see. The more ancestor you see, the greater the ability of spreading the coronavirus. In an opinion piece written in the Het Parool newspaper, Linda Duits, a columnist specialising in gender issues, squarely criticised the RIVM, arguing that sex was a human right. Hairdressers, nail salons and beauty parlours started work all over again on Monday and restaurants, bars after that cinemas are due to reopen arrange 1 June. Share your story Allocate your stories If you have been affected or have any information, we'd like to hear from you. Barely the Guardian can see your contributions and one of our journalists can contact you to discuss further. Acquaint with us.
Amount of The Vox guide to navigating the coronavirus crisis Part of the Romance Issue of The Highlightour abode for ambitious stories that explain our world. The coronavirus pandemic will adjust the way we live for a lot of more months, if not years. Concerts now seem like potential hot zones. Gyms and restaurants are cutting ability in order to operate. Among the suggestions: Maybe wearing a mask before maybe doing it with the abet of a partition, should we absence to do it at all. Fitness officials say refraining from in-person, human-to-human contact — abstinence, as many of us remember from sex-ed — is the only sure-fire way to bring to a halt the risk of transmitting Covid