Sentimental and sexual damage caused by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a new “normal” in everyone’s lives. Since 2019, when it all started, there have been many phases. At first perhaps a certain disbelief at the seriousness of the virus. Then a general alertness to it, and then various containment measures, including confinement, quarantine and social distancing.

All this is forcing people to take certain measures and to act in a specific and special way. Each country is gradually adapting to its new reality in order to get on with its life. But how can one overcome the uncertainty, anxiety and fear that arised from this situation? How can one live with the scars that many already have?

Today, different scenarios can be envisaged. But the reality is that nobody knows. In any case, there are many ways to make the whole situation easier and more bearable. And that’s why Skokka comes to talk about it.

On the one hand, there were people who went through it living with their partner, lover or special friend. Others faced this battle alone without being able to have even the company of Bangalore escorts. In each case, the possibilities of psychological and relational damage are very diverse, especially when quarantine and confinement are imposed.

Psychological reflexes of quarantine

Anxiety, anger, stress, agitation, sleep deprivation and withdrawal during the outbreak or during quarantine. Many emotions were mixed up during this time. Lack of routine and the constant bombardment of bad news caused a large part of the world’s population to develop symptoms of stress or even depression.

Fear for one’s own and others’ health, longing for loved ones, the loss of work and routine, the obligation to be confined alone or with people who do not always have a good relationship, are just some of the factors that contributed to all this emotional wear and tear.

Effects on couples

Confinement, routine, monotony, exhaustion, and possibly even home office and childcare routines (for those who have them) have negatively affected desire among couples. And it is true that living like this, in a constant state of virus alertness, is not conducive to fully exercising and enjoying sexuality.

Without an active social life, people were increasingly discouraged from dressing well, shaving or even having sex with their partners. Beauty salons, hairdressers, waxing salons closed down… as a consequence, there was a routine of low self-esteem. And in the end the bill is simple, less self-esteem, less desire and therefore less sex.

Not to mention the emotions, which were at their peak, so that things that were more easily accepted before, during the pandemic became unbearable and unfortunately represented the breaking point for many.

Effects on single people

For many singles, the pandemic has become synonymous with sexual abstinence. Without a social life, going out and meeting new people, the chances of ending up having intimate contact were greatly reduced. Even dating with Canberra’s most attractive escorts was more difficult.

Imagination then became a strong ally, triggering the consumption of erotic products, the access to adult portals such as Skokka, and increasing the alternative search for pleasure. The form does not matter. Video calls, virtual sex or “sexting” (erotic text messages), as well as guided masturbation. The key at this point was to try to stir the imagination and explore fantasies intensely to try to take this whole situation in the best possible way, or the least worst possible way.

Managing emotions

Maintaining regular routines and schedules as much as possible or creating new ones, i.e. developing healthy habits such as exercise, establishing sleep routines and eating healthily can help keep things in perspective, so these are activities we should try to do on a regular basis, regardless of the situation.

Furthermore, keep in mind that sex, as a highly energetic activity, gets the heart pumping, blood and hormones flowing, and is an indispensable ally in improving mental and physical health.

It is also advisable to keep in touch with loved ones (e.g. by phone, email or video conferencing), which can go a long way towards smoothing the whole process.

Also limit your exposure to the news. Although it is important to know what is going on in the world, filter and reduce the amount of news and information you see, read or hear about COVID-19, as it may cause you anxiety or distress; and seek information only from reliable sources.

Pay attention to your own needs and feelings. Listen to yourself, protect yourself and support others and all will be good.