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The pandemic is keeping us at home — but out of the bedroom

A stressed couple lying down on the bed and staring at the ceiling.
A stressed couple lying down on the bed and staring at the ceiling.
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During the pandemic, Lola Jean stopped having sex.

That fact alone is not unusual. But given that Jean, on top of being a New York City-based sex educator and mental health professional, also works as a professional domme and had just started a new relationship, it suggests declining libido might be part of a larger trend.

“In general, I would describe myself as a very sexual person with a high sex drive,” she says. “During quarantine, I entered my first relationship, so we’re still in the honeymoon phase and theoretically should be having sex all the time.”

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