The Death of Libido

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

Kate Morgan
Elemental
Published in
6 min readAug 10, 2020

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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…

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Kate Morgan
Elemental

Kate is a freelance journalist who’s been published by Popular Science, The New York Times, USA Today, and many more. Read more at bykatemorgan.com.