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It’s been almost nine months since the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 as pandemic, guys. How has COVID-19 affected your sex life? Did you stop dating/hooking up and opted for masturbation instead?
Because of the restrictions and new dating rules due to COVID-19 constantly lurking around us, people’s sex lives around the world had definitely changed during this pandemic.
According to this study, couples quarantining together had found a way to cope with the stress brought about by the pandemic and that is by having lots of sex. In the same study, 24 percent of over 9,000 respondents had confirmed that the pandemic has “positively affected their sex lives.”
What about gay men though especially the single ones?
An article from California Healthline said that “gay men had begun to embrace a ‘new normal'” and talked about how COVID-19 had affected gay men’s sexual behavior. The article cited Dr. Jeffrey Klausner’s patient observations since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic wherein he found that a lot of his gay patients have “dramatically changed their sexual behavior.”
Dr. Klausner, an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology in the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA, noted that many gay men had “shrugged off the need for routine screenings for sexually transmitted diseases.” Dr. Klausner related, “They say, ‘I haven’t had any contact since I saw you last, so there’s no need to do any STD tests.”
Over time however, “People are starting to think about a return to engaging [in sex],” when states have started to loosen up COVID-19 restrictions, Dr. Klausner said, “and are asking me, are there ways they can remain safe from COVID-19?”
Further, an online study conducted last April regarding COVID-19’s impact on the sexual health of 1051 American men who have sex with men (MSM) revealed the following:
- because of COVID-19 and social distancing, majority of the study participants had “fewer sex partners and opportunities to have sex nor do they have plans to manage it”
- there have been a decreased use of dating or hook-up apps among the study participants for sex while there have been a “substantial” increase in app usage in order “to connect with other men but not to meet them in person.”
- an increase in HIV and STI incidence among MSM is possible if the men experience “sustained interruptions in HIV/STI services.” Read the study in full here.
How true are these things for you guys? Did you—just like Dr. Klausner had observed from his gay patients—initially ignore the need for routine screenings for sexually transmitted diseases during the start of the coronavirus pandemic? Did you use Adam4Adam app and website more in order to connect with other A4A users online “but not to meet them in person?”
Before we bid you goodbye for the day, we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that further studies are needed to determine whether or not COVID-19 can be transmitted through semen and whether swallowing it means risking infection. Studies show however, that the presence of the virus has been detected in the semen of people who contracted COVID-19.
Then there is, of course, the matter of HIV and other STDs as well so please do not forget to practice safe sex, guys. Also, you may want to read our friendly reminder on how to navigate sex in the time COVID-19 here.
Share with us your thoughts and stories in the comments section below!
For me, it has completely wrecked my sex life. Being a married bi, quarantine has robbed me of any and all opportunities to explore my bi side. I have been regulated to sneaking wanks while watching man on man porn for the past 9 months. looking forward to returning to a “normal” world.
Totally agree being bi married this has almost killed any opportunities for mansex. I cant say i havent had any, but i could count on one hand the guys i have played with since Feb. The play has also changed, no more kissing, can’t wait for this to be over
I agree 1000%. Have not had any guy action in almost a year. Have started experimenting with cyber but just not the same thing. Have become overly acquainted with my right hand lol. Good luck and stay safe
In Illinois, Stay Home started in mid March and sorry…telling me to stay home without anyone around to provide support. Screw U. I adopted my buds immediately and our “family” survived with love, friendship, compassion, informed actions and good sex.
I haven’t had sexual intercourse in almost a year. In the past few weeks I have used a Covid-safe
glory hole at home once or twice a month. I’ve had lots of offers on Adam and Grindr for full-on sex,
but have had to decline, no matter how good-looking the guy is!
I have had sex 4 times since St Patrick’s Day. 3 of those with a long time fb. I don’t trust anyone. Having COPD I need to be careful.
The guys that have not changed behavior remind me of the guys who didn’t believe HIV was real either.
At least those guys didn’t have to die alone.
I had covid back in February. I recovered as most people do, unless you have other medical problems. Most people are probably going to get it at some point in time, unless you quit your job and stay home. I don’t really have to worry about getting it again because there have been very few cases of getting it a second time.
The guys I get personal time with and I have cut back our meetings by over 75%. When we do, it’s only after we’re sure as we can be we’ve had no exposures to any one positive for 2 weeks. We put on our Big Boy Pants, don’t whine about how “it’s just soooopoo unfair”, and realize it’s what we need to keep each other and our families safe.
Great comments, ouvert d’esprit. However, sex is more fun if you take your Big Boy pants OFF!
No worries! We know each other well so the pants fly off!
also wrecked my sex life and in closing the bathhouses; took away any weekly affirmation I was getting thru sex there; lol………….one or two or three fuckbuds have continued to stop by infrequently…..but nothing ever seems to ignite from sex sites online
took away any weekly affirmation I was getting thru sex there; lol……. The primary topic aside, this honest remark hit home, touched me. Going to the bathhouse in Louisville evolved into decency, not merely debauchery. I recall a circle of guys, 5 or so, in the hot tub, talking, some flirting, some handsy stuff, smiles, friendship. Made me feel a part of despite my body worries. Shy yng Asian guy, known to be avoidant,edged toward us. He ended up “trust floating,” being held and caressed-not trolled-by our diverse circle of 20s to 60s, multi racial, masc to fem. Finally saw… Read more »
Since co-vid my sex life is dying and I find myself jerking off more often
I haven’t has sex with another guy since last March now the women are starting to look good
Hasn’t stopped the gays in my city. Partying and Sex is still full steam ahead. Maybe that’s why my city continues to be on the incline for COVID cases and the gays are leading the way. They even go as far as to organize secret underground sex and circuit parties with private FB groups.
Now that’s just like So., Flo.
Definitely reduced frequency but I do still get together with some of my regular guys. Plus, thank god, I have an excellent and assorted collection of dildos.
This guy I hook up with started to invite me over more frequently like once a week because he said he trusted me so I didn’t hook up with anyone else, and he started being more passionate although I’m just his side piece but the sex has been so much hotter and so much more often.
Oh, I’m still having some very powerful climaxes, lmao, self induced of course as usual, considering what’s going on in So., Flo. prior to covid-19. This time of year always brought some really good dating action for me, now no one in their right mind is traveling here. Some of the younger guys are, and tryin’ to get some (at my age) daddy-dick. I’m just not into that, even without covid-19.
For myself, I only had sex twice since COVID. It has definitely, killed the mood for sex in my case. Just me and my hand lately. I am Over this pandemic!
Absolutely ruined it. Not only did the pandemic bring my sex life to a screeching halt, but my anxiety went into high gear and I’m so medicated now, my libido is gone, I can’t cum and basically I’ve stopped going on the apps and websites because I’ve no interest. I’ve gained 30 pounds despite my best efforts to try and workout at home because I think, why does it matter? Nobody’s coming over. I’m angry with myself. I’m angry at the assholes who won’t mask up or stay home or even just think about more than themselves. We may yet… Read more »
Just wanted to say i feel where your coming from. It pisses me off to no end when people complain about mask wearing and refuse to do it. I have several underlying conditions that makes Covid serious for me and have had to just stay home since Feb. I am bouncing between anger and sadness most days. Hang in there because eventually things will get better. Just wanted you to know your not alone. Hope this helps and maybe makes you feel a little better knowing you were heard.
Hell no Covid didn’t get in my way. I still got my ass filled as much as possible and swallowed as many loads as I could. People near me were very good about saying if they were Civid-19 positive or in quarantine.
Covid-19 has completely destroyed my sex life as well as eroded away my mental health. In the beginning I didn’t really do anything different. I felt invincible. Why, I don’t really know, because I have been HIV+ since October, 1993. Add to that my addiction to meth, which I slam. I’m in relatively good health, no real issues currently. My last labs I tested an undetectable viral load, and T-cells about 350. Just last week I took my second covid-19 test and was negative. I’ve taken some pretty stupid risks, which I’m not proud of. It wasn’t until the most… Read more »
I live in Brooklyn which was the nation’s earliest epicenter; Spring was BEYOND awful…. I strictly quarantined for a month and relied on the sizzling videos I shot of a buddy from Toronto servicing me throughout February. I’d had enough of that by mid-April and began seeing my ‘pandemic buddy’. Although he’s almost forty years my junior, he’s not an irresponsible twenty-eight year old. He lives with his grandmother and mother, both of whom have medical issues, and we’ve known one another for six years. Hence, he is being uber-responsible. By summer, I began meeting with long-term playmates – but… Read more »
For me I’m walking alot…I just want to find a man to go walking hiking with. Wear mask ..of course…but go off in a trail and touch him and his ass..then hopefully we get date #1 out the way date #2 something more indooors
My sex life is DOA I was not feeling good since last year just after Christmas. then In February I could not get an appointment with the Doctor. Just got worst until June when I had a massive Heart problem. I had to have 4 by passes and one valve replaced. 9 weeks in hospital Then two weeks ago I had to have Hernia Surgery which has threw me back months in my healing. With Covid I do not dare to have any sex. I want to so Badly but If I did I think there would be a good… Read more »
Like most of you, I’ve intentionally put a stop to hooking up since we here in the Bay Area first sheltered-in-place back in March. There have been a couple of times I’ve gotten together with a good buddy but overall, I’ve stopped. Me and both of my roommates are HIV+ so I really don’t wanna take chances. Luckily, I’m an old pro when it comes to webcamming so that’s been my main source of release, though it has tended to get old after all these months. Unfortunately, one of my roommates suffers from multiple personality disorder and schizophrenia, as well… Read more »
Brought it to a grinding stopped not that I had one to begin with
It’s currently nonexistent! I’ve been chatting with some guys, but no meets. Everyone is afraid.
How has Covid-19 affected your sex life?
What sex life?
Hadn’t been with anyone since June (former FB) and prior to that, just one other guy back in February. Like many who have commented, over this year I’ve watched a lot of porn and did a lot of jerking off. Last week I met up with a guy I’d been chatting with on here for about a month. We both have been pretty isolated from others and agreed that neither of us would be risky. It was the best 2 hours I’ve had all damn year. 😉
so far doesnt happen even chatting online nothing with locals. don’t know how I ll meet new people if not this way
As an essential worker I have been out and about almost every weekday. I try to take precautions and my sex life has slowed down. I am careful but I refuse to live in fear. Almost 75% of the US fatalities have occurred in those who are 65 or older, with a overall mortality rate of less than 2%. If this was a truly deadly pandemic, death rates would be exponentially higher.
50+ black, gay men are rarely included: in gay advertising; videos/movies, or accessible websites. 50+ black men rarely are seen having sex w/peer age black men. Why? Covid has further isolated single, 50+ black men.
I was not doing anything with anybody , then I decided to test the waters and put up a glory hole, because breathing on each other is the primary way of contacting Covid. After my first glory hole hookup I wanted 14 days,. Then I did another , waited 14 days, then another , then another , and some more and now I suck dick and eat ass all day long.