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It’s been almost a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). 

Since then, we have been experiencing social distancing and lockdowns which meant business establishments had to close. Various social events on the other hand, were cancelled so we’re pretty sure there are many things about our pre-pandemic life that you miss doing. And this is why we are asking you, guys: what are the activities or things that you are looking forward to doing the most after the COVID-19 pandemic?

We’ve scoured the Internet and here are some of the most popular answers that we found:

  • Giving a kiss or a hug
  • Going to school or work
  • Eating out with friends and family
  • Watching live concerts
  • Watching movies in the cinema
  • Traveling 
  • Visiting friends, loved ones, and relatives
  • Going out/night out with friends
  • Shopping (not the online way)
  • Watching sporting events

Meanwhile, a user named piratebuck on askgaybros said, “My god when this pandemic is finally over I’m so going to go into slut mode.” Many readers agreed to his comment, user DeedeeMegaDoo-Doo in particular, pointed out, “Vitamin D deficiency has been brutal lately.” 

However, one user named outbound reminded people to “wrap it up.” He explained, “The peak in syphilis cases in the 1920s came right after the Spanish flu had subsided.”

But, what outbound said is probably happening already as we speak. The New York Times reported that STDs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in the United States have “taken an abrupt downturn” instead of hitting record highs as expected.  

The New York Times added that reproductive and sexual health experts believe “the drop is more likely a harbinger of bad news.” Experts say the “pandemic has seriously hindered efforts to mitigate sexually transmitted infections” because contact tracers for gonorrhea and syphilis, described as “already severely understaffed,” have been “diverted to COVID-19 cases.” Read the article in full here.

Having said all that, what’s the first thing you want to do after the coronavirus pandemic? More importantly, what are the everyday things that you miss and took for granted before COVID-19 happened? Share with us your thoughts and stories in the comments section below!

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