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People saw decrease in sexual behaviour during Covid-19: Study
People saw decrease in sexual behaviour during Covid-19: Study

New York, June 18 (TIWN) One in five adults in the US have experienced change -- mostly a decrease -- in their sexual behaviour during the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers said.

Representative image New Delhi: The study examined changes in solo and partnered sexual behaviours from about mid-March to mid-April in an effort to learn more about Americans' sex lives and relationships during the first month of social distancing.  "Our data illustrate the very personal ways in which different pandemic-associated factors may create or inhibit opportunities for solo and partnered sex," said study co-author Devon Hensel from the Indiana University in the US.  The study, published in the preprint repository medRxiv, used the US nationally representative probability survey of adults to look at changes in 10 solo and partnered sexual behaviour categories.  Across all the 10 behaviours studied, 50 per cent of participants reported no change or stability in their sexual behaviours over in the period under survey.  Another third of the participants reported that they had either increased or decreased in some behaviours. The most common behaviours to increase and decrease were the same.

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