The world has changed dramatically in recent months due to the covid-19 pandemic. We are talking mainly about the economic recession and the health crisis. But what effects will coronavirus have on sex life and relationships? In addition to increased birth rates, experts predict a lack of condoms, more frequent quarrels in relationships, and more divorces overall.
In early March, sexshops reported record sales growth, especially in areas where movement restrictions or quarantine have been set due to the significant spread of coronavirus. This suggests that many people have used the increase in leisure time to improve the love relationship with their partner.
Increasing interest in sex
Is logically linked to the question whether a global coronavirus baby boom can be expected by the end of the year. Discussing the Internet has even invented the name ‘coronials’ for the generation of children conceived during a pandemic.
Demographers, however, moderate optimism in this respect: history records show that in the months following the pandemics, wars and crises, birth rates have declined rather than increased. It is logical that in times of high stress, material shortage, illness or life threat, people postpone the planned conception of a child.
On the other hand, it is noted that after a longer period of time, in the order of one to five years after crisis periods with higher mortality, the birth rate has indeed started to increase significantly. Therefore, the generation of “coronials” can indeed be expected;
Condoms sales boom!
Higher sexual appetite is also reflected in condom sales. However, it is precise with this essential article that we can soon face a serious shortcoming.
According to Reuters, due to the closure of factories in Malaysia and China, the world is already facing a deficit of 100 million condoms. The Malaysian company Karex Bhd, which produces one-fifth of all condoms, had to shut down its factories for more than a week due to coronavirus.
Recently, she was allowed to resume production, but with only half the capacity.