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Lockdown Ends. Sex Returns

By Rediff Get Ahead
October 12, 2020 12:34 IST
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How lockdown affected relationships

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With Unlock 5 underway and life moving back to a semblance of past normality, interactions among love birds have moved up a notch.

Having to cope up with their partners for months in a closed space due to the lockdown, the excitement from a change of scenery has proved sexually alluring for some.

According to a study conducted by Gleeden, an extramarital dating platform, more than 60 percent of respondents confessed that the lockdown had a negative impact on their relationship, both emotionally and physically.

To understand what men and women did to feel desirable, 2,000 users from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Pune were polled between September 25 and October 5, 2020.

The Gleeden survey revealed that 37 percent of its users had an affair with colleagues after getting back to their offices following the lockdown.

Getting back to work not only meant returning to socialising in an office environment, but also a chance for irresistible dalliances with co-workers.

When quizzed about their reason behind these encounters, 37 percent confessed that it was due to a pure craving for sex.

33 percent of users said they enjoyed someone other than their partner finding them attractive.

About 30 percent of them said they cheated to feel desirable again.

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