As Coronavirus cases continue to soar, so have our stress levels while living in a pandemic. But as the world continues to slowly open back up, everyone has an opinion of what precautions should be taken. So what happens if you and your partner don’t see eye to eye?
Perhaps one of you is taking social distancing measures supremely seriously. Maybe the other believes it’s all a big crock. It doesn’t matter how much you did or didn’t fight before. This pandemic has ushered us into a whole new ballgame. One in which communication with each other has never been more critical.
If you and your partner disagree about the pandemic, here are a few tips for learning how and if you can get on the same page and cope with the COVID craziness.
There are many things we don’t yet know about the Coronavirus. But one thing is certain: wearing a face mask helps protect you and everyone around you.
Hmm, a small covering that you can wear to stop the potential spread of disease, to keep you and others safe…remind you of anything?
That’s right folks, I’m talking about condoms. Of course there are major differences between these two prophylactics. But there are also, and perhaps even more, parallels that I’d like to point out between them. Face masks are kind of like the condoms of Coronavirus. And just like actual condoms, everyone and their mother should be using them.
The Spring of 2020 was really rough on people with active dating and social lives. Staying safe at home meant that our normal patterns of meeting people for dinner, drinks, or something a bit more intimate, had to be put on hold. But humans are still humans, and we didn’t just give up on it! We got creative and started “Isodating”.
What exactly is Isodating? How do you do it? And how can help it help you get some human to human social contact, or maybe even more?
When you’re planning a wedding, a million things can go wrong. Add a global pandemic on top of it all? Talk about next level wedding stress.
Staying cooped up in quarantine has been a struggle for most. However, for those who were looking to tie the knot this year, it quickly became clear that things were going to look a bit…different than they originally planned.
It’s June 20th, and summer is officially here! Right now, you’re probably itching to get outside and have some fun. If you’re dating, Coronavirus has changed the game in ways we couldn’t have imagined at the start of the year.
But hey – let’s roll with it, shall we? As the weather gets warmer, and quarantine keeps us spatially (notice I didn’t say “socially”) distant, the great outdoors can become our dating platform. Since we’ve been cooped up during quarantine, the outdoors is beckoning us.
Whether you are single or in a relationship, keep reading for some fun ideas for outdoor summer dates!
With some states coming out of Covid-19 lockdown, many people are venturing out, having BBQs, trying to responsibly socialize and might feel like they have been let out of jail of social “confinement.” During the past few months of quarantine time (and especially since May was Masturbation Month), a lot of people have been focusing on masturbation as sexual release. Yay! But don’t let up on this focus just because you are potentially unleashed into the world and able to start to touch others.
This month is Pride month, and this year, our focus here at Sex With Emily during Pride is “playfulness.” In the theme of playfulness, finding new ways to play with your body is one of the best ways to spend Pride month!
Here are some ways you can “play” with your body.
June has come and if you’re anywhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, you probably know what that means: Pride month! Normally that means parades, rainbow beads and corporate vodka sponsorships. But if 2020 has taught us one thing, it’s that nothing will ever be the same.
Not only are pride events globally going virtual, but we’re in the middle of a social uprising. After the murder of George Floyd on May 25th 2020, members of the LGBTQ+ community are being called to stand in solidarity of the protests and uprisings that have swept the US and people everywhere are declaring “no justice, no pride”.
Here are some of the ways that you can celebrate Pride 2020 in tandem with the BLM movement… And maybe even find time to attend a virtual party or two.
Covid-19 is changing the world as we know it. One industry that is seeing a big boon in sales due in part to the stay-at-home orders and a growing need for self-pleasure is the sex toy industry.
With masturbation being the one truly safest sex you can have during quarantine, finding and purchasing a new toy has become something of a new pastime. The privacy factor of being able to order online has also fed into the rush to purchase a new sex toy during lockdown. Yet, as the LA Times reports, “sex-toy sales are up, stigma is down.”
Meanwhile, one sex toy maker, Muse, has switched over its manufacturing from lube to hand sanitizer.
In the time before quarantine, a sleepy three-day weekend or ordering take out for a cozy night sounded like the best thing ever. Yet, now, after endless weeks of sheltering in place, it seems like quarantine can feel like a little too much time at home. When you haven’t worn anything but sweatpants in a month and your showers are getting fewer and farther between, you may be feeling like this pandemic is damping your romance.
Additionally, when you and your partner are both working at home, up in each other’s space ALL day every day, you may be more in the mood for some alone time than some sexy time. And of course, there is the fact that we’re living through a global pandemic, and no one knows when it’s going to be over.
May is Masturbation Month. And now with Covid-19, everyone is stuck at home. Your adolescent kids might have been feeling stifled and also discovering some of their, well, urges. What a great time to discuss masturbation with the whole family!
But seriously, having an authentic and candid, yet age-appropriate discussion with your kids about masturbation is one of the biggest gifts you can give your children. It sets them up for a better perspective on sex in general and also can help boost their self-esteem.
Here are some tips on how to approach this sticky (sorry couldn’t help it) subject.