10 – COVID-19, Sex, & Relationships
It seems like all anyone can talk about these days is the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. One way I thought I could add a voice of reason to the discussions about COVID-19 is to talk about some of the information about COVID-19, sex and relationships that I have seen circulating around on the internet. Like things about sex boosing your immune function. Spoiler alert, we don’t actually know! I will also talk about New York City’s safer sex memo, and some research on relationships and on loneliness.
Before I dive into the research, I talk about studies on COVID-19 sex and relationships that you can participate in right now! And also Jeremy and I talk about our pandemic and social-isolation coping.
Sex and Immune Function! What do we know? Do we know things? Let’s find out!
Find the script for this episode with notes and references at https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodes
Links to research studies mentioned in the show:
- Kinsey Sex and Relationships study: https://knsy.in/COVID-19
- Love in the time of COVID: https://loveinthetimeofcovid.me/
- The COVID-19 Interpersonal & Social Coping Study https://copingstudy.com/covid
NYC Health PDF on Safer Sex https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-sex-guidance.pdf
Other awesome podcasts and people mentioned in this episode in order of appearance:
- Feminist Survival Project https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/feminist-survival-project-2020/id1485281031
- Clementine Morrigan https://www.clementinemorrigan.com/
- Polyvagal Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/polyvagal-podcast/id1452037362
- Atlantic Podcast Summit https://atlanticpodcastsummit.com/
- Pickle Planet Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/pickle-planet-podcast/id1426985559
- Constellate Stories Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/constellate-stories/id1496662547
- Turn Me On Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/turn-me-on/id1200938612
- Momgasm Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/momgasm/id1457742717
- Serena Haines https://www.instagram.com/sdh_rewilding/
Music and editing Jeremy Dahl www.palebluedot.ca
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