Sex

Here’s What 75% Of Americans Want In Bed

Plus, how the pandemic affected our sex lives.

the stress of the covid-19 pandemic had major effects on Americans' sex lives.
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COVID-related stress may have led to a tight jaw or chewed-off fingernails. But how did it affect our sex lives? A 2021 study of 2,000 sexually active Americans, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Foria, a sexual wellness CBD brand, looked at exactly that.

Heightened stress impacts your nervous system, and sex and libido are deprioritized on a biological level. Your stress levels can impact your level of arousal, lubrication, desire, and more — so addressing stress levels is key.

Kiana Reeves, somatic sex educator and Foria’s Chief Brand Officer.