A new survey has found that people have been breaking lockdown rules to have sex despite the Coronavirus pandemic that has killed close to 300,000 people globally.
It shows people can stay at home for so many reasons, but have a hard time adhering to home lockdown rules when it comes to the issue of controlling sexual libido.
In the new survey of 2,000 people by IllicitEncounters, a dating website, it was found that one in five of those asked have broken lockdown to have sex.
According to IllicitEncounters.com, the biggest group of people that broke the restrictions (48%) are couples who were in a relationship prior to lockdown but don’t live together while 22% are people who were cheating on their partners pre-lockdown and have carried on the affair.
According to the survey, 8% of people who are breaking the lockdown are people who have started a new affair during the crisis and have met up with a new partner for sex as they can’t control their libido.
Over half of those breaching the rules (61%) have sneaked to their partner’s house for sex – or other places including cars, parks and beaches while 32% have gone to their partner’s house late at night specifically for sex.
People under the age of 30 broke the lockdown rules with 38% admitting they had breached the rules by having sex while 48% of people questioned said they felt guilty about breaking the restrictions.
Surprisingly another two-thirds (64%) said they would carry on breaking the rules and having sex as long as a full lockdown lasts.
IllicitEncounters sex and relationship expert Jessica Leoni said: ‘It is no surprise that one in five people [from the survey] have broken the lockdown for sex.
‘It is very easy to succumb to lust, particularly late at night when you have been communicating with a partner you were seeing pre-lockdown.