A shocking report has revealed that Covid-19 is killing the appetite for sex especially among married couples raising a lot of reproductive health concerns.
Covid-19 according to the report causes the death of the libido which drives the sex urge leaving most relationships.
But to make it worse, Amref Health Africa in its report shows that the effect of Covid-19 on sex desire may be long-lasting and not a short-term thing.
The study tabulates that nearly half of married couples or those in a relationship became dissatisfied with sex during the lockdown last year and wanted it less often. The share of married couples reporting sexual dissatisfaction rose to 41.3 percent last year while those satisfied with sex dropped to 58 percent from 73.4 percent before the pandemic.
This a sharp change of change that is worrying in any relationship.
Prof Joachim Osur, a reproductive health expert and the dean of the School of Medical Sciences at the Amref International University in Nairobi led a team of experts to arrive at those findings.
“Most of the participants (73.4 percent) reported that they were satisfied with their marital sex before Covid-19 but the proportion of that reporting satisfaction dropped to 58.4 percent when they were asked about their experience during the Covid-19 pandemic,” says the study.
The study was published last week in the Sexual Medicine journal.
The other researchers were Mugambi Ireri and Tammary Esho, from Amref International University and Amref Health Africa respectively.
In their recommendations, the scholars suggested that Covid-19 should be considered a cause of sexual dissatisfaction and possibly sexual dysfunctions in clinical settings.
“Among participants surveyed during the pandemic itself, therefore, 41.3 percent reported that they were currently sexually dissatisfied,” the report says.
The experts claimed that some people take a period of time to recover after losing their sexual desire unfortunately others lose it completely.