"Like everyone who is married or in a committed relationship, my husband and I have been hunkered down together for the past year, not really going out of our home much or doing anything really. And just like our life, which has gotten kind of boring, our quarantine sex has gotten pretty repetitive. Missionary and the occasional role playing has worked for us before, but it seems too predictable. Is this it for us? I'd like to know what else people do for variety, but I don't want to invite other people to join or BDSM." Jennifer M., 54, Dallas
Ah, togetherness, the double-edged sword: On one hand, there’s opportunity for increased intimacy with your loved one (or more plainly put, cohabitation – commute time to work = more time for canoodling). On the other hand, there’s that old “familiarity breeds contempt” idea. According to a survey by sexual wellness purveyor Ella Paradis, 44 percent of respondents say they are masturbating more during lockdown, which is to be expected. But what’s surprising is that this activity usually makes us think of being alone, and according to experts, what’s happening just as much is that couples are masturbating together. Think of it as “you do you,” NSFW edition.