The pandemic ruined our sex lives, but a survey reveals how we’re eyeing up co-workers and turning to romp robots 0 102

AFTER a gruelling few years, our libidos are revving up ahead of a sex-filled future.

One in five of us are having more sex than we did before 2020, according to the 2022 Sex Census by Lelo.

ShutterstockAFTER a gruelling few years because of the pandemic, our libidos are revving up ahead of a sex-filled future[/caption] Stewart Williams – The SunIf you are struggling with a lean patch in your sex life, sexpert Kate Taylor has eight tips to follow, whether you are coupled-up or single[/caption]

The sexual wellness company polled 4,000 adults on their sexual habits over the past 18 months.

Participants were also asked what the future has in store — and the findings make for tantalising reading.

Almost half of us (44 per cent) have had less sex than before — or no sex at all in the past 18 months.

One in ten said they had not so much as kissed another person during that time.

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Instead of working from home, 14 per cent are eyeing up co-workers for hookups.

But in the not-so-distant future we may turn to virtual reality porn or even sex robots to get our kicks, the survey suggests. 

Market-watchers at investment firm Piper Sandler reckon the VR porn industry will be worth £840million by as soon as 2025.

And one in five of us (22 per cent) would consider getting jiggy with a robot.

If you are struggling with a lean patch in your sex life, sexpert Kate Taylor has eight tips to follow, whether you are coupled-up or single. 

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CHILL OUT

GettyToo anxious to feel frisky? Start with a topless massage[/caption]

Sex is a great cure for anxiety, lowering levels of the stress chemical cortisol, stabilising the blood pressure and releasing feel-good endorphins.

Too anxious to feel frisky? Start with a topless massage. Skin-on-skin contact releases oxytocin in the body, helping you feel calmer.

Use a sensual oil containing lavender such as Neal’s Yard aromatic massage oil (lookfantastic.com, £12.50).

COME TOGETHER

GettyRole-play a sexy game in which you are not allowed to touch each other. Then touch yourselves while you both watch[/caption]

It is normal (and OK) to enjoy solo sex in a relationship . . . but it is more fun to DIY together. 

Role-play a sexy game in which you are not allowed to touch each other. Then touch yourselves while you both watch. 

Or bring a remote-controlled sex toy to bed so you can be the boss of each other’s bits. Try the Fusion Love Egg (£42, Ann Summers) for her.

For him, try We-Vibe’s Verge perineum stimulator (£89, we-vibe.com).

EMBRACE APPS

AlamyUse a dating site or app and get a platonic friend of the type you would like to attract to give your profile the once-over before you publish it[/caption]

Forget trawling for love on TikTok or flirting on Facebook. You will only look sleazy, not sexy. 

Asking friends or family to hook you up is also fraught with pitfalls.

Use a dating site or app and get a platonic friend of the type you would like to attract to give your profile the once-over before you publish it. 

Include words known to attract attention. According to a Match study, men send the most messages to women’s profiles that use the word “gaming”, while women write to profiles that mention “family”. 

LIGHTEN UP

Getty – ContributorAim to have FUN rather than simply sex[/caption]

Worrying about your performance or comparing yourself to porn stars will turn sex into work rather than play. Lighten up to reignite your libido. 

Tonight, aim to have FUN rather than simply sex. Put on an upbeat playlist, start a pillow fight and scrawl filthy messages on each other with body pens.

Do an over-the-top striptease or bonk along with your favourite movie sex scene.

GET TECHNICAL

GettyYou might not be ready for an electronic lover yet but you can still enjoy the latest gadgetry to get you there[/caption]

Prepare yourself for a robocop off, as the future of sex tech is VERY bright. You might not be ready for an electronic lover yet but you can still enjoy the latest gadgetry to get you there. 

Try Lelo’s latest hi-tech SILA toy (£135, lelo.com), which uses sonic waves to stimulate her bits.

A VR headset like Meta Quest 2 (£299, Argos) immerses you and your partner in 3-D adult content from sites such as SexLikeReal and VR Bangers. 

PEAK ONCE A WEEK

Draw up a list of sexy thrills you would love to experienceGetty – Contributor

A famous 2015 study found couples only need to have sex once a week to achieve the highest levels of happiness and satisfaction. That gives you 26 more bonks this year. 

Together, draw up a list of 13 sexy thrills you would each love to experience.

Include fantasies, role-playing, positions, foreplay techniques, locations, everything. Take turns to bring one to life every week. 

SWAP YOUR CLOCKS

GettyEarly-morning sex makes the most of men’s natural 7am boost of testosterone.[/caption]

Seventeen per cent of people surveyed said looking after children stopped them having sex.

Parenting little ones can leave couples feeling zonked by bedtime — and teenage offspring can wreck your love life too by keeping odd hours or needing midnight lifts home. 

Before the school summer holidays start, try switching to BST (British Sex Timetable) and make love before the kids wake up.

Early-morning sex makes the most of men’s natural 7am boost of testosterone. 

LOVE YOURSELF

GettyAny time you have a negative thought about how your body looks, immediately think a positive thought about how your body feels[/caption]

Do not body-shame yourself into celibacy. Research has found people with body-confidence issues initiate sex less often and find sex less enjoyable than those who accept themselves. 

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Try a mindful-sex exercise. Any time you have a negative thought about how your body looks, immediately think a positive thought about how your body feels. 

For example, if you think, “My thighs look huge,” follow it with, “I love how it feels when my partner kisses them.” Do it every time and you will become less self-critical.

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Internet users say that if you upload topless photos to Lensa, the app disables the NSFW filter and generates nudes. 

In general, the idea of uploading your photos to a questionable app seems bad to many. The owners of the service assure that users’ photos are deleted after 24 hours, but it is impossible to check whether this is true. In addition, such services have repeatedly allowed leaks of users’ personal data.

The Lensa application is a SaaS product of Russian developers Prisma Labs. This is especially disturbing for the residents of Ukraine, where the application has also gone viral: Ukrainian journalists urge citizens not to give their personal data to Russians, because considering the work of Russian special services, no one can guarantee a sufficient level of security when using programs written by the enemy. To use Lensa, each user has to accept the rules – to agree to the training of the neural network in order for it to work more correctly. Photos go to Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services cloud storage – and, according to the developers, are deleted from there in 24 hours after being processed in Lensa. 

Lensa’s creators assure that users remain anonymous. The app doesn’t specifically ask them for access to metadata such as geolocation. However, the metadata that identifies the user can be linked to the photo that the person uploads to the app. But the Lensa team promises that photos are cleared of metadata before they are saved to Lensa systems.For now, Lensa AI is available for private use, although it may well offer its services to corporations. To do so, they will need B2B SaaS marketing.

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