The report cited a study which said that just 39.9 per cent of UK adults have been ‘sexually active’ during the coronavirus crisis. The social distancing norms have rendered a blow to people’s love lives.
However, the experts are saying that the government should encourage adults to have sex in lockdown for the good of their physical and mental health.
Researchers from the universities of Anglia Ruskin and Ulster are studying the impact of current guidelines on relationships of nearly 900 adults.
Lead authors of the study Dr Lee Smith and Professor Mark Tully called on the government to promote sexual activity to keep older Britons in particularly healthy in both body and mind, along with advice to stay alert, social distance and wash hands regularly.