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Sad: Biggest Effect of Coronavirus Is on Human Physical Relationship and Romance

Updated on April 1, 2020
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The author is an air warrior and a global traveler who loves to visit and explore new places

Introduction

The 'China virus' has changed the world. The unique virus has a direct effect on human relationships. In a way, the virus has taken the romance between a man and woman and the physical intimacy that is associated with love disappears like a dream. Shall we say 'gone with the wind?' Will it ever come back?

There is any number of articles advising how to to get out of the grip of the virus. The central theme of all of them is social distancing and that means, no physical intimacy with any person. This advice hits at the essence of a woman falling in love with a stranger. I am afraid all this is gone and I do not know how it can ever come back

One is reminded of the famous lover Don Juan or Don Giovanni. His travels and exploits as brought out by the writer Tirso de Molina even in the present-day thrill readers. Seducing an unknown maid is part of romance. but this 'China virus 'is just about to kill it. I do not know how another Don Juan can again come into this world.

To beat the virus experts advise social and physical distancing. They also advise staying at home. All the tales of love and romance that we read would become just that fantasies as the Coronavirus has killed it.

Physiologists and philosophers have opined that man is by nature polygamous. Even in the animal world, the lion is the king. This is not to decry the role of the female sex but just a statement of fact that a female is never complete without a man. The Coronavirus has hit at this nature of man. Polygamous relationships are out in preference to monogamist relationships. This by herself is not bad but the essence of sex and attraction are factors that are difficult to define. It's a chemistry that has never been explained. God forbid it lasts, for then we would be entering an abyss and one might well say where has love gone.

A man will forever be hesitant now in approaching a woman for a closer relationship. As at the back of his mind it will always loom whether she has the coronavirus.




Effect of Social Distancing


Some months back before the virus had shown its colors, I will relate to my readers a small exciting story. I remember a get-together and my friend invited me. He said it was a bachelor party and dance. As I was a bachelor, I was invited.

I went to the party found about a dozen girls and a similar number of men. The girls were supposed to pick up the T-shirts/shirts put in a large basket and the girl was expected to pick one, smell the odor and decide whether she would like him as a partner for the dance. It was exhilarating and a girl selected my t-shirt. It turned out to be a young girl from Australia.

Later she told me that she was excited to dance with me as she had always dreamed of an airman who had piloted planes at speeds of Mach II. What happened next is another story. This looks like a distant dream now as the wise men are cautioning against any such gathering.

As the coronavirus has spread scientists and doctors are calling upon people to engage in social distancing. Many are also advising self-quarantining and such practices have increased. In such a scenario stag and dance parties, such is a strict no.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that people stay away from other people by at least 6 feet at all times unless they live with a partner or family member. That amount of distance effectively curtails the possibility of physical contact with a relative stranger, meaning dating — casual or not — is indefinitely on hold. This is applicable globally.

There is a flip side to this as research has shown that touch is beneficial to both men and women and their physical and mental health. The end result is that these necessary precautions are nothing short of frustrating for those of us who crave a level of intimacy but are denied it in the name of the greater good.

Tongue in cheek


I am an optimistic man. I believe there is always something good out of every breath of life or event. I know a couple who were stuck up together having nothing to do but get more intimate and then the net result was that his girlfriend conceived. He was lucky she didn't have the virus. Now? They will marry once this dreadful time passes.

I will say this is the positive step as a result of the Coronavirus and they will stick together because of the virus

The new coronavirus isn’t sexually transmitted, but with all the French kissing, face-to-face contact, and general body closeness of lovers, the risk of transmitting the virus is high.

What does it mean?

Sex parties are canceled. The bars, restaurants, and fitness studios where you’d usually find someone to bang are closed.

Most of the dating apps even caution about dating and mating in the present time of coronavirus.

Will the world come back to normal? I don't know. Your guess is as good as mine but I am saddened that the good old world has ended. Who is to blame? No way but China. That's another story.

What to do next. As swami Ramdev, the yoga guru says now us the time for abstinence and development of ESP through yoga by mastering the Sir Asana. (Headstand). However, take it with a pinch of salt.

A lover like Bihma, going up the mountain to love a nymph in a glass lift is a no-no. What if he contracted the coronavirus through her? that will be his folly. Why did this happen? Lord Krishna in the Gita says "not a leaf moves without my will." Maybe a greater belief in Krishna will help tide over this time. Look for the rainbow ahead.

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    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      Dear Pamela, thank you for a lovely comment.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      Dashing Scorpio, thank you so much for your perception of the pandemic. I appreciate it but there is a subtle difference in earlier pandemics and this one. This is the only one that advises social distancing.Yes, sex is a great thing but how many will risk likely death for it?

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      2 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I am ready to see the rainbow. Another side of this social distancing is that a couple may have an addition to their family in 9 months.

    • dashingscorpio profile image

      dashingscorpio 

      2 months ago from Chicago

      "A man will forever be hesitant now in approaching a woman for a closer relationship. As at the back of his mind it will always loom whether she has the coronavirus." - Very doubtful!

      The "Spanish flu" of 1918 would become the world's worst pandemic on record, killing an estimated 50-100 million people worldwide. In the U.S. alone 675,000 people died. However (28) years later the "baby boom" started taking place in 1946.

      There were actually a total of 76 million births in the United States from 1946 to 1964, the 19 years usually called the “baby boom.”

      People will never completely ignore their sexual urge.

      Sex has remained in demand throughout history even when dealing with unplanned pregnancies, STDS (HIV-AIDS, Genital Warts, Herpes, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis) and yet people continue to have (unprotected sex) & cheat on their partner/spouse! Infidelity is a leading cause of divorce.

      Men in particular have risked losing their freedom by going to jail over soliciting and paying for sex when it's illegal.

      If people are willing to risk illness, death, marriage, and their freedom in order to experience orgasms it's unlikely a virus or anything else will stop them from having sex. Hunger, thirst, sleep, and sex are primal urges the human body craves to be satisfied.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      Yes Flourish. I agree but there are lots of people who have a spontaneous love. What about them.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      2 months ago from USA

      Maybe the upside of this is that STD rates will subside. There's always a silver lining!

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      Thank you for commenting, Jennifer

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      Jennifer 

      2 months ago

      Wonderful article about an aspect nobody is talking about. Thank you, MG for bringing it out.

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