From corona-cuffing to going poly mid-pandemic, we find out how Covid-19 is affecting queer women’s relationships

BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE VIA BROADLY GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION 

For our December issue, we asked you wonderful DIVA readers to tell us all your passion filled tales from the pandemic. Whether you U-Hauled with a stranger for your queerantine or decided to go poly in the midst of it all, you lot delivered the goods. Take a sneak peek at what love on lockdown looked like for queer women below. 

Pandemic break-ups 

“I was exploring a poly relationship that ended during lockdown. I have had more time to reflect, looking at relationship anarchy, thinking about sex with males and trans masculine people, thinking about my role in sex – having been active mostly, what’s it like to let that go?” – Jo, 58

Couples in Covid-19

“My wife’s depression means she has wanted sex less and my physical health means I have been unable to have as much sex.” – Saf, 32 

Socially distanced and single 

“Prior to the pandemic, I had a very active sex life with multiple people and it was very hard to be forced to give this up. I’ve been trying dating apps like Tinder, as I don’t know how I can meet people in person anymore.” – Claire, 28 

PLUS, Annabelle Knight, a sexpert at Lovehoney, shares her tips and tricks for those who’ve lost their libido during Covid-19. 

To read the full feature all about what you DIVA readers got up to in lockdown, grab yourself our December 2020, available now via the links below. 

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