“Our stock of masks is over. Many people are demanding chloroquin and Vitamin C. And the sale of condoms has also increased,” said Shah Nawaz of Loyal Pharmacy in south Delhi’s New Friend’s Colony area.
Sources at a leading e-commerce site also said sales of condoms and contraceptives have jumped online. There has also been an increase in birth control products as well as sex toys.
“In times of war and epidemics, intimacy levels go up among sexual partners,” said Rajiv Mehta, consultant psychiatrist at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH).
He also said that December 2020, might just see a ‘coronavirus baby boom’ of sorts.”People are anxious and living at home. Couples, married or otherwise, who were too busy with their professional lives are now getting proximity and time. So intimacy will increase as it has increased during wars. This is a war-like situation,” Mehta said.
Due to daily pressures of normal life, married couples in big cities don’t have regular sex, but now with the lockdown, people are getting back to normal sexual life. However, on the flip side, too much proximity might lead to quarrels too.
Meanwhile, another psychologist told PTI that the sale of erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra, and menstruation-halting medicines will also rise further as the lockdown progresses.