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COVID-19 Impacts on Human Sexuality

Prof. Döring publishes invited commentary in Archives of Sexual Behavior

Archives of Sexual Behavior

The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated infection control measures have changed many areas of private and public life forever. This also affects the area of sexuality. In her invited commentary in Archives of Sexual Behavior - one of the most influential sex research journals (2019 Journal Impact Factor = 3.131) - Prof. Dr. Nicola Döring, research group on media psychology and media design at Ilmenau University of Technology, explains the influence COVID-19 has on human sexuality. She deals with media narratives as well as with the first scientific studies on the topic. The special feature of the commentary is that many different aspects of human sexuality are included and diverse conclusions for research and practice are discussed. The commentary is open access.


Döring, N. (2020). How Is the COVID-19 Pandemic Affecting Our Sexualities? An Overview of the Current Media Narratives and Research Hypotheses. Invited Commentary. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Online First.