“Social distancing makes offline meetings tough because all the bars, hotels and restaurants are closed. That means most open-minded people are trying to meet new friends online during the pandemic,” spokesperson Jennifer White said. “Once the pandemic is over, they will finally meet offline for the first time and live out their fantasies together.”
The stats are based on the number of users on the app since lockdowns began in March.
The bigger the city, the more active the users: messages on the app in New York City are three times the number sent in San Diego.
Here are the numbers for swingers by city: New York City 22,874; Los Angeles 12,228; Houston 9,068; Chicago 7,347; Las Vegas 5,744; San Antonio 5,375; Philadelphia 4,894; Phoenix 4,606; Dallas 4,509; San Diego 4,251.
You may be wondering if it’s safe to have sex in the age of social distancing.
The virus is mainly spread through touch or respiratory droplets, which means kissing can easily transmit the virus.
Experts suggest virtual dating, or spending time outdoors and spaced apart — instead of the real thing.
“There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted via either vaginal or anal intercourse,” Dr. Carlos Rodríguez-Día, a professor at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, told The Guardian. Aside from the risk from touching and kissing, “There is also evidence of oral-fecal transmission of the Covid-19 and that implies that analingus may represent a risk for infection.”