The Happn dating app released a survey last Wednesday (13), which shows that 31% of Brazilian users practiced sexting during the quarantine. In other words, one third of the interviewees confirmed that they sent or received erotic messages, photos and videos by digital means during the period of isolation, to warm up the atmosphere with partners in times of social detachment.
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The survey was conducted between May 4 and 11, and interviewed 1,117 people from different regions of the country through a survey sent within the Happn application. Of the total, 16% stated that they sent erotic messages, 10% practiced sexting through photos and 5% through videos. 15% of respondents revealed that they had sexted for the first time during the quarantine.
Brazilians bet on sexting to spice up the relationship during the social isolation of the pandemic – Photo: Luciana Maline / dnetc
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Users’ sexual interest also targets the post-quarantine period. 73% of Brazilian participants said they were looking forward to an intimate or sexual encounter in the post-confinement days. However, the majority agreed that it is necessary to wait until the end of the pandemic to find its partners safely.
On the other hand, research has also shown that romantic interest is on the rise during isolation. 62% of respondents stated that they wish to find a serious relationship after the pandemic, and that the loneliness imposed by the quarantine was one of the reasons that led to the inclination to romance in the future.
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Other information obtained from the research shows that users are taking advantage of the moments alone to rediscover pleasure with themselves. 72% of people said they adhered to the so-called “self-love” in the quarantine.
The pandemic also served as a topic when chatting with suitors through the app. 35% of Brazilians used common habits during isolation as a way to start a conversation with someone. Then, a more traditional topic appears at the time of flirting: the indication of films and series, with 34%. In third place in the ranking of main chat topics, the crisis caused by the pandemic appears again, with 27%. Finally, there are physical activities and music, with 23% and 22%, respectively.