Online sexual relations before and after the Covid-19 lockdown in France 2020

French people were asked if they had ever in their life, via a computer or mobile phone, exchanged sexual content on the Internet in 2020. More specifically, the source compared the period before and after the announcement of the Covid-19 lockdown on the 17th of March. From the graph, 45 percent of people aged 18 to 69 had exchanged SMS, instant messages or e-mails of sexual content with their partners after the confinement period on the 27th of April.

Comparison of sexual virtual exchanges before and after the confinement in France in Febuary and April 2020

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

April 24-27, 2020

Number of respondents

3,045 respondents

Age group

18-69 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Au cours de votre vie, avez-vous déjà via un ordinateur ou un téléphone mobile… ?"

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