New research reveals just how drastically the pandemic is affecting Americans' sex lives

Fifty-six percent of Americans agree that their anxiety about the state of the world had a negative impact on their sex life last year, according to new research. Roughly the same percentage (55%) say that stress resulting from work, or job-seeking, has dampened their sex drive in the past year, according to new research. A new study of 2,000 Americans who are sexually active, either alone or with a partner, revealed the negative impacts that the stressful year had on sexual satisfaction. Of those who reported a negative impact due to anxiety, nearly six in 10 had sex less frequently. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Foria, the survey also probed respondents' performance anxiety when it comes to sex.