As part of our Isolation Porn series, we’ve been speaking to different couples in isolation – to understand and document how being stuck at home has affected their sex lives. Our research shows us that isolation has been particularly hard for couples. The lack of personal space and stress have caused half of couples in lockdown to have less sex.
Luckily, that’s not the case for Jack (25) and Tom (24) – a couple living in East London. This is how they’ve used the lockdown period to experiment and keep an exciting sex life while isolating together.
“We live just off Brick Lane, which makes it extremely hard to burn off all those salt-beef bagels and we may have also got a new frenchie called Hugo. Yes, we are the poster boys of an East London queer lifestyle. Just wait till you see all the houseplants….”
How long have you been together? How do you describe your relationship?
We’ve been together for almost 3 years now. We moved in with each other about two months of being with one another due to specific circumstances, which was like jumping into the deep-end of a swimming pool and almost drowning, BUT we found our feet (and Tom found mine particularly appetising) and since then, have never been better. We are pretty chilled out and stupid but we are always up for having a laugh and *Jack is the funniest out of the both of us*
*correction: Tom is*
How long have you been in isolation?
We’ve been in isolation for about 2 months, we started working from home before being put on furlough like a lot of people so we’re now trying to keep ourselves entertained. We have managed to be fairly good whilst in isolation, in regards to the ‘rules of lockdown’. We just, of an evening, seem to find ourselves having drinks and playing numerous random games with our new housemate to pass the time.
Are you in an open relationship? How has isolation affected your relationship?
Yes, we’re in an open relationship and have been open for most of the time we’ve been together. Isolation has affected our relationship due to the fact we obviously don’t see each other constantly like we are now, we both love our jobs and who we work with so we’re missing that the most. We’re just trying to motivate ourselves via exercise and engage in alone time and our own hobbies. Obviously hook ups have stopped so our sex life has had to get somewhat creative.
How horny have you been feeling in isolation?
VERY! Knowing you aren’t free to go and meet people makes you want it even more and of course browsing grindr, scruff etc gives us both a ‘you can look but can’t touch’ feeling.
Who is the horniest of the 2?
Tom is the horniest out of the both of us, he’s most likely to instigate and initiate whereas Jack is more of a tease without giving the goods.
What was the kinkiest thing you’ve done in this period?
We purchased some singlets each and occasionally like to dress up to fulfill Toms fantasies. Bed restraints have also made an appearance alongside a gag and paddle to match. We may have possibly ventured into creating our own sex tape….content pending as is a release date (* insert eye emoji here*)
How have you innovated in your sex life with the current limitations?
To pass the inevitable time in lockdown, not only have we been creating more content for OnlyFans/ Twitter but we also find ourselves getting turned on by sending each other images or videos that we have come across on those platforms and getting hard over it. (Not that we have a preference but if it’s a hairy man, from head to toe, then it will usually get our approval)
As much as we enjoy fucking each other we do like our alone time, which is usually comprised by when the other is exercising, finding yourself whacking open the laptop, and logging on to DirtyRoulette.com. Being open, that form of connection with others had to be established elsewhere in lockdown and this has sufficed our singular wanks throughout this period of time. Of course, we wash and wipe our hands after (and the screen).
Has there been anything that was particularly hard? Any good surprises too?
“Our dicks have been the hardest things. The only real surprise is how we’ve used this time to instigate more meet-ups for after lockdown; either one on one or group sex. “
What are you looking forward to the most sexually when isolation ends?
We’re both just looking forward to normal life, being able to hook up with whoever we want, when we want and not being limited to each other, as much as we (kinda) love that. Being able to touch and love our friends and families and being able to rectify a routine that doesn’t involve waking up past 11am!
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