Stress, But Less newsletter offers a mindfulness guide to reduce stress and harness it. The Covid-19 pandemic impacted sexual desire, particularly in women. Stress and major life disruptions during the pandemic affected people’s ability to experience arousal and desire. Women, in particular, faced increased stress due to the mental load of managing household tasks while working from home. To address these issues, experts suggest open communication, setting aside time for physical connection, and exploring different ways to initiate arousal. It is also important for women to speak up about any pain experienced during sex. Seeking professional help for sexual difficulties is encouraged.