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Lockdown of our sexual urges might just usher in a new post-Covid era of free love

Larissa Nolan


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Love interest: Actress Kate Beckinsale with former boyfriend comedian Pete Davidson – she now has a new younger boyfriend. Photo: JD Images/REX/Shutterstock

Love interest: Actress Kate Beckinsale with former boyfriend comedian Pete Davidson – she now has a new younger boyfriend. Photo: JD Images/REX/Shutterstock

Love interest: Actress Kate Beckinsale with former boyfriend comedian Pete Davidson – she now has a new younger boyfriend. Photo: JD Images/REX/Shutterstock

Kate Beckinsale has a new boyfriend, and I'm indignant.

Not because he's 22 and she's 46 - whatever you're having yourself, Kate. But how come she's getting it, while the rest of us have to Armageddon it? How do you nail a new "love interest" in a lockdown?

Day 40 of our new lives as hermits, and the sexual frustration is at its peak for those isolating solo. No disrespect intended, but even for others who are in lockdown with a partner, the concept of sexual freedom is over: it's either grinding monogamy or nothing.