The presidential election isn't just making dinner conversations more awkward, it's ruining your sex drive. Yes, we're serious.
If you've found yourself not in the mood to roll around in the sheets lately with your partner, you're not alone. This election cycle has elicited stress that is actually impacting people's sex drives, according to fertility app Kindara. In a survey that informally polled 928 app users, the results found that Americans' sex lives are being negatively affected by this election — especially Democrats. The Dems seem to be the most affected by campaign negativity with 19% of females indicating that there was a negative impact on their sex lives, per The Daily Mail.
Other noteworthy stats from the survey: 21% of women report that good economic news positively impacts their sex lives and 18% noted that bad economic news negatively affected the sex lives. Only 4% said that they would delay a pregnancy depending on who wins the election.
During the debates, it was even more of an issue. The fertility app reported that 67 percent of female Republicans were more interested in having sex, whereas 50 percent of Democrats said the same thing. As a whole, the stress factor seems to be stemming from the idea of Donald Trump becoming president.
The founders of the app shared their thoughts behind the survey with Bustle. "At Kindara we are always looking for new opportunities to give women tools, knowledge and support to understand how their fertility works, take ownership of their reproductive health, and meet their fertility goals. We thought this survey would be a fun and timely way to engage with our Kindara App users, while providing a snapshot as to how this year's Presidential campaign is impacting American women's lives behind the closed doors of the bedroom."
To be fair, the findings from this survey should be taken in stride, as the poll was comprised of fertility app users willing to take a poll, and it is difficult to apply this to the general population. That being said, however, many report feeling anxious and very stressed out over the election. And as we all know, stress usually equals libido drop in most circumstances.
In any case, the best news of the day is that Election Day is here, and hopefully once it is over, we can all get back to more important things: sex, love, and rock and roll (errr — wedding planning?). Simpler times, if you will.