There’s no denying that couples have been spending more time together this year.
And it’s no denying that some people have been making the most of lockdown than others.
Thanks to there being no stressful commute or long days at the office, some couples have taken the opportunity to spend more intimate time with one another.
But one pair have been causing a bit of trouble when having sex as they simply do not realise how loud they are.
Alicia Loveday, 26, and Adam Howard, 24, have made babies cry, dogs howl, and even received notes under their door from hotel guests.
The pair, who met three years ago, had a “very passionate” first kiss – and it seems their sex is even more so.
Alicia revealed they had no idea how loud they were, but they’ve since had several complaints – even during hotel stays.
“In a hotel in the Lake District, the security man came up to our room as they’d had complaints about the noise we were making,” she said.
“We were keeping other guests awake. I answered the door in my nightdress to be greeted by this burly security guard. I was mortified and promised to keep it down.
“During another hotel stay, in Beaconsfield, the people in the next room put a note under our door saying it sounded like we’d had fun but next time we should think how uncomfortable it makes others feel. I went bright red.
“We started to realise we were maybe noisier than other people and it was finally driven home to us when we stayed with friends and they banged on the wall and told us to shut up.
“I was again so embarrassed. Hearing someone ‘at it’ can be awkward, especially if you know them and are facing them the next day,” Alicia added.
The couple are currently living with Adam’s mum, so they try to keep the noise down, but one rowdy session even had Adam’s six huskies howling.
Alicia believes it took months for them to realise how loud they were because they were in the throes of passion.
“For a very long time we didn’t realise we were being loud because we were caught in the moment,” she said. “For us, it seems it just can’t be helped.”
However, if you’re single during lockdown then fear not as one sexpert has given some great advice for those spending Christmas at home alone.
Dr Emily Morse, a sex doctor from the US, believes it’s the perfect opportunity to focus on yourself.
She says singletons should masturbate, take a social media break, and even write themselves a letter to reflect on the past year.