Foxy’s cock-a-hoop for sun, sun, sun, oh here it comes

foxy 414“Here comes the sun do, do, do, Here comes the sun, And I say it’s all right.” Yep, after a few false dawns, you probably don’t need George Harrison to tell you that spring has sprung and that I’m in a particularly chipper mood today.

Not only is it payday at last but there is now a whole summer of fun to look forward to, so long as Bungling Boris and his Blundering Buffoons don’t cock it up yet again.

Mind you, my mood has certainly lifted since earlier in the week. There I was, busy keeping calm and carrying on, when up popped my esteemed boss, waving a piece of paper and gesticulating wildly.

What have you got there, I enquired, an exciting invitation to a summer bash or maybe a letter praising us for keeping the marketing industry sane while our lesser rivals bang on about “purpose”, “solutions”, and “everything that matters this morning”?

Sadly not, dear Foxy fans, I’m afraid it was actually an email from a seemingly disgruntled reader.

What, I hear you ask, is there such a thing? Well, as you know, we try to cater for every whim and fancy on this august website, but it seems some sensitive soul is rather upset by my constant references to S.E.X.

And I quote: “While I generally enjoy your website and find it highly informative, I have to ask what the Idol Gossip column has to with marketing? As far as I can tell, all ‘Foxy’ (whoever she may be) ever writes about is sexual relations, pornography and other marketing trade magazines. Are you sure this column is relevant?”

Much soul-searching ensued, I can tell you, until two minutes later when I got an email about a new survey run in conjunction with Ann Summers which shows we are in the middle of a sex recession.

Maybe, just maybe, our disgruntled reader is among the 40% of people who are having less sex since the start of the pandemic; even worse she could be among the 11% who have been celibate for the past year.

With Covid restrictions in place, it has been especially tough on singletons, apparently, and over half (51%) haven’t been on a date at all in the 12 months.

But Dr Jacqui Gabb, who goes under the marvellous job title of “professor of intimacy” at the Open University is not agog. She said: “It’s no surprise that many people are reporting having less sex. For couples who live together, the daily rhythms of our lives have collapsed and it’s very hard to carve out quality time for intimacy.

“We know that during lockdown women are taking on more of the burden of childcare and housework, which is hardly an aphrodisiac. Single people who might normally be having casual relationships are also feeling the strain from the lack of physical contact.”

C’mon sisters, lighten up, it’s spring: “Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting, Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear. Here comes the sun do, do, do. Here comes the sun. And I say it’s all right…”

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