Coronavirus Conversations: Safe(r) Sex - Dating, Relationships, and Intimacy During the Pandemic

02sep2:00 pm3:00 pmCoronavirus Conversations: Safe(r) Sex - Dating, Relationships, and Intimacy During the Pandemic


Online Session


(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time

Event Details

Wednesday, September 2, 2:00 PM (EDT)


Hosted by Duke Science & Society and DuWell

Even amid social distancing, people continue to seek out new relationships. But romantic relationships are inherently in-person activities, raising many questions about what dating and sex can or should look like during the COVID-19 pandemic. What are the ethical and health risks to dating now, how are virtual options standing in, and how are people balancing the potential risks with the mental and emotional health benefits of being in a relationship?

Join Duke Science & Society and our panel of experts as they discuss the science behind risk assessment, the changing trends in dating, and the ethics of dating while under a pandemic—and their recommendations for how to safely seek out relationships over the near future.

Dr. Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.: Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, Temple University

Dr. Catalina Toma, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Communication Science, UW-Madison


Lindsey Parker, M.P.H.: Student Development Coordinator, DuWell, Duke University


This virtual event series is open to the public. Press covering the COVID Pandemic are welcome to attend. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.


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Coronavirus Conversations: A virtual event series from Duke Science & Society


As we practice social distancing, engage in online learning, and work remotely we are burdened with questions about how this pandemic is affecting our lives, the lives of those we love, and the society we are a part of. Over the course of this event series faculty and staff from Duke Science and Society will join academics, lawmakers, students, researchers, doctors, and others to shed some light on the events happening around us and what life will start to look like moving forward.

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