digital technologies, social isolation, sexual behavior, psychiatric symptoms, mental disorder


Digital technologies are popular means of exchanging, communicating, and accessing information, and their use has been increasing in recent years. Studies of changes in society's behavior are observed because of the new way of communicating and relating. To evaluate the sexual behavior of couples during the period of social isolation imposed by the pandemic and the frequent use of Digital Technologies (DTs), an online cross-sectional survey was carried out to obtain information on sexual behavior and the use of TDs. A total of 1,357 individuals were interviewed using the Google Forms tool, of which 616 were eligible to participate in the survey. According to the data obtained, DTs were used by 24.02% of the study participants, in which a change in sexual behavior was observed in this group that has the habit of using DTs. The logistic regression analysis verified an association between the variables that predicted significant and positive changes in the sexual behavior of individuals, which points to a tendency towards change in sexual behavior given the greater use of DTs.


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Author Biographies

Isabela Melca

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ.

Rachel de Moraes Ferreira

Fundação Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz.

Antonio Egidio Nardi

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ.

Anna Lucia Spear King

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ.


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How to Cite

Melca, I., de Moraes Ferreira, R., Nardi, A. E., & King, A. L. S. (2024). STUDY OF CHANGES IN SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN COUPLES FACING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES. Journal Health and Technology - JHT, 3(1), e3146.

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