Key worker admits she’s been breaking lockdown rules to have sex with her businessman lover twice a week – and insists it’s safe because she has access to Covid-19 testing as a carer
- Monica Holmes, 34, from Harrogate, visited lover throughout UK’s lockdown
- Rules now relaxed to allow for two households to merge into ‘support bubbles’
- But divorcee Monica insisted it isn’t enough and wants people that aren’t vulnerable to be allowed to have sex with whoever they want
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
A fitness fan has revealed that she’s been breaking lockdown rules to have sex with her businessman lover twice a week in their separate homes.
Monica Holmes, 34, from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, visited her partner throughout the UK’s coronavirus-related quarantine despite being aware that their nights of passion were in breach of the guidelines.
And although the rules have now been relaxed to allow for two households to merge into ‘support bubbles’ – Monica, who is a private carer, insisted it isn’t enough.
She said it’s ‘ridiculous’ to deny ‘our basic human instincts’ and is backing a new campaign fighting for a further relaxing of social distancing to allow all Brits outside of high risk groups to sleep with whoever they like.
A fitness fan (pictured) revealed that she has been breaking lockdown rules to have sex with her businessman lover twice a week in their separate homes
Monica Holmes (pictured), 34, from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, visited her partner throughout the UK’s coronavirus-related quarantine despite being aware that their nights of passion were in breach of the guidelines
At the beginning of the month, an amendment to the Health Protection Bill was released amid the pandemic, stating: ‘No person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place indoors, and consists of two or more persons.’
Last week, the rules were eased slightly to allow adults who live alone to chose one other household they can ‘bubble’ with – where they can visit and stay overnight.
Divorcee Monica, who lives near her lover in Harrogate, said: ‘I have been having sex throughout lockdown and I feel zero shame or regret.
‘I’m a very sexual person and l couldn’t live without sex. I need the physical release for my mental wellbeing. It’s a brilliant stress reliever and, given everything which is going on in the world, we need it more than ever.
‘It’s so ridiculous to think anyone could be arrested or fined for following our basic human instincts and needs. Just try and arrest me.’
Although the rules have now been relaxed to allow for two households to merge into ‘support bubbles’ – divorcee Monica (pictured) insisted it isn’t enough
Recalling her decision to flout the government’s rules to stay at home, Monica added: ‘I started seeing a guy four months ago, just before lockdown started.
‘We both decided right after the new rules came in that we would still see one another and we meet twice a week for sex either at his place or mine.
She continued: ‘I don’t care what my neighbours think, they don’t know me so they can’t judge or bad mouth me. While they’ll be some people who say what I’m doing is wrong, there’s also a lot of people who agree with me and are doing the same.
‘It’s inhumane to tell people they can’t have sex. We are not naughty school children and the more you forbid something, the more people will want to do it.’
Being a ke yworker, Monica says she can easily get tested anytime, with one COVID-19 test a few weeks ago coming back negative.
But the fitness fan isn’t worried about getting the deadly virus because she believes she’s ‘so healthy’ that it wouldn’t affect her.
Monica (pictured) said it’s ‘ridiculous’ to deny ‘our basic human instincts’ and is backing a new campaign fighting for a further relaxing of social distancing to allow all Brits outside of high risk groups to sleep with whoever they like
Being a keyworker, Monica (pictured) says she can easily get tested anytime, with one COVID-19 test a few weeks ago coming back negative
‘I work out at the gym a lot and look after myself,’ she explained. ‘This is why I’m so sexually active. Healthy people have much more sex than people who don’t look after themselves.’
Monica also criticised the continuing social distancing guidelines, adding: ‘Lockdown is just nonsense. How can people from different households not date or have sex, yet tens of thousands of people can gather for a mass protest in London? It just doesn’t add up.
‘No one is going to stop me living my life and enjoying myself and other people should do the same.’
Monica is backing a new campaign started by relationship expert Louise Van Der Velde, who runs free masterclasses helping couples to have more fulfilled love lives.
Louise is launching a legal challenge in the High Court in London against the lockdown and wants new rules allowing people outside of high risk groups to have sex with whoever they like – not just one person in their ‘support bubble’.
Real estate agent Richard Ashby, 38, from Cambridge, has had sex with ‘plenty’ of women in breach of lockdown and is also backing the campaign.
Real estate agent Richard Ashby (pictured), 38, from Cambridge, has had sex with ‘plenty’ of women in breach of lockdown and is also backing the campaign
Richard said: ‘I totally ignored lockdown from the start and travelled hundreds of miles to meet friends, just to break the horrifying routine of forced imprisonment.
‘And after the government’s laughable attempt to ban sex, I headed over to a friend’s place to do exactly that. There are plenty of people I have met for sex during lockdown. It’s a lifestyle choice.
‘We all know it’s in breach of the rules but the government can essentially forget it. I don’t feel guilty. It’s an absolute travesty that anyone can dictate that on any terms.
Relationship expert Louise Van Der (above) is launching a legal challenge in the High Court in London against the lockdown and wants new rules allowing people outside of high risk groups to have sex with whoever they like
‘Banning sex is the most ludicrous thing I could ever imagine happening. Whoever came up with it they can f*** off. I resent the idea that everyone out there is terrified of having fun or procreating, it’s a joke.
‘The sex ban literally takes away everything that a human being needs – touch, connection, love at first sight, passion, hugs and sex. You cannot just strip this away from people for months at a time – the effects will be catastrophic on people’s mental health and wellbeing.’
He added: I’ve heard about Louise’s campaign and fully support her legal bid to stop the government banning sex for millions of us who are not in relationships – not that it’ll make a difference to me as I will continue to do it anyway.’
Following the relaxation of the rules last week, couples who do not live together can finally stay the night together in each other’s homes.
But there are still restrictions on people dating normally and sleeping with more than one person outside their bubble.
Sexpert Louise said: ‘We need to end the sex ban for anyone outside of high risk groups. Millions of young people who risk no more than a bout of flu from the virus are having their lives wrecked by these rules.
‘I am mounting a legal challenge in the High Court to free us all from these draconian restrictions which make no sense at all.’
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