Coping With COVID-19: Pandemic Life and Problematic Sexual Behaviour


  • Heather Moulden McMaster University & St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
  • John Bradford



COVID-19, Problematic Sexual Behaviour, sex as coping, child sexual abuse material


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How to Cite

Moulden, H., & Bradford, J. (2021). Coping With COVID-19: Pandemic Life and Problematic Sexual Behaviour. International Journal of Risk and Recovery, 4(2), 1–3.