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VR porn might be the closest substitute to real sex right now.

More and more people are turning to VR porn during self-isolation for comfort from depression, anxiety, and frustration

VR porn can provide comfort that's not quite as good as real sex, but a close enough substitute during these strange times.

Why social isolation feels more lonely than ‘normal’ alone time

There's something that makes us feel particularly despondent when we are forced to spend time away from other people.
The longer you stay in one workplace, the less lonely you're likely to feel.

Loneliness in America is at an all-time high. Long working hours and sad desk lunches may be to blame.

Loneliness can have serious health consequences. Experts recommend connecting with colleagues on a non-work level and using your breaks wisely.
Miley Cyrus.

Miley Cyrus shared an uplifting message for anyone feeling lonely over the holidays

She posted a link to "My Sad Christmas Song" which she wrote when she was "feeling like s---" because she couldn't be with the person she loved.
"Especially if you're lonely, be careful in your choices. Regulate and be selective in your use," one of the lead researchers said.

People who are addicted to dating apps may have loneliness and social anxiety in common

Researchers surveyed college students and found that some used dating apps to the point they interfered with their performance at work or school.
According to psychologist Maike Luhmann, people experience heightened levels of loneliness periodically as they age. "What matters is social connection," she told Vox.

How being lonely can affect your health and what you can do about it

Too much loneliness can raise your risk of depression and heart disease, help Alzheimer's disease progress, and lower your ability to learn.
A third of children have suffered a traumatic experience.

8% of children experience PTSD by the time they reach 18, according to a new study

Half of children with PTSD had self-harmed, and one in five had attempted suicide, but just one in five had seen a mental health professional in the past year.
Research shows that loneliness is bad for health.

Loneliness is becoming an epidemic in the US, peaking in 20 and 50-somethings, new research says

A new study found high rates of loneliness among a small group of adults. Experts already know that loneliness has a major impact on health.

Being lonely can be as bad for you as smoking. Now you can take a quiz to find out if you’re at risk.

To help everyone get a sense of how lonely they might be, health insurer Cigna on Wednesday released a 10-question quiz.
Loneliness can have adverse health effects.

10 ways loneliness can affect your health — physically and mentally

Loneliness has a surprisingly significant impact on physical and mental health — two experts explain how loneliness might be affecting you.