And I can think of all sorts of reasons for that, and this statement seems to me to have embedded in it a rather trad missionary position subtext of what is sex; and it reminds me of something that I saw cited in Stephen Heath, The Sexual Fix (1982), about some Reichian sexual guru saying that the only proper healthy way to have sex was face to face, gazing into one another's eyes, and being deadly serious (no laughing, this is not funny) and, if I recollect aright, naturally having simultaneous orgasms.
I'm also deeply, deeply sceptical that 'feelings of isolation and a lack of true human connection have fed into the seismic political shifts' lately experienced. Which, you know: It's All More Complicated.
And a niggle: In the print edition this had the subhead: 'young people turn creative to take a break from tech'. And okay, I know what they mean there, but part of me was going, 'you know what? textile crafts are technology too, they are not the primeval world of nature'. I also wonder whether they are really so very stress-relieving, but any time I undertake anything involving stitchery - and I will admit that this is usually about running repairs in matters of detached buttons, gaping seams, etc - I find it a cause rather than a emollient of stress. Maybe if I was doing something lovely and creative instead?