Covid-19, Shmendrick and Sex

Alan J. Schwarz
8 min readMar 8, 2021

Harry Shmendrick was restless. He hadn’t had intimacy (sex) in months. He had been corresponding with a woman, Megan Wentwright for weeks and he was anxious to meet her in person. They had met on an online dating site (Love, Love, PASSION) and they seemed to share much in common.

Canada had finally announced the vaccine rollout to fight Covid-19, and Harry was looking at a possible June injection. He didn’t think he could wait that long to meet Megan in person or his head would pop off his shoulders. At the same time, he was terrified about possibly contracting the virus.

That morning during the first of their thrice-daily zoom calls he made a suggestion. ‘’Megan, they’ve opened up some areas around us, we could meet for a coffee, we could practice safe distancing. I know these are perilous times but what do you think?’’

Megan looked demure and gorgeous. Every time Harry looked at her he felt an immediate and strong attraction and hoped she felt the same way. ‘’Harry, we don’t need a restaurant. We’re mature adults. Just come over to my house. It’s a nice big place, it’s so big we can play hide and seek.’’

Harry had been very conservative during the pandemic, but the infection numbers seemed lower and he was only meeting one person. ‘’Megan, that is the best offer I’ve had since quarantine started. As long as we’re careful I’m in, text me your address and I’ll be there in a few minutes.’’

The text arrived immediately. Megan lived in a very nice area of Toronto (Rosedale) and after checking himself out in the mirror three times, Harry walked out his door. He had his mask on as he walked down the eleven flights of stairs to the second level of the parking garage of his condo building. There was some anxiety but he was going to a nice secure place with a woman who had also been in home isolation, how dangerous could it be?

Harry had gone grocery shopping a few times but the majority of the time he adhered to the lockdown. The last thing he wanted was to contract Covid. He kept thinking about it as he put Megan’s address into his GPS system and headed off.

The drive to Megan’s house took about fifteen minutes. Traffic wasn’t all that heavy and when he pulled into the driveway he had mixed emotions. He kept asking himself if he…



Alan J. Schwarz

Alan Schwarz loves life. He is the founder of JAMS Productions, a television production company based in Toronto . His passion is writing.