Sex can be very important for social, physical and mental well-being. It is a part of everyday life. People can, will and should continue to have sex during the COVID-19 pandemic. But with daily increase in the number of new coronavirus cases, the question still remains—is sex safe? Here is what you need to know for the same and to be safe.
How is coronavirus typically transmitted?
Let’s start with what we know right now. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, so direct contact with saliva—through kissing, for example—can easily pass the virus. Moreover, all close contact (within 6 feet or 2 meters) with a person with covid-19 can expose you to the virus whether you do sexual activity or not.
Can you get infected from sex?
Currently, there is no evidence that the COVID-19 virus can transmit through sexual activities. As per research, vaginal fluids do not contain the virus, but it has been detected in the semen of people who have or are recovering from the virus. Further research is still under process to determine if the COVID-19 virus could be transmitted sexually.
How to do it safely?
The safest type of sexual activity during the COVID-19 pandemic is masturbation. This also includes avoiding sexual contact with anybody who doesn’t live with you. However, if you are sexually active with someone outside of your household, consider these precautions to reduce your risk of getting the COVID-19 virus:
- Minimize the number of sexual partners you have.
- Avoid sex partners who are not feeling well or have symptoms of COVID-19.
- Avoid kissing or other sexual behaviours that include exchange of body fluids.
- Use condoms and dental dams during oral sex.
- Wear a face mask during sexual activity, if feasible.
- Take shower before and after every sexual activity.
- Use alcohol-based sanitizer as much as you can but with care.
- Use soap or alcohol wipe to clean the area where you have sexual activity.
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