Love in the time of not cholera but COVID-19. When all the bars and restaurants are closed, all the casual meetups are impossible and all the places where you might meet someone are close to zero.
Not only apps like Tinder come with precaution advertising about mating during coronavirus but the whole internet speculates about a spewing increase of babies called “coronials” during this current outbreak.
So, is it safe to have sex during COVID-19 pandemic or what do we know about this new virus and bodily fluids?
As we already know, there is not enough research that can support the sexual transmission of this virus but enough scarcity information to keep us maintain a 6-foot distance from other people.
We know that a face mask can slow down the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 infection from people who experience symptoms or those who don’t even know they’ve contacted the virus. So if you’re outside your home, you should definitely avoid kissing or engaging in close-contact affection with someone else.
Like all respiratory viruses, coronavirus can get spread through respiratory droplets from your saliva, sneeze shot or cough residue. So everything that sprays out of your mouth or nose qualifies as a respiratory droplet. Recent studies have also suggested that COVID-19 can be shed in the fecal matter of those who suffer from the infection.
However, it doesn’t appear to be sexually transmitted. A recent study made in China on semen samples taken from 38 male adults that recovered from COVID-19 confirms that the virus cannot be contracted by having sex. The intercourse itself does not spread the virus, however, close physical contact might do it. So, since you can’t have sex if you’re being within 6 feet from your partner, sex is off-limits this period.
The situation is exactly the same as if you had the flu. Although flu is not a sexually transmitted infection, if you have sex with someone who has flu, you’d probably get it too. So we don’t recommend you to have sex with someone new or someone who has traveled to get to you but you can definitely have sex with the person you live or your isolation buddy.
However, if you decide to have sex with someone you don’t know, the doctor recommend you to keep these tips in mind:
- Cut back on kissing- the virus spreads through saliva;
- Avoid anal play – the virus may be spread through faecal matter;
- Press pause on anal fingering, rimming, anal toy play or penetrative anal sex or if you decide to do it, use a condom;
- Chose a position where you’re facing away from your partner;
- Forget about missionary style and try doggy style, wheelbarrow, reverse rider on top, lap dance;
- If you need eye contact, use a mirror so you can still gaze into your partner’s eyes while loving each other;
If you don’t live together with your partner you can always embrace technology.
- Get each other off by having phone sex, use vibrators, dirty talk, heavy breathing—you know the drill!
- If you’re more visual, you can enjoy video sex by using FaceTime and touch yourself while your partner is looking.
- You can also enjoy dirty sexting until you’re together again or indulge into a secret fantasy that your everyday self might not.
- Tell your partners something you never told anyone about your sex life or your wildest fantasies.
- Sends nudes or teasing crops until you reveal the full image or use a sex app into the mix.
Believe us, there is way more ground for quality sex beyond those eggplant emojis.
If you feel the need for more control, you can enjoy we-vibe sync, we-vibe moxie, mystery vibe crescendo or other similar apps that allow you to satisfy your partner no matter where they are in the world.
Don’t forget to always clean your sex toys with warm water and fragrance-free soap during pandemic.
If you don’t have a partner, you can still enjoy an awesome orgasm by masturbating. All experts agree that self-pleasure can reduce stress, improve your sleep, strengthen your immunity and boost your confidence.
Use this self-isolation time to explore your body and find new ways to touch yourself and achieve pleasure.
In conclusion, even if there is no evidence that coronavirus can be sexually transmitted, you should avoid face to face contact, spit swapping and body closeness if you want to avoid catching the virus.
We know it can be unpleasant but it’s a sacrifice that you’re doing for your long-term health. And forget it’s completely safe to touch yourself. So your mask on, get set and get off!