The fear of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to stay indoors, as this is the only sure-fire way to get adequate protection against the deadly virus. The social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet and wearing mandatory masks has become the new norm worldwide. In such situations, the most common question every sex enthusiast is asking – is sex safe, or how to protect your sexual health during COVID-19? Before divulging these facts, let’s understand how novel Coronavirus spreads?
How is it Transmitted?
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that spreads when a person comes in close contact with the affected person. It passes quickly from one person to another with droplets from the mouth and the nose, including the saliva. No evidence proves that it is a sexually transmitted infection, yet it can pass from one partner to another through physical touching or kissing if anyone is virus-infected.
No studies support that the virus spread through anal or vaginal intercourse, but there are pieces of evidence that prove that it extends from the feces of infected people.
So, licking around the anal area during physical intimacy may open the way for the virus to enter your body. All these critical pieces of information give a clear indication that maintaining sexual distance even with your partner during this pandemic situation is vital. But is it possible, especially when the Government of all nations emphasizing staying indoors?
Everyone experiences sexual urges. So is there any way to maintain your sexual health without fearing COVID-19 or have safe sex with your partner? Fortunately, it is possible.
How to Enjoy Safe Sex during COVID-19?
Sex with a Person showing no Symptoms: If both the partners are not showing any Coronavirus symptoms, you can continue to remain sexually active. Indulge in safe sex practices like using condoms and other contraception methods.
Sex with Symptomatic Person: If any of your sexual partners are showing COVID-19 symptoms, then you need to satisfy your sexual hunger uniquely. It will help if you put a full stop on physical intimacy like kissing and cuddling. Anal and vaginal sex is a strict “No-No.” But you can satisfy your libido by having sex with yourself, i.e., masturbation. For this, you can rely on different kinds of sex toys which offer both pleasure and sexual satisfaction.
Sex with People Suffering from Myriad Medical Conditions: If you are a heart or diabetic patient, this increases your chances of suffering from COVID-19 significantly. Thus, you need to be extra cautious about maintaining your physical and sexual health. Either altogether avoid sexual activity or limit it to one person only. Also, do not forget to take some extra precautions wherever necessary.
Tips to Enjoy Safe Sex amidst COVID-19
Remain sexually healthy during these challenging times by indulging in safe sex practices. In this manner, you are keeping your partner sexually healthy and secure also. The safe-sex tips are as follows:
- Avoid certain kinds of sexual activities like licking or kissing around the anus.
- Avoid exchanging saliva or kissing with any such person who is an outsider.
- Use dental dams or condoms for reducing contact with saliva.
- Do not forget to wash your hands thoroughly for a minimum of 20 seconds before and after sex. If possible, take a shower after a steamy sex session.
- If you are using sex toys, clean before using them, and do not share them with your partner.
- Discover new ways of sexual arousal activities besides touching and kissing. These techniques may include watching porn moves, talking dirty, etc.
- Indulge in masturbation while maintaining physical distances.
- Limit your physical intimacy to one partner only.
- If you earn your livelihood by having sex, take a break from your routine activity, and consider going online or using chat rooms or videos to earn income.
A Final Takeaway
It is a fact that sex releases hormones, which reduce stress and anxiety. During stressful times like the Coronavirus pandemic, when stress levels are at an all-time high, people look to physical closeness as the only resort to feel happy. It is always better to safe than sorry. Thus, avoid getting close to your partner if s/he is suffering from COVID-19. If your partner is healthy, maintain his/her sexual health by indulging in safe sexual practices by following sanitary and hygiene tips after and before sex. More tips and tricks to enhance your sex life.