Safe sex during the pandemic

Safe sex during the pandemic

Safe sex during the pandemic

Sexual health charity the Terrence Higgins Trust has published advice regarding safe sex during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In addition to all of the conventional advice regarding safe sex, the trust have suggested that people avoid kissing, wear a face covering and choose positions that aren’t face-to-face during sex.

A spokesperson said people need “to balance our need for sex and intimacy with the risks of the spread of Covid-19.”

According to a report by the BBC, the Trust have also said that the best sexual partner during the pandemic is yourself or someone you live with.

The report continued:

“We should still be socially distancing, but after months of lockdown the charity says it is unrealistic to expect people to stop having sex indefinitely.

“If you are having sex with people outside of your household, it’s important to limit the number of partners.”

Although the virus is not transmitted sexually, it can be spread through saliva, mucus or the breath of those who have it.

Dr Alex George told Radio 1 Newsbeat:

“If you are going to touch each other’s genitals it’s likely that you will potentially be kissing at the same time – and we know the virus is passed through saliva.”

The Terrance Higgins Trust also stressed the importance of not forgetting about sexual health in general.

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