Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Couples 'should wear masks while having s.e.x' amid coronavirus pandemic, experts advise
With the UK now in its tenth week of lockdown, many bored Brits have been getting frisky to keep themselves entertained while at home.
But a new study has warned that having s.e.x could spread coronavirus, and has advised that couples take preventative steps in the bedroom.
This includes avoiding kissing, showering before and after s.e.x, and even wearing masks while having s.e.x.
In the study, researchers from Harvard University ranked different sexual scenarios, based on how like you are to catch coronavirus during them.
Abstinence and masturbation were ranked as ‘low risk’ s.e.xual activities, while s.e.x with people within a household, and s.e.x with people from other households were ranked as ‘high risk’ activities.
While the researchers admit that abstinence isn’t possible for many people, they’re urging people to take certain measures to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
In their study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the researchers, led by Dr Jack Turban, wrote: “For some patients, complete abstinence from in-person sexual activity is not an achievable goal.
“In these situations, having s.e.x with persons with whom they are self-quarantining is the safest approach.
“Those unable to take this approach may benefit from risk reduction counseling, which has proven effective in other realms of s.e.xual health.
“Patients should also be provided with information about how to reduce the risk for other s.e.xually transmitted infections as well as the importance of continued use of contraceptives during this time to prevent unwanted pregnancy.”
The study comes shortly after an expert claimed that recovered coronavirus patients should avoid s.e.x for 30 days.