Sex during COVID-19 may seem safe for some but a study reveals that there remain risks during intercourse. For those who are likely to get to the point of wanting to do so, they may need to wear some extra protection. Aside from condoms, wearing face masks may be needed.
This was mentioned in a study that was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Undoubtedly, there are risks involved for people who plan to have sexual intercourse with people outside their abode while in quarantine. Aside from wearing a mask, there are more measures suggested and people are likely to get turned off. This includes no kissing and any oral-to-anal contact involving in semen or urine.
For people who would not mind, it would still be best to practice the standard practices done by most before and after going outdoors. Taking shower and cleaning the place where the act is made is still recommended.
And while most would agree that having sex with people who are not in the same household, there are still risks tied to people who live in the same house. The risk gets higher especially for people who go in and out of their homes. Exposure to other people can still bring in possible coronavirus strains, regardless of the individual is asymptomatic or not.
Given the risks, the safest route during the COVID-19 pandemic is to abstain, according to researchers. If not, masturbation is the closest an individual can do to satisfy their sexual urges. But for those who prefer other measures, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) may have something worth checking out.
Of course, it was only expected that some made fun of it and considered it weird. There were suggestions such as the use of sex toys and even sex chat apps, all of which can be seen in the tweeted infographic by the OHA. For people who cannot “hold it,” these are the recommendations for as long as the world is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the JAMA Network, there is still no proof that the coronavirus can be sexually transmitted. However, some studies found that virus particles exist in blood, urine and feces sample from infected and individuals who have recovered from the virus. But there remains no evidence that nonrespiratory fluids can pass on the strain to another individual, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Some may try to abstain but it remains that having sex may happen when people are unable to hold off their urges. It would be best to bear in mind the consequences, including the risk of passing on the coronavirus no matter how low the probability may be.