Sex and COVID-19: Practices to Avoid During Sexual Encounters in a Pandemic

As countries leave the long weeks of quarantine mandatory, some governments have begun to provide guidelines for good sexual health. These measures are implemented so that people can enjoy their sexuality without being infected with the new coronavirus.

“Can I get coronavirus if I have sex? Are there sexual practices with a risk of infection?” Are some of the questions that people most ask about sex in times of coronavirus.

Experts suggest the use of the mask during sexual encounters. Photo: Pexels

An article written in TopDoctors by Dr. Francisco Peinado Ibarra, a specialist in Urology, provides some recommendations to exercise safe sexual practices in times of pandemic. Here the tips to keep in mind during sexual intercourse.

  • Handwashing before and after sex is essential.
  • If you do not live with the person with whom you have sexual intercourse, the use of the face mask during the meeting.
  • Avoid kissing during sexual intercourse.
  • There is no evidence that the virus is in vaginal fluids or semen

World Health Organization (WHO) has ensured that the COVID-19 It is not spread through sex, but only through the airways. However, a study was published in May on the JAMA Network, where SARS-CoV-2 was found in the semen of 38 male patients hospitalized for the disease. “At the moment, we know little about the presence of this virus in semen, we only have this article,” said Francisca Molero, president of the Spanish Federation of Sexology Societies to SINC.

  • Avoid sexual contact with people who do not live together daily.
  • If you have relationships with your partner, try postures in which one person turns his back on the other.
  • The online sex or masturbation are safe options.
  • Avoid sexual intercourse if one of the people involved is unwell.
  • If your partner has any significant illness that could be made worse by COVID-19 infection, avoid having sex.
  • The virus could be transmitted through feces, so it is recommended to avoid mouth-anus sexual practices.

Along the same lines, the Latin American School of Sexual Medicine and Human Sexuality recommends seven sexual positions for you to avoid contracting the coronavirus in what has been called the Coronasutra.

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