Governments across the world have told us we should minimize contact with others to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It’s pretty much impossible to practice ‘social distancing’ with those we share beds with, so where does sex feature in all of this?
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is mainly transmitted from person-to-person through respiratory droplets, which are produced when someone sneezes or coughs. It’s also possible to catch the virus by touching a surface or object, then touching your own mouth, nose, or eyes. While there’s currently no evidence the virus is transmitted through bodily fluid itself, sex is intimate and requires close contact with someone else.
We can’t avoid intimacy, but there are steps you can take to avoid putting yourself at additional risk. Here are some tips on how to enjoy sex while avoiding spreading COVID-19.