Can One Get The Coronavirus from Having Sexual Intercourse?

Sex is a basic human need, and pandemic or no pandemic, there are times that couples and lovers will decide to get under the sheets. The question is; would you be risking your partner or yourself by having sex during the Coronavirus outbreak?

We have gone through the medical advice and evidence available to narrow down the risks and what you should know if you intend to have sex during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Can one get the Coronavirus from having sexual intercourse?

We have some aspects of all this isolation due to COVID-19 figured out, and yes although it has definitely changed the dating and sex scene, creating more virtual relationships as meeting people face to face has taken a step back.

There has been an increase in the number of FaceTime calls and video calling sex, long chats; amourous or friendly.

But one question still lingers in our minds, what can we do and what can we not do when it comes to sex during the coronavirus. We dug out there and to our unsurprising discovery, the city of New York has blessed us all with a Coronavirus 2019 Sex Guide.

The guide is designed on what we medically and scientifically know about the COVID-19 virus and how it transmits. It has been narrowed down that the virus transmits human to human when there is less than 6 feet of distance between an infected person and a potential new victim.

According to the CDC, when one person sneezes or coughs, their respiratory droplets can travel across a distance of 6 feet and contaminate the mouth or nose of another person.

Should these droplets be contaminated with the virus that causes COVID-19, then the new individual could become infected or when the contaminated droplets land on a surface, this creates a contaminated surface which may find its way to a new victim.

The CDC however has not found any evidence that the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted through sex or sexual bodily fluids.

Although this is not the case with viruses in general as noted by Dr. Nicole Williams, M.D and ob-gyn with the Gynecology Institute of Chicago. “There are hundreds of types of viruses,” she explains. “Although it doesn’t appear that the coronavirus is sexually transmitted, one can easily shed viruses like herpesvirus and HIV through vaginal semen and fluid.”

Thus, there is a chance that the Coronavirus could be transmitted through sexual bodily fluids. And one could become infected by having sex with an infected patient or even just by their proximity to the infected person during sex.

No specific research work has been done however to determine if COVID-19 can be found in the semen or vaginal secretions and fluids. The virus has however been identified in fecal samples and other bodily fluids like sputum and urine.

This means that anal sex and kissing makes it more likely that the virus can be transmitted from an infected patient to a new person.

The city of New York “Sex and COVID-19 guide”; spells out acts like anal sex and kissing as well as rimming (mouth to anus sexual activity), and sharing anal sex toys as high probability in transmitting the infection. Making them more risky than other sexual acts.

The guide also points out that masturbating and individual solo sex acts are the least likely to cause transmission between infected persons. Giving an umph to the self sexual explorations; and sex pleasuring with the likes of fleshlight, masturbators and pleasure lubes.

The next best option is having sex with someone you are already in the lockdown with, having sex with a few close contacts during the lockdown reduces the risk of infection and helps to slow down the spreading of the COVID-19 virus.

It might get boring with you two locked up on the house all alone, so you can spice up the steam session with some luxurious sex toys; solo dildos and couple sex toys.

The guidance recommends not having any close contact with anyone outside of your household during the lockdown, and that rules out hook-up sex.

It is important to observe a healthy lifestyle and as pointed out by Dr. Williams, should one or both partners feel sick at any time, then it’s time to call off the sex and avoid further close contact. Including kissing, sex and other forms of intimacy.

“Any safe sex practices are okay right now as long as you or your partner have no reason to believe they’ve been infected with COVID-19,” she explains. “If either of you has been infected or present any symptoms of being ill at all, don’t have sex for the next few weeks.”

In that case, then one could consider going solo with an ultra-quiet vibrator or a rabbit vibrator for the ladies; allowing their partner to keep safe from cross-infection in the household or perhaps slow down the infection and lower the curve.

There are other guides from reputable organisations such as Planned Parenthood; who have a simple to follow navigating guide for having sex during this COVID-19 outbreak.

That guide; also points out kissing and rimming as the high risk acts; in addition to sucking on a penis or sex toy after it has been in the anal region of a partner; potentially causing infection.

The Planned Parenthood guide also gives further advice on using condoms and dental dams to reduce the risks of infection from oral sex; avoiding contact with potentially infected saliva or fecal matter.

Cleaning sex toys will also reduce the risk of infection or not sharing sex toys at this moment in time will be quite ideal; so grab your own butt plug sextoys or anal sex toys and enjoy them at your convenience and safety.

So from the available guide we know that sex is not completely off the table during the lockdown.

However, one should observe a healthy lifestyle at all times, taking care to wash their hands with soap and water thoroughly or use an alcohol based hand sanitiser where there is no soap and water.

At the worse you can still pleasure yourself and play yourself into ecstasy, so go forth and enjoy the lockdown with your partner in the spirit of the moment. Steam up your room and stay indoors.

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