A study from Harvard University spells out the do’s and don’ts to sex during the COVID era.
They suggest the following:
- Avoid kissing
- Wear a mask during sex
- Avoid oral-anal sex
- Avoid urine and semen
- Shower before and after sex
- Clean area/setting of intercourse with alcohol wipes or soap
The report was not designed to investigate sexual transmission of COVID but rather how to prevent transmission while engaging in sexual activity.
Study authors say, “….the relevance regarding sexual transmission remains unknown. Until this is better understood, it would be prudent to consider semen potentially infectious.”
Because social distancing cannot be used as a weapon to fight COVID transmission, experts are providing guidance for those of us who were abstinent during the lockdown and now want to get out there and…..date.
Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP is a nationally syndicated radio personality on GCN Network, KDWN, iHeart Radio and a Board Certified Family Physician