Safer Sex in the Novel Coronavirus Era

Many people have safer sex practices down pat — barriers like external and internal condoms for vaginal and anal penetrative sex, dams for oral stimulation of the vulva or anus, gloves for fingering or fisting, and, of course, regular testing for sexuality transmitted infections.

But now we find ourselves in a new era in 2020 with the threat of a highly contagious and deadly respiratory virus. Can it be spread through sexual contact? It appears that while semen hasn’t been found to carry the virus, it can be spread through kissing and breathing someone’s exhalations. Here’s the best advice the NY health officials have now. https://www1.nyc.gov/…/downl…/pdf/imm/covid-sex-guidance.pdf

Please take this seriously, friends. Practice physical distancing to avoid getting the virus or passing it along to others.