Intercourse could be difficult in the course of the time of COVID-19.
Skip kissing and put on a mask while having intercourse to guard your self from contracting the coronavirus, Canada’s top public well being official suggested on Wednesday.
Dr. Theresa Tam stated in a assertion that there’s very low probability of catching COVID-19 from semen or vaginal fluid, however sexual exercise with a new companion does improve the chance of catching the virus, particularly when kissing.
“Like different actions throughout COVID-19 that contain bodily closeness, there are some issues you are able to do to reduce the chance of getting contaminated and spreading the virus,” Tam stated.
When participating in sexual exercise, Tam suggested to skip kissing, keep away from face-to-face closeness, put on a mask that covers your mouth and nostril, and monitor your self and your companion for signs forward of any sexual exercise.
“The bottom threat sexual exercise throughout COVID-19 includes your self alone,” she added.
Tam additionally reminded Canadians to make use of a condom and know your individual STI personal STI standing and the standing of your companion, and restrict alcohol use to make protected choices.
Sexual well being is a crucial a part of our general well being.
“By taking these precautions and staying aware of the dangers we assume, Canadians can discover methods to take pleasure in bodily intimacy while safeguarding the progress we have now all made containing COVID-19,” Tam added.
As of Wednesday afternoon, there have been 129,425 instances of COVID-19 in Canada, together with 9,132 deaths. A median of over 490 new instances have been reported each day throughout the latest seven days.