The coronavirus still widely spread in the world. According to the statistics reported by WHO on Oct 27th, 2020, there have been 43,341,451 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 1,157,509 deaths. Though the statistics in some countries is dropping, we cannot let our guard down.
You may complain that social-distancing ruin your life. You and your partner are not as intimate before. But life matters. During this time, questions will be also raised by many people: Can I have sex during Covid-19? The answer is yes because sex is a normal part of life. Here are 5 tips for safer sex and reduce the risks of getting infectious during Covid-19.
Tip 1 Learn about Covid-19
Covid-19 is the virus that can be spread through particles in the saliva, mucus or breath of people who carries this virus. Most common symptoms could be fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Even though some people did not show the symptoms, they still have the risk of spreading the virus to the others if they are tested positive. So far, the virus has been found in the semen and feces (poop) of people with COVID-19. However, there is no official report or documents reveal that COVID-19 can be spread through vaginal or anal sex.
Tip 2 Minimize your sexual partners if your are sexual active
Since kissing and sexual activities could expose to the virus, our advice is only have sexual contacts with those partners that are close to you. Try to avoid close contact with three or more, that is definitely a nightmare if one of you is positive for Covid-19.
Tip 3 Abstain from the sex for after recovery
In case of the people who have recovered from COVID-19 will be reinfected，some experts suggest that waiting 30 days after recovering from the virus before having sex. During this time, you can do some meditation and take some mild and gentle exercises to boost your body’s health.
Tip 4 Keep everything clean and put on a condom
Your hands will come into contact with the virus and then touch his or her mouth. So before sex, make sure that you and your sexual partner have a body washed up and hand hygiene. If you use sex toys, wash sex toys with soap and warm water.
Tough a condom will not protect you from getting COVID-19, it is still one of the important method to reduce STD/STIs and unintended pregnancy. If you are afraid of going outdoors and get infected. You can choose to buy condom online.There are lots of online shop with free shipping.
Tip 5 Skip sex if you or your partner is not feeling well.
If you feel unwell or even start to feel unwell, avoid kissing, sex or any close contact with others.
If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, avoid close contact with anyone outside your household and follow health center guidance. If you the symptoms become more severe, you should wear masks, go and ask for a Covid-19 test.