New Sexual Accomplice? Put on a Masks, Physician Suggests

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New Sexual Partner? Wear a Mask, Doctor Suggests

It's definitely not the most romantic thing, but Canada's top medical doctor Theresa Tam has advised the public to skip kissing and wear a mask when looking to have sex with a new partner.

As Dr. Tam said during a press conference in Ottawa there is no great concern that the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted through semen or vaginal fluid. However, because it spreads via droplets, kisses and close sexual activities are risky. "As with other physical proximity activities during COVID-19, there are some steps you can take to minimize your risk of infection and spread of the virus," she said.

Sexual activity with a partner you live with and with whom you have isolated yourself is not risky – it involves activities with people who are outside your bladder or who have been in contact with others who may be infected.

And it's not just Canada that is weighing on sex in the COVID-19 era. In July, the New York Department of Health released a memo dealing with sexual activity and safety. It offers suggestions about safe sex, as well as how to monitor yourself in case you have sex with someone who may be infected.

It seems that there is no part of life that has not been touched by the pandemic.

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