With the UK now in its tenth week of lockdown, many bored Brits have
been getting frisky to keep themselves entertained while at home.
But a new study has warned that having s.e.x could spread coronavirus,
and has advised that couples take preventative steps in the bedroom.
This includes avoiding kissing, showering before and after s.e.x, and even wearing masks while having s.e.x.
Abstinence and masturbation were ranked as ‘low risk’ s.e.xual
activities, while s.e.x with people within a household, and s.e.x with
people from other households were ranked as ‘high risk’ activities.
While the researchers admit that abstinence isn’t possible for many
people, they’re urging people to take certain measures to reduce the
risk of spreading the virus.
In their study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the
researchers, led by Dr Jack Turban, wrote: “For some patients, complete
abstinence from in-person sexual activity is not an achievable goal.
“In these situations, having s.e.x with persons with whom they are self-quarantining is the safest approach.
“Those unable to take this approach may benefit from risk reduction
counseling, which has proven effective in other realms of s.e.xual
“Patients should also be provided with information about how to reduce
the risk for other s.e.xually transmitted infections as well as the
importance of continued use of contraceptives during this time to
prevent unwanted pregnancy.”
The study comes shortly after an expert claimed that recovered coronavirus patients should avoid s.e.x for 30 days.