‘Consider sexting’: Toronto public health has advice to reduce the spread of coronavirus

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This week, “glory holes” were all the rage in Canada because the BC Center for Disease Control listed it among the tips for safer sex during the COVID-19 pandemic.“Choose sex positions that limit face-to-face contact. Use barriers, such as walls (eg, glory holes) that allow sexual contact but prevent close face-to-face contact, ”BC health officials said.

Most public health agencies have published safe sex guidelines for the pandemic.

And “glory holes” aren’t just recommended in British Columbia.

In New York City, health officials suggest making sex “a little kinky.”

“Be creative with sexual positions and physical barriers, like walls, that allow sexual contact while preventing close face-to-face contact,” they said.

Plus, “masturbate together. Use physical protection for distance and face to reduce risk. ”

Sexting is also recommended by the New York Department of Health and is a sentiment shared by Toronto Public Health.

“Consensual sex can be a way to manage anxiety or to meet and express our needs for privacy. It can also be pleasant and help pass the time when isolated indoors. But is it safe to have sex during COVID-19? Reads the public health website.

The local health unit has listed their suggestions and recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and “still enjoy sex.”

“Your safest sexual partner during the COVID-19 pandemic is yourself,” TPH said.

But if you want to involve partners, “consensual sexting, virtual sex, video dating, or chat rooms” is what public health recommends.

“If you usually meet sex partners online, are polyamorous with people who don’t live in the same house, or make a living having sex, consider video dating, sexting, or chatting instead of dating. people in person. ”

As for protection during sex, always wash your hands before and after, whether you are alone or with a partner.

Toronto Public Health recommends using condoms, cleaning sex toys, and covering them with a condom.

“Don’t share sex toys with others,” they add.

If you are not feeling well, avoid joking and having sex with a partner.

And you can wear a mask during sex.

While not one of Toronto Public Health’s recommendations, New York health officials said, “Wear a mask or face mask. Maybe it’s your thing, maybe it’s not, but during COVID-19, wearing a face cover covering your nose and mouth is a good way to add a layer of protection 3 during sex.

So there you have it.

All information on safe sex during COVID-19 can be found on the Toronto Public Health website.

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