The coronavirus does not spread through penetration. It’s spread through saliva. Hence, there is a risk of getting infected by coronavirus after kissing an unknown person. According to Dr Alex George if you are in a relationship with a person for a long time and share the same environment, only then you can think of having sex.
However, if the person is showing any symptom, then you should maintain social-distancing. On the other hand, if you have some of the symptoms, then you should self-isolate yourself and try to stay away from your partner. Here in this article, I will try to answer all the common queries related to sex and coronavirus.
Sexual Transmission Pattern With Coronavirus
According to Dr Jessica Justman: No pattern or evidence indicates sexual transmission of coronavirus. The virus is usually spread through respiratory droplets. A healthy person can get affected by touching contaminated surfaces. The chain of coronavirus is spreading by contaminated surface.
Dr Carlos Rodríguez-Díaz also stated that there is no single proof that the COVID-19 can be transmitted through intercourse. However, he was concerned about kissing. Kissing is a very regular practice during any intimacy. Hence, then the virus can be transmitted via the saliva of an infected person to a new person. Doctors have found evidence of oral-faecal transmission of the pandemic.
Hence getting closer to an unknown person can be a reason for the infection.
Sex With New People
The pandemic is spreading to fast. There are two kinds of infected people. There are some persons also who are affected by the virus but don’t have any symptom. Hence, you should avoid sex with unknown people. It is also advisable to maintain a social distance whose travel history is unknown to you.
According to Dr Alex “I certainly wouldn’t advise having new sexual partners at the moment, because the risk is you could pass on the virus”. Alix Fox stated that some of the carriers of the virus won’t have any symptoms at all. Hence, even if you don’t have any symptom, you can pass the infection to someone else and they could pass the infection to more number of people via close contact and kissing.
Hence, it is necessary to stop kissing or close contact to any unknown person to break the coronavirus chain. According to Dr Alex if you’ve kissed or been in contact with another person who has a chance to develop coronavirus due to travel history or any other reason, make sure to self-isolate yourself.
Sex with Partner
In the case of long term partner, we must be responsible for each other. They need to constantly check themselves if any symptoms have occurred or not. If there is any chance of being positive, they should immediately contact with doctors and maintain the self-isolating policy. But you should also remind that there is no relation of sex and spreading of coronavirus if there is no infected person.
Another important factor is partners can have different libido. Hence, it this lockdown situation, maybe you might want to sex when your partner does not want to. The situation can reverse also. No one can force another partner to have sex. It’s important to be compassionate to each other in such a situation and communicate with respect.
If you feel that you are being forced for having sex, you can call for helpline no. of your country. This becomes important when is living with your partner under the same roof.
If you’re dating but not living together
If you and your partner are not quarantining together, then it is safe to maintain social distance.
Kissing through Mask
A lot of people have a query that is kissing with a mask is safe. Well, the answer is that no confirmation kissing through a mask is a safe practice.
The common mode of transmission of respiratory viruses is droplets of the respiratory system. Hence, if you are engaged in kissing, then you may risk spreading the virus. On the other hand, expecting people to abstain from sex during times of stay at home is unrealistic. Hence, it’s better to stay with partners but not with any unknown person.
Hence, It is not a good idea to attend on a Tinder date. You will then expose yourself to needless risks from new partners of getting infected with the coronavirus. Don’t worry, if he or she loves you, then he or she will wait. Even if one of the partners has self-isolated, then another partner should communicate the partner by phone or text and encourage.
It is necessary If you already have engaged with unknown people, try to keep track of whom you have been with, where and when. It is also a good idea to check yourself if any symptom is developing.
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