BIZARRE health guidelines have claimed that lovers should use “glory holes” for coronavirus-safe sex.
Health officials in Canada recommend that people having sex should avoid kissing and try out sex positions that limit face to face contact.
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It is not yet clear whether or not the coronavirus can be transmitted through sex.
Previous studies show it can be contracted through semen and faeces.
This is while in the UK the government had banned sex in your house with someone who wasn’t a member of your household – meaning casual sex was off the cards.
That ban has now been lifted for some and since then people have been able to create “social bubbles”.
Use barriers, like walls (e.g., glory holes), that allow for sexual contact but prevent close face-to-face contact
In a bid to encourage sexual partners to have intercourse with minimal physical contact the B.C Centre for Disease Control suggested “glory holes”.
Its website states: “Use barriers, like walls (e.g., glory holes), that allow for sexual contact but prevent close face-to-face contact.”
A glory hole is a hole which is cut into a wall.
The hole needs to be large enough for the penis to get through, meaning sexual partners can be active while in separate rooms.
Health officials have now suggested that people should refrain from sex if they have been exposed to the virus – or if they have been in contact with someone who has it.
Canadian experts have also recommended that people taking part in sexual activities should wear masks.
They also suggest people should refrain from kissing and that people should also wear condoms.
Personal hygiene is also recommended and officials state that people should wash their entire bodies with soap before and after sex in order to minimise the risk.
The urban dictionary states that “glory holes” are used for anonymous sex.
Other countries have also hinted that this might be a solution and American officials hinted at “glory holes” but did not name them specifically.
Writing in a three page document New York officials said: “Be creative with sexual positions and physical barriers, like walls, that allow sexual contact while preventing close face-to-face contact.”
One expert at the Thai Disease Control Centre has also said that people who have come into contact with a person who has the virus should refrain from sex for 30 days.
Veerawat Manosutthi said: “Those who believe themselves to be free of the virus should use condoms when having sex.
“Kissing should also be avoided as it is also known that it can spread through the mouth.”
Many people rejoiced in the UK after Prime Minister Boris Johnson allowed single people to form “bubbles” with each other – free from social distancing.
Dr Simran Deo said things like kissing, sharing food and shaking hands are all risky due to the fact that Covid-19 spreads through water or mucus droplets.
She added: “Epidemiologists are encouraging people to limit or avoid physical displays of affection while the ways that coronavirus is spread are identified, so having sex with someone who has coronavirus – or who is under quarantine during the virus’s incubation phase – is certainly not advised.
“While there isn’t any evidence that vaginal secretions can pass on coronavirus, there is some evidence that the virus can be present in the semen of patients with Covid-19, and may still be detected in the semen of recovering patients.
“So if sex is a must, it’s always a good idea to practise safe sex and use a condom, to help protect from sexually transmitted infections as well as accidental pregnancy.”
Dr Deo is a UK-based online doctor for Zava UK and also highlighted the use of face masks.
“Regarding face masks, government guidance advises that we should now all be wearing face masks to prevent the further spread of the virus.
“If you use a cloth mask, it must be washed after every use, and single use masks should be thrown away each time. Just make sure you wash your hands straight away.”