COVID-19 is not a sexually transmitted disease. But any close contact within 6 feet or 2 meters makes a possibility to get infected and if you get physical contact with someone who is COVID positive then you can get it.

There are many people who asked me about sexual health during COVID-19 as if it is secure or not, let us look at the questions one by one.

Can you get COVID-19 from sex?

You can get infected if you are within 6 feet of someone COVID positive and if they cough, sneeze or breathe out. Also, it is also spread through direct contact saliva or mucus. So if your intimate activities involve coming in contact with an infected person’s split like kissing then COVID can easily be transmitted.

The virus can be transmitted from one person to another through semen (cum). However, there is evidence that the virus is in vaginal fluids It is always a good option to use protection like condoms while having sex to help you and your partner from infections that can be spread through sex.

There are also reports that have shown that people with COVID-19 might not have any symptoms or maybe very mild symptoms. So, you cannot judge a COVID-19 infected person.

How can I safely have sex during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to be safe is to avoid physical contact. Now the question arises on how to have sex avoiding physical contact? Well, the safest person to have sex is with yourself. Masturbation is not something that can spread COVID-19 or any other infections. You just have to make sure that you are cleaning your sex toys regularly and washing your hands properly.

Another option is the partner who lives with you. Making physical contact from outside your home is not at all a safe option. Avoiding physical contact and staying away with people as many as possible is the best option to avoid COVID-19.

You can protect yourself from STDs and spread of COVID-19 through semen(It is not proven that the virus can spread through semen) by using condoms. There are dental dams which will help to prevent the spread of COVID during oral sex by preventing contact with spit. Also, it is very important to wash your hands after having any type of sex before and after 20 seconds. Well, both of you and your partner can wear a mask during sex.

How can I stay safe while staying at home if I’m in an abusive relationship?

It is not at all OK to tolerate sexual abuse. It is true that social distancing can help you protect from COVID-19 but there are people who can be a victim of sexual abuse in this pandemic. There are people who can not control them and treat their partners as sex slaves. They do sexual violence and pressurise their partners to have sex or messes with the birth control to cause a pregnancy. Any kind of abuse is not right and nobody deserves to be treated like that. Everyone deserves respect and support.

So, if you or any person you know is in a sexually abusive relationship then there is always help available. There is also virtual support and help over the phone available.

Well, if your partner is not allowing to have sexual activity, respect that.