Canada’s chief medical officer advised people to wear a mask if they plan to have sex with new partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Theresa Tam made the remarks in a statement released on Wednesday when she talked about some of the ways to keep safe while having sex during a pandemic, according to Reuters
“Like other activities during COVID-19 that involve physical closeness, there are some things you can do to minimize the risk of getting infected and spreading the virus,” Tam said.
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Some of the activities she listed include skip kissing, avoiding face-to-face closeness, wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose and monitor yourself and your partner for symptoms ahead of any sexual activity.
“Sex can be complicated in the time of Covid-19, especially for those without an intimate partner in their household or whose sexual partner is at higher risk for Covid-19,”
Tam said, according to Agence France-Presse via South China Morning Post
“The lowest risk sexual activity during Covid-19 involves yourself alone,” she said.
Tam added people should lessen their consumption of alcohol or “other substances so you and your partner(s) are able to make safe decision.”