State gives guidance on having sex during pandemic

We missed this back in October when it came out, but the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Health Department has provided guidance on how best to have sex during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The guidance begins with providing details on how COVID-19 spreads, which of course complicates sex.

The state then asks you to consider the risk level of the person you are planning to have sex with and offers the advice that “You are your safest sex partner.”

It then outlines that the next safest partner is someone you live with and what to consider when pursuing sex outside of your household.

Considering going to a large gathering where you might have sex? The state advises:

  • Limit the number of partners.
  • Try to identify a consistent sex partner.
  • Wear a face covering, avoid kissing, and do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often, and especially before and after sex.  If soap and water are not available use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • If you usually meet your sex partners online, consider taking a break from in-person dates. Video dates, sexting, subscription-based fan platforms, or chat rooms may be options for you.

To read all of the guidance visit the health department’s website.