Sex and coronavirus: What you need to know

Coronavirus and sex: What you need to know

3/30/2020 3:21:00 AM

Coronavirus and sex: What you need to know

All your questions about sex in the time of coronavirus, answered.

Getty ImagesIf I have sex can I catch coronavirus? You might have thought about it but been too embarrassed to ask.To separate the facts from myths, we've put your questions to health experts.Dr Alex George is an A&E doctor and former Love Island contestant. Alix Fox is a sex journalist, former presenter of BBC Radio 1's Unexpected Fluids show, and co-host of The Modern Mann podcast.

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Image copyrightPaul Cochrane/Jessie WhealeyImage captionAlix Fox and Dr Alex George answered some of the questions around sex and coronavirus that are being searched for onlineIs it safe to have sex during the coronavirus outbreak?Dr Alex George: If you're in a relationship… living with that person, and sharing the same environment, it shouldn't change your situation. However if one of you is displaying symptoms of coronavirus then you should maintain your social-distancing and isolate, even within your home. In an ideal world everyone would stay two metres apart - even in their own house, but we realise this may not be realistic.

Alix Fox: It's also really important not to assume that if you are experiencing mild symptoms of coronavirus it will be the same for your partner. So, if you're showing any symptoms whatsoever do try and stay away from your lover.What about sex with new people?

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: Don't forget as well, some people who are carriers of the virus won't have any symptoms. So even if you feel absolutely fine… you could still pass on the infection to someone and they could pass it on to other people via close contact and kissing.

I kissed someone I recently met, and they've gone on to develop symptoms. What should I do?Dr Alex: If you've kissed or been in contact with someone who you think has gone on to develop coronavirus, make sure you self-isolate.Keep an eye on your symptoms. If you are developing symptoms, then be extra careful. Go online to the

website. Only call the 111 service if your symptoms are so bad that you need medical support from us.Alix Fox: We should be responsible with each other, and for ourselves in our relationships. If you're somebody who has developed symptoms, and you know that you've kissed people recently, you should let them know. And even if you've kissed someone and they've got symptoms and you haven't, you should also self-isolate.

I wasn't using condoms with my partner before coronavirus, should I start now?Alix Fox: The answer depends on why you weren't using condoms.If you weren't using condoms because you have both been tested for STIs, or you're in a heterosexual relationship prior to menopause and are using another kind of contraception to prevent an unplanned pregnancy, then that's fine. But if you weren't using condoms because you were relying on something like the pull-out method - or you were taking chances with STIs - then it's even more important that you use condoms now.

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It is too late everyone ready got it It is too late everyone got it That's the same kinky masks they were wearing before the virus Should I use a broom? Why do I need to know that? With my girlfriend currently quarantined 150 miles away from me, not like I have a choice anyway Getting ready to welcome our new baby boomers: The Coronials.

No sex please we're British This is nonsense. Just have sex. 🤷🏼 Interesting 4th of April, is my Birthday, and since I am social distancing I can't party or anything, so I joined twitter!To make it special and interesting, I've decided to give $15,000 away to 2 lucky people on 4th. So follow me and retweet so that I can message you

I guess suba-sex might finally make a comeback! Anyone down for some land-snorkeling? Spoiler: if you do it right, you still end up wet. Sex? I'm stuck in the house with my wife. I've convinced the wife that burying her face in the pillow should keep her safe...🐶 Trust the BBC to go the perverted route.

Cowona viwus is weady to pwear! Connected successfully I found having coronavirus was the best contraceptive me n the wife have ever had!! Anyone who can bang away whilst suffering fever and chills combined with being unable to breath should be given a medal!! Are you being forreal? Who is even thinking about sex at this time LOOL not even for a second wtf

Is he an expert? The coughing can be off putting. What a load of shit, is this what we're paying the licence fee for? Play it safe.... have a wank Lol all the trollops out in the towns on a friday night feeding their addiction will be rattling like smackheads going cold turkey. Is that Tory Laura and Nick Robinson?😂😂😂😂😂😂

So I can have sex with my wife? Any chance someone can call her, it's been months! That's when a Turkey baster should come in handy BBC why do u grill health officials as though they are guilty of doing nothing.Remember we are all in this together. Wait for 15 days!! Or Go to hospital for 15 days Keep your distance guys

It's perfectly safe as long as you remain 2 metres apart Covid-19 baby boomers. Those kids won't like that label growing up. It's fine. I make sure I wash my hands for 20 seconds after having sex with strangers. Never with a neighbour So if we can't come within 2 metres of someone, then we can still have sex if we don't come, right?

Wanna design your own professional website? Need best designer and developer? So hurry up here - If you have to ask this question you’re part of the reason why there are so many stupid people in this world and you’re thinking about creating more?! bbcnews this is also how you use the licence fee? “If I have sex can I catch coronavirus?” Considering we’ve been told to keep 2mtrs apart i would of thought it was pretty obvious.

Well if you catch it your screwed either way.. This is a totally pointless article that had absolutely no need to be written! As with everything else done with this virus, it's ridiculous to say 'stop having sex' life doesn't/shouldn't stop for it! Just Keep calm and carry on! the w a y AROUND the t w o METRE R U L E i n B E D: ADOPT the MYTHICAL H O L E in the B E D S H E E T MAXIM

Ffs Maybe, people to learning love, or sex online will become very popular Maybe people to learning love, if sex online became very popular. Rule number 1... Don't sleep with ugly cartoon characters who writes this crap ?. Royal Canadian MOUNTED Police. That's all you need to know, besides that they're armed with Nitrous Oxide/Versed airborne gas, can be in and out of your bedroom, and your spouse, and you won't care, or remember a thing. Nothing but the cleansing to worry about after they leave.

Now there is a very good reason not to spit, but to swallow. Dont give a fuck.... We may aswell all go feck ourselves , I'm away for a reach around lol Don’t do it ! There will be wealth of corona babies as is, the classes your child will be in with there with a wee pal called Corona-rose whose parents were being “edgy” Urrgghh

Baby boom, just saying... No point reading this, I’m married There's going to be a baby boom for sure. If you need to be told that whether you can catch coronavirus from having sex with someone who is infected you shouldn’t be reproducing. Just remember the two meter minimum while having at it. You can’t stand within 6ft if someone at the supermarket. But yeah, I’m sure you’ll be fine if you have sex with them.

Ajdesasha linking you to this because I care 💙 I don’t know why I’m reading this, my other half is not even here Educational That we’re likely 2 have a baby boom in 9 months & my neighbours will be heading 2 IKEA for new furniture? 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 Do not kiss your girl friend in the supermarket, it is not safe if you are out shopping with your wife. It can be fatal

Sex from 6' away,,,,,hmmm..... Time for a rubber fetish? The cartoon looks like some weird fetish. Perhaps that was the idea. DougJBalloon It's transmitted via mucus membrane so sex with someone infected will transmit it. But if they have been quarantined in with you are either both infected or neither anyway. So have at it! Just don't go out picking up a bit of strange at the moment.

f off We are fucked ? Love In The Time of Corona. I don't have either. That's all I need to know. Don’t eat the butt. NY already sent out the letter.

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