(Gray News) – Canada’s top doc offered advice on sexual activity during these times of COVID-19.
Dr. Theresa Tam, the nation’s chief public health officer, said it’s best to stop kissing and suggests people wear a mask to stop the spread of coronavirus with new partners.
“Sexual health is an important part of our overall health,” Tam said in a statement. “However, 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 you can reduce your risk of getting coronavirus by:
- Monitoring yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 and not having sex if you or your partner is experiencing symptoms
- Skipping kissing and avoiding face-to-face contact or closeness; consider using a mask that covers the nose and mouth
- Engaging in safer sex practices, including using condoms
- Following other pandemic health guidelines
Tam said current evidence indicates there is a very low likelihood of contracting the novel coronavirus through sexual activity.