This must be embarrassing. Not because of the sex talk, but just because…I mean…just look at it.
Dr. Theresa Tam said in a statement there is little chance of catching COVID-19 from semen or vaginal fluid, but sexual activity with someone new does increase the risk of contracting the virus, particularly if there is close contact like kissing.
“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,” she said.
Skip kissing, avoid 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, Tam said.
“The lowest-risk sexual activity during COVID-19 involves yourself alone,” she added.
Sexual health is an important part of overall health, Tam said, and by taking precautions, “Canadians can find ways to enjoy physical intimacy while safeguarding the progress we have all made containing COVID-19.”
Yes, this is a real news story about a real statement that our country’s head health official really made. Am I the only one who feels bad for her?
Seriously, this sounds like the sort of advice you’d get from a creepy dude at a Halloween party.
“Bro! Don’t worry about that fluffy shit. No kissing or looking into her eyes or whatever. Just get those pants off and hammer away. And keep the mask on, homey. You don’t want her recognizing you around campus later, do you? Yeah, of course you can pound off if you’re worried. Just keep your spooj off the couch. I paid 15 bucks for that couch.”
I realize you have to say something, but god damn am I ever glad that saying it isn’t my job.