If you’re dating and/or having sex with people outside of your bubble, we’ve compiled some harm reduction tips for safer sex during the times of COVID-19:
Wear a mask and/or avoid kissing.
If you’re not wearing a mask, get creative and choose positions that minimize face-to-face contact!
The virus that causes COVID-19 has not yet been found in semen or vaginal fluid but it has been found in saliva, urine, and feces – if you are hooking up with people, avoid swapping fluids (or solids for that matter) of any kind.
Never share anything that touches your mouth: food, drinks, unwashed utensils, cigarettes, vaping devices, joints, or bongs.
Even if you’re on another form of birth control, using condoms and dental dams are good practices to minimize the exchange of fluids.
Consider that intimacy comes in many forms, and suggest keeping your attraction strictly non-physical for now. Try Skype dates, or texting or calling each other.