Sex during a worldwide pandemic
Sex during a worldwide pandemic. Is it a good idea or should you avoid it? While there are a lot of varying opinions, staying sexually satisfied during the quarantine can really help ease the mental stress that many people are going through during this time. But you might be wondering: is it safe?
According to Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz, a professor at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, “there is no evidence that Covid-19 can be transmitted via either vaginal or anal intercourse.” However, it’s still best to proceed with caution when engaging in any type of intimacy with people outside of your home due to the fact that it’s primarily spread through respiratory droplets between people in close proximity.
In fact, as of June 1, 2020 in England it is actually illegal to have sex with someone outside of your household. It sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Whether you agree with simply having sex with someone you don’t live with becoming an act punishable by law or not, it’s smart to at least play it safe when having sex during a pandemic.
The most responsibly way to have sex during a time when it’s safest to stay home is to have sex with a partner that you live with or simply have sex with yourself, aka masturbation. Both are viable options, but after months and months of being stuck at home - you might be getting bored.
Here are some fun ways to make sure you’re staying sexually satisfied during the quarantine.
Do that thing you’ve always wanted to try
If you live with your partner but are finding that the stress of what’s going on in the world is putting a strain on your sex life, or maybe stay at home orders led to lots of sex in the beginning, but now you’re feeling a bit bored with it then maybe it’s time to try something new!
It can be awkward if you’re not used to talking sex out loud and usually just let your bodies do the talking, but have an honest conversation about what you want to try. Most people have something they’ve been wanting to try and actually sitting down to talk about it can pull those ideas out. Maybe one of you has wanted to dip their toe into bondage, but you just haven’t had a chance to get there. Whatever it is, talk it out and in no time you’ll have some sexy ideas you’ll be excited to work with.
Buy some new toys
Sexual burnout can almost always be remedied with the addition of some new sex toys. This not only goes for people practicing sex with a partner, but also those who want to make their masturbation sessions a little more exciting.
If you’re not new to toys, you probably have an idea of what you like! Allow yourself to invest in some new sex toys to add to your collection.
Play adult dress up
There’s nothing that’s going to get you in the mood more than feeling sexy and irresistible. If you have a partner, find out what they like and buy a sexy new outfit. Maybe a naughty nurse or a french maid outfit?
Don’t live with a partner? You can still play dress up! Taking pictures of yourself in lingerie or sexy outfits can be a total turn on even when your sex partner is you. If you have someone ready for a booty call when the pandemic is over maybe you can shoot them a picture or two to show them what they have to look forward to.
If you’re going to dress up you might as well get into some role play, if that’s something that you’re into. When most people think of role-playing, they think of the stereotypical scenarios like teacher/student or doctor/nurse. But the great thing about role-playing is that you can make it anything you want and there are no rules except for the rules you set together.
One thing to keep in mind when role-playing is that a lot of the scenarios often involve a dominant and submissive role. This is something to consider if you haven’t done any role-playing or explored this type of power dynamic before. Having a talk beforehand to cover what everyone is comfortable with is usually a good idea.
With everyone being stuck at home you can bet sexting is on the rise. With the lockdown preventing physical intimacy between people, a lot of people are hornier than ever without a way to act on it. While sexting is fun, it’s always a good idea to consider who you’re sexting with and play it safe before you send risque photos or text.
Some tips for sexting:
- Keep it vague, but sexy. You don’t have to say it all.
- If sending a photo, consider cutting out your face - photos get leaked all the time
- Make sure the person you’re planning on sexting is into it. If you aren’t sure that you’re there yet be flirty without being dirty to test the waters.
- Consider timing. Make sure that they’re not with family or children who might be looking at their phone.
Sexting can be a fun and sexy way to get intimate with people you can’t be with physically. It’s also a great way to heat things up so that when you do see each other it’s that much more enticing.
Staying sexually satisfied during the quarantine might take a little more imagination. Being cooped up in our houses, more stressed than ever, and not being able to physically be with people we want to be with (in a sexual manner or not) can take a lot out of you. Taking time to get that sexual release out during this time can really help you get your mind off things, even if for just a little while.