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Wearing masks while sex could help with the coronavirus

Researches from Harvard University have reportedly asked people to wear masks while having sex.

Wearing masks while sex could help with the coronavirus
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A new study has found that having sex could spread the coronavirus, further prescribing methods to take precautions. Researches from Harvard University have reportedly asked people to wear masks while having sex.

On May 8, Harvard University published a study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine on the safest ways to have sex during the coronavirus outbreak. The researches have ranked different sexual scenarios based on the likeliness of an individual catching the coronavirus while doing them, despite it being against the guidelines to socialize with different households in many US states.

The lowest risk has found to be abstinence, which is at the top end. “Low risk for infection, though not feasible for many,” as per the researchers. The second one after that is having sex with people within your household. This, the study notes, comes with a high risk of infection given that one or both partners might have caught the virus from outside of the home. In the last place, and deemed the highest risk, is having sex with people outside of our household.

In such situations, the study notes that the patients should be advised about risk reduction techniques, such as, “minimising the number of sexual partners, avoiding sex partners with symptoms consistent with SARS-CoV-2, avoiding kissing and sexual behaviours with a risk for faecal-oral transmission or that involve semen or urine, wearing a mask, showering before and after sexual intercourse, and cleaning of the physical space with soap or alcohol wipes.” According to Independent.

The episode of coronavirus has changed our lives completely. It has changed the way we live or observe social situations. Maybe this can serve as a benchmark for future fights and what an ideal worldview of our planet’s future should be. This is the time where we should lay the stake for a cleaner business, for planting more trees, for helping oneself and others in keeping each other safe and sanitized.

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