Sex and COVID-19
COVID-19 is a genuine ailment and everybody should take the prescribed preventive measures to limit the danger of presentation and the spread of the infection. We as a whole realize this implies cleaning hands oftentimes with cleanser and water, maintaining a strategic distance from close contact with any individual who has a fever or hack, and remaining at home when you are sick.
In any case, shouldn’t something be said about sex?
With a considerable lot of us under lockdown and being made to remain at home, it’s not astonishing that huge numbers of us are thinking about what this implies for our sexual experiences. To help, we’ve assembled a convenient guide of FAQ’s on sexual wellbeing and COVID-19 – which we will refresh as the circumstance advances.
Will COVID-19 be explicitly transmitted?
There is at present no proof to demonstrate that COVID-19 can be found in semen or vaginal liquid. While this implies the infection is probably not going to be explicitly transmissible, it doesn’t imply that you are not in danger during sex. Engaging in sexual relations with others, including cozy contacting and kissing, puts you in danger of getting or spreading COVID-19.
Recall social separating hinders the spread of the infection and thus enables human services frameworks to adapt better.
How might I despite everything have intercourse however shield myself from COVID-19?
The most secure approach to have intercourse is sex with yourself! Masturbation won’t spread COVID-19, particularly on the off chance that you wash your hands or any sex toys when with cleanser and water.
The following most secure is sex with somebody you live with. In any case, on the off chance that you or your accomplice show side effects of COVID-19 or by and large feel unwell, it’s prompted that you stay away from any physical contact and self-confine for 14 days. This implies no sex, no private contacting, and absolutely no kissing.
On the off chance that you are needing to engage in sexual relations with individuals outside of your family unit, you might need to consider having intercourse with as not many accomplices as could be expected under the circumstances. On the off chance that you normally meet your sex accomplices on the web, perhaps consider not meeting face to face and utilize computerized stages.
On the off chance that you do engage in sexual relations, it is prescribed that you wash before sex and after sex. COVID-19 can live on surfaces for quite a long time as it’s significant you wash before you contact your accomplice – giving additional consideration to your hands!
Furthermore, recall sex implies various things to various individuals and doesn’t generally include intercourse or contact. This could be a decent chance to discover better approaches for getting a charge out of each other or even yourself!
Shouldn’t something is said about HIV and other explicitly transmitted diseases (STIs)?
On the off chance that you need to lessen the danger of an explicitly transmitted contamination, including HIV, keep on utilizing condoms. On the off chance that you are now utilizing pre-introduction prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV, you ought to guarantee to have a stockpile for in a perfect world 30 days or more.
For individuals living with HIV, the WHO is currently prescribing multi-month apportioning of a quarter of a year or a greater amount of HIV medications.
Shouldn’t something be said about contraception?
In case you’re not arranging a pregnancy – use contraception, including condoms. On the off chance that you are utilizing short-acting preventative techniques, for example, the oral prophylactic pill, you ought to in a perfect world have stock for 30 days or more.
With stressed social insurance frameworks, it may be more diligently to get your normal contraception, for example, and embed or IUD. Where conceivable attempt and make game plans with your medicinal services supplier to guarantee congruity of your favored strategy for contraception.
Consider the possibility that I require a premature birth
Lamentably, in numerous nations premature birth isn’t viewed as a fundamental social insurance arrangement during the COVID-19 pandemic. This leaves countless ladies and young ladies looking for safe premature birth care throughout the following not many months in hazardous circumstances.
In the event that you can’t at present look for premature birth care administrations from your nearby human services supplier, you can look for additional guidance from Women on Waves and Women Help Women.
Individuals merit access to safe premature birth care consistently however giving opportune consideration is particularly significant during an emergency. We encourage governments around the globe to act currently by evacuating all limitations on telemedicine for clinical fetus removal to guarantee those in need approach safe premature birth care any place they are.