Recommendations on how to have sex during a pandemic COVID-19 to reduce the possibility of infection, placed on the official website of the municipality of new York. The guide can be read in, translated into 25 languages (Arabic, Bengali, Greek, Vietnamese, Hebrew, Yiddish, Spanish, Italian, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Korean, Creole, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Tibetan, Urdu, Farsi, Filipino, French, Hindi and Japanese). Of course, there it in Russian.

Composed by the user on the basis of the recommendations of the Department of health of new York city, there is a warning that they “may change with the development of the situation.”

in the meantime, the people of new York should be “possible to stay home and limit contact with others to a minimum.” However, it is recognized that sex remains an integral part of human life and even at the time of the pandemic people “will have to have sex”. However, to reduce the risk of “you should use the strategy of harm reduction”.

So is it possible, in the opinion of the authors of the strategy, to have sex? Yes! But given some tips. Namely:

“you Know about distribution COVID-19.

– You can get COVID-19 from an infected person.

the Virus spreads through droplets of saliva, mucus or particles with the breath of patients COVID-19 people, even if they have no symptoms.

– we still don’t Have enough information about COVID-19 and sex.

the Virus was detected in semen and stool (feces) of patients COVID-19.

– We do not know whether COVID-19 be transmitted through vaginal or anal


– We know that other coronaviruses during intercourse transmitted bad. This means that sex likely is not typical by spreading COVID-19″.

the remainder of this document provides more helpful tips. In particular, to have sex only with close partners, but noted that “the safest your sexual partner is you. COVID-19 is not applicable during Masturbation, especially if you wash your hands (and all the toys for sex) with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after sex.”

Next it is advisable to limit close contact — including sex — “a narrow circle of persons, which helps to prevent the spread COVID-19”.

For those new Yorkers who has sex with people “who do not live with you”, it is recommended to limit the number of partners “to a minimum” and choose those “whom you trust”.

the document posted on the website of the mayor of new York, it is suggested to use condoms and to use other methods of safe sex, and partners to ask about COVID-19 “before date”. It is recommended to find out “whether they have symptoms or if they had symptoms in the last 14 days?”

the Symptoms about which we should ask is “fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath”. City hall warns that “to ask about the presence of symptoms is not the most reliable way to know whether the sick man COVID-19”. It is best to check, did he make the diagnosis COVID-19 “after the smear from the nose or saliva sample”. It is believed that recovered from COVID-19 people who started to experience symptoms at least 10 days ago and have not had a fever at least three days, probably, “not contagious.”

“If two people is company, three (or more) is a crowd. If you do decide to join the crowd, below you will find tips for reducing the risk of spreading infection or COVID-19”, – stated in the recommendations. The advice concerns the “restriction of structure of participants” the choice “regular sexual partner” and “big, open, well-ventilated premises.”

“do Not remove protective mask, don’t kiss or touch the eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, recommended on the website of city hall – bring a disinfectant for hands, alcohol-based”.

a Separate warning spelled out for those who typically finds sexual partners “online” or “earn sex”. They recommended rassmotrite the possibility of “temporary cessation of personal meetings”. “Dating video calls, exchange text messages with erotic content, platform, adult subscription, sexy “Zoom party” or chats are possible alternatives”, – stated in the document.

Further recommendations, if so a date with a unfamiliar person everything has took place to monitor the health and more likely to pass the test COVID-19 using a smear from the nose or saliva (monthly or 5-7 days after a date). It is recalled that in paragraphs funded by the Association of health and hospitals new York city (NYC Health + Hospitals), testing is free.

“carefully interact with people, which is the risk of developing a severe form COVID-19 is elevated, as, for example, persons over 65 years of age or with significant comorbidities,” warning in the recommendations.

After the General councils are the specific related preferences for certain types of sex that can be considered more dangerous, for example, the rimming, and some others. While all the details explains why these kinds of sex especially not recommended.

“Be careful during sex. – warn recommendations – the Virus is easily transmitted by kissing. Don’t kiss with people outside of your inner circle. Wear a protective mask. Maybe you like it, maybe not, but wearing a protective mask covering the nose and mouth in a pandemic COVID-19 is a good way to add an additional space.nitely level of protection during sex”. Warned that heavy or fast breathing can lead to further spread of the virus, and if someone of the partners is COVID-19, which they don’t know, the mask can help prevent infection. “Think about the unusual cases offered in the document – a creative Approach to the choice of sexual positions, use such physical obstacles as walls that allow sexual contact, but preventing close contact face to face.”

in addition, are reminded to wash before and after sex and tells where you can get “free products for safe sex”.

“don’t have sex, if your partner or you feel bad. If you or your partner has a disease that increases the risk of occurrence of COVID-19 severe, consider abstaining from sex. Among such diseases include lung disease, moderately severe or severe asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, kidney disease and liver, cancer or a weakened immune system (for example, when natalina HIV or low CD4 counts),” – warn recommendations.