‘Mutual masturbation’, toys and no kissing: Read the BIZARRE sex advice health authorities are giving Australians – including that couples must stay 1.5metres apart during intercourse
- The NSW Health website Playsafe has releaseda list of Covid-safe sex guidelines
- Among the advice is to remain 1.5 metres apart for sex and wear a hygiene mask
- COVID-19 is transmitted through respiratory fluid such as saliva so kissing is out
Keeping 1.5 metres apart in public, hand washing and holding back on the hugs has become second nature for most Australians, but now the government has released a bizarre list of Covid-safe guidelines for the bedroom.
One suggestion in particular from the NSW Health website Playsafe has people scratching their heads in bewilderment.
The website recommends couples stay 1.5 metres apart during sex to prevent the spread of coronavirus and goes on to further explain that the safest sex is solo sex.
NSW Health recommends wearing a hygiene mask while getting intimate and has issued a reminder Covid is transmitted by kissing (stock image)
NSW Health concedes that if you’re getting intimate with somebody you already live with you’re probably fine – considering you are already in a close space.
However, for those who are having casual sex, there are some very interesting recommendations, courtesy of health experts.
‘Sadly, sex with someone outside of your household or bubble still carries risk and is not recommended due to the 1.5 metre physical distancing in place,’ the website states.
‘The safest form of sex during COVID-19 is solo sex.’
While the phrase seems to be contradictory, NSW Health goes on to recommend ‘mutual masturbation’ or the act of pleasuring yourself in front of a partner while keeping a physical distance.
As well as preventing Covid, the site explains this also has the added bonus of being an effective method of STI prevention and birth control.
The Playsafe website advises that if you are having sex with somebody you already live with you are probably fine but those having casual sex should follow advice (stock image)
‘There is currently no evidence to suggest COVID-19 can be transmitted through semen or vaginal fluids’ the website says.
However, the virus can be caught through respiratory droplets, such as saliva, so the recommendation is to avoid kissing.
‘Wear a three-layer mask to cover your nose and mouth if you can’.
Other tips include to wash sex toys before and after use and to use condoms and dental dams.
Another suggestion is ‘hot messaging’ or getting intimate over phone or video chats.
The site also suggests phone or video chats where you don’t need to be in the same room or even city to spend time with a partner (stock image)