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COVID-19: Couples should wear face masks

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while having sex – ExpertsA STUDY carried out by researchers from Harvard University has warned that sex could spread coronavirus, while advising couples on some preventative steps to take in the bedroom.

 According to the study, acts to avoid involves kissing, showering before and after sex, and even wearing masks while having sex.

  The study revealed that abstinence and masturbation were ranked as ‘low risk’ sexual activities, while sex with people within a household, and sex with people from other households were ranked as ‘high risk’ activities.

 The researchers admitted that abstinence isn’t possible for many people, and therefore urged people to take certain measures to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

  In their study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the researchers, led by Dr Jack Turban, wrote: “For some patients, complete abstinence from in-person sexual activity is not an achievable goal.

  “In these situations, having sex with persons with whom they are self-quarantining is the safest approach.

“Those unable to take this approach may benefit from risk reduction counseling, which has proven effective in other realms of sexual health.

  “Patients should also be provided with information about how to reduce the risk for other sexually transmitted infections as well as the importance of continued use of contraceptives during this time to prevent unwanted pregnancy.”

  The study comes shortly after an expert claimed that recovered coronavirus patients should avoid sex for 30 days

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