Stay safe, wear mask during sex

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The coronavirus pandemic has complicated almost every aspect of our lives, even the most intimate parts, like sex.

Tam also suggests Canadians limit their use of alcohol or substances that might make a couple make unsafe decisions around sex, and that they make sure they are aware of whether their partner is at a high risk of COVID-19.

The most important step is establishing a trusting relationship with your sexual partner.

Tam told media on Wednesday that while there is low chance of being infected (by coronavirus) from vaginal fluid or sperm, hot hookups should skip kissing all together, and that wearing a mask remains the best option, reports Reuters.

For those who "choose to engage in an in-person sexual encounter with someone outside of your household or close contacts bubble, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk".

Skipping kissing and avoiding face-to-face contact or closeness.

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She says it might be worth taking a precaution like this in NSW but the risks in other states, she says, are "incredibly low". This warning is especially true when having sex with new partners, such as a one-night stand, but added the safest form of sex in this age of COVID-19 is to "go solo".

She even went as far as suggesting using a mask that covers the nose and mouth.

This includes having underlying conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity or being immunocompromised.

In a statement put out online, Dr. Tam offered up advice so that people can still be physically intimate while also protecting themselves and their partners from the virus.

Canada's chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, attends a news conference as efforts continue to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada March 23, 2020.

"Remember, as with all social interactions, try to keep your number of close contacts low if possible", Tam said in her statement. At least 9,132 have died from the virus and during the past week, an average of more than 490 new cases across the country have been reported each day.

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