Sex while social distancing is fine as long as it's not too 'bohemian', says health expert
London - Sex while social distancing is
not necessarily unsafe, a British health expert said on
Saturday, as long as it is not too "bohemian", involves just two
of you, and neither partner is pregnant, over 70 or unwell.
Asked about lovemaking in the time of coronavirus, when
people are being asked to avoid socialising, Paul Hunter, a
professor in medicine at Britain's University of East Anglia,
said that in most households it should be fine.
"If you're free of symptoms but are social-distancing, there
are no reasons why you cannot continue to have sex with your
partner when you live together," he said.
"(But) if your sex life is rather more bohemian and you
cannot get to have sex without mixing with some or many other
people, this mixing is advised against - so stay at home."
He said avoiding sex involving several people was especially
important for at-risk groups such as the over-70s, people with
underlying health conditions and pregnant women.