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Sex while social distancing is fine as long as it's not too 'bohemian', says health expert

By Kate Kelland Time of article published Mar 22, 2020

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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.


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