Covid 19 is not STD’s but you can catch the disease by close contact with a carrier even if they are symptomatic or asymptomatic. Hence the best way to reduce the spread of the disease is by social distancing. There are several ways to practise safe sex in quarantine.

WHAT IS COVID-19

It is the name given to the novel coronavirus. The WHO – World Health Organisation announced the official name in February 2020. The CO stands for Corona, VI stands for Virus, D stands for Disease and 19 stands for 2019. the year the outbreak began.

CAN YOU CATCH CORONAVIRUS THROUGH SEXUAL ACTIVITY

All close contact with an infected person exposes you to the virus whether you are engaged in a sexual activity or not. Covid-19 is not an STD and other coronaviruses do not transmit through sex but this virus can spread through saliva and mucus.

The virus spreads by respiratory droplets released when someone with the virus coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can be inhaled or land in the mouth or nose of a person nearby. Coming into contact with a person’s spit through kissing or other sexual activities could expose you to the virus. People who have COVID-19 could also spread respiratory droplets onto their skin and personal belongings. A sexual partner could get the virus by touching these surfaces and then touching his or her mouth, nose or eyes. In addition, the COVID-19 virus can spread through contact with feces. It’s possible that you could get the COVID-19 virus from sexual activities that expose you to fecal matter.

There is currently no evidence that the COVID-19 virus is transmitted through semen or vaginal fluids, but the virus has been detected in the semen of people who have or are recovering from the virus. Further research is needed to determine if the COVID-19 virus could be transmitted sexually.

If you are sexually active with someone outside of your household, consider these precautions to reduce your risk of getting the COVID-19 virus:

  • Minimize the number of sexual partners you have.
  • Avoid sex partners who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Avoid kissing.
  • Avoid sexual behaviors that have a risk of fecal-oral transmission or that involve semen or urine.
  • Use condoms and dental dams during oral and anal sex.
  • Wear a mask during sexual activity.
  • Wash your hands and shower before and after sexual activity.
  • Wash sex toys before and after using them.
  • Use soap or alcohol wipes to clean the area where you have sexual activity.

DO CONDOMS PREVENT CORONAVIRUS

Condoms and dental dams can reduce contact with saliva or feces, especially during oral and anal sex. Condoms help prevent unwanted pregnancy and protect against STDs.

WHERE CAN I BUY CONDOMS NEAR ME DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC?

You can buy LELO HEX Respect at our retail partners in Nigeria or online.