Among the advice included in the guide is the suggestion: “Make it a little kinky. Be creative with sexual positions and physical barriers, like walls that allow sexual contact while preventing close face to face contact.” Yes, a glory hole.
It also suggests that sexual encounters are best carried out in “larger, more open, and well-ventilated spaces” — advice that some gay men may have been unknowingly following for some time.
While shedding your clothing during hook-ups is generally expected, the guide makes clear that the one thing you should keep on is your face mask.
It says: “Wear a face covering or mask. Maybe it’s your thing, maybe it’s not, but during COVID-19 wearing a face covering that covers your nose and mouth is a good way to add a layer of protection during sex.
“Heavy breathing and panting can spread the virus further, and if you or your partner have COVID-19 and don’t know it, a mask can help stop that spread.”
As the virus can be transmitted through contact with the mouth, people are warned to avoid both kissing and rimming.
Of the safest sexual activity, the guidance suggests: “Masturbate together. Use physical distance and face coverings to reduce the risk.”
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