Extreme, unrealistic, impractical advice from health “experts” is not useful nor effective, and because it undermines trust in such experts (not that there has been any shortage of statements that do that), it is irresponsible and unethical.
The University of Georgia has told students that they really should wear masks while having sex. Heavy breathing and panting can further spread the virus, after all.
“You are your safest sex partner. Practice solo sex, or limit the number of sexual partners you have,” says the University of Georgia’s recommendations.
The school was responding to a Harvard University study suggesting that in order to prevent transmitting the Wuhan virus from one person to another, couples should be wearing face mask while having sex, and perhaps should be counseled “to engage in sexual activity with partners via the telephone or video chat services.” The same study also advised against kissing. As for actual sex, partners should shower before and after,, and clean everything with alcohol wipes or soap.
“Data are lacking regarding other routes of sexual transmission,” said the study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. “Two small studies of SARS-CoV-2–infected people did not detect virus in semen or vaginal secretions. An additional study of semen samples from 38 patients detected the virus by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction in 6 patients (15.8%). However, the relevance regarding sexual transmission remains unknown. Until this is better understood, it would be prudent to consider semen potentially infectious.”
Right. Everyone is going to take all that seriously. Actually, sex causes all sorts of problems, not just spreading this virus—unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, heartache, waiting for a phone call. It would be best for the human race to cut it out entirely.
And NO KISSING!!!!!
[Special thanks to Instapundit, which reminded me of the “safe sex” scene in “The Naked Gun.” That scene almost killed my father.]