If both of you are healthy and feeling well, are practicing social distancing and have had no known exposure to anyone with COVID-19, touching, hugging, kissing, and sex are more likely to be safe. Similarly, sharing a bed with a partner who is healthy should not be an issue.
Practicing Sex During Covid-19
Six feet of separation required by social distancing may not entirely slow you down. Masturbation, phone sex with a partner who doesn’t live with you, and sex toys (used just by you) could play a big role in sexual intimacy, particularly in this moment.
Masturbation during Covid-19
Masturbate regularly. Masturbation not only fosters a positive connection with your body, but it can enhance self-esteem. When your body performs – through a sport, dance, a hike or a session of pleasure – you may experience an increase in confidence and tend to focus on its strengths as opposed to its ‘problems.’
Those who masturbate know more about their bodies and their unique sexual responses, so they can better direct their lover during partnered sex. Plus, masturbation and orgams can help you de-stress. This is because feel-good hormones like dopamine and oxytocin, and neurotransmitters like endorphins, are released during the masturbation, which will make you feel relaxed and maybe even give you a mood boost and a better night sleep.
Masturbation will not spread COVID-19, especially if you wash your hands (and any sex toys) with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after sex.
Practice Safe Sexting
Sexting, phone sex, Skype sex, and everything in between is a fair game. This can be a fun way to add some excitement into your solo play and to get some much needed human interaction.
Dirty talk lay the groundwork for when you can see this person in real life. You’ve already had all these rich, sexual conversations about what you like in bed, about consent. Tell your partner what you want to do them, pretend you’re doing it right now and tell them how it feels to do that act. Work your way up from sweet and suggestive to more expressive language.
A little scene-setting can help your sexy video call feel less like the work conference calls you’ve been on all day. Light candles, play music, put on perfume — whatever helps you get in the zone.
“You still have a sexuality — you did before and you will after,” sexologist Dr. Carol Queen, who works with sex-toy companies Good Vibrations and Babeland, tells The Post. “Exploring it can be a fun, pleasurable, helpful, anxiety-reducing thing to do.”
Regardless of the pandemic or not it is proven that women who use vibrators have easier and more frequent orgasms. And women who have male partners who accept their vibrator use have higher sexual satisfaction. So, for those people, this is a great time to embrace the idea of a sex toy. There are many vibrators couples can invest in that allow one partner to control their lover’s toy through a remote app.
Watch Something New.
We often get stuck in the formula to watch the same thing over and over again because we like it. Switch it up and watch something you’ve always been curious about.
Express it on a Paper.
Write down an erotic story in the form of a journal to build a fantasy or a mind-banging memory. Save it for yourself as a form of reflection — or get on the phone and read it aloud to your partner.
There are plenty of ways to have a mentally healthy sex life during Covid-19 — without breaking the guidelines for social distancing. Follow these tips to keep yourself healthy and your libido in check during quarantine, and please, please stay at home!