Coronavirus: How to be safe and sexy during this pandemic


As we practice social distancing due to outbreak of COVID-19 we are continuously cautious of who we interact with. Due to the novelty of this virus, the body is not entirely sure of how to handle it. COVID-19 is not only impacting the economy, sports, and educational institutions, but it is also impacting our personal lives, and the question on the minds of many is: Can I have sex during Corona?

There is so much to know about how to continue to explore your sexuality amidst this COVID-19  outbreak. In this specially curated collection read articles to know the implications of Coronavirus for someone with sexually transmitted diseases, precautions while engaging in sex, creative ways to explore your sexuality and how to decide if it is safe to sexually engage with a partner. 

How to manage your emotions and desires?

In these times you may be paranoid about interacting intimately with anyone. It is important to not stress about it but make informed decision to ensure the safety of you and your partner. We have some great advice from sexual experts, therapists and psychologists to help you understand how you can engage with your sexuality during this pandemic. 

Our experts advise you to accept the emotions of loss and helplessness that you might be feeling. These enforced changes are scary, stressful, and involve sacrifice, even for introverts. Stress around how to engage with your partner during these times can create stress, reduced sexual activity and create issues. 

If you decide to engage with your partner, it is important to take the necessary measures. If you or your partner have been ill lately, then it would be wise to refrain from having sex for a little while.  Use barriers, be hygienic, clean your toys more often than you usually would and also be careful about who you engage in sexual activity with. Avoid anyone showing symptoms, ask your partner if they have fallen sick recently, also, it is safer to engage with long term partner because you know their medical condition. 

Read on to find out more and clear your doubts about sexual activity and exploration amidst Corona outbreak.

Resources on Corona Virus

Episode 80: Flushing Your Gage Stash

We’ve officially declared this week a NOVID-Nonteen episode.  We don’t talk about the recent unpleasantness and get back to what

Sex and the Pandemic

As a microbiologist who spends a great deal of time studying viruses and a sex blogger/ erotica writer I often

Episode 24: Steamy Quarantine

“Real life sex right next door to me. As I lay in my bed I started up my bullet and

Episode 79: Kevin’s Dirty Dildo Dishwasher

I swear to God, Kevin, if I see one more dildo you’re out of this quarantine. Topics include a COVID-19 check

Social Solidarity in Practice: Supporting Sex Workers During the Coronavirus

By: Carmen Vázquez

Discussion with NCSF at Virtual AZ Pride (April 4th at 7:30 PM)

Join NCSF on April 4th at 7:30 PM for Virtual AZ Pride! The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom has been

Intimacy in Isolation: Erotic Massage for One

Depending on where you’re at in the world, it’s very likely that you’re experiencing some form of social distancing as

Episode 92: Masturbation support during COVID-19 -Changing Orgasmic Pattern

Holistic Sexual Wellness, BDSM Wellness & Trauma Recovery Specialist, Gaia Morrissette keeping things sexy during COVID-19. During is time of

Episode 125: Love & Relationships in Lockdown with Dr. Chris Donaghue

Many of us are sheltered in place with partners, family members, or roommates. Some are thrilled about the quality time

Why coronavirus has led to coronavirus centric porn

…and is that a kind of new fetish

Episode 78: Scrotal Distancing

Much like the state of the world, it’s a bit of a strange one this week, folks.  We’re practicing social

Herpes and the Coronavirus: A moment of perspective

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few months, you have seen the prevalence of virus

Episode 31: Life(style) in the Time of Corona

In this episode, we talk about how three years of foreplay with our friends Tim and Faith culminated in some

Resources in the time of Covid 19

Alongside some Kind Hearted global citizens, we decided to create a list of some important resources people might need in

Episode 124: #QuarantineLife: Online Sex & BDSM

Health departments are now recommending we stop seeing partners that live outside of our own homes. So many of us

Russell Stambaugh on Sex in the time of Corona

As we practice social distancing due to outbreak of COVID-19 we are continuously cautioned against social and physical contact. There

Will Herpes Affect Contracting The Corona Virus?

“If I have herpes, would it make me more susceptible to catching other viruses, including Corona?”

Sex in the Time of Corona

The social distancing behaviors recommended by public health authorities pose a severe challenge to those who crave the physical intimacy

How to Deal with Coronavirus Fears

The epidemic of Coronavirus, which has spread from China to Japan to Europe and US in such a short span

Episode 123: Coronavirus: Connection and Mental Health w/ Kate Loree

Does COVID-19 have you spiraling? Then DROP EVERYTHING. You need to listen to episode 123 of American Sex Podcast STAT.

Sexuality & Stress in the time of COVID-19 aka Coronavirus

Recently, The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) a pandemic [1]. Humans every day are being told daily to