Dating and sex are hard in our current world, how do you go out or hook-up when you can’t leave the house? A lot of things are changing, and for a lot of people, this means that sex is going to look different than it did a month ago. Here are some ideas of things to do and ways to stay safe.
Solo sex! Now is a great time for masturbation. Not only is it safe (you can’t get sick from your partner if you don’t have one), but in this heightened time of anxiety, it can be a great way to destress. Looking for something to do while you’re stuck at home? Masturbate more! And as always, make sure to thoroughly wash your hands and any sex toys you use.
Sexting/phone-sex! I’ve been meaning to write a defense of sexting for ages, but it truly seems as though there’s no time like the present. When you’re engaging in social-distancing or self-isolating, sexting is a great way to keep things alive, or start something new. Sexting can be as casual or intense as you and your partner want it to be, and it’s a great way to communicate and improve your understanding of what you like. It can feel a bit silly and maybe even awkward at first, but listen to yourself and your partner–it can really be a great way to stay connected when you’re physically far apart. A note about sending pictures: always make sure that you’re staying safe. If it’s something you wouldn’t want the world to see, don’t send any photos that have your face or identifying marks in them.
The NYC Department of Health has released information on sex in the time of coronavirus. Stay safe and well!
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