The memo, titled ‘Sex and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),’ begins by stating: ‘All New Yorkers should stay home and minimize contact with others to reduce the spread of COVID-19.’
Then, it goes on to posit the pertinent question on many home-bound New Yorkers’ minds: ‘But can you have sex?’
Instead of offering up a straight yes or no answer, NYC Health presents a variety of ‘tips for how to enjoy sex and to avoid spreading COVID-19.’
After reminding readers about how the coronavirus is spread – ‘through direct contact with their saliva or mucus’ – the agency states that the virus has been found in the stool of people of have caught it, but ‘not yet’ in either seminal or vaginal fluid.
Keeping in line with the current social distancing advice and lengthy hand washing to prevent the spread of coronavirus, NYC Health says that when it comes to having sex, ‘You are your safest sex partner.’