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The BCCDC has frank new guidelines for sex during a pandemic

News Summed Up 2020-07-22 05:30:00

The public health agency in British Columbia has updated its list of tips for sex and intimacy during the pandemic, with detailed guidelines and frank advice for keeping you and your partner safe. Video dates, phone chats, sexting, online chat rooms and group webcam rooms are all options, though people and their partners should educate themselves on the security risks of online sex before logging on. "Use barriers, like walls (e.g., glory holes), that allow for sexual contact but prevent close face-to-face contact," the guidelines state. Public health authorities in Europe and multiple U.S. states have seen similar reactions when they published their own advice. LISTEN: The education director with Options for Sexual Health, Kristen Gilbert, discusses the BCCDC's new guidelines on sex during the pandemic: