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People love New York’s guide to safe sex during coronavirus

'You are your safest sex partner.'


Nahila Bonfiglio


Posted on Mar 22, 2020   Updated on Jan 27, 2021, 9:03 am CST

New York City’s health department issued a guide on how to have safe sex during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and people can’t get enough.

There is only so much to do while we’re all hunkered down in self-isolation. As we run out of new books, video games, and Netflix shows to keep us entertained, the nation is turning to… um… other forms of entertainment. New York City, clearly aware of our lusty nature, has issued an advisory outlining some good measures to keep sex during the pandemic safe and, hopefully, virus-free.

The guide is quite informative and actually contains some great information. Given that it is centered around sex, however, everyone is getting a real kick out of it.

In between advising people to “avoid kissing” and “wash sex toys” the guide shared plenty of good, necessary information on COVID-19. It informed people that “you are your safest sex partner,” so try to stick to masturbation. It also advised people against performing rim-jobs, or—as it is more commonly referred to—eating ass.

The frank sexual advice was just the distraction many people needed. They quickly spread the guide online, sharing in a collective giggle over the advised safety measures. “My kink is the New York City Health Dept doling out coronavirus sex tips to NYers driven horny by isolation,” one user wrote.

New Yorkers were particularly amused by the recommendation to have sex only with “someone you live with.”

“NYC said masturbate or fuck your roommates,” Twitter user Gabe Gonzalez wrote.

Many people praised the state for putting out a timely, informative message. “The Texan in me is blushing, but this sex positive guide from the actual NYC government is SO COOL,” Twitter user Jackson Bird wrote. “It’s inclusive of having multiple partners, sex work, masturbation, & more.”

More than anything, people couldn’t get over the warning against performing rim-jobs. “NYC sent out a sex guideline during coronavirus,” one user wrote. “They could’ve just said, ‘don’t eat ass my guy.'”

The guide is helpful no matter where you live. For those of us living outside of New York, however, we may not have roommates as options for sexual partners. Instead, consider long-distance measures to alleviate your loneliness—or horniness, as the case may be. Video chats and sexting are the safest way to communicate during the outbreak.

And if you do decide to meet with a partner in person, abide by the safety measures outlined in the advisory. No group sex, use a condom and, for the love of all that is holy, no eating ass.


H/T BuzzFeed

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*First Published: Mar 22, 2020, 11:50 am CDT