According to a Reuters report, Canada’s chief medical officer Dr Theresa Tam is advising people to “skip kissing and consider wearing a mask when having sex to protect yourself from catching the coronavirus.”

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She reportedly said in a statement that there is little chance of catching the virus through semen and vaginal fluid, but sexual activity with new partners does increase the risk of possibly contracting the virus, especially with close contact activities like kissing.

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“Like other activities during COVID-19 that involve physical closeness, there are some things you can do to minimize the risk of getting infected and spreading the virus,” she said.

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“Skip kissing, avoid face-to-face closeness, wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose, and monitor yourself and your partner for symptoms ahead of any sexual activity," Dr Tam advises. 

She also added that, ““The lowest risk sexual activity during COVID-19 involves yourself alone.”

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