We all see how the Corona virus negatively affects social relations around the world. All humanity had to change its daily and social life to protect itself from this. Similar changes occurred in sexual life. In this article, we explain the points that couples should pay attention to when examining the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on sexuality.
The world population, which had not yet experienced an epidemic, faced sudden restrictions without being mentally aware of the problem. People’s freedoms were restricted, material and moral damage was inflicted, and this process took place in a very short time. The sudden change caused people to fear, panic, anxiety, and depression.
The fear of the future and the inability to predict what will happen created despair and emotional fluctuations in people. We know that negative emotions directly affect your sex life. For a healthy sex life, physical, emotional, mental and social life should also be good. In this case, it is indisputable that the coronavirus epidemic negatively affects sexuality.
The effect of quarantine days on couples
Factors such as couples staying at home on quarantine days, being with their partners 24 hours a day, social interaction, activities and personal freedom area that feed the relationship disappeared in the quarantine. … Factors such as children not being able to attend school and school holidays have further increased parents’ concerns.
In the absence of social environment, social activities and hobbies to avoid these concerns, the couples became depressed and the tension and arguments between them increased. It also had a negative impact on sex life. In addition, the treatment of the couples who received obstetric treatment on the crown days was not completed.
Sexually transmitted corona virus?
Scientific studies have shown that coronavirus is not sexually transmitted like HPV (Human Papilloma virus) and other sexually transmitted diseases. Coronavirus is transmitted in two ways, direct and indirect. Direct contamination occurs through droplets. It can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or talking to someone who is infected or close to you. Therefore, a social distance of 1.5 meters is of great importance to prevent direct contamination.
According to the social distance rule, one cannot experience true sexuality, only certain messages can be sent virtually. For this reason, during a pandemic, it is important not to approach people who do not know whether they are carriers of the virus for their own health and for those around them. Indirect transmission occurs when another person touches materials (phone, personal items, etc.) that contain the secretions of an infected person.
Additionally, studies have shown that the coronavirus carrier has viruses in the urine and feces. Therefore, coronavirus can also be transmitted from normal toilets. In addition, touching the anal area with your hand or tongue during sexual intercourse also increases the risk of virus transmission.
What should you pay attention to in your sex life to protect yourself from coronavirus?
If your long-term partner is infected with the Covid virus or you don’t have suspicious contacts, you may have the same sex life as before. You don’t need to change anything in your sexual life. Although HPV (genital wart) is transmitted by direct contact, coronavirus is not transmitted through anal or vaginal sex, it can be transmitted through the anal (anal tongue). This issue needs to be addressed. Corona virus can be transmitted by kissing. If possible, avoid kissing, which is part of sexuality during the pandemic.
Wash your hands frequently. Keep the wash by hand for at least 40-60 seconds. You can also use an alcohol-based disinfectant. You can use sex toys, but you must first wash them with soap and sterilize. When you wash your hands and toys, masturbation does not spread the virus. During an epidemic, do not be with anyone other than your normal partner. The virus was found in male semen but not in female vaginas. Although there is no scientific evidence for sexual transmission, the use of condoms can provide protection.
A couple who don’t want children should pay more attention to contraception during a pandemic. In the event of a possible unwanted pregnancy and abortion need, you should contact the health service, which increases the risk of transmission of the virus.