With couples worldwide celebrating the day of love that is Valentine’s Day, the health authorities in Thailand released a reminder for love birds in the country to practice Covid-19 SOPs, even during sex.
Thai health authorities have asked couples to practice safe pandemic sex this Valentine’s Day and wear extra protection by masking up during intercourse.
With daily Covid-19 cases in Thailand on the rise recently, Thai health authorities have expressed concerns that Valentine’s Day could further worsen the case spike. Thaniland Bureau of Reproductive Health director Bunyarit Sukrat asserted,
“Covid-19 isn’t a sexually transmitted disease, but catching Covid-19 is possible through close-contact breathing and exchanging saliva,”.
“If possible, wearing face masks while having sex can help reduce Covid-19 risks,”.
Dr Bunyarit also recommends couples to perform antigen tests before their date night to prevent spreading Covid-19 to their partner. Furthermore, they are also urged to avoid ‘face-to-face sex positions and deep kissing’ and use contraceptives if they are not planning to get pregnant.
Valentine’s Day is a popular celebration in Thailand with many considering it an auspicious day to tie the knot. There are often long queues at marriage registration offices such as in the Bangkok district of Bang Rak, roughly translated to ‘love district’ in Thai.
The advice by Thailand health authorities is also applicable to couples in Malaysia too, so please stay safe tomorrow from the Covid-19 virus or any other virus or health risks for that matter. The only virus that should be spreading tomorrow is the love virus.