How safe is lovemaking for COVID-19 survivors?

Bhubaneswar: Recovering from COVID-19 after weeks of treatment in isolation wards with the nagging fear of failing to make it to the outside world, healthy, all that the COVID survivors could be thinking about would be simply running back into the arms of their loved ones and rightfully so.

But, is physical expression of emotions safe yet? Has the danger surpassed?

Not quite so!

Experts have recently suggested that all the COVID-19 survivors should wait for at least 30 more days after their recovery, to dive into their regular sex lives with partners.

The proposition was made after a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed that traces of the lethal virus were found in the semen samples of a group of men who were earlier tested positive with the COVID-19 in China’s Henan province, near Wuhan, where it all started.

Although the researchers have not yet found a solid evidence about the disease spreading sexually, they have recommended to better be safe than sorry.

By far, it was known that the lethal strand of coronavirus traveled through droplets. But, the study by JAMA shed light on the new perspective of the spread of the infection.

The fact that the virus escaped from the bloodstream to the semen producing testicles of a man, convinced the researchers that the barrier between the two chambers in the body might have been weak or imperfect to let the mobilization.

Therefore, experts recommended all the COVID-19 survivors to avoid sex for at least 30 days post recovery. Later, they might have protected sex using condoms.

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