While you're stuck at home during this world-wide quarantine, we can't think of a better time to explore yourself and each other sexually. Well, of course, we can imagine better circumstances, but here we are, so let's make the best of it (while doing it safely)!
So you're stuck alone at home, or with someone totally fuckable -- what's the protocol to get down and dirty while staying safe and healthy during the pandemic?
We drew some major inspiration from the New York City Health "Sex Guidance" which is surprisingly woke, accurate, and extremely helpful! And of course our main squeeze Dan Savage answered some important questions on last week's Savage Lovecast episode, bringing in epidemiologist Daniel Westriech as a guest.
But as always we are here to take it one step further with some out-of-the-box ideas that will help you get hot and heavy while staying cute and sanitary!
KNOW THE FACTS
First things first, do your research and know how the COVID-19 virus spreads. The Center For Disease Control states that COVID-19 is spread primarily through person-to-person contact and secondarily from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects.
People who are in close contact with each other (less than six feet apart) may spread the virus through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. COVID-19 can also be contracted when someone comes in contact with a surface that an infected individual previously touched (and that person proceeds to touch their mouth, nose, eyes, or ears).
SORRY, BUT NO OUTSIDE CONTACT
We know it's not the news you want to hear, especially if you live alone or have an awful roommate or share a home with family BUT the only people it's safe to be closer than 6 feet with during the outbreak are those you cohabitate with!
If you live alone, the world (aka your home) is your oyster! Masturbate away! Dust off some of your favorite toys and plan a date night with yourself. Just make sure you're cleaning your toys after every use (as you always should).
If you live with someone you don't want to get sexy with, find a comfortable and private space to get sexy with yourself! After all, no one knows you like YOU do.
If you cohabit with a fuck buddy, lover, partner, or spouse then you're golden! Being stuck together at home is a great opportunity to get reacquainted with one another and maybe even learn something new about each other! Remember though, the same safe-sex standards still apply, use protection and have open communication!
USE TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
Stay intimately connected no matter where you are! If you are separated from your lover our DIY molding kits are a great resource to continue being intimate. Make or send one of our molding kits to your favorite willy or pussy!
Flying solo? Create an altar to yourself! Take worshipping yourself to the next level and create a self-love art project with our Clone-A-Willy or Clone-A-Pussy kit, surround your creation with your favorite things and visit it often as a reminder of how incredible YOU are!
You can also pair our kits (or any of your favorite sex toys) with a steamy facetime or skype sesh! Cybersex is back, and hotter than ever in 2020!
OPERATE AS ONE FAMILY UNIT
If you are in the 'cohabiting with a significant other' category it is important that you both act as one unit. You both are trusting each other not to infect one another and it's vital that each person is doing their best to equally social distance, stay healthy, and smart during the outbreak.
Spending a little extra time keeping yourself healthy during the pandemic will protect those around you as well! Whether you are riding this out solo or partnered-up, a healthy diet with lots of water, sleep, and exercise will help not only build your immunity but is also vital for your mental health!
FOLLOW THE SAME SAFE SEX GUIDELINES YOU ALWAYS DO
Although everyday may feel very apocalyptic at times, the world is not ending and we should all be conducting business as usual when it comes to our safe sex practices. Prevent HIV, STI's, and unplanned pregnancy by USING PROTECTION! We don't need an entirely new generation of babies nine months from now (the internet is calling them Coronials)!
If you've been waiting for the perfect opportunity to try something new here is your opportunity. Use this extra time at home to explore your fantasies and maybe even learn a little bit more about your lover(s). As long as you are staying safe and staying home, the sky is your limit!
CLEAN YOUR SEX TOYS (YOU'VE GOT TIME)
Just as you are prioritizing being extra sanitary and squeaky clean (showering, washing your hands, sanitizing surfaces, and doing laundry more often, etc) the same should apply to your sex toys! Of course, we always hope this is a standard for everyone, pandemic or not. Now that you are stuck at home you've got no excuse to clean your toy(s) after every use. We sell System JO Toy Cleaner here to make sure you toys are extra clean!
So give your favorite sex toys a bath, they will thank you and so will your genitals!! Check out our full blog post on this subject with more details and tips to keep your sexy collection fresh!
TAKE A DEEP BREATH, THEN REPEAT
The biggest sexual health and wellness tip we can give you during these strange and unprecedented times is BREATHE, relax, check-in and take care of yourself by enjoying the silver linings of being stuck at home. Find ways to pleasure your body and mind and be thoughtful about yourself and others while doing it. It's okay not to be okay, we are all navigating this in our own way and doing the best we can!