Life during the pandemic has been full of anxiety for many. So, pardon me if I see something funny out of one of those ‘learning to live with COVID-19’ pieces of advice.
It seems to my somewhat simple mind that sex has many benefits, and one of them is as stress reliever. However, sex while anxious can be a real buzz killer. I’ve noticed for a few weeks now bits of advice floating around to do with ‘pandemic sex’. But, my basic concern was when do we draw the line on the literal advice to be socially distant (2 metres/6 feet seems to be the international standard) and always wear a mask in public.
Let’s deal with the latter first. If we just accept that sex in public brings into play too many legal issues, then we can focus on the distancing. Now, many men like to brag about ‘their size’, yet we’re always reminded that ‘size doesn’t matter’. But, we know that the 2 metre rule immediately brings up (so to speak) the size question. It’s all about reach and access. The advice I’ve seen simply skirts (no pun) past this issue.
The other minor point is about sanitizing, and it’s mainly hands we’re concerned with. Now, some people never have sex without bathing first, and many will bath after. That said, I’ve seen many sex scenes where the copulants (is that a word?) just get out of bed, pull on their underwear and the rest of their clothes, grab a piece of toast of off to work they go. Hey!!!! Caribbean people are yelling “Naaaaasssttttyyy!!!” So, for some, clearly sanitary conditions and sex are not compatible.
So, what have the health experts offered us for advice? Fittingly (again, just the apt word), the sex purveyors on screen were amongst the first to unwrap the issues:
Then, we got the enigmatic variations offered:
Argy bargy is a British expression for a little rough and tumble, but out of Buenos Aires, we got some graphic advice. (Please cover your eyes if you’re prudish.) You’d think that online sex would be safe.
Most recently, we got some Canada dry advice. Contrary to what I wrote above, wearing a mask is there! So, no kissing. OK. The health official lady also advised positons that don’t require face-to-face activity. Well, if size and distance were no issue, then contortions may just fix the whole thing.
Take from all that what you will. Something tells me online ‘porn‘ watching has gone up 😉 during the pandemic. I use porn in the widest sense, to include things like ‘panic porn’. Porn already made up 40% of US internet traffic pre-pandemic. Of course, binge watching and uneven sleep patterns and anxiety have made the libido drive of most drop, dramatically.
Me? I have an early curfew. No more 😉