Thailand has the most advanced laws in the world – which are often neither observed nor enforced. The kingdom has just banned certain sunscreens from diving because they harm coral reefs. This while discarded rubbish littering entire stretches of coast – and no one is fined for it.
Now a Thai authority has again recommended a deadlock, which is at least not yet law. The population is advised to wear not only condoms but also masks during sex. In the internet, the recommendations are laughed at as “Coronasutra”, a word created from Kamasutra, the erotic Indian teaching on love and sex. But the Thai authorities are serious.
Specifically: “Wear a condom and a face mask,” advises the Thai Ministry of Health. «Find a sex position where you are not face to face. Avoids saliva and other secretions. And make it short. “
Showers, no kissing, cleaning the bed
The officers are silent about the specific positions with which the safety distance is to be maintained. But a total of nine guidelines are suggested to lovers to prevent the spread of the coronavirus through copulation. In addition to banning kissing, oral and anal intercourse, the ministry also advises showering before and after sex. And to clean the bed or other areas where sexual intercourse occurs with disinfectant.
Like the Thai newspaper “Daily News” reported, sex with strangers and sex parties that could lead to cluster breakouts should also be avoided altogether. The doctor Peerayuth Sanukul, director of the department for reproductive health in the ministry, also advises people at risk to give up their sex life completely.
Peerayuth also includes recently infected people and those waiting for test results. Spouses should also think twice, especially since most infections occur in the family. With abstinence, so the doctor, chains of infection can be broken. (kes)
The Thai Ministry of Health’s 9 Safe Sex Guidelines
- Wash your hands and shower before and after sex.
- Avoid kisses as the Covid-19 virus can be transmitted through saliva.
- Avoid oral or anal sex as the Covid-19 virus can be transmitted through faeces.
- Use condoms, a leak cloth, and rubber gloves to avoid contact with saliva or other secretions.
- Wear mouth and nose protection during sex to prevent the infection from spreading through heavy breathing.
- Prefer non-face-to-face positions during sex to avoid contact with saliva or other secretions and spend as little time as possible in them (basically, you should have a quickie).
- Avoid group sex or exchanging sexual partners.
- Use disinfectants such as 70 percent alcohol, dish soap, or bleach to clean the sleeping area or the surface where sex took place.
- Condoms, disposable tampons, mouthguards, and rubber gloves that are infected with secretions should be disposed of in a covered container.