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Sex Ed, by Theresa Tam

Canada’s top physician and chief public health officer, Theresa Tam, has suggested wearing a mask during sex to protect against the coronavirus. She also advised not to kiss and to avoid touching faces. Such practices are likely to meet with open ears from operators and full-body costume-savvy visitors to sadomasochism studios. But will this be such a great recommendation for ordinary people – with protection at the bottom (recommended for initial contacts) and protection at the top (ditto)?  The romance – an obligatory part of such encounters for some people – could fall by the wayside when “Honey, put on your mask, I’ll be right there,” takes on a new meaning.  And Ms. Tam has one more tip ready for those who really want to play it safe (and for the devout Catholics who had to go to the confessional in the past): “The lowest risk sexual activity during COVID-19 involves yourself alone.”  The recently much-scolded Woody Allen comes to mind: “Masturbation is sex with someone I love.”  And possible without a mask! 

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