As the countries which are affected by the deadly Coronavirus are looking for ways to find out solution to prevent it from spreading, The Dutch government, uniquely, came up with a new guidance advising single people to find a “sex buddy” during the pandemic. The advice also consists a warning which asks people to avoid having sex if one of the pair is a potential coronavirus patient.
The Coronavirus which believed to be originated in China’s Wuhan, has turned the lives of people upside down. As the entire world is forced to stay at home to prevent the virus from spreading, many people glued to the Internet as they have no place to go and few people attempting to grow a good habit such as practicing yoga etc. Now, to keep their citizens engaged, the National institute of public health and environment (RIVM) has said that singletons should come to an arrangement with one other person. According to BBC, the guidance comes after critics said there was no sex advice for singles.
In the guidance which published on 14th of May, RIVM has said, that it makes sense that a single person also want to have physical contact during the pandemic. Authorities said that singles should take precautionary measurements while having sexual contact to avoid the risk of Coronavirus exposure.
“Discuss how best to do this together. For example, meet with the same person to have sexual or physical contact (For example, cuddle buddy or sex buddy), provided you are free of illness” the guidance says. “Make good arrangements with his person about how many other people you both see. The more people you see, the greater the chance for the virus to spread” the guidance added.
The Dutch government further advised its citizens not to have sexual relationship with a person who is isolated because of the coronavirus infection. “Sex with yourself or with others at a distance is possible.” it further added which suggested “erotic stories” and “masturbating together” as a possible solution to avoid getting infected with the virus.
Netherlands is following a strict lockdown since March 23. Now, the country began the first stage of five-phase lockdown exit plan. From 11 May, authorities allowed hairdressers, beauticians, nail bars, massage salons and places providing occupational therapy to function as a part of the first phase. In the country which consists a population of nearly 2 crore people, so far 43,880 people have tested positive for the coronavirus. More than 5,500 people died of the virus which killed more than 3 lakh people across the world.