Ask LSOP # 46 - Glory Holes and Safer Sex

Ask LSOP # 46 - Glory Holes and Safer Sex

"Glory holes" were trending last week, how can I make my own, and what other things can I do to play safely?


Last week the BC CDC acknowledged our collective sexual needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, and posted suggestions of "ways to lower the chances of being exposed to COVID-19 during sex with others," most noteworthy being the fabled glory hole that will "allow for sexual contact but prevent close face-to-face contact."


At any stage of global pandemic we always recommend the use of condoms and getting tested before becoming intimate with a new partner, whether it’s for STI's or Corona Virus. "The virus has been found in semen and feces. It is not yet known if the virus is found in blood or internal genitalia/vaginal fluids. It is not yet clear if the virus can be transmitted through sex." Other barriers that can help keep you safe are dental dams, and gloves. 


The COVID-19 virus is spread by liquid droplets in saliva and respiratory fluids when a person coughs, sneezes, and, sometimes, when a person talks. Sexual activities can involve a lot of heavy breathing, and even if you do not have symptoms by putting a physical barrier between you and your partner you are reducing opportunities for cross contamination. So, how does one create a glory hole without forfeiting their damage deposit? If you're feeling handy, try removing one of your doorknobs. Use a washcloth to cover any rough edges and protect your skin. Alternatively, cut a hole in some old bed sheets, and channel your best Patrick Swayze sexy ghost energy. Prepare to have lots of laughs and feel new sensations in both scenarios. 


The BC CDC has also recommended wearing a face covering or mask during sex, to avoid or limit saliva exchange, and to choose sexual positions that limit face-to-face contact. Use these suggestions to explore your kinkier side! It is for your health and safety, after all.



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