The list of tips, titled ‘COVID-19 and Sex’, was released by the British Columbia Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) this week, promptly catching the eye of many on social media. The document shares pertinent advice about how to have sex during the pandemic, with some of the kinky advice raising many an eyebrow.
The health authority said that during these hard times, masturbation might indeed be the best option, stressing that “you are your safest sex partner.”
If one still needs company – and does not feel sick – he or she should “wear a face covering or mask” during the act and “avoid or limit kissing.” It added that people should definitely not share sex toys.
“Wash sex toys thoroughly with soap and water before and after use. Do not share them with multiple partners.”
All in all, face-to-face contact during the deed should be avoided, and any means to ensure limited contact will do, the authority said, suggesting that sex partners can use not only masks, but other obstacles.
“Use barriers, like walls (e.g., glory holes), that allow for sexual contact but prevent close face-to-face contact.”
The BC Centre for Disease Control is recommending using “glory holes” to practice safe sex during the pandemic — and I just want to know if this is a common thing people have in their homes. pic.twitter.com/sS7vmFuCDa
— Kamil Karamali (@KamilKaramali) July 21, 2020
The new tip sheet was inspired by a document released earlier by the health authority of New York City, BCCDC spokesperson Jane Campbell confirmed. The American safe sex advice did not directly call the glory hole by its name, but did share some invaluable insights on how to stage orgies (if absolutely necessary) amid the pandemic.
Like the NYC guidelines, the new Canadian advisory caused plenty of amusement online. Some jokingly applauded it, saying that the official endorsement of glory holes now makes it easier to explain the presence of such dubious openings at their homes.
🇨🇦 Finally, I can explain to visitors why I have a glory hole. Thank you BC CDC🇨🇦 We all doing our part 💦 pic.twitter.com/VC9dBYxz1j
— Chintu🌹✊🏽 (@ChintuToo) July 22, 2020
Some even felt patriotic about the advisory, saying the glory hole usage was a truly Canadian way to roll.
So there’s a public advisement out in BC that states proper dildo usage and recommends using a #gloryhole for less “up close contact”
I’ve never been more proud to be Canadian!
— Dave Blackett (@JunkyOmega) July 22, 2020
For anyone who thinks the whole glory hole thing is way too kinky for them, one user suggested making the wall transparent to keep it a bit more classic during the Covid-19 times.
If anyone in BC is interested in having their best covid sex life, I have invented a plexiglass glory hole wall so you can still keep it sexy sexy while keeping it safey safey
— Justine Kelsie 🌱 (@JustineKelsie) July 22, 2020
The new guidelines seemed to be a bit lacking to some, prompting one user to post a more detailed (but fake) version of the official guide on glory hole usage.