Can the common cold and the flu be passed
from one person to another through sex?
[WHIP CRACKING, COUGH]
Colds and the flu are so common we
can usually diagnose ourselves and treat them from experience. Coughing,
咳嗽 喉痛 打喷嚏 流鼻涕或鼻塞
sore throat, sneezing, runny or stuffy noses,
浑身疼痛 堵塞感 发热
feeling achy, congested, and feverish
is likely one of 200 viruses that cause the cold or influenza,
the flu virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates
that 5-20 % of us get one of these
bugs every year,
so it ’ s a very prevalent public health issue with a well-known protocol: Rest,
多休息 多喝水 不要被别人传染感冒
drink lots of fluids, and keep your germs away from others.
“ Cough into your shoulders,”
“ wash your hands frequently, ” “ stay home from work
and school,” and “no kissing.” But what about sex?
Can we please have sex????
Are the cold and flu sexually transmittedinfections?
For some of you, the thought of getting it
on with a headache and a face of snot isn ’ t
appealing enough to care.
But for those of you who like regular sex,
don ’ t want to wait the week or two until
you feel better, and know that coming has healing —
pain relieving benefits:
this is for you!
The cold and flu are both respiratory infections
这说明病毒是攻击的部位是肺部 喉咙 鼻子
meaning their viruses attack the lungs, throat, nose,
The viruses aren ’ t going to infect the genitals;
they ’ re not transmitted by them or the
body fluids associated with them.
Here are some scenarios where sex is risky:
面对面做爱时 沉重的呼吸 打喷嚏
Face-to-face sex where heavy breathing, sneezing,
and coughing swiftly pass germs from one
person to the other. Tip:
Have sex in front to back positions
like doggie style and forking with the person who ’ s
sick on the bottom.
This way they ’ re able to wipe
their snot discreetly and won ’ t send their infected
breath and mucus toward vulnerable eyes, nose, and mouth of the healthy.
Another kind of sex to avoid is touchy sex.
我知道 刚刚讲不接吻的做爱 现在又成了无接触的性爱？
I know, sex without kissing and now no touching?
But if you can minimize the amount that
you put your hands on each other and
especially hands to faces,
you ’ ll reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
The cold and flu get all over everything,
and they can easily be moved to your respiratory
system if you touch your face parts.
So try not to.
Humping and deep throating. No!
Having a cold and flu can mean some
of all of your head is throbbing, so I
suggest not thrusting harshly, like a jackhammer.
I also suggest that during oral sex,
the sick person keeps their mouth available to breathe
and away from long hard objects which might further irritate sore throats.
Lick the sick, don’t dick the sick.
Just a suggestion.
Here’s one that you might not think of ifyou’re monogamous: V- sex
If you have sex
with more than one person it ’ s possible that one person could transmit
the cold or flu to the other by way of your crotch!
If someone healthy goes down on someone healthy
after someone sick went down on them — they
could technically get the cold or flu fromsex.
I think the biggest sick sex risk is having it
with people who are immunocompromised.
A cold or flu might be an inconvenience to me,
but for some people like those who are
pregnant or who have chronic illnesses,
the cold and flu can be very dangerous.
For example, if you ’ re playing
with someone who doesn ’ t know they ’ re HIV+, getting
a cold could gravely jeopardize their health.
Consider mutually masturbating instead,
taking showers or just doing it in the shower, getting
the flu vaccine ( and
at some point the cold vaccine which is being developed ), wear surgical
带医用口罩做角色扮演 使用洗手消毒液 沟通
masks and do some operation role playing, use hand sanitizer, and communicate.
Please don ’ t hide the fact that you ’ re sick
because you know you ’ ll have a better
chance of getting laid.
Please don ’ t have sex
with someone who is sick just because you don ’ t want to hurt their feelings.
Use your words. Say,
“ sex with you is going to be amazing
after I feel better. ”
Or,” I know what will help
clear your head and put you to sleep
if you ’ ll let me do you
from behind.” Who knew the flu could be so kinky? Oh,
that reminds me.
如果你肠胃感冒 比如恶心 想吐
If you ’ re thinking of the stomach flu, like nausea, vomiting,
and diarrhea, that ’ s something
different than the flu flu.
The stomach flu is more accurately called gastroenteritis,
mostly caused by the norovirus,
and it’s highly contagious.
If the fecal matter of someone who is infected comes
in contact with something you come in
contact with and then makes it way to your mouth —
you ’ re probably going to get it.
Sex-wise that could be as direct as anilingus —
oral sex on the anus, or something indirect
like the close contact of dry humping andholding hands.
All of the viruses I’ve mentioned spreadeasily.
Not through seminal or vaginal fluid, but definitelypeople to people.
If you want to avoid sickness it ’ s probably best to not share spaces,
sexual or otherwise,
with people who are contagious.
Have phone sex instead.
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