As New York was hunkering down for the Covid-19 pandemic on March 21, the city Department of Health released a statement advising New Yorkers on how to have sex while saying safe and healthy. The guide, which advised residents to abstain from rimming and to engage in virtual sex, circulated widely on social media. Now, as we’ve entered phase 1 of reopening and New Yorkers are looking to restart their romantic and sexual lives, the Department of Health has updated those guidelines.

As in the first iteration, the new guidelines highlight that “all New Yorkers should stay home as much as possible, and minimize contact with others to reduce the spread of Covid-19.” However, in response to the question “But can you have sex?” the guide responds with an enthusiastic…

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