Monkeypox has been a topic on the show and the US Government is aware that we have questions. I didn’t specifically ask these questions, but we have answers nonetheless. Chris showed me some of the texts that have come into the show specifically about Monkeypox, so we turn to the Center For Disease Control (CDC) for help. I’m going to quote the CDC as much as possible so that I’m getting the correct information to you. If you have a new or unexplained rash, sores, or other symptoms, see a doctor and avoid intimate contact or other settings where there will be close, intimate, skin on skin contact. Now, the CDC recommendations you’ve been asking about. From the CDC website:
“If you or your partner have (or think you might have) monkeypox and you decide to have sex, consider the following to reduce the chance of spreading the virus:
- Have virtual sex with no in-person contact.
- Masturbate together at a distance of at least 6 feet, without touching each other and without touching any rash or sores.
- Consider having sex with your clothes on or covering areas where rash or sores are present, reducing as much skin-to-skin contact as possible.
- Avoid kissing.
- Remember to wash your hands, fetish gear, sex toys and any fabrics (bedding, towels, clothing) after having sex
- Limit your number of partners to avoid opportunities for monkeypox to spread.”
Here’s the full Monkeypox handout from the CDC: