The Center for Infectious Diseases in British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province, provides guidance on orthodox sex during a coronavirus pandemic on its website.

The help bank has already risen to cult popularity on social media.

The BCCDC encourages people to have sex even in exceptional circumstances - after all, its psychophysical-social benefits are scientifically proven. The guidelines provide “tips and strategies” on how to curb the spread of the virus, even if the cover is swayed.

Canadians are advised to avoid having sex if their partner has symptoms of the coronavirus or has been in contact with an infected person.

However, severe celibacy is not recommended in this case either. The BCCDC reminds citizens of the joys of masturbation because “please be the safest sex partner”. Masturbation together with a partner is also acceptable, as long as the act only maintains a sufficient safety margin.

Virtual sex, through which it is impossible to get a corona infection, is also mentioned as an acceptable form of self-realization. However, health authorities rightly emphasize that sharing intimate images can have nasty consequences if they fall into the wrong hands.

The listing goes on with detailed tips on how to properly protect yourself during intercourse.

In Canada, 113,000 coronary infections have been confirmed and about 9,000 people have died from the virus.

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The guidelines address protection measures for the coronavirus and safe sex, such as face masks and hand washing and condom use.

However, it is not worth getting your emotions too loose, even if you get into the bedroom.

- Heavy breathing during sex may form more droplets that can infect the coronavirus, the instructions suggest.

Happiness has been aroused by the health authorities' recommendation of the so-called Glory Hole. A method familiar from porn movies means a hole drilled in the wall at pelvic height to allow for anonymous sex.

- It allows sexual intercourse but prevents close face-to-face contact, the authority justifies the recommendation.

The surprising recommendation has provoked a wide range of amused reactions on social media:

In Canada, 113,000 coronary infections have been confirmed and about 9,000 people have died from the virus.