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Dutch Officials Advice on Shagging in Lockdown Will Make You Yearn for Your Own 'Seksbuddy'

By Shabana Arif on at

The Netherlands has made the move to change official advice to account for its citizens who aren't living with a permanent partner and still need to get their rocks off, pandemic be damned.

Sometimes a vibrator or a damp sock just isn't going to cut it, and the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) sees that now. The 1.5 metre social distancing measures the country has taken has seen handshakes banned which Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte promptly forgot about seconds after making the announcement, but has still allowed home visitors providing they maintain their distance while breathing all over the place in your house. But you can get up to a little more than breathing now, as if people weren't already doing that, but let's pretend they haven't been.

According to The Guardian, RIVM now acknowledges that "it makes sense that as a single [person] you also want to have physical contact," adding:

"Discuss how best to do this together. For example, meet with the same person to have physical or sexual contact (for example, a cuddle buddy or ‘sex buddy’), provided you are free of illness. Make good arrangements with this person about how many other people you both see. The more people you see, the greater the chance of (spreading) the coronavirus.”

Just remember that the virus can be transmitted through kissing and rimming, so before you smoosh your face into someone else's cheeks (top or bottom), be mindful of that. To that end the advice continues to recommend you not have sex with your partner if they've been isolated with suspected infection. It also adds:

"Sex with yourself or with others at a distance is possible (think of telling erotic stories, masturbating together).”

Additionally if you can find a man with whom you can boink whilst remaining 1.5 metres apart, he's a keeper. [The Guardian]

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