Irish Government Encourages Phone Sex to Stay Safe During Pandemic

Irish Government Encourages Phone Sex to Stay Safe During Pandemic

The Health Services Executive (HSE) and the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) recently launched the “Play It Safe” campaign aimed at encouraging younger people to “safeguard their sexual health” during the pandemic. This includes creating an informational brochure that details different options for engaging in sex — like phone sex — and that limit their exposure to and transmission of COVID-19.

The “Play It Safe” campaign involves sending packets to pharmacies that include sexual health information and a free condom for distribution to young people that need it. In the information, several suggestions are offered as safer sex practices during the pandemic. 

These practices include reducing the risk of spreading coronavirus through sexual activity by using technology for phone or cyber sex and suggesting people only engage in physical sexual activity with a partner within their household. The campaign suggests that if someone seeks a sexual partner outside of their home, they limit themselves to one regular partner.

The “Play It Safe” campaign also includes information on contraceptive use to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies. Young people are also encouraged to talk to their pharmacists for more information or any concerns about their sexual health.

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