Let’s Talk About the Covid-19 Dry Spell

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The moment corona became a reality in Kenya, sex became one of the most dangerous activities, in my opinion. I firmly believed that people should abstain, especially when sexual partners did not cohabitate. I shared MJ Harris’s video with anyone who dared to think about sex in a pandemic whose primary winning strategy was social distancing. He explained, nay forbade, with much enthusiasm, his listeners from texting their exes back, or trying to have sex with people they did not live with. He made a lot of sense at the time, because who’s to say you aren’t the fourth or tenth person they tried to have come over as the dry spell persisted? 

I quickly got over his sermon, though, when I found out he was living with his beau and had no way of relating to the reality of the COVID-19 dry spell. Anyway, for most people, celibacy for a few weeks isn’t too big of a deal. However, every time Kamwana adds an extra 21 days, it is a knife to that resolve. The New York City Health Department’s official guide advised that “You are your safest sex partner”- a not-so-covert way of saying that masturbation was the safest way out your corona-induced sexual frustration. But all the sex toys in the world, the most flexible of fingers, and the bulgiest of biceps cannot replace the real thing. 

It’s been three months, and I feel people have been creative, but you’re soon going to run out of ideas. Sexting, video stripping/ mutual masturbation, and porn views have allegedly increased during this pandemic, understandably so.

There is no end in sight for COVID-19. Cases are rising daily, and even if they find the vaccine, we and our msaada ways will likely be at the bottom of the list. So what does sex look like in a time of coronavirus? HIV rocked the world of sexual freedom, but the discovery of condoms somewhat mitigated that. Some studies have suggested that corona can be transmitted sexually through semen. Whether that is true or not, that can be solved by gloving up. But sex is more than just bumping uglies. And there are no condoms for kissing. 

So what is the solution? Abstinence? For how long, though? Because we are human, and the bough is bound to break. Masturbation? Sure, but again, for how long? It’s been three months, and I feel people have been creative, but you’re soon going to run out of ideas. Sexting, video stripping/ mutual masturbation, and porn views have allegedly increased during this pandemic, understandably so. I’d love to see Pornhub’s ratings after all this is done. I have no solutions, here, lol. I am just musing. For others, corona stopped nothing, and you’re still getting it on the regular. So should we throw caution to the wind? Dry spell and blue balls abound for those who remain cautious about the virus, and I salute your self-control. 

Maybe you demand that your sex partner presents their COVID-19 negative test results taken in the last 24 hours? Britain recently introduced measures that prohibit overnight stays, which people have interpreted as a #sexban. But is a ban on sex possible, especially here where sex is a primary source of entertainment and parking lots have quickly become the new bedrooms? How do you even start to tell people not to have sex? I don’t know, but we must think about how to take care of ourselves when impulse exceeds reason.

This virus will test your self-control. As I know it has tested those couples who are separated because their spouses got locked up in the countryside or in a different town. 

For now, guys deal with the dry spell variously. You will text your ex from five years ago, wanting to reconnect. You will have the courage to hit up that one girl you always liked because hunger has always been man’s greatest motivator. And sexual hunger is real. The effects of sexual frustration can spill over into other areas of life. We’re all waiting with bated breath for the president to lift the curfew and cessation. But let us remember that does not mean corona is gone. It only means that it is now your responsibility to take care of yourself. Take all reasonable caution is all I can say.

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