CDC: Having sex whilst infected with Monkeypox

Health, Infection, Monkeypox, Research, Symptoms, Transmission, USA

If you or your partner have monkeypox and you decide to have sex, consider the following to reduce the chance of spreading the virus:.

  • 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.
  • Have virtual sex with no in-person contact.
  • 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.



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If you’re British and you have monkeypox, the advice is a bit more straightforward:

“If you have a rash with blisters, or any other monkeypox symptoms, don’t go to events, meet with friends or have sexual contact.”

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** This post was originally published on June 17, 2022 **