While being sick often means losing a desire to engage in much of your regular routine, having sex may be one of your exceptions. If you simply have the sniffles, whether or not it's advisable to have sex when you are sick typically comes down to if your partner minds getting sick too. Respiratory illness viruses are passed through droplets and saliva , so they are very likely to make your partner sick if you are kissing, breathing close to each others' faces, coughing, or sneezing while in close contact. Beyond that, though, if you case is more complicated than a minor cold, or you or your partner have certain risk considerations, taking a break from having sex may be in both of your best interests.
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Skip navigation! Story from Sex School. Erika W. If your spring cold seems to be lasting for- ever , you might be wondering… is it safe to have sex while sick? There are plenty of illnesses that leave you feeling a bit under the weather but not totally incapacitated, after all. We talked to Eshani Dixit , sex educator and medical student, to find out more. Obviously, you can transmit a virus in that way.
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It's nearing the end of the cold season It's a joyous time of year. But if you have concerns and beliefs about having sex while you're sick with a virus or infection , you may want to check up on them. There's a lot of misinformation about the spread of non-STI illnesses during sex , from the belief that you might get a virus from a flu-haver's sperm to the idea that sweaty sex might break a fever.