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Kissing During a Pandemic: Weighing the Risks and Rewards

As we enter month 10 of the COVID-19 pandemic with infection rates rising in many states across the country, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits of intimate activities that keep couples connected and healthy. Navigating a romantic relationship in the middle of As we enter month 10 of the COVID-19 pandemic with infection rates rising in many states across the country, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits of intimate activities that keep couples connected and healthy. Navigating a romantic relationship in the middle of COVID-19 can be challenging, especially for those who have underlying health conditions or whose work requires them to be around others. Is it safe to hug or kiss or snuggle a romantic partner? Kissing, of course, is of particular concern because it can easily spread the virus. New York public health experts, for example, have even discouraged non-household romantic couples from kissing, even during sex. Limiting viral spread is important, even among families who live in the same house, but what are the benefits of kissing and what precautions should couples be taking, given those benefits? Here are a few things to consider. Read More

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