Lust in the time of COVID
I have always preferred quality experiences over high-volume encounters. This is even more important to me now. What about you?
To protect our communities, we have deprived ourselves of intimacy, and it’s taking a toll. Social distancing has robbed us of more than our physical needs: the human touch is vital to our spiritual and emotional health. It is time to touch one another again, albeit with caution.
Just like our state, I must gradually lift my restrictions. For now, I am entertaining requests from those who understand the need for social distancing, and whose work doesn’t put them in harm’s way. Be prepared for honest conversations regarding risk assessment, and additional sanitation measures.
We both take the COVID-19 crisis seriously, and:
- Avoid crowds & unnecessary errands
- Wear a mask (correctly) out and about among people outside our household
- Carefully avoid cross-contamination by washing our hands after contact with high-touch areas
- Disinfect high-touch areas in our spaces, such as cell phones, door handles, steering wheels, elevator buttons, and anything else that is likely exposed to cross-contamination
- Avoid touching our faces until our hands are safely clean
- Pay close attention to our bodies and watch for symptoms. Me? I do lots of deep breathing, take my temperature daily, and I keep my seasonal allergies under control so they don’t mask something serious.
- Will strictly isolate for at least 14 days if a contact gets sick. Or if either of us get sick, of course!
- Will inform the other if one of us gets sick within 14 days of getting together
- Do not face patients at work
- No one in your household is elderly, immunocompromised, or otherwise at great risk of serious COVID complications
- Your work puts you at low risk of exposure (details to be discussed)