Getting it on has never been more difficult during the pandemic, but luckily, the government has your back. Alberta's COVID-19 sex tips include recommends masturbation to stay safe from the novel coronavirus and to keep up with your social distancing. If your partner doesn't live with you, they continue, sexting and cybersex will also do in a pinch.

In Alberta Health Services' (AHS) recommendations for sexual health during COVID-19, they recommend a healthy dose of self-appreciation during these troubling times.

According to the government agency, close contact with your partner during sex can put you at risk of catching COVID-19. Just as they recommend distancing to stay safe in regular life, "physical distancing also applies to sexual activity."

"The safest sex partner is yourself," wrote AHS. "Masturbation will not spread COVID-19."

"Masturbation in a private setting can also be a good source of comfort in this time of stress," they continue.

To prepare, the government recommends that you wash your hands and sex toys with soap and warm water at least 20 seconds before starting.

The next best scenario is sex with a partner who lives with you, they continue. But if your partner is outside your household bubble, then you can get it on using the power of technology.

"Consider options such as: Video, texting, phone," wrote AHS, regarding partners who don't live with you.

"Avoid close contact, including sex, with anyone you don’t live with," they wrote, continuing that if you do have sex, do it with as few people as possible.

"Avoid sex with new or anonymous partners."

Narcity has reached out to AHS for comment and we will update this story when we receive a response.

Meanwhile, other provinces have published their own takes on sex during COVID-19. For example, B.C. recommends people have sex through walls to stop the spread.

But regardless of how you do it, if you or your partner are experiencing symptoms, had close contact with a positive case, or had travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days, AHS says you might want to cool it.

Finally, the government says that if you do link up with a partner, you should use protection. Several STIs are on the rise, they report, and condoms and dental dams could save you a ton of stress.

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