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When will you know you're ready to start hooking up again?

A doctor on CNN last night was saying the health experts realize that people who've been abstaining the past ten weeks will likely start seeking sex again and fairly soon, particularly now with states starting to reopen for business. So if you're one of those people, what will be the turning point for you? What personal metric, if any, will you need to see happen first -- short of a vaccine -- to make you feel comfortable with the idea of actively seeking sexual encounters again? And once you've reactivated your Grindr account, will you require certain concessions (e.g., masks, gloves) from potential partners or just go back to the usual (fuck 'n' go) and hope for the best?

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by Anonymousreply 4605/25/2020

It will be weird to not have the option of making out. Strange tongue shall not enter this mouth until there's a vaccine.

Probably blow jobs will be safest.

by Anonymousreply 105/22/2020

OP is a virgin

by Anonymousreply 205/22/2020

[quote]And once you've reactivated your Grindr account, will you require certain concessions (e.g., masks, gloves) from potential partners or just go back to the usual (fuck 'n' go) and hope for the best?

And a fucking moron

by Anonymousreply 305/22/2020

If you're "hooking-up" with strangers, Covid-19 is the least of your worries.

by Anonymousreply 405/22/2020

Please, you think any DLers have been abstaining from grindr?

by Anonymousreply 505/22/2020

Guarantee you R2 and R3 have not been laid in decades.

by Anonymousreply 605/22/2020

How will I know my love?

How will I know my darling?

Oh, Dr. Birx up above —

How will I know my love?

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by Anonymousreply 705/22/2020

Grindr in DC is buzzing with sluts ready to do it NOW, which it hasn’t been for two months.

People are bored of the whole responsible thing and feel like it’s worth the risk. It’s sad. Not being able to wait is a sign of emotional underdevelopment.

by Anonymousreply 805/22/2020

[quote]Not being able to wait is a sign of emotional underdevelopment.

R8, maybe, but how long is a person supposed to wait? It's not like this situation is going to resolve itself in a few weeks or even a few months. A doctor on TV just the other day was saying how we may have to accept the possibility that COVID-19 may be a permanent fixture in our lives like HIV with no vaccine in sight. What then? At some point people who are young and single should have the ability to resume their lives in full, which would naturally include sexual activity.

by Anonymousreply 905/22/2020

I've had sufficient.

by Anonymousreply 1005/22/2020

Gotta risk it for the biscuit!

by Anonymousreply 1105/22/2020

You’re all whores

by Anonymousreply 1205/22/2020

I need to get fucked so bad. I’m sick of jerking off three times a day. I need a man inside me NOW!’

by Anonymousreply 1305/22/2020

R13 And it sounds like you need him to go quite deeply

by Anonymousreply 1405/22/2020

Once I run out of money.

by Anonymousreply 1505/22/2020

R13, I'm willing to help you out. Call me.

by Anonymousreply 1605/23/2020

I'm on PrEP, so it's totally okay for me to hook up with guys who might have Coronavirus!

by Anonymousreply 1705/23/2020

We were supposed to stop hooking up? Oopsie!

by Anonymousreply 1805/23/2020

Coronavirus found in men's semen

By Maggie Fox, CNN

Updated 5:15 PM EDT, Mon May 11, 2020

CNN) The new coronavirus can persist in men's semen even after they have begun to recover, a finding that raises the possibility the virus could be sexually transmitted, Chinese researchers said Thursday.

A team at Shangqiu Municipal Hospital tested 38 male patients treated there at the height of the pandemic in China, in January and February.

About 16% of them had evidence of the coronavirus in their semen, the team reported in the journal JAMA Network Open. About a quarter of them were in the acute stage of infection and nearly 9% of them were recovering, the team reported.

We found that SARS-CoV-2 can be present in the semen of patients with COVID-19, and SARS-CoV-2 may still be detected in the semen of recovering patients," Diangeng Li of Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital in Beijing and colleagues wrote.

"Even if the virus cannot replicate in the male reproductive system, it may persist, possibly resulting from the privileged immunity of testes," the team added. Privileged immunity means the immune system cannot fully reach the region to attack viral invaders.

Many viruses can live in the male reproductive tract. Ebola and Zika virus were both found to spread in semen, sometimes months after a male patient had recovered.

It's not yet clear if coronavirus can spread this way. Finding evidence of virus does not necessarily mean it's infectious.

"If it could be proved that SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted sexually in future studies, sexual transmission might be a critical part of the prevention of transmission," the team wrote.

"Abstinence or condom use might be considered as preventive means for these patients. In addition, it is worth noting that there is a need for studies monitoring fetal development. Therefore, to avoid contact with the patient's saliva and blood may not be enough, since the survival of SARS-CoV-2 in a recovering patient's semen maintains the likelihood to infect others."

by Anonymousreply 1905/23/2020

It's Phase One and my hole is ready to be reopened.

by Anonymousreply 2005/23/2020

Grindr may soon have a coronavirus filter:

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by Anonymousreply 2105/23/2020

[quote]R9 - At some point people who are young and single should have the ability to resume their lives in full, which would naturally include sexual activity.

That's the most irresponsible, selfish thing I've heard in awhile. I hope your friends aren't as stupid as you are.

by Anonymousreply 2205/24/2020

R22, I said if this situation with COVID becomes a permanent fixture in our lives that, at some point, people should have the right to resume their lives in full, which includes having a sex life. No one is saying they should run out tomorrow and start having sex again.

Learn to read, you stupid fuck.

by Anonymousreply 2305/24/2020

[quote]If you're "hooking-up" with strangers, Covid-19 is the least of your worries.

In fact it's probably the greatest of your worries. Much is curable, some is preventable, is there anything you can't live with? I'm not a big fan of promiscuity but the truth is COVID probably is one the biggest thing to worry about when it comes to disease or illness you can get having sex. The herp is nasty and incurable, but it won't kill you.

by Anonymousreply 2405/24/2020

My hookup days are done, but not because of covid. Because, at 42, I no longer have the energy to navigate the sea of narcissists, partnered gay men, and everyone constantly scouting the room for a better offer.

by Anonymousreply 2505/24/2020

I have actually stopped PrEP for two months now because I know I’m not having sex anytime soon

by Anonymousreply 2605/24/2020

All the apps have been very active throughout this pandemic. I don’t think that many sluts slowed down

by Anonymousreply 2705/24/2020

Oh, I’ve already talked to one of my FWBs about it. We’ll probably get together in the next week or so. He’s been working from home, so I’m not too concerned. Honestly, I’ll probably be sticking to people I know and not hooking up with randos for the foreseeable future.

by Anonymousreply 2805/24/2020

I think that's smart, R28, and a responsible way to handle it.

by Anonymousreply 2905/24/2020

R28 FWB seems like the way to go.

by Anonymousreply 3005/24/2020

How will I know?

by Anonymousreply 3105/24/2020

You sound nice, R9. Good luck enjoying your "right" to slut it up, you pretentious, spoiled ass.

by Anonymousreply 3205/24/2020

Notice how R32 automatically equates having an active sex life with being "slutty." It's obvious this attitude existed long before coronavirus and speaks solely to this person's lonely, pathetic life. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 3305/24/2020

Don’t trust the feeling, r31!

by Anonymousreply 3405/24/2020

OP, I don’t know. I really don’t.

I may fold in a moment of weakness, though I have no plans to.

What surprises me is there’s a park near my job that’s also a bit “cruisy.” I have partaken in the past but don’t now, yet I see the same person there daily and he’s a much older guy. I can’t figure out what’s going through his head to risk it.

by Anonymousreply 3505/24/2020

[quote]I have actually stopped PrEP for two months now because I know I’m not having sex anytime soon

Same here. I was on Descovy, which was pricey even with insurance. I'll probably go back to Truvada, which will become a generic in the next few months.

by Anonymousreply 3605/24/2020

Descovy ID has some great shows.

by Anonymousreply 3705/24/2020

My sex toys make me cum harder - more than any TOP could

by Anonymousreply 3805/24/2020

When I have confidence in an antibody test for coronavirus.

by Anonymousreply 3905/24/2020

I don’t understand what you mean, r39?

Are you saying as long as the other person has proof he tested positive for antibodies?

by Anonymousreply 4005/24/2020


by Anonymousreply 4105/24/2020

r39 or r40 Maybe r39 means when it's clear that if you test positive for IgG antibodies that you have immunity from getting infected again. If it was the case that you couldn't get infected twice, I might be more likely to hook up if I had a positive antibody test that showed I had been infected in the past and recovered.

by Anonymousreply 4205/25/2020

It will be perfectly safe to hook up. Just stay 6 feet apart.

by Anonymousreply 4305/25/2020

I agree with you, r42, but my question to him was how would he know the other person had antibodies? Or wouldn’t it matter to him?

I suppose it wouldn’t matter to me if I had antibodies and was immune if the other person was or wasn’t.

by Anonymousreply 4405/25/2020

R44, we'll also have to decide which discussion to have first -- the one about HIV or the one about COVID-19. And have all of your test results ready to show upon request.

by Anonymousreply 4505/25/2020

*whips out accordion folder*

by Anonymousreply 4605/25/2020
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