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Coronaviruses are transmitted primarily through respiratory droplets. Even though traces of coronavirus have been found in the semen of infected patients, we do not have evidence that it can be transmitted through sexual fluids.
Common questions
Can COVID-19 spread through sex?
It's possible that you could get the COVID-19 virus from sexual activities that expose you to fecal matter. There is currently no evidence that the COVID-19 virus is transmitted through semen or vaginal fluids, but the virus has been detected in the semen of people who have or are recovering from the virus.
What are the rare but possible sexual side effects of COVID-19?
Scientists said COVID-19 is known to damage blood vessels, and the virus appeared to have damaged the vessels in the penises of these patients and impeded blood flow there, impacting sexual function.
How long does it take for symptoms to appear after exposure to COVID-19?
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
Can COVID-19 affect the testicles?
"A significant percentage of men will experience testicular swelling or swelling of the epididymis after symptomatic COVID-19 infection," says Dr. Deibert. A recent review of male reproductive health estimates that "10% to 22% of men with acute COVID-19 infection develop orchitis or epididymo-orchitis.
For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for health advice.
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