Monkeypox advice is to have sex with your clothes on and masturbate feet apart

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New monkeypox guidance has suggested people should have sex with their clothes on or masturbate six feet apart from each other.

American health officials have released the surprise recommendations for anybody who wishes to get amorous but suspects they might have been exposed to the infection.

The precautions, aimed at preventing the virus from spreading, are among a list of safe sexual activities, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that monkeypox patients could engage in.

Additional advice includes avoiding kissing and, if you cannot keep your clothes on, then to make sure areas are covered where a rash of sores are present.

Among the other tips is a responsibility for patients and prospective patients to wash their "hands, fetish gear, sex toys and any fabrics" after having sex.

The peculiar guidelines are a reminder of when New York City officials suggested that "glory holes" should be used, as an alternative to intercourse, to help slow the spread of Covid-19.

It is yet to be confirmed whether monkeypox can be sexually transmitted, but that is now the subject of a World Health Organisation investigation after the infection was found in the semen of a patient.

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Health officials have confirmed that the majority of moneypox cases in the UK have been connected to gay men who are sexually active.

The most recent statistics recorded that there have been 470 cases recorded in the UK.

The common symptoms of monkeypox are a flu-like illness along with a swelling of the lymph nodes before a rash then appears on the face of the patients and their body.

It has also been announced this week that there have been 19 in New York City.

According to health experts, the virus is nowhere near as contagious as Covid-19 and is transmitted through bodily fluids and prolonged contact with infected areas.

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