In late 1967, then Justice Minister Pierre Trudeau famously said “There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.” Trudeau was talking about his omnibus bill that legalized homosexuality, liberalized abortion laws and more.
The line has been cited countless times by all sorts of politicians to say that the government should not involve itself in private matters between consenting adults.
My how times have changed.
Now, Canada’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Theresa Tam, has said that people engaging in the act of sex should wear a mask.
Yes, you read that correctly.
I thought that I had missed video gold in skipping a news conference from Dr. Tam where she said these things, instead, the news came via a statement.
“Sexual health is an important part of our overall health,” she said in the statement. “However, sex can be complicated in the time of COVID-19, especially for those without an intimate partner in their household or whose sexual partner is at higher risk for COVID-19.”
My word, what are we all to do? Apparently, the best thing to do, according to Dr. Tam, is to masturbate.
“The lowest risk sexual activity during COVID-19 involves yourself alone,” she said.
Now if you must involve another person in your sexual escapades, wear protection and she’s not talking a condom. Here is her advice for what to do to have safe sex.
“Skipping kissing and avoiding face-to-face contact or closeness; consider using a mask that covers the nose and mouth,” she said.
I guess we should all just be happy that she didn’t go as far as the Government of British Columbia which actually recommended “glory holes” as a safe sex practice. If you don’t know what that is, resist the urge to use Google at this point.
All I can say is, what a bizarre world we live in.