While we were initially led to believe that coronavirus could not be spread through semen (but could still be passed on while having sex), experts have since admitted that they can’t fully rule it out because their study was not comprehensive enough.
Although they have said that the chances of passing it on through intercourse itself “appear to be remote” – from the little findings they had.
Dr James M. Hotaling, a co-author of the study and associate professor of urology specialising in male fertility, said: “The fact that in this small, preliminary study that it appears the virus that causes Covid-19 doesn’t show up in the testes or semen could be an important finding.”
“If a disease like Covid-19 were sexually transmittable that would have major implications for disease prevention and could have serious consequences for a man’s long-term reproductive health.”
While this is still good news, the public are reminded that COVID-19 can be passed on during sex, (through kissing and close proximity) and that many people have no symptoms at all but can carry the virus.