PIERS Morgan says the “world’s gone nuts” after new sex advice recommends keeping mask on and no face to face positions.
The Good Morning Britain host blasted the new guidelines that have been suggested by a sexual health charity to help stop the coronavirus spread.
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Sharing to social media, Piers retweeted the new sex advice from the Terrence Higgins Trust, which suggests people avoid kissing, wear a face covering and choose positions that aren't face-to-face during intercourse.
He wrote above the article link: “Can you imagine reading this 9 months ago? The world’s gone nuts.”
The 55-year-old’s fans were in full agreement with the outspoken star, with one replying: “That is the most stupid thing i've ever read…”
“…this is overkill!,” blasted another.
While one cheeky follower joked: “It's alright me and the missus have been like that for years…”
According to the new guidelines, people need to find a way "to balance our need for sex and intimacy with the risks of the spread of COVID-19".
Dr. Michael Brady, Medical Director at Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “Sex is a very important part of life and asking people to avoid sex indefinitely isn’t realistic. That’s why, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we all need to find ways to balance our need for sex and intimacy with the risks of the spread of COVID-19.
“We’re clear that abstaining from sex is the best way to protect yourself from coronavirus. But we hope by issuing this advice we will help people to manage the risks of COVID-19 while also being able to have and enjoy sex.”
The Trust says that the “best sex partner” is yourself and “masturbation, using sex toys and phone or cam sex are the safest options” as they can be done without being in close proximity to anyone else.
However, it recommends that if you are having cam sex you don’t share images that might identify you, unless you want to, and that you aren’t pressured into anything that makes you feel uncomfortable.
The common sense advice says that after yourself, the next safest option is sex with a sexual partner within your household.
It explains: “If you do make the decision to have sex with someone outside of your household, it’s sensible to limit the number to one partner or as few partners as possible and take other precautions to reduce the risk of COVID-19.”
Piers and his family are in St Tropez for the summer after the GMB presenter worked tirelessly to deliver news on the coronavirus crisis during lockdown.
But after recent travel restrictions have been updated, he’s admitted he's "praying" he won't be forced to quarantine.
He could be forced to consider flying home in just TWO days and stay indoors for a further 14 days as deaths in France hit 46,595.
The 55-year-old shared his fears on Instagram yesterday alongside a photo with his sons Spencer and Bertie.
The trio stood on the lawn of his luxury accommodation dressed in shirts and shorts, showing off their tans and smiling.
Piers quipped: "Brits abroad… praying for no quarantine."
However, his fans are desperate to have him back on air "challenging" the government about the travel restrictions.
One fan said they are on holiday in Portugal where UK travellers have to quarantine when they return home, and raged: "Piers, the only problem is, you are not home challenging them!
"We are in Portugal which has the least covid! Makes no sense to the Tourists or Portuguese!"
However, another scoffed: "I’m praying for a Greek lockdown so I can stay here!"
Piers' post comes after sources revealed France could be on the quarantine list within days unless they lower their Covid case numbers.
Paul Charles, spokesperson for campaign group Quash Quarantine and founder of travel consultancy The PC Agency, told the Telegraph: “I know from senior government sources that anything above 20 per 100,000 for a period of seven days or more is likely to lead to that country being added to the quarantine list.
“On that basis, France has just two days to get its numbers below 20 – which is highly unlikely."
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