Can I have sex when I have a cold or the flu?

Yes. Cold and flu germs are spread from the nose and mouth, not sexual fluids. Being sexually active is technically ok, but there is a high chance of transferring your cold to your partner since you are in such close quarters. It is wise to abstain from all sexual activity for a few days. If it is a sickness that may be cured through antibiotics, you are usually not contagious 48 hours after starting antibiotics. However, we are not doctors so it is wise to check with them before engaging in sexual activity. If you are going to have sex, consider positions where you are not directly face-to-face with your partner (such as doggie-style) to avoid kissing them or spreading germs.

 
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