The pandemic, as with other health crises, is exposing existing inequalities and disproportionately affecting people already criminalized, marginalized and living in precarious health and economic situations, often outside social protection mechanisms. As sex workers and their clients self-isolate, sex workers are finding themselves unprotected, increasingly vulnerable and unable to provide for themselves and their families. In Ecuador, the Colectivo Flor De Azalea the Association of Women Sex Workers has highlighted the sudden lack of support and access to basic services that sex workers face. We take to the streets with great fear and we are afraid of being violated. We do not have money for food, rent, medicine; health services are closed. As sex workers report interruptions to condom supplies owing to the pandemic, sex workers living with HIV say they are losing access to essential medicines as well.
COVID responses must uphold and protect the human rights of sex workers | UNAIDS
Last week, we asked for your questions about sex and the coronavirus. You had many. Common queries involved the levels of precautions that one could theoretically take to reduce exposure during sex. Several people wondered if avoiding kissing or wearing a mask during sex may lower the risk of coronavirus transmission. What we do know is risk starts when you get within six feet. If one person is infectious, the air and the bed — or any surface on which you have sex or sleep — will be contaminated with droplet nuclei.
Eighteen-year-old April Waters was having the time of her life in Mexico, but she had a scare when she suffered an accident in a hotel swimming pool. She had to be rescued by a strong, handsome Indian-American, Kumar Mehrotra, and she engaged in an intensely intimate relationship almost at once. When others are added to the mix—including Rohit Banerjee, another Indian-American whom Melody falls in love with in college, and even Jeremy himself, who returns as a prodigal son—April and the others find that there is more than enough love to go around. This novel, full of steamy passion but also tender affection, shows how the human heart has an almost infinite capacity for physical and spiritual affection.
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