With the UK now in lockdown 3.0 and the rest of the world engaging in varying degrees of social isolation, if having sex with total strangers is your bag and you’re feeling horny, you might find yourself wondering how to enjoy safe sex without picking up a nasty virus. We look at the best ways to stay safe and get laid during a global pandemic.
Can you have safe sex with strangers during lockdown?
In a word, no. Sorry if the title of this article was misleading, but if you get up close and personal with people you don’t know, or even people you do know, there are no guarantees that you won’t contract coronavirus. Plus during national lockdown you’d also be breaking the law. COVID-19 is airborne, extremely infectious and unscrupulous about its victims, so play it safe and stick to our alternative sex tips instead.
Short of finding someone who’s prepared to quarantine for a fortnight before and after you get it on (which does somewhat take the thrill out of spontaneous fun) sadly there aren’t many options available for having sex with total strangers during a global pandemic. However, with a little bit of imagination and a healthy dose of social distancing you can still get your rocks off.
Unless you’ve been living under the aforementioned rock you will know that the internet is a hive of sexual activity and the adult industry has responded to the global health crisis with aplomb. It's now easier than ever to connect online, pay for live sex shows or just watch good old-fashioned filth, and all from the safety of your own home. But if sex with total strangers is your bag, read our 10 tips for getting your leg over during lockdown:
Perhaps an obvious solution, but during times of international crisis making sweet love to yourself is an overlooked art form and is always a good idea. The mental and physical benefits of masturbation are so extensive it's officially an act of self-care. Having a good old Tommy Tank will boost your mood, reduce your stress levels and keep you safe from harm, provided you lube up to avoid chafe. If you feel lonely, dim the lights and try masturbating in front of the mirror to create a sexy stranger atmosphere, or invest in a sex toy. We love Ricky's Ultimate Wand Massager Vibrator and the Fleshskins Grip Ice Stroker.
2. Carry on webcamming
The safest and easiest way to get up close and personal with an actual stranger during a global pandemic is to sign up to a webcam sex site. This way you can pay for a hot human to give you a digital-era live or pre-recorded peep show with zero risk of infection. The intensity and privacy settings depend on how much you're prepared to pay, but if you have cash to splash you can easily persuade a total stranger to perform sexual acts for you online.
3. Become a cam star
If you're a webcam veteran and seeking additional thrills, for a (frankly rather lucrative) lockdown hobby, turn the camera around and take up camming. Authenticity is key to the success of webcam sex so if you're shy, scruffy or have absolutely no idea how to strip on camera, it shouldn't be a problem. There really is a lid for every teapot and we guarantee that even if you're a big hairy dude from Rotherham, during these lonely quarantine nights someone out there will totally get off on your amateur sex cam performance. All you need is a laptop, a webcam and a sense of willing. Go on, we dare you.
4. Go solo dogging
Word on the street is that dogging in the great outdoors has seen a resurgence since coronavirus came knocking and car parks and quiet wooded areas across the country have been busy. However, aside from the fact that it's completely illegal to expose yourself in public, you're also not really supposed to leave the house either. To get around this, head for your own back garden and (provided no one can see past your hedge) enjoy a solo dogging session in the bushes. We know it's not quite the same as actual dogging and it's minus degrees outside, but these are challenging times so use your imagination.
5. Try chatroulette
Chatroulette is the perfect way to have virtual sex with people you don't know. The site randomly connects users with other strangers from all corners of the earth in a video chat session that either side can end at any point. This means you can theoretically engage in sex with strangers while completely concealing your own identity. But it's worth trying to be vaguely interesting to dissuade the other side from rejecting you, and remember to ask before getting your bits out, as not everyone is there for the sex. Chatoulette's daily user numbers have more than doubled since the start of the pandemic, so you're guaranteed to connect with all manner of sexy strangers without bumping into your ex.
6. Experiment with your submissive side
Always wondered what it feels like to play at S&M but never had the balls? Now is as good a time as any to experiment with your submissive side and either employ the services of a digital dominatrix or simply pretend you have one and send yourself to bed alone without any dinner. Alternatively, you could train to become an online dominatrix yourself! With classes starting at £150 per hour, the London Dominatrix School is a great place to start.
7. FaceTime sex
Unless you're prepared to brave Hampstead Heath on a Friday night (and in the current climate we suspect even the Heath is experiencing less footfall) it's not that easy to persuade complete strangers to have sex with you, so now is the time to mine dating apps for virtual hook-ups. Tinder, Hinge, Bumble and Badoo are all fairly safe bets if you want to chat to singletons, but persuading your matches to swap numbers can be a challenge. Hit the late night lonely/drunk crew and you stand more chance of taking it to FaceTime and once you're there, the world is your oily lobster. Just remember the digital sex rules: even in the online sphere consent is still key, so ask nicely before you start touching yourself.
8. Treat yourself to a Real Doll
If you miss the gentle touch of a stranger, don’t lose hope. Invest in a Real Doll, place him or her in your garage and pretend to have a danger sex session with this beautiful stranger who just happens to be anatomically designed for your sexual pleasures. Real Dolls aren't just for the boys either; you can buy them in all shapes and sizes and choose the exact body, facial (and genital!) features to suit your tastes. They don't come cheap, but with a long lockdown winter ahead, you deserve it.
9. Create a sex bubble
If you do meet someone new and you develop a meaningful connection that you’re both keen to explore further, you might consider creating a sex bubble, but proceed with caution here. We came up with the title 'sex bubble' before researching the facts and according to the government website it's definitely not allowed, but we like the term so much we can't bring ourselves to remove it. With one in 30 people currently infected with COVID-19 in the capital the risks are high, so maybe stick to creating sex bubbles at home alone until this all blows over.
10. Invest in some quality sex toys
Sex toys have come on leaps and bounds in recent years and from a clit-tingling Rechargeable Wand to a Vibrating Blowjob Simulator, you can have serious fun locked down at home on your own. Invest in an armoury of kinky sex toys and you might find you don't need to meet strangers any more after all.
Last updated: 08-01-2021
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