June 9, 2020 | 5: 04pm
No condoms? Quarantining at home? No disaster!
Metropolis Department of Health officials are providing free home provide of condoms, lubricant and HIV self-take a look at kits to Fresh Yorkers enduring restricted salvage admission to to sexual health clinics all over the coronavirus crisis.
“Even all over a world pandemic, sex remains a a need to-have fragment of total health and successfully-being for many people,” said Dr. Oni Blackstock, assistant commissioner for the Health Department’s Bureau of HIV.
Blackstock made the announcement on 6/9, National Sex Day.
“As Fresh Yorkers have had to adapt to the realities of the pandemic, so have the Health Department’s provider items. Door 2 Door and the Neighborhood Dwelling Test Giveaway Digital Program will allow Fresh Yorkers to salvage admission to sexual health products and services from the comfort and security of their very have homes,” Blackstock said.
On the initiate of the pandemic city health officials informed Fresh Yorkers that self-admire was the suitable and most secure kind of admire.
“Chances are high you’ll per chance per chance well also very successfully be your most secure sex accomplice,” in accordance with the doc released in March. “Masturbation just will not be going to spread COVID-19, particularly whereas you wash your fingers (and any sex toys) with soap and water for not lower than 20 seconds sooner than and after.”
The free condom program seems to be a tacit acknowledgement about the limits of self-admire.
Fresh Yorkers across the five boroughs can train free condoms ranging in size and magnificence alongside side NYC Memoir XL and Coarse Ribs by visiting nyc.gov/condoms. Sooner than COVID-19 the Health Department gave out 30 million condoms and lubricant packs to 3,500 nonprofits and businesses citywide.
“Merchandise advance in multiples of 30 and are delivered in discreetly packaged envelopes. Orders are restricted to two merchandise at a time, and one train per particular individual each 30 days, whereas affords closing,” in accordance with a Health Department press open.
Free HIV self-take a look at kits are also readily in the market for home provide by redeeming on-line coupon codes from OraSure OraQuick.
Closing month city clinical examiners started turning in free methadone to opioid addicts — sparking outrage from officials who called it a “recipe for ache.”