After weeks of so-called “health officials” and “HIV activists” proclaiming that calls for abstinence “won’t work” in preventing the spread of monkeypox despite the fact that 95% of all cases reportedly stem from gay men having sex, the CDC has now issued its official guidelines which specifically recommend people abstain from any type of sexual activity that involves actual contact – but with a whole lot of exceptions along the way.
According to information they posted to their website and on social media Friday, “the best way to protect yourself and others is to avoid sex of any kind (oral, anal, vaginal) and kissing or touching each other’s bodies—while you are sick.”
“Especially avoid touching any rash. Do not share things like towels, fetish gear, sex toys, and toothbrushes,” they also recommended:
Lower your risk of getting #monkeypox during sex:
✔️ Talk to your partner(s) about any recent illness or unexplained rashes.
✔️ Avoid touching the rash.
✔️ Avoid having sex and sharing toys and fetish gear with someone with monkeypox.
— CDC (@CDCgov) August 5, 2022
But if you’re someone who just can’t stop yourself from getting frisky with your partner or partners, the CDC had the following suggestions on how to “reduce your chances of being exposed to monkeypox”:
-Take a temporary break from activities that increase exposure to monkeypox until you are two weeks after your second dose. This will greatly reduce your risk.
-Limit your number of sex partners to reduce your likelihood of exposure.
-Spaces like back rooms, saunas, sex clubs, or private and public sex parties, where intimate, often anonymous sexual contact with multiple partners occurs—are more likely to spread monkeypox.
They also recommended condoms and, um, gloves, though they noted that “condoms alone may not prevent all exposures to monkeypox since the rash can occur on other parts of the body” and “gloves must cover all exposed skin and be removed carefully to avoid touching the outer surface.”
They also advised those feeling amorous towards each other to “masturbate together at a distance without touching each other and without touching any rash” and to “have virtual sex with no in-person contact.”
“Consider having sex with your clothes on or covering areas where rash is present, reducing as much skin-to-skin contact as possible. Leather or latex gear also provides a barrier to skin-to-skin contact; just be sure to change or clean clothes/gear between partners and after use” were other recommendations from the same CDC that never issued “if you have to go that crowded party or church during the COVID outbreak, here’s what you should do” guidelines.
Further, contra to the protestations of HIV activists on the issue of abstaining from sex, the CDC said that those “with advanced HIV” could be at greater risk of serious illness from monkeypox:
New @CDCMMWR: People with advanced #HIV might be at higher risk of severe illness from #monkeypox. If you have HIV and a possible exposure or a rash, talk to your health care provider right away. Learn more: https://t.co/dDw3FtW6FT. pic.twitter.com/HKd9QoasTr
— CDC (@CDCgov) August 5, 2022
If one didn’t know any better they’d think gay Democrat state senators in California who have encouraged other members of the gay community to, as the San Francisco AIDS Foundation suggested, live it up and engage in sex orgies despite the risks associated with promiscuous behavior had a hand in writing the CDC guidelines.
I wish I could say I was surprised by all of this but I’m really not. I mean for two years we heard nothing from Democrats and other supposed “health experts” about how anything less than quadruple masking and staying indoors was akin to a desire to murder your fellow man because you selfishly wanted to get out and live your life.
And yet here we have another outbreak and one that appears to be predominantly impacting sexually active gay men, and the recommendations from the CDC are, in so many words, “well, you should avoid sex for a little while but if you simply must, do it virtually or wear condoms and gloves to try and prevent catching it or transmitting it.”
As RedState’s Kira Davis said in her write-up on the hypocrisy:
Are we to believe that somehow shutting down the mom & pop flower shop was vital to national health, but shutting down bathhouses that are the site of regular, risky, gay sex orgies is not? If you’re gay, you don’t have to follow the same health rules that have been imposed on all of us?
Apparently so, and I think we all know why. The duplicitous political decision-making surrounding declarations made by Democrat “leaders” and “health officials” during the COVID pandemic versus now as monkeypox is spreading mostly among gay men is simply staggering to witness.
But The Science™ or something, right?
— a newsman (@a_newsman) August 4, 2022
So gay people can go about their lives during the monkeypox outbreak and woke protesters could take to the streets during the COVID pandemic, but everyone else (outside of Democrats) had to stay home, lose their sources of income in some cases in the process, and weren’t even allowed to visit their grandmas at the nursing home nor hold even moderate-sized funeral services for their departed loved ones.