I want everyone who has been practicing polyamory for more than a couple of years to give their lives some thought.
Y’all’ve been doing safer sex, right? You all know how disease vectors work. If your partner is exposed to an STD, then you and everyone you’re involved with is also exposed, right? You understand risk reduction and all that smack.
Disease vectors are old hat for polyamorous people
Now, during the current pandemic, we’re dealing with a disease that’s a lot easier to catch than most STDs. Instead of needing really intimate (usually fluid) contact, this is more like *wince* (I hate to use this metaphor) a bukakke party that no-one asked your consent for.
I know, gross, but still. If you’ve educated yourself at all on STDs and harm reduction, you have a general idea of why social distancing and other safety protocols are needed to be flattening the infection curve.
Use that knowledge and understanding to help people around you. Maybe don’t use that bukkake metaphor with Aunt Edna. However, you do understand the principles and can use your knowledge in a wider range now.
I gotta say, video dates ain’t the same in-person dates and it’s makin’ me twitchy. I’m sure it is for all of you as well. Still, we’re tough. We can do this.