When the coronavirus pandemic hit North America governments and infectious disease experts advised the public to stay home and stay physically distant from anyone not in their household. Those restrictions have made it challenging for single folks to find a way to connect with new friends and potential sexual partners. From sex and foreplay to kissing and holding hands, the pleasures of touch have become a complex and risky activity in the age of COVID-19. But now, life is opening up and that means some people may be looking to date and include an intimate partner in their social bubble. A lot of people are wondering how you can do that and stay safe. Today on the Dose Dr. Goldman is joined by Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Deputy Commissioner at New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and one of the experts behind a new set of candid guidelines on safe intimate relations during the pandemic. They tackle the question: Is it safe to have sex or be intimate with someone new during COVID-19?