Life right now feels a little scary and that’s not because it’s almost time for Halloween. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live in more ways than one. If you’re trying to navigate the dating world, for example, you might find yourself in the position of getting intimate with someone outside of your household or your regular bubble of close contacts.

You’re likely no stranger to the myriad of precautions from health officials to keep yourself safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. From washing your hands, standing 6 feet apart, avoiding large gatherings, there are many things you can do. Among these helpful and important tips comes one from Canada’s chief public health officer who, in a recent statement, recommended something we hadn’t heard yet…

“Sexual health is an important part of our overall health,” says Dr. Theresa Tam (and we couldn’t agree more!) “However, sex can be complicated in the time of COVID-19. If you choose to engage in an in-person sexual encounter with someone outside of your household or close contacts bubble,” skip face-to-face contact like kissing and, “consider wearing a mask that covers the nose and mouth.”

While that may sound a little strange, there’s no doubt that this precaution is important and one that you should consider. With that being said, spooky season is in full swing. Now may be the perfect time to mask up and get down! Here are our favorite masked sex positions to try this Halloween!

#1: Doggy Style


While down on your hands and knees, have your partner kneel behind you, with their upper body straight up or draped over you, and begin thrusting.

#2: Cowgirl


Have your partner lay down on their back with knees slightly bent up while you kneel, straddling their pelvis, on top. Slide up and down on their thighs while supporting yourself by either pushing off your partners chest or leaning back on their legs.

#3: The Spider


Have your partner sit with their arms behind them for support and legs spread with knees bent. Then, position yourself across from your partner laying down, with your hips between their spread legs and your legs bent outside of their hips.

#4: The Wheelbarrow


Position yourself on your hands and knees with your partner behind you. Then, have them lift you up by your torso while gripping your thighs around their waist.

#5: The Seashell


While laying on your back, raise your legs as far as they’ll go behind you with your ankles crossed. Then, have your partner enter you from the missionary position.

#6: The Pinball Wizard


Lay on your back with your feet flat on the ground. With your weight resting on your shoulders, lift your pelvis up into a partial bridge position. From there, have your partner enter you from a kneeling position.

Whether you and your partner are going to attempt the Pinball Wizard or are simply sticking to missionary, wearing a mask when getting intimate with someone new is an important precaution to keep in mind right now. Luckily, these masked sex positions will keep things sexy, spooky and most importantly, safe!