My medical friend reminded me that due to the nature of my sessions, a medical mask may not be 100% protection in regard to the corona virus. He said this is because I am hands on and use a lot of touch in my approach to domming. He did laughingly mention that if I did not touch directly (with my hands) or indirectly (with implements), directed proceedings from a couple of metres away, wore a P45 mask, my visitor wore a P45 mask, and we were only in the company of each other for a short period of time, we may be safer. He said that he can't think of anyone who would be interested in this sort of session with a mistress, and I agree. Seeing me, being phyically touched by me, are important components to time spent in my front room parlour.
I also remembered what the lung specialist said to me. That because of these lung issues his patients have, we will know very quickly if we had the virus in our system. It's highly unlikely I would end up wandering around, fit and well, and just a super spreader. Even the common cold sends me off to bed for a month or so. So I would have 'warning' as it were, and be in a position to cancel future sessions before passing the virus on.
Was also reminded that mental health plays an important part in boosting the immune system, and shutting myself away for an even longer extended period of time would be detrimental to that.
When I was in Cairo, the driving there seemed insane. To cross roads, heaving with fast oncoming manic traffic, I had to just brave it, by stepping out, off the curb, and trusting the drivers to stop for me. There are few traffic lights an zebra crossings don't exist. Egyptians do not slow down, or indicate they see you until the very last second, it seemed. In the beginning of my trip I would tag myself next to another Egyptian pedestrian and cross when they did, closely next to them. But at times there was no-one around so I had to just get on with it. I don't know how it happened, even to this day I can't figure it out, but somehow I never got run over. But it was terrifying for me in the beginning. These people, inevitably men, foreign men, mainly Muslim, strangers, I was trusting them with my life. Even Indian traffic and drivers had nothing on those Egyptians. I did wonder what would happen if I tripped or fell down when crossing as everything was quick, quick quick. Think I mention the above as I have to trust my visitors to do the right thing by me and not visit if they suspect they may have come down with the virus, or been exposed to it. And they have to trust me that I would inform them if I felt something was amiss.
All very humbling and a big lesson to learn as sentient beings, that we are all interconnected, to each other and the natural world around us. That we do not live in a bubble and are part of this beautiful world, with it's ebbs and flows. That in exploring our true nature, as it were, our need for each other being the social creatures we are, and striving to find an outlet for our desires and a safe place to explore them, we have to take risks. But I do hope I and others I come into contact with take calculated risks and not foolish ones!