Colombian City Urges a Break from Sex to Fight Heat Wave

Colombian City Urges a Break from Sex to Fight Heat Wave Photo: KSTP/Chris Knoll, File

August 16, 2018 11:43 AM

Health officials in one Colombian coastal city have a controversial recommendation for residents trying to stay cool during an intense heat wave: Take a break from sex.

Santa Marta health secretary Julio Salas sparked a mix of laughter and disbelief this week when he urged residents of the Caribbean tourist mecca to refrain from sex during the day. It's on a list of recommendations, such as staying hydrated and wearing loose clothing.

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