It’s been a sweltering summer in many parts of the world, with millions scrambling for ways to cool off. On Wednesday, the 600,000 residents of Santa Marta, Colombia, were given one interesting suggestion: Stop having sex in the afternoon.
Santa Marta is known as La Perla de America (America’s Pearl)
The residents of the city on the Caribbean Sean in the northern Colombian department of Magdalena have been told to stop having sex to ensure they stay cool during the scorching 40 Celsius (104F) heatwave.
Santa Marta’s Health Secretary, Julio Salas, was met with laughter and disbelief when he issued the novel advice, which he listed alongside other tips like wearing loose clothing and drinking plenty of water.
Salas recommended to hold off sex or “any physical activity” until