Chelsea Handler ‘screens’ casual sex partners with COVID rapid tests – and tells the people she dislikes that they’re positive

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - NOVEMBER 07: Comedian Chelsea Handler performs at Chan Centre For The Performing Arts on November 07, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada.
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  • Comedian Chelsea Handler shared her method for screening potential hookups.
  • Handler said on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast she tells suitors to take a rapid COVID test.
  • If a suitor annoys Handler before the test results come back, she tells them that their test was positive so they leave.
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Chelsea Handler said she makes potential sex partners take rapid COVID tests during an episode of the “Call Her Daddy” podcast.

The show’s host, Alex Cooper, asked Handler about her upcoming comedy tour, titled “Vaccinated and Horny,” and Handler said pandemic dry spells inspired the show.

Handler said she decided to have sex during the pandemic due to sexual frustration. But the process she used for enlisting hookups changed from pre-pandemic times.

“I had a COVID testing kit at my house, so once I realized that this was going to go on for months, I was like, ‘Alright, I’m just going to have guys over,'” Handler told Cooper.

The comedian and former late night host said she uses the dating app Raya, which requires you submit an application and get approved to use the platform. Handler also said she avoids dating or hooking up with other celebrities.

Once Handler finds her match and they arrive at her home, she asks them to take a rapid response COVID test, she told Cooper. Then, Handler leaves the test, which takes 20 minutes to process results, in her kitchen.

That’s when the real test begins.

“And in that time, I would go back out on my patio and hang out with them. If they said anything annoying or mentioned their balls, I would tell them their test was positive,” Handler told Cooper.

When it comes to the hookups that pass the test, Handler said she enjoys morning sex with them the most.

The comedian is an outspoken cannabis user, but told Cooper she doesn’t enjoy sex while under the influence.

“It’s nice to be super sober for sex,” said Handler.