When I was starting to feel sick when I was a child and teenager, my pants and white briefs, or my pajama bottoms were removed, and my mom would either have me lay down across her lap or have me lay on my back on the bed. She always had a jar of Vaseline and a rectal thermometer handy to insert slowly in my anus and leave inside for about five minutes. I can remember how cold the thermometer felt at times. This would happen two or more times in the same day. I would feel embarrassed if the bedroom door was left open and family members would walk in to ask if the temperature had changed after repeated insertions of the thermometer during the day. This procedure was followed again if I was sick on the second day. I am curious as to whether others experienced this in the past or currently experience it due to the pandemic and spending more time at home for social distancing.