When it comes to sex, the majority of a person’s time is spent thinking about the prelude to the event rather than the aftermath. You think about your flirting technique, about your approach, about the kinds of moves you are going to perform during, but not much thought goes in to what you should be doing after you have had all that fun! What you do after can be just as important as what you do during. Here are six things you should always do after sex.
It’s always a good idea to take a trip to the bathroom and give yourself a little wash to remove anything like stray pubic hairs, leftover lubricant, and any ejaculate that might be present on your body. It’s just a sensible thing to do in terms of hygiene, but you don’t have to go overboard because your vagina is a great self cleaner to begin with.
Once you have completed this gentle washing, make sure to fully dry yourself because vaginas and the vaginal area in general is most happy when it is dry! Leaving that area moist and overly warm is the perfect environment for lots of bacteria to develop, a sure fire way to a yeast infection!
It is important to go to the toilet after you have finished having sex, even if you don’t feel like you need to. It can help to flush away a lot of the sexual fluids that have been created, which in turn can be helpful with preventing the occurrence of things like urinary tract infections. This is even more important if you have engaged in a mixture of anal and vaginal sex.
Make sure that you drink lots of water to rehydrate your body after the strenuous and energy sapping activity of sex. The better hydrated you are, the better your body will be at flushing away all of that potential UTI causing bacteria that I have already spoken about.
5. Comfy Underwear
If you are eager to get dressed straight away, it is best to do so with comfortable, classic underwear like cotton panties. The delicate and gentle nature of that fabric is much more effective in preventing yeast and bacterial infections than others like nylon or frilly and itchy lingerie. You want to avoid any unnecessary irritation down there.
And finally, it’s important to have a chat and a cuddle afterwards to make sure that you reconnect on a less carnal level! Whilst the other tips are good for hygiene and physical health, this is purely for your state of mind and self care!