Sex is an enjoyable activity and the best form of intimacy a couple can have in their relationship. While there are many tips on tricks on how to be more intimate with your partner there are other health factors to be considered after sexual activity.
You don’t have to focus on hygiene immediately after you’ve finished a moment with your partner, but it’s important to take the proper steps some point after intimacy to make sure you’re protecting yourself and the person you are involved with.
Here are 7 things women should not do immediately after sexual intercourse.
1. You don’t need to rush to the bathroom to pee
Many people claim that you have to go to the bathroom immediately after sex. It is true that easing yourself after sex can help clear the urethral tract of any bacteria introduced during sex that can lead to painful UTIs, but you don’t need to do it right away and ruin the moment.
2. Do not shave right after sex
You’re more likely to develop irritation if you shave right after sex, this is because during sex women experience an increased blood flow to the genital area making them really sensitive.
3. Do not wash your vagina with soap
You might be tempted to cleanse your private area with soap but the truth is vaginas are self-cleaning organs, there is simply no need for us to use soaps or detergents in your privates. Clean warm water should be enough to dispel any lubricants or fluids.
4. Avoid sleeping in Your lingerie
After sex, your skin tends to be warm and damp, thanks to perspiration, vaginal secretions, and semen. Sleeping in your underwear traps the moisture and you run the risk of a yeast infection.
Cotton lingerie is OK because it’s breathable, but nylon, rayon, or polyester skivvies are a no-no. So you either go nude or stick to cotton underwear.
5. Not Washing Your Hands
Hand hygiene is always very important even after physical contact such as simply holding hands. Washing your hands with soap and water is really an excellent measure to protect yourself against the spread of germs.
6. Using wet wipes
If you’re sensitive to chemicals like alcohol, glycerin, scents, and certain oils, using a flushable wet wipe after sex can cause irritation since you’re more susceptible to skin issues after intercourse.
7. Not drinking water
Don’t become dehydrated by forgetting to drink some water. After sex, make sure you drink a lot of water to help keep urine and any unwanted bacteria moving out of your body quickly. This helps reduce the risk of a UTI (Urinary Tract Infections) by flushing out any unwanted bacteria.