We almost never think about what we should or shouldn’t do after sexual activities. However, it is very important to keep our private parts clean and healthy all the time. Most of the infections that occur down are as a result of following some really unhealthy habits. Look at the 8 things listed below. Every woman should follow these rules after having sexual intercourse because this way your private parts will stay clean and healthy without any bacterial infections.
- GO TO THE TOILET SOON AFTER SEXUAL INTERCOURSE
During intercourse, different kinds of bacteria can be transmitted to your private part. Your private part is the ideal environment for bacteria to multiply since it is moist and warm inside there. So, if you don’t want to get a bladder infection, you should always pee within the first hour after having sexual intercourse. This habit will help you to clear out your private part. Don’t forget that you should wipe from front to back to avoid fecal contamination.
- DRINK A PINT OF FRESH WATER
You need to stay hydrated after having sex in order to flush out UTI-causing bacteria from your bladder. So, drink some fresh water always when you feel that your mouth is dry.
- AVOID HOT BATHTUB OR HOT SHOWERS
We can all agree that shower sounds perfect, but actually, you should avoid hot bathtub after sexual intercourse. You should remember that always when your swells reacting to sexual stimulation, it opens wider than before. That’s why having a shower or hot bathtub after a sexual activity will make you more prone to bacterial infections.
- AVOID SOAPS DOWN THERE
Remember that you should not use soap when you are washing your private part because your genital area is actually a self-cleaning organism. If you use cleaning soap or some other products down there it may lower or increase your vaginal pH levels. Using soap may also cause irritation and dryness. So, always wash your genital area only with warm water.
- CONSUME FOOD FULL OF PROBIOTICS
It is very important what you eat after sexual activities. Consuming healthy foods after sexual activity is very important because they will prevent you from yeast infections. We recommend you to consume yogurt or kimchi and kombucha to restock good bacteria.
- AVOID WET WIPES
Wet wipes contain harmful chemicals and fragrances that can cause irritation to your genital area, especially after sexual activities. If you think that you must use something more than water to your private area, you can mix some lukewarm water with a bit of white vinegar. White vinegar will cleanse your private part without disrupting its pH levels.
- PREVENT YEAST INFECTIONS BY AIR-DRYING YOUR NETHER AREA
Believed or not, some women are actually blow drying their private parts after sexual intercourse. According to some medical professionals, this is very efficient, although you need to be very careful. Blow drying is extremely effective for women prone to UTIs and mycosis.
Don’t forget to wash your genital area with warm water before blow drying it. For this purpose, you should use cold air setting when drying. In the end, use can a soft towel.
- FORGET ABOUT THE CUTE LINGERIE
Most of the cute lingerie we love are made of polyester, nylon, and other non-breathable fabrics. If you choose to wear them after sexual activities, you will create the perfect environment for bacteria to grow. So, we recommend you to wear cotton underwear after having sexual intercourse.