Most of us never think too much about the dos and donts of intercourse.
It is very important to keep your private parts healthy and clean. Most of the infections that occur down there are because of unhealthy habits that one follows.
And here are 8 things that you should totally do after making love. By doing so, you are helping your private part stay healthy and away from any kind of infections.
1. GO TO TOILET AFTER INTERCOURSE
Number one: During intercourse, bacteria can be introduced into your private part. It’s warm and moist inside there, which is the perfect environment for bacteria to multiply. If you don’t want to end up with a painful bladder infection, pee within an hour of having intercourse, which helps to flush out your private part. And of course, wipe from front to back to avoid fecal contamination.
2. AVOID HOT BATH TUB SHOWER
The shower is good however avoid jumping into a hot bathtub. When your V (vagina) responds to stimulation, it opens a little more. And after intercourse, a hot bathtub shower can make you susceptible to more infections.
3. CHUG A PINT OF WATER
Just like with exercise, you may need to hydrate after making love. Dehydration affects your entire body, so if your mouth is dry, you definitely need to refuel with water. Chug a pint or two of water right after intercourse, it will hydrate you and help flush pesky UTI-causing bacteria from your bladder.
4. EAT FOOD THAT IS RICH IN PROBIOTIC
What you eat after having intercourse is very important. I know those chocolate chip cookies in the jar look tempting, but we advise you to choose your snack wisely. Your best option is fermented foods such as yogurt for instance. Kombucha and kimchi make healthy alternatives. Eating these as a snack after intercourse can restock good bacteria so that you don’t get yeast infections.
5. AVOID SOAP DOWN THERE
Not just after intercourse (although your V is particularly sensitive then), but always: don’t wash with soap. Your nether region is a self-cleaning organism and using soaps, douches or other products can interfere with its delicate pH levels. Soap can also lead to irritation and dryness – in fact, as a rule of thumb, if you wouldn’t put it in your mouth, don’t put it near your private part. After intercourse (and always), rinse only with warm, clean water.
6. DITCH THE CUTE LINGERIE
Most types of lingerie are made from non-breathable fabrics like nylon or polyester. Slap them on after intercourse, and you’re creating the perfect environment for germs to grow. Remember, your V is warm and damp after getting down, and that’s when bacteria is likely to thrive, especially when trapped by non-breathable materials. Go commando or stick to cotton undies so your nether regions can breathe free.
7. AVOID WET WIPES
While it might be appealing to swipe yourself clean using wet wipes, the chemicals and fragrances can irritate your sensitive genital area, especially after intercourse. If you want to use something other than plain water to clean up, try mixing a little vinegar with warm water. Vinegar is cleansing and won’t disrupt your body’s pH levels. Dry gently afterward.
8. PREVENT YEAST INFECTIONS BY BLOW DRYING YOUR NETHER REGIONS
You would be surprised, but many women are blow drying their private part after making love. It is very effective according to some doctors, although you must be careful. Blow drying is especially effective for women prone to UTIs and mycosis.
Before blow drying, wash your V with warm water. Use a cold air setting to dry the area. Make sure you don’t overdo it and ensure the innermost V remains moist. Use a soft hand towel in the end.