There are certain things all women should ensure to do after a session of s*x. These are some of those things.
After s*x, there are a few things a woman should do to keep healthy, such as these ones…
1 • Wipe down with gentle soap and water.
Bacteria from the fingers, mouth, and rectum can increase a woman’s chance of developing yeast or bacterial infection after s*x, says obstetrics-gynaecologist, Sherry Ross. She recommends using a non-fragrant soap to wash the vagina after s*x.Simply take a warm washcloth and gently dab the area with soap and water (or just warm water), moving from front to back. “Internal cleaning (such as douching) isn’t necessary, because the v*gina has its own internal wash cycle that keeps it clean and balanced, she adds. So, no douches allowed.
2 • Soak in the bathtub.
Besides making you feel like the pampered s*x queen that you are, adding extra virgin coconut oil to a warm bath can help hydrate the skin of the outer vagina and sooth any v*ginal swelling or irritation that occurs after s*x, says Ross. Again, this reduces your risk of infection, she adds.
3 • Drink water.
You may need to hydrate after a vigorous s*x, says Dr. Nicole Scott. Dehydration affects your entire body; so, if your mouth is dry and/or your vagina felt like sandpaper during s*x, you definitely need to refuel with water. Right after s*x, drink a pint or two of water. That will hydrate you and help flush pesky Urinary Tract Infection-causing bacteria from your bladder.
4 • Eat probiotic-rich foods.
Yogurt and other fermented foods have the same good bacteria that are found in the vag!na, says another gynaecologist, Dr. Kelly Kasper. Getting into the habit of snacking on these foods after s*x can help to replenish the body’s good bacteria, helping to decrease your risk of yeast infection.
5 • Don’t wear panties!
Once you’re so fresh and so clean-clean, ward off UTIs and other infections by wearing cotton underwear and loose-fitting pyjamas to keep your privates dry — or, better yet, go commando for optimum air circulation. At the very least, avoid nylon underwear and tight-fitting sleepwear, which can trap moisture and help bacteria grow, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
6 • Pee!The vagina is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, because of its moist and warm nature. That’s why you must pee within the next 30minutes after s*x.