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 v**ina 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 v**ina 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 v**ina 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 v**ina, 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 v**ina 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.
7 • Note your discomfort during s*x.
Sometimes, s*x can be painful or uncomfortable for a woman. It is therefore important for you to keep a note of when this happens. There are multiple reasons why s*x can be painful for women. The most common reason is v**ina dryness. Constipation, or muscle spasm can also be responsible; just as deep penetration can also make s*x painful, especially if your partner isn’t hard enough. If you regularly feel discomfort during s*x, it is better to consult a doctor.
Culled The Punch