There must be already million times when someone has told you to pee after sex. But there are other things other than peeing after sex. There’s a lot of things that need to be done right after sex if you don’t want to catch infections.
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So, if you want your sex life flourishing all the time then you should follow a strict post-sex routine. Good hygiene is the rule and not an exception. Sex is pleasurable, but it can a host to a dozen of new bacteria which can be very vengeful for your vagina.
Thus, follow these post-nookie rituals to keep your vagina clean and happy.
1. Wash Your Intimates with a Non-Fragrant Soap and Water
Lubricants and the bacteria from the rectum, mouth and the penis can increase your chances of getting yeast or bacterial infections. Use a non-fragrant soap to wash your vagina. Take a washcloth soaked in warm water and wipe your vagina using it. No douches, please!
2. Soak in a Bathtub
Just like after a rigorous workout session, you need to pamper your body after sex. Add some virgin coconut oil to a warm bath and soak yourself in the tub. It will soothe any irritation or swelling that sex might have caused. This will also reduce your risk of infection.
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3. Drink a Lot of Water
You need to rehydrate yourself just like after a vigorous exercise. Sex leaves your body dehydrated, therefore your mouth feels dry after sex. refuel yourself with lots of water. It will hydrate you and keep the sandpaper-ey texture of your vagina away.
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4. Eat Probiotic-Rich Foods
Eat yogurt and other fermented foods to pamper your vagina with the probiotics your vagina already has. Get into the habit of eating these foods after sex to replenish the good bacteria in your body. This will decrease the risk of yeast infection.
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5. Wear Lose Undergarments
It is better to sleep naked after cleaning yourself up. But if you don’t want to go all commando, then you can wear loose-fitting undergarments so that your vagina can breathe some fresh air. Avoid nylon and tight underwear. It will trap moisture and make you prone to bacteria that cause UTI. Above all, it is better to sleep without your undergarments.