Even if you really don’t feel like getting out of bed, practicing these good habits after sex could save you from very unsexy consequences.
Practicing good post-coital (after sex) hygiene in the long run, will help you to ward off infections and germs that may create bigger health issues.
It might be tempting to skip that part and fall straight to sleep, but that window right after intercourse is when you want to take action in order to ensure that no undesirable bacteria can fester, especially where you can’t reach.
There are many things you can do to clean up, but here are the most important in the list of things you should do.
1. PEE, EVEN IF YOU DON’T FEEL A NEED TO
Outside molecules, including bacteria, can enter the urethra, your urinary tube, very easily during sex, putting you at risk of contracting a urinary tract infection.
The best way to flush out those harmful intruders is by peeing, even if you don’t feel a compelling urge to do so.
If you really have nothing to pee, drink a glass of water and enjoy a short, but romantic cuddle session, then use the bathroom.
If you still need more time, there are other things you can tend to first in your cleanup routine.
2. WASH YOURSELF
A full shower will take care of most aspects of your post-coital cleanup checklist.
Avoid using overly hot or overly cold water, as your private parts will still be tender from your intimate activities.
Use mild soap. There is no need for anything extra perfumed, or even feminine washes, which can actually damage the pH in your vaginal tube.
There are a lot of products that you’ll find in pharmacies that are marketed as helping you to “keep fresh”.
These are things like wipes and sprays that are made with harsh chemicals like detergents, perfumes or lotions, which are actually unsuitable for your skin and can cause a rash or other skin problems. Also avoid scented pads and tampons.
If you don’t take a full shower, do a gentle rinse with warm water instead, or use a clean wet towel to wipe every part of your body that might be exposed to bacteria.
3. GARGLE WITH MOUTHWASH
Also, swish with mouthwash to eradicate germs and bacteria in your mouth.