When it comes to sex and other in-between-the-sheets activities, you and your partner may know how to have fun during the moment.
But knowing the best practices after sex is also crucial.
Here are some key things to do to safeguard your sexual health after sex:
You have to pee
The urethra is close to the vagina, which could easily get infected during sex. After the deed has been done, you need to pee to dislodge any bacteria that may have entered the vagina. Even a trickle will do, as you need to push down whatever is in the urinary tract.
The purpose is to prevent the possibility of U.T.I. (urinary tract infection), and you can drink a lot of water after sex.
Now know that sex is undoubtedly an exercise, and you must stay hydrated after such vigorous activity. Water keeps you hydrated and allows you to pee to remove any bacteria or infection blocking your urinary tract.
After sex, you could feel less-than-fresh down there, so you should consider taking a quickie wipe. Wiping from front to back to prevent U.T.I., yeast infection, and also bacteria from the rectum.
Eat food rich in probiotic
Probiotics have been proven to have healthy bacteria strains found naturally in food. It appears that probiotics help prevent and treat vagina imbalance. The vagina naturally hosts some microorganisms, including good bacteria, and probiotic-rich food help promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the vagina.
Wear loose fittings
After sex, it is advisable to wear loose fittings to keep the vagina dry and allow optimum air circulation. When the vagina is moist and sweaty, it gives room for bacteria and yeast to grow, which can lead to frequent visits to the hospital.