Pee, even if you don’t feel the need, Try to.
Outside bacteria can find its way to the urethra, your urinary tube, very easily during sexual intercourse or penetration. This increases the risk of contracting a urinary tract infection.
The best way to prevent it and flush out the harmful intruders is by peeing!
Wash It Off
A full shower will do a 100 on the cleanup checklist.
Use mild soap and avoid using overly hot or overly cold water as it may irritate the sensitive intimate areas. Strict No to extra perfumed, feminine washes, which can actually damage the healthy pH in the vaginal tube.
There are a lot of products that you’ll find in pharmacies that are marketed as helping you to “keep fresh”.
3. Scented products are a bad idea.
There’s a lot of sexism in the name of vaginal health. We all have heard things like vagina should smell like flowers or fruit. But there is nothing wrong with the vagina’s natural odor. Scented products can also irritate the genitals and vagina, especially after intercourse.
Douching is a Nah!
The vagina has the superpower of self-cleaning! You do not need to get to that. Let it do its own job.
Douching can actually lead to more infections, instead of eliminating them.
Change your clean clothes, especially your underwear
After your whole body, including your intimates are tidy and fresh, wear a set of new clothes. If you plan on staying home after that, ditch your underwear and let your vagina breathe.
Gargle with Mouthwash
You should not clean just your body, but also your mouth thoroughly, preferably with a mouthwash.
There are some STIs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea that can occur in the mouth also.
Brushing alone may not help.
Wash any Sex toys that you used
It is perfectly normal to use sex toys or lubricants during intercourse, these too must be washed.
All you need to do is clean them with some soap and warm water and it will eliminate most of the germs. Make sure you clean any toys or any articles that you used during the intercourse.
Do not avoid any changes or discomfort
The body should get back to normal soon after intercourse.
Look for any lesions, sensations or bumps, and keep an eye on them.
If such physical changes or any discomforts get worse, consult a gynecologist.
Get some Medical Tests, if required.
If you have pain, discomfort or abnormal discharge, do not hesitate to get an STD test just to be sure.
The test is not painful , so no more excuses. You should not keep any doubts.
Follow The Above To-Dos after intercourse To:
- Avoid the build-up of smegma.
- Keep infections at bay.
- Eliminate genital odour.
- Prevent vaginal thrush.