Things You Should Never Do Immediately After Sex
After a deep and passionate under-the-sheets experience with your partner, you may not realize there are some things that you decide to do or don’t do, which determines whether your lady parts remain happy from the experience or if you find yourself in an itchy situation.
Sex can cause vaginal tissues to become swollen and more likely to become infected in the aftermath — so ladies, it’s time to watch what you get up to after doing the deed.
If you want to keep your bits in optimum health, experts say you should avoid doing these:
1. Do not roll over and go to sleep. Did you climax before your partner? Making sure that your partner has a good time, also should be your goal every time your have sex.
2. Do not use wet wipes to wash up directly after sex. Yes keeping the vagina clean after sex is important, but not this way. The vagina is extremely delicate and sensitive and the chemical components of wet wipes can lead to excessive swelling, itching and tenderness down there.
3. Make sure to urinate after sex. When P meets V, bacteria can get pushed into your bladder. “This can result in post-intercourse bladder infections. According to Dr Sarah Horvath, a gynaecologist in Philadelphia, “You can have some snuggle time, just empty your bladder within an hour of sex.”
Once you pop a squat, wipe from front to back to avoid spreading fecal matter from your anus to V-zone. “Due to swelling and micro-abrasions that can occur during intercourse, your vulvar and vaginal skin is particularly tender and prone to infection.”
4. Don’t wash Vagina with soap. Some women might feel the urge to soap up downtown after a sex-a-thon, but that’s really unnecessary.When the vaginal tissues have been lubricated, swollen, and rubbed against during intercourse, it changes how that tissue reacts to the environment. Not only might you have an allergic reaction to the harsh chemicals in cleansers, but “using soap can lead to vaginal irritation and dryness,”
5. Do not soak in a hot tub. Enjoying a post-coital soak in a hot tub may sound like an enjoyable, romantic experience — but it’s bad news for your lady bits.
When your vulva swells in response to sexual stimulation, it reveals the opening of the vagina, which means you have a greater chance of infection. If you’re in a hot tub with your partner, that means you’re exposed to the bacteria on his skin and anus.
6. Do not sleep in silky lingerie. Cotton lingerie is OK because it’s breathable, but nylon, rayon, or polyester skivvies are a no-no. After sex, your skin tends to be warm and damp, thanks to perspiration, vaginal secretions, and semen. Synthetic underwear traps the moisture and you run the risk of a yeast infection. “The vagina likes to air out.” So go nude or stick to cotton down south post-sex.