#HealthBytes: Things that may turn off your partner during sexLast updated on Nov 06, 2019, 08:19 pm
A healthy and hygienic sex life is crucial for a couple's overall mental, physical, and emotional well-being.
Importantly, sex isn't just about getting under the sheets and silently doing the deed.
In fact, there's a lot that goes into having a good intimate session with your partner. One such factor is good hygiene.
Here are some unhygienic things you should avoid during sex.
Not washing your hands
Doing all that touching during sex with dirty hands isn't really a good idea.
For one, your partner isn't going to find it attractive.
Also, it implies an undue invitation to a plethora of bacteria, that you may contact from touching genital areas.
So, make sure to thoroughly wash your hands before and after sex in order to avoid risk of catching bacterial infection.
Not cleaning it down there
Goes without saying, both the partners must clean up their genitals before and after intercourse.
Health experts suggest that men must clean the area around the penis as well as the glans and inner skin, using a mild soap and warm water.
Women should take a washcloth, and use warm water and soap, to clean up the outer vaginal area to prevent bacterial spread.
Not shaving pubic hair
Having pubic hair may surprise your partner, but not in a good way.
While it totally depends from person to person, pubic hair may keep partners from indulging into acts that they otherwise wouldn't mind doing.
So, ask your partner how they like it - trimmed or clean shaven, and keep it that way, so as to amplify the satisfaction quotient.
If you just returned from a match of tennis or a hard day at work, getting right into action isn't recommended.
Bad body odor is one of the worst ways you can turn off your partner during sex.
Greet your partner, but before getting too close, consider taking a shower to knock off unwanted odor. And, suggest your partner to do the same.