How to maintain good hygiene after sex

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07 Feb 2019

#HealthBytes: Tips to ensure good post-sex hygiene

After an intimate bedroom session with your partner, getting out of the bed and cleaning up might be the last thing you want to do.

But, lazing around is not a good idea, as far as your sexual hygiene is concerned. It might pave way for bacterial growth (that's something you wouldn't like).

Here are tips to follow for good post-sex hygiene.

Urinate

Take a trip to the washroom

Take a trip to the washroom

A general rule of thumb to ensure sexual hygiene after having sex is to take a trip to the washroom and urinate, right after having sexual intercourse.

It will help wash away any bacteria that may have come close to the urethra during intercourse, and might further move in and infect your kidneys.

So, always make sure to urinate before and after sex.

Handwash

Wash your hands

If there is one part of our body that's most prone to catching bacteria, it is our hands. From all the touching, of course.

Talking about touching, sex means our hands are going to go places.

So, it becomes vital to wash your hands both before and after sex, to get rid of bacteria that might come from touching genital area during sex.

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Cleaning

Clean it down there

Clean it down there

Goes without saying, both the partners must clean up their genitals, post 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.

Freshen up

Time for new undies and bedding

In simple terms, you just want to steer clear of any bacterial contact, as a result of sexual activity.

That's why it is generally recommended to get up and change your underclothing with a new, fresh pair.

Keep them handy, if that's motivation enough.

Also, dump the used sheets into the washing machine, and get a new one to avoid risk of bacterial contact.

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