SEX. The word can evoke kaleidoscope of emotions. Your sexual well being goes a long way in determining your happiness. It goes hand in hand with your overall mental, emotional and physical health. Knowing what to do after sex is as important as your sexual health. Your post sex routine can aid more happy sexy times and can help avoid any unpleasantness.
There are a number of general guidelines that can help women avoid Urinary Tract Infections ( UTIs) in most instances. This may be conveniently divided into the categories of hygiene, clothing, diet and medications.The following tips will come handy in maintaining a healthy sex life:
Hygiene:Good hygiene should always be the rule, not the exception, especially after sexual contact. Sex can bring a host of new bacteria, which is challenging for the vagina to fend off.
Peeing after sex is an important technique to ward off UTIs and other unpleasantness. It doesn't mean you jump out of bed and rush to the bathroom the moment your session had ceased. Enjoy the cuddling and all but holding on to peeing is not a great idea.
Another important tip is cleaning after sex. You need to wash away any lube, sweat or body fluids your vagina came in contact with.
Sexual lubricants and bacteria from the fingers, mouth, and rectum can increase your chance of developing a yeast or bacterial infection. It is recommended to use a non-fragrant soap around your lady parts after sex. Simply take a warm washcloth and gently dab the area with soap and water (or just warm water), moving from front to back. Internal cleaning isn't necessary: The vagina has its own internal wash cycle that keeps it clean and balanced, she adds. Douches have no proven benefit in preventing bladder Infections.
Tampons are always better because they keep the bladder opening area drier than sanitary napkin.
Soak in the Bathtub: Besides making you feel like the pampered sex queen that you are, adding extra virgin coconut oil to a warm bath can help hydrate the skin of the outer vagina and sooth any vaginal swelling or irritation that occurs after doing the deed, says Ross. Again, this reduces your risk of infection, she says.
Diet: Just like with excercise, you may need to hydrate after a vigorous romp. Dehydration affects your entire body, so if your mouth is dry and/or your vag felt like sandpaper during sex, you definitely need to refuel with water. Drink plenty of water. If the urine appears any darker than very pale yellow, it is an indication to increase fluid intake. Cranberry juice has some benefit in reducing Urinary Infections in younger women.
Eat Probiotic-Rich Foods. Yogurt, kimchi, kombucha, and other fermented foods have the same good bacteria that are found in the vagina. Getting into the habit of snacking on these foods after sex can help to replenish the body's good bacteria, helping to decrease your risk of a yeast infection.
Clothing. Once you're so fresh and so clean-clean, ward off UTIs and other infections by wearing cotton underwear and loose-fitting PJs to keep your privates dry—or better yet, go commando for optimum air circulation. At the very least, avoid nylon underwear and tight-fitting sleepwear, which can trap moisture and help bacteria grow, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Medications: An Estrogen vaginal cream may help increase resistance to bladder Infections, especially after menopause. Take antibiotics only as prescribed by the doctor. Make a list of all the medicines you are taking, then check for party poopers. Many medicines can cause diminished sex drive. Of course you can't stop taking a drug you need, but you can talk to your doctor about changing the brand, dose or timing of your medicine.