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Practicing healthy post-sex hygiene

Adopting and practicing good post-sex hygiene habits limits the risk of infections and allows a person to feel fresher. Good personal hygiene is one of the most effective ways to protect ourselves and others from illnesses.

You may clean up immediately, hours after sexual activity, or wait until the morning but it is important to clean up at some point afterward.

Wash your hands

Hands keep bacteria before and during sex so ensure that they are clean and washed. You won’t want to transfer bacteria to your genital area during sex or from your genital area after sex. Wash your hands after sexual intercourse.

Clean up down there

Washing your private parts before and after sex is very important, It stop bacteria from spreading. Women should wash the area around their genitals with plain warm water. For men, proper cleansing, especially underneath the foreskin is essential. 

Cleaning the bed

It is advisable to wash bed sheets roughly. Washing them removes sweat, semen, and other bodily fluids. It also reduces infection risk.

Avoid douching

Vaginal douching can actually increase the risk of infections, pregnancy complications, and other problems because it distresses the natural balance of bacteria that protect your vagina. It’s best to skip the douche after sex.

Keep clean-up simple

Keep it simple with a gentle rinse with warm water after sex. Harsh soaps, detergents, perfumes, lotions, scented tampons, sprays, can irritate the delicate skin and increase the risk of infections.

Oral sex

Just like other forms of sexual activity, people should wash their genitals with mild, unscented soap after receiving oral sex.Those who performed the oral sex may also choose to wash their face, mouth, and teeth afterward.

Empty your bladder

The idea is that bacteria can get into your urethra during sex, increasing your risk of infection. But peeing right after sex helps flush those germs out before they can travel to the bladder.

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