Everyone knows what they need to do as far as passion play or sex is concerned. Foreplay, teasing, feeling safe, using protection… these are all things most people are confident about. However, do you know about the things you ought to do once the pleasure is done and the bedroom game is over? And no, we aren’t talking about cuddling. Being able to enjoy sex might just be one of the greatest gifts to man. However, you need to know about the few things you should do once you’re through with all the intimacy, fun, and games.
If you don’t, you’re right where you need to be. Here are a few things you should do once you’re done having sex.
1. Wash Up
You don’t have to start showering immediately, but you need to gently clean yourself up so that you can protect yourself from infections like UTIs (urinary tract infections). Clean the area around your genitals with warm, plain water. You can use mild soap products, but if you’re already battling a certain infection or have sensitive skin, then these soaps may irritate or dry out the area. 9 Things That Can Prevent A Urinary Tract Infection
2. Empty Your Bladder
When you’re having sex, certain bacteria can find their way into the urethra. This can help put you at a higher risk of getting an infection. However, you can flush all these germs out when you pee. So after you’ve enjoyed some cuddle time, head to the loo. Bad Bladder Habits You Need To Stop
Since it’s wise to take a piss after enjoying yourself under the sheets, don’t forget to get some liquids into the body. Drink a glass of water after you’re done. You will pee more when you’re well hydrated, meaning you’ll be able to flush out more bacteria before any urinary infections can flare up. 7 Tricks For Keeping Yourself Hydrated Every Day
4. Wash Your Hands
Washing your hands will allow you to get rid of any bacteria you may have picked up from touching and playing with one another’s genitals. Making sure your hands are clean after is a great way of ensuring you don’t spread any infections. Here you can use soap and water, in fact, it’s advised.
5. Wear Loose-Fitting Clothes
Yeast and bacteria thrive in hot, sweaty areas, so wear clothes and underwear that lets enough air in, so wear clothes that aren’t too tight once you’re done. Ladies should avoid panties, girdles, and pantyhose that are tight-fitting. Cotton undies are ideal for both women and men because they absorb moisture and they’re breathable. Though if you can, skip that whole undies thing altogether. 5 Types Of Lingerie Every Woman Should Own For Herself
6. Clean the Sex Toys
If you’re the kind that uses sex toys when playing your bedroom games, know that fungi, viruses, and bacteria can hang around once you’re done with them. Clean the toys after use to stop the spread of any STDs and other infections. The packages usually have some cleaning instructions you can follow. 7 Ways To Take Good Care Of Your Sex Toys
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7. Ice the Area
If you had some rough, fiery sex and you were doing it for quite a while, you may want to consider cold-compressing the areas around your genitals. Why? Because immediately after sex a lot of blood rushes to the labia, so you want to cold compress by wrapping a hand towel over ice to ensure the area doesn’t start to irritate.
Do you know how food tastes a bit better after you’ve worked out? Well, for many people it’s the same with sex. Some have a keener appetite once they’re done rolling in the hay and if you’re one of them, then go get a bite to eat after having that intimate time with your partner. After exerting all those calories, it’s time to refuel.
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