GO TO TOILET AFTER INTERCOURSE
During intercourse, bacteria can be introduced into your private part. It’s warm and moist inside there, which is the perfect environment for bacteria to multiply. If you don’t want to end up with a painful bladder infection, pee within an hour of having intercourse, which helps to flush out your private part. And of course, wipe from front to back to avoid fecal contamination.
- AVOID HOT BATH TUB SHOWER
Shower is good however avoid jumping into a hot bath tub. When your V (vagina) responds to stimulation, it opens a little more. And after intercourse, a hot bath tub shower can make you susceptible to more infections.
- CHUG A PINT OF WATER
Just like with exercise, you may need to hydrate after making love. Dehydration affects your entire body, so if your mouth is dry, you definitely need to refuel with water. Chug a pint or two of water right after intercourse, it will hydrate you and help flush pesky UTI-causing bacteria from your bladder.
- EAT FOOD THAT IS RICH IN PROBIOTIC
What you eat after having intercourse is very important. I know those chocolate chip cookies in the jar look tempting, but we advise you to choose your snack wisely. Your best option is fermented foods such as yogurt for instance. Kombucha and kimchi make healthy alternatives. Eating these as a snack after intercourse can restock good bacteria so that you don’t get yeast infections.
- AVOID WET WIPES
Even though it might be appealing to clean yourself with wet wipes, the harmful chemicals and fragrances may cause an irritation in your delicate vaginal area, especially right after having intercourse. If you must use something other than water to wash up, you can mix a bit of white vinegar with lukewarm water. Vinegar will be able to cleanse your private part without disrupting its pH levels. Dry it gently afterward.
- FORGET ABOUT THE CUTE LINGERIE
Many types of cute lingerie we love are made of nylon, polyester and other non-breathable fabrics. If you wear them after sexual intercourse, you will help to create the perfect environment for bacteria to grow. Remember that your vagina is warm and moist after having sex, which is the ideal occasion for bacteria to thrive, especially if it’s trapped by all those non-breathable materials. Stick to your cotton underwear or even go commando, to make sure that your nether areas can breathe freely.
- GO COMMANDO
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.
- PAY ATTENTION TO HOW YOU FEEL
What I mean is that you need to pay attention to any discomfort you feel. Know what’s normal and what’s not normal. For example, it’s not uncommon to feel some pain if you’re a little dry or if you’re ovulating, but you shouldn’t feel pain or discomfort every time you have sex.