Doctors Warn These Are The Three Things Women Should Never Do After Sex
While you may be at your most relaxed post-sex, there are few things that you should never do straight after a passionate liaison.
Sex can cause vaginal tissues to become swollen and more likely to become infected in the aftermath — so ladies, it’s time to watch what you get up to after doing the deed.
If you want to keep your bits in optimum health, you should avoid doing these:
While you may feel the need to ‘freshen’ up after sex — make sure you don’t use soap.
Lathering up your nether-regions with soapy products can cause irritation and you may even experience an allergic reaction.
Gynaecologist Leslie E.F. Page, M.D. told Women’s Health: “When the vaginal tissues have been lubricated, swollen, and rubbed against during intercourse, it changes how that tissue reacts to the environment.
“Primarily, you run a much greater risk of infection.
“The vagina is a self-cleaning organ, and needs to be treated very, very gently — if you wouldn’t put it in your mouth, you shouldn’t put it in or around your vagina,” Leslie added.
If you do feel the need to wash — just use water.
Getting in a hot tub
Enjoying a post-coital soak in a hot tub may sound like an enjoyable, romantic experience — but it’s bad news for your lady bits.
“When your vulva swells in response to sexual stimulation, it reveals the opening of the vagina, which means you have a greater chance of infection,” Leslie said.
“If you’re in a hot tub with your partner that means you’re exposed to the bacteria on his skin and anus.”
Going for a wee after sex isn’t just an old wives’ tale — it really is important.
Going to the toilet helps to clear away any bacteria that may have been pushed into your vagina during sex.
Bacteria is bad news as it can lead to bladder infections — so try and nip to the loo within an hour after having sex.