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Health Tips: 6 Things Ladies Should Do After Sex



Wipe down with gentle soap and water.

Bacteria from the fingers, mouth, and rectum can increase a woman’s chance of developing yeast or bacterial infection after s*x, says obstetrics-gynaecologist, Sherry Ross.



She recommends using a non-fragrant soap to wash the v**ina after s*x. 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 (such as douching) isn’t necessary, because the v**ina has its own internal wash cycle that keeps it clean and balanced, she adds. So, no douches allowed.

• Drink water.

You may need to hydrate after a vigorous s*x, says Dr. Nicole Scott. Dehydration affects your entire body; so, if your mouth is dry and/or your v**ina felt like sandpaper during s*x, you definitely need to refuel with water. Right after s*x, drink a pint or two of water. That will hydrate you and help flush pesky Urinary Tract Infection-causing bacteria from your bladder.

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• Eat probiotic-rich foods.

Yogurt and other fermented foods have the same good bacteria that are found in the v**ina, says another gynaecologist, Dr. Kelly Kasper.

Getting into the habit of snacking on these foods after s*x can help to replenish the body’s good bacteria, helping to decrease your risk of yeast infection.


• Don’t wear panties!

Once you’re so fresh and so clean-clean, ward off UTIs and other infections. W0earing cotton underwear and loose-fitting pyjamas 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.

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• Pee!

The v**ina is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, because of its moist and warm nature. That’s why you must pee within the next 30minutes after s*x.


• Note your discomfort during s*x.

Sometimes, s*x can be painful or uncomfortable for a woman. It is therefore important for you to keep a note of when this happens. There are multiple reasons why s*x can be painful for women. The most common reason is v**ina dryness. Constipation, or muscle spasm can also be responsible; just as deep penetration can also make s*x painful, especially if your partner isn’t hard enough. If you regularly feel discomfort during s*x, it is better to consult a doctor.


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