A lot of people love to have sex but care less about the hygiene that comes with the act. In everything you do, hygiene is highly important and sex isn’t any different. Sex hygiene is even more important because you can get unwanted infections if you aren’t careful.
A good sexual hygiene wouldn’t only save you unwanted infections, it would also make your time in the sheets a lovely one.
These ten sex hygiene discussed below should be taken serious.
- CHANGE YOUR UNDERWEAR REGULARLY
No one should take this tip lightly; the underwear should be changed regularly. The underwear comes in direct contact with the genitals and if dirty can lead to infections, irritations and odour.
Change your underwear after a sweaty day, else they can pose a risk for yeast infection and bacteria. Women should change their underwear more frequently when in their flow, as wearing them for longer duration would cause bacteria to thrive and this can lead to bad odour and also infection.
- WASHING OF THE GENITALS
Washing of the genitals shouldn’t be taken lightly. Women should always remember to wash from their genitals to the anus and not the other way round to prevent the transfer of germs and bacteria from the anus to the vagina. Women should avoid douching of the vagina as it can tamper with your vagina’s natural pH and lead to infections. The vagina is a self-cleansing organ, so water and soap is just enough.
Men should also wash up twice daily, especially after a sweaty day. Soap and water is enough to keep your genitals clean. Not washing your genitals can even cause it to have an offensive odour and this is unfair to your partner.
- WASH UP EVEN BEFORE SEX
People place emphasis on washing up after sex, but it’s important to wash even before sex. Minus the fact that washing up before sex would leave couples feeling fresh and make for a better time in the sheets, washing up before sex would also ensure that germs aren’t spread from the hands to the genitals as this can also lead to infection.
- TRIM PUBIC HAIR
It’s important to trim the hairs around your genitals even though some school of thoughts believes that pubic hairs come with its benefits. Minus the fact that it doesn’t make for good viewing, it can also be a breeding ground for bacteria. Since the area isn’t exposed to air, germs can breed there especially after a sweaty day leading to rashes, boils and even bad odour.
When your genital region is well shaven, it even makes it easier for self-examination; it would be difficult to notice boils and rashes when it’s covered with hair.
- ORAL SEX
Oral sex should be avoided if your partner has sores around the mouth or genitals, this can possibly pass on infections to you.
- KEEP YOUR ARMPITS CLEAN
Many place emphasis on the genitals, but the armpit is another important region. It should be washed and kept clean else it would cause bad odour to thrive and bad odour would make for bad sex.
- PRACTICE SAFE SEX
It doesn’t go without saying that safe sex is always important. Minus HIV, condoms also help protect against Warts, Herpes, Chlamydia, Syphilis and so many other infections.
- GO FOR REGULAR CHECK UP
Don’t assume, always go for regular check up.
- TREAT INFECTIONS AS QUICKLY AS THEY COME
The previous tip comes to fore here. It’s important to treat every infection as quickly as possible as it can lead to serious reproductive issues and to prevent it from affecting your partner — you owe your partner that.
- CHECK EACH OTHER OUT
Everyone should also provide a watchful eye for their partner and vice-versa. It is good to check each other out for redness, warts, bumps, swelling and any irregularities around the region. Even though most bumps around the organ aren’t harmful or sexually related, it’s good to check with your doctor, as prevention they say is better than cure.
Always ensure to have a bath after sex too. Sexual hygiene should always be taken serious.