Sexual intercourse, also called coitus or copulation, reproductive act in which the male reproductive organ (in humans and other higher animals) enters the female reproductive tract. If the reproductive act is complete, sperm cells are passed from the male body into the female, in the process fertilizing the female’s egg and forming a new organism. I want to discuss some things a woman should do immediately after sex to keep healthy.
Below are what to do after sex:
1. Note your discomfort during sex
Sometimes, sex 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 sex can be painful for women. The most common reason is vagina dryness. Constipation, or muscle spasm can also be responsible; just as deep penetration can also make sex painful, especially if your partner isn’t hard enough. If you regularly feel discomfort during sex, it is better to consult a doctor.
2. 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 sex, says obstetrics-gynecologist, Sherry Ross. She recommends using a non-fragrant soap to wash the vagina after sex. 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 vagina has its own internal wash cycle that keeps it clean and balanced, she adds. So, no douches allowed.
3. Soak in the bathtub
Besides making you feel like the pampered sex queen that you are, adding extra virgin coconut oil to a warm bath can help hydrate the skin of the outer vagina and sooth any vaginal swelling or irritation that occurs after sex, says Ross. Again, this reduces your risk of infection, she adds.
4. Drink water
You may need to hydrate after a vigorous sex, says Dr. Nicole Scott. Dehydration affects your entire body; so, if your mouth is dry and/or your vagina felt like sandpaper during sex, you definitely need to refuel with water. Right after sex, drink a pint or two of water. That will hydrate you and help flush pesky Urinary Tract Infection-causing bacteria from your bladder.
Why is it Necessary to Drink Water After Intimacy With Your Partner?
First of all, it is highly recommended for us to urinate immediately after intimacy as it increases your chances of getting rid of bacteria that might have gotten into your body during intimacy. But one way to increase urine production is to take water, so it’s highly advisable to drink water after Copulation with your partner to enable you to urinate and flush out all bacteria that could have gotten into your body during intimacy and as such reduce your chances of having urinary tract infections.
Secondly, drinking water is highly recommended by professional health practitioners because it helps increase the energy that you might have burnt during intimacy. After intimacy, the parties involved are always worn out or tired but with the intake of water, the lost electrolytes would be replaced thus keeping you fit and healthy.
5. Don’t wear panties
Once you’re so fresh and so clean-clean, ward off UTIs and other infections by wearing 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.
6. Try Peeing
The vagina 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 sex.
7. Eat probiotic-rich foods
Yogurt and other fermented foods have the same good bacteria that are found in the vagina, says another gynecologist, Dr. Kelly Kasper. Getting into the habit of snacking on these foods after sex can help to replenish the body’s good bacteria, helping to decrease your risk of yeast infection.