Three Things You Should NEVER Do Straight After Sex

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There are three things you should never do after the deed, according to sex and health experts.
“When the vaginal tissues have been lubricated, swollen, and rubbed against during intercourse, it changes how that tissue reacts to the environment,” says Richard Agaba, a gynaecologist “Primarily, you run a much greater risk of infection.”
Thus, if you want to keep your lady’s ‘candy’ healthy, sexperts advise against doing these things after sex:
Soaping up
You might feel like you want to wash after sex, but make sure you don’t use soap. Lathering up your lady’s candy can cause irritation and dryness and post-sex you may even experience an allergic reaction.
“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,” says Agaba.
If you do want to douche, use water only.
Empty your bladder
There’s a reason why you always need to pee after sex it helps remove any bacteria that may have been pushed into your vagina.
Sex can result in post-intercourse bladder infection so it’s good to empty your bladder within an hour of sex, Agaba advises.
Avoid hot tubs
The idea of a post-coital hot tub dip while it might sound nice, it actually could be very bad news for your vagina.
“When your vulva distends in response to sexual stimulation, it displays the opening of the vagina, which means you have a greater chance of infection,” says Ruth Namulinda, a gynaecologist at Alpha clinic in Wandegeya. If you’re in a hot tub with your partner, Namulinda explains, you’re exposed to the bacteria on his body and anus. She adds that, extensive water exposure reduces the efficiency of your skin’s antimicrobial barrier.
Things you shouldn’t do before coitus
Don’t shave
You might want to feel silky and smooth right before sex, but shaving your pubes isn’t a good idea.
Mary Nakazzi, 35, a sexpert says: “When pubic hair is shaved or waxed it leaves microscopic open wounds in the skin membrane which means bacteria can enter.
Given the warmth and moisture down there, she argues, it’s a perfect environment for bacteria to breed and there are a rising number of infections. These include: Streptococcus A and Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA, the antibiotic resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus).
Shaved hair means there is nothing left to block bacteria implying they can be transferred from skin to skin. This can lead to cellulitis infection – a bacterial infection of soft tissues – of the labia.
Because of the small tears and damage made to your skin during waxing or shaving, you’re also more vulnerable to herpes and HPV – genital warts.
Go to the toilet
The ‘pee before sex’ mantra, Namulinda clarifies, is one of the biggest misconceptions I have to make clear for my female patients.
For women, relieving yourself can actually be a harmful pre-sex move because it increases your likelihood of getting a urinary tract infection (UTI).
Get too drunk
While, boozing may help you drink away your inhibitions, and also get you in the mood for love, it can also kill your buzz. Men might find it more difficult to achieve an erection, while ladies won’t be as well lubricated.

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