Did you know? One of the most important prerequisites of a healthy sexual life is maintaining good sexual hygiene. Sexual health is often ignored by people. Getting hot and dirty between the sheets is awesome, but an infection down there is really not! Poor hygiene can lead to infection which in turn can lead to serious diseases.
With that in mind, here are 10 sexual hygiene suggestions for how to keep your life between the sheets hygienic and healthy, no matter how dirty it gets.
Some preventive measures which the couple should keep in mind:
- The sexual activity should be done in a clean area. One should ensure that the linen, or the area is neat and tidy
- The partner should check if there is no sexual disease(STD) or fungal infection in the other person
- If the couple is using sexual toys, make sure that they are clean
- It is equally important to clean yourself before inter-course as well(especially wash your hands)
Sexual Hygiene Habits #1 Here’s how women should wash their genitals
For women, it is essential to note the direction of washing your genitals. It is recommended to wash from your vagina to your anus to prevent the transfer of germs from the anus to the vagina and also avoid yeast infections.
Sexual Hygiene Habits #2 Here’s how men should wash their genitals
For uncircumcised men, pull back the foreskin and wash the glans with warm water. Also wash the inner skin of the foreskin, which is susceptible to bacteria and dead cells and body fluids.
Sexual Hygiene Habits #3 Must follow tip before sex
Both partners should wash their hands and nails before and after sex to prevent transfer of germs and bacteria to your genitals.
Sexual Hygiene Habits #4 Trim hair in the private parts
It is important to trim the hair in the private parts. During summer, heat and sweat can result in boils and skin problems.
Sexual Hygiene Habits #5 Women ust follow this tip to avoid embarrassment
To avoid embarrassment or bad odour, women should avoid having sex in the first two days of their menstrual cycle.
Sexual Hygiene Habits #6 When should oral sex be avoided
Avoid oral sex if your partner has sores around the mouth or near the genitals, it can pass on to you.
Sexual Hygiene Habits #7 Clean yourself
After a long and pleasured sexual activity, it is a must to cleanse yourself with a toilet paper, tissue paper, soft cloth, warm wash cloth or a clean towel. This helps you stay and feel clean. Moreover, you dispose any chance of receiving an kind of infection after sex from your partner.
Sexual Hygiene Habits #8 Always Pee Before And After
This will help prevent bacteria from being pushed up towards the kidneys or anywhere else and causing infections. By peeing you’re flushing it all out. Girls, not peeing right after sex can also increase your risk of getting a UTI.
Sexual Hygiene Habits #9 Don’t Ignore Nature’s Call
Have you ever felt the urge to pee at a totally wrong time? Even if things are getting super hot and you really don’t want to interrupt an awesome foreplay session, if you gotta pee you better do it. Holding it in can help bacteria spread, especially during sex. This applies to both men and women.
Sexual Hygiene Habits #10 Clean underclothes
It is extremely essential to wear fresh and clean underclothes. On other days as well, one should wear clean and fresh underclothes. Wearing the same underclothes for long periods of time can become a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause you both to spread infections to one another.
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