If you’re reading this, it’s no secret that you are no stranger when it comes to racketing in the bedroom [wink], or maybe not. Maybe you’re just reading this for fun or you are planning. Nonetheless, when the deed has been done, what’s next? Do you simply rush to your phone and start scrolling through social media, or do you just lay there and stare at the ceiling?
In this post, we’ll share post sex care tips and what to do immediately after sex.
Post-sex care simply means the steps you take after sexual activity to ensure and maintain good sexual health and general well-being.
There are many reasons why you should practice post-sex care routines. Just like hygiene, it is one of those things you just have to do.
Some of the importance of post-sex care routine are;
- To avoid certain STIs and UTIs
- it can strengthen your your relationship
- maintain a good and active sexual life for a long time.. etc.
If you want to improve your sexual health and well being, below are a couple of things you can do after sex.
POST SEX CARE ROUTINE
1. Urinating After Sex:
Peeing within 15 minutes after having sex helps to flush your urethra and reduce the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs).
2. Drink Some Water:
Remember to drink water since it’s advised to urinate after intercourse. Staying hydrated will cause you to urinate more, which will wash more bacteria from your body and help prevent infections.
3. Cleaning Your Genitals:
It’s not necessary to jump out of bed and head straight for the shower. But both men and women can avoid infections like UTIs and other similar ailments by gently cleaning themselves after sex. Use a towel and some warm water to wash the area around (not inside) your genitals, or use wipes instead.
Having these things on hand is pertinent.
4. Take a shower:
Some women believe that after having sex, they must wash their vagina with water or prepackaged fluids of soap or body wash. Douching, however, can result in more infections. This is because it disturbs the normal balance of bacteria in your vagina. Leaving your vagina alone after sex is the best course of action because it naturally cleans itself. Remember that a mild smell is common and may not indicate a problem.
Therefore, avoid washing it with soap or using scented products as this may irritate the genitalia.
You only need to take your normal shower to be ready to go. The same thing applies for men.
Note: if you use toys, be sure to wash and clean them as well.
5. Go Freeballing
After a good bath, you shouldn’t rush back into clothes, and if you must –not just any kind of clothes. Bacteria and yeast thrive in hot, humid environments. So wear breathable underwear and clothing. Women should avoid wearing too-tight pantyhose, girdles, and panties. Cotton underwear is suitable for both men and women because it is breathable and absorbs moisture. My personal favourite if it’s convenient is just to go around naked.
6. Fuelling up
You may burn more or less than the average of 60 to 100 calories during sex, depending solely on how active your partner is. However, eating after sex has more to do with replenishing lost energy and nutrients than regaining the calories you lost.
It’s critical to eat after sex to maintain your improved mood, strength, and relaxation.
However, it’s important to not limit your variety of foods to junk and some unhealthy foods, as having sex can leave you feeling both extremely satisfied and feeling exhausted (in some cases>wink<).
So you might wanna go with fruits for snacking. Fruits such as;
Apple, banana, watermelon, avocado, etc. The nutrients packed within fruits can not be overstated enough. So it will provide you with energy and boost your mood and still keep you light just in case you might wanna kick it again. Hahaha.
The bottom line is snacking on fruits is a good boost along with a ton of nutrients for the first 30 minutes after intercourse and then later get some really good food with a balanced diet.
7. Using contraceptives
Contraceptives and protection are no news when it comes to sexual health. For safe sexual health, it is advised to be on contraceptives. You don’t want to have intercourse unprotected unless, of course, you’re trying to make babies. But whatever your reasons for having unprotected sex. Make sure to visit the nearest pharmacy and get a contraceptive. You can also run some tests after a couple of days to check for any signs of infections or…
You know you can just practice abstinence and wait for the one!
POST-SEX CARE FOR COUPLES
The thrill, the buildup, and the actual physical act of having sex — oh sorry I meant to say — “making loove” is what makes it so exciting. It’s spontaneous sometimes and it might just happen on its own, taking you by surprise and seemingly out of thin air in some cases. But what happens after you’re done, when the earth returns to normal speed on its orbit and your vision is back to normal?
Well.. apart from all the things said above, there are a few things to add if you’re a couple. And you want to keep that bond and enjoy the moment, letting your partner feel your joy flow from you to them and vice versa.
8. Take It All In
Sometimes when you’re done “making sweet sweet love”, there’s this excitement that comes after.
You’re smiling opulently and looking into each other’s eyes. Take a few seconds to relish that moment, reliving it all over in your head, flashbacks if you may call it. This is pretty normal and comes naturally most times so let it take its course, and do not be in a hurry to do anything else you know except in cases of emergencies.
I see some couples — in movies ( I’m not a pervert who goes about spying on couples or anything like that just to be clear.) just scoot over to get their phones or get up immediately and just walk away… NO!
After no. 1 above or maybe it slips away naturally, do not let this one slip! It’s only ideal that you communicate what you just shared.
Talk about what you liked, and what you didn’t like, what you would want to do or hear while making Love, and all that sort of thing. Communication is key.👌🏽
Sex with your partner is an adventure, so spend a little time talking and understanding each other. The better you understand each other, the better your experience will be over time and this will enhance your intimacy.
This is the time when you spend time with each other and engage in an activity, possibly after completing most of the items on the list above. You can do some of these activities together, such as taking a shower or cooking, eating, or watching a movie. All of these may deepen intimacy and strengthen your relationship.
- Before engaging in sex, discuss your expectations with the other person to avoid any awkward or upsetting mishaps later.
- To ensure your partner’s safety and prevent any misunderstandings, make sure to disclose any private sexual health information upfront.
- Don’t use sex as a negotiating tool. Making demands, expecting special treatment, or guilting your partner into doing what you want cheapens the act and can lead to the relationship’s demise.
- Keep the specifics of your time together private. Bragging about your conquests can undermine your partner’s trust or give the wrong impression of them.
- If you smoke, resist the urge to smoke after a night in the sheets. It’s a bad habit that many people dislike unless it’s something you do together — then by all means.
There isn’t a manual for behavior after sex. The best thing you can do is just be yourself, despite countless websites, movies, and self-proclaimed “experts” trying to tell you what to say or do to promote a particular image. No! Just be yourself!
HOW TO HANDLE POST-SEX EMERGENCIES
While it’s rare, post-sex emergencies can happen, and it’s important to know how to handle them.
Here are some steps to take in case of a post-sex emergency:
- Pain or discomfort:
If you experience pain or discomfort after sex, you can apply a warm compress to the affected area, take an over-the-counter pain reliever, or take a warm bath to relax your muscles.
- Unusual discharge or bleeding:
If you notice unusual discharge or bleeding, you should seek medical attention to rule out any infection or injury. It’s important not to ignore any unusual symptoms, as they could be signs of a more serious issue.
- Signs of infection:
If you experience signs of infection, such as fever, chills, or swelling, seek medical attention right away. Infections can become serious if left untreated, so it’s important to get proper medical care.
- Suspected STI:
If you suspect you may have a sexually transmitted infection, it’s important to get tested and treated right away. Some STIs can have serious long-term health consequences if left untreated.
- Severe pain or bleeding:
If you experience severe pain or bleeding after sex, seek medical attention immediately. This could be a sign of a more serious issue, such as an ectopic pregnancy or internal bleeding.
Remember, it’s always better to err on the side of caution and seek medical attention if you have any concerns after sexual activity. Prompt treatment can help prevent complications and ensure your continued sexual health and well-being.
Post-sex care and overall sexual health are crucial for fulfilling a healthy sex life. So always keep in mind that practicing good post-sex care, and hygiene can help prevent infections and promote overall sexual health. Communicating with your partner about post-sex care and using contraception can also help prevent unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.
It’s important to listen to your body and seek medical attention if you experience any unusual symptoms or discomfort after sex. Regular check-ups with a healthcare provider can also help ensure your sexual health and well-being. By taking care of your sexual health, you can enjoy a happy and healthy sex life for years to come.