The focus on sex typically centres on the act itself, and not the post-care. But, the thing is, there are endless mental and health benefits of proper connection and cleaning after having sex.
Use the bathroom. Urinating after sex can help flush out any bacteria that may have entered the urethra, reducing the risk of urinary tract infections.
Clean yourself: Take a warm shower or bath to clean your body. Use a mild soap or intimate wash to gently cleanse the genital area. Be sure to rinse thoroughly to remove any residue.
Consider gentle cleansing wipes: If you don't have immediate access to a shower, you can use unscented, alcohol-free cleansing wipes specifically designed for intimate use to freshen up.
Attend to condoms or other barrier methods: If you used a condom or other barrier method, carefully remove it and dispose of it properly. Wrap it in tissue or a wrapper and discard it in a trash bin. Do not flush condoms down the toilet, as they can cause plumbing issues.
Communicate and prioritise comfort: After-care can be an essential aspect of sex, focusing on the emotional and physical well-being of all parties involved. Talk with your partner about any specific preferences or needs they may have. Use this time to make sure you're both alright and connect.
Remember, these are general suggestions, and individual preferences may vary. Communication, consent, and mutual respect should always guide any sexual encounter.
“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.”
– Robert Holden