Satisfied Box: The Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning After Sex

Sex is a healthy and natural part of being human. So long as you’re being safe and consensual, we say go for it. Having sex is one of the best ways to enjoy yourself and a great way to release the stresses that life throws at us from time to time. It’s handy though, to know exactly how you should be cleaning yourself when the fun is over. Here at Satisfied Box, we’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’ts to consider next time you’re in need of a freshen up.

Fresh as A Daisy

Contrary to what you may have been told, Satisfied Box can assure you that you don’t actually have to jump straight out of bed to clean yourself right away. Relishing a tender moment with your significant other is important, so take your time. There’s no rush. In fact, the vagina is perfectly capable of cleaning itself following sex. You should never douche or jet any water up there to cleanse yourself afterwards. This could do more harm than good and lead to infections because of the disruption to the natural bacteria.

Simply wiping yourself with a warm cloth, warm water and a sensitive soap will work wonders. Whether you are male or female, the principal is the same, give everything a gentle wipe, including your hands, and let yourself air dry. Don’t use fragranced cleansers, this will result in some unwanted stinging and soreness!

The Power of Pee

If you can’t shower or wipe, peeing is a great way to lower the chances of UTI infections, especially in females. The theory is that as you pee, any bacteria that might have been introduced into the urethra during sex is also flushed out. Drinking a glass of water before sex will help with this tactic. When wiping, try going from front to back to minimise bacteria spread.

Sanitise Your Sex Toys

You might be as clean as a whistle down below, but if you don’t wash your sex toys too, you may as well not bother showering in the first place! After use, bacteria, viruses, and fungi can hang around on your toys. That means you risk spreading countless infections between you and your partner each time you use them. Clean your toys after every single session. Be sure to check the packaging for individual cleaning instructions. After washing, dry them and store them correctly.

Hygiene Hacks

At Satisfied Box, we know that when spontaneity strikes, being in that moment can take over, leaving with little time to prepare for sex or the aftermath. It’s always handy to have a drawer in the bedroom with a couple of spare towels in, some unscented baby wipes for the times you need to act fast and even some sanitiser for your hands if you want to be ultra-hygienic. Being prepared ensures you’ll never be caught in a sticky situation!

Get in Touch

Knowing these top cleansing tips will only benefit you and your partner long term. If you’re interested in trying some new sex toys, Satisfied Box allows you to indulge in different sexual wellbeing gifts and toys via a monthly subscription. Take a look at our Instagram or head over to our subscription page for more information.

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