Read on for 10 helpful tips on how to make sure your next steamy session in bed is both enjoyable and clean to boot! Poor sexual hygiene can lead to infection, which in turn can lead to serious diseases. For an enhanced sexual experience, go ahead and lather up with your fave sweet-smelling body wash.
Your partner will be sure to appreciate the enticing scent! He recommends always using a condom during sex in order to prevent infections. For the same reason, Haslina adds that you should abstain from using a diaphragm or spermicide.
In fact it might even cause, introduce or increase the risk of infections. Douching is known to affect the pH balance of the vagina and makes you prone to infection. So be sure to snip off those pesky hairs before doing the deed. Invest in a specialised electronic hair-trimming device designed for the bikini-line area to make hair removal down there a breeze! Having a fresh, minty breath before sex will turn your partner on and cleaning your teeth after helps ensure your mouth stays clean and free from bacteria.
Having clean sheets can help keep things more hygienic during sexual intercourse, says Haslina. For example, you could change your sheets every Sunday morning. For good measure, wash your hands post-sex too. Haslina adds that having clean underwear on can help keep your private parts as clean and hygienic as possible. Now you have an excuse to stock up on underwear! Cotton underwear is best as it helps maintain breathability down there.
For obvious reasons, having sex at such times can get messy and is unhygienic to boot. Leaving a stale tampon or sanitary pad on for a long period encourages bacteria to grow causing infections and bad odour.
Haslina strongly advises against it! Urinating helps the bladder get rid of bacteria and toxins in the urinary tract. For good measure, go to the loo after having sex as well.