Doctor's warning: Three things women should never do after sex

Publish Date
Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:38AM
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While sex is usually a pleasurable experience, it can turn unpleasurable very quickly if you don't avoid doing these three things following sex:


You may feel the urge to 'freshen up', post-sex but Gynaecologist Leslie E.F. Page, M.D warns people not to soap up, telling Women's health that soap can cause your private parts irritation and potential allergic reactions.

"The vagina is a self-cleaning organ, and needs to be treated very, very gently - if you wouldn't put it in your mouth, you shouldn't put it in or around your vagina," Leslie said.

If you feel the need to freshen up - just use water.


Slipping into a hot tub with your bae may sound romantic, but it could actually result in harm to your lady bits.

"When your vulva swells in response to sexual stimulation, it reveals the opening of the vagina, which means you have a greater chance of infection," Leslie explained.

"If you're in a hot tub with your partner, that means you're exposed to the bacteria on his skin and anus."


Slipping off to the ladies room for a tiddle is, despite earlier claims, a good thing to do post-sex.

Leslie says it is important to help clear the bacteria that may have been pushed inside you during sex.

Going to the toilet can also prevent those dreaded bladder infections.

How quickly after sex should you be looking to go to the toilet? Leslie says within an hour should do the trick to avoid any unwanted issues down south.