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7 Common Misconceptions About Your Sex Hygiene

Here’s to all girl bosses who know how to keep themselves accountable and in check whether at home, at work, or in the bedroom.

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Being sexually active comes with certain responsibilities like knowing how to practice safe sex, and good sex hygiene. Protection during sex may be something a lot of us are more familiar with, but is your sex hygiene in check? Here are 7 common misconceptions we often hear and what we should actually be doing instead.

MISCONCEPTION # 1: You don’t need to disinfect after sex

FALSE! In fact, you should always wash up and disinfect after sex because genital contact is the fastest way to pass on bacteria from one genital to the next. Needless to say, having unnecessary bacteria in your vulva and your vagina can lead to odor, itch, and irritations. If protecting yourself from bacteria after sex isn’t on your post-coital checklist, now is the perfect time to add it in. If your vagina is constantly exposed to unwanted bacteria and is left like that for a longer time, irritation can soon turn to infection, and that is something you wouldn’t want to happen. Instead, take the preventive measure and make sure your vagina is protected from unwanted bacteria! After sex, make sure to wash your vulva with GynePro Ultra Protection feminine wash. GynePro is known to kill 2x more bacteria than your everyday feminine wash, making sure your vulva is protected from the bacteria and irritants accumulated during sex.

MISCONCEPTION # 2: Douching is good for you

For some reason, douching has made its rounds in various cultures and even across the world wide web. Some women think it’s an extra measure to clean up after sex or after your red days and others go as far as believing it will make sure you don’t get pregnant.

Douching is when you wash your vaginal canal with water and soap in hopes to disinfect yourself from bacteria or get rid of the sperm. The truth of the matter is, there is no scientific evidence that proves any of those to be true. Instead, douching has been proven to be misguided and may even irritate your vagina instead of keeping it healthy.

If you really want to keep yourself safe from bacteria, clean your vulva with GynePro Ultra Protection feminine wash instead. With a palmful of GynePro, gently rub it around your vulva, lathering the product on the outer areas. Once you’ve covered most of it, gently rinse it off with warm water. GynePro is known to kill bacteria 2x better than other brands, so if safety and cleanliness is what you’re looking for, do this instead,

MISCONCEPTION #3: You should not pee right after sex

This one’s a bit tricky because there is no absolute scientific fact with regards to peeing after sex. On one hand, the vagina is self-cleaning. On the other hand sexual contact MAY push bacteria up your urethra through intercourse. That said, peeing after sex could be done as an extra measure.

The theory is peeing after sex may lower the chances of you fostering unnecessary fluids or bacteria in your vagina because the pee forces it out along with your urine. There isn’t an exact time frame, but most OB-GYNEs advise a 30-minute window just to be safe.

MISCONCEPTION #4: You don’t need to wash your hands before or after sex

The first step to safety is good hygiene and that isn’t limited to your feminine area. Washing your hands is just as crucial as washing your feminine area because they are just as involved in the process of intercourse if you know what we mean. Safe to say, count washing your hands (and mouth!) as a part of your post-bedroom checklist!

Our feminine area is composed of different bacteria that are natural to the genitals but may be irritants to other parts of our bodies. That said, washing your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds will help ensure that you block the transfer of bacteria from your hands to your eyes, nose, and mouth later on. If you don’t want to count to 20, sing the verse and the chorus of your favorite song. Do the same when you gargle - though, you may have to sing in your mind for this one!

MISCONCEPTION #5: You don’t need a condom if you’re on the pill

While a condom’s most popular use is to prevent unwanted pregnancy, it’s also a very good tool to keep your hygiene in check. Using a condom can protect you from sexually-transmitted infections, bacteria, and other viruses.

If you and your partner have not been checked before sleeping together, take the extra measure, and use a condom for safety and hygiene.

MISCONCEPTION #6: You don’t need to be tested for STIs if you don’t feel any symptoms

One of the most important things to remember to keep sex hygiene in tip-top shape is to regularly get yourself tested for any sexually-transmitted infections. Add it to your annual OB-GYNE check-up, just to make sure that all is well and healthy down there.

This is especially important because there are a lot of silent infections that could creep up without you feeling any symptoms. Contracting infections such as chlamydia and pelvic infection usually come with no warning or symptoms until the infection gets worse and affects another part of your body — yikes!

MISCONCEPTION #7: Your hygiene only affects YOU

No, you are not the only one your hygiene affects. So keeping your post-bedroom habit in check is a good way to keep you and your partner away from unwanted bacteria and irritation around your intimate area and in your relationship, too! There’s no better way to enjoy each other’s company in the bedroom than knowing you are both safe and secure with each other. Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or not, see to it that you prioritize your health and hygiene.

Wash off with GynePro Ultra Protection feminine wash before and after sex to get rid of the excess bacteria down there. GynePro is known to have twice as much bacteria-killing power as other brands which will keep you away from odor, itch, and irritation.

Want to read more articles about keeping yourself healthy? Head over to https://gynepro.com.ph/#v-talk.

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