Adopt These 6 Bedroom Practices To Avoid Unwanted Infections
I always say, sex is both an easy and difficult thing to crack. You see, it is supposed to come to us instinctively…and it does, but so do silly mistakes.One small spur of the moment decision could lead to you ending up with 7 children, 2 dogs, 1 hamster and 3 bank loans, and you wouldn’t even realise!
I’ve just heard enough anecdotes to know that it’s best to be careful to the point of OCD than sorry to the point of stupid. The biggest problem with sex today is porn. Most people try to replicate what they see on-screen in porn, while completely ignoring the preparation that goes into delivering such a performance, off-screen. Porn stars are required to follow strict rules, maintain impeccable hygiene and get tested for STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) regularly. When was the last time you got one?
As “dirty” as they pretend to be in movies, porn stars are actually the most hygienic, methodical, and careful people you’ll ever come across. Much is to be learnt from them. *Sigh*
But enough about them. If you are wondering how you can also enjoy sex without catching sinister STDs, then here’s a standard ‘sex checklist’ for you:
- Wash your hands before and after: While I understand that it is difficult to suspend the passion that comes knocking at your door, I highly recommend making a small ‘hygiene pit stop’ before you get down and dirty. Think of it this way, if you won’t eat with those hands, then they’re not clean enough for sex.
- Pee after sex: Experts recommend peeing right after sex to flush out any bacteria that may have been thrust up closer to the urethra and could increase the chances of urinary tract infections. This holds especially true for women, in whom the urethra is shorter than men and therefore, closer to the vaginal opening. Guzzle down a glass of water and make it happen!
- Keep the sex toys squeaky clean: Wash your hands and legs all you want, but if the paraphernalia that goes close to your genitals aren’t clean, then not even God can save you from UTIs. A lot of people ignore the obvious fact that sex toys need to cleaned and sanitised after every ‘episode’. You can compromise on a lot of things, but this…this is critical, my friend. No laziness here.
- Always use protection: I feel like I don’t say this enough even though I say this in every single one of my articles – always, always, always use protection (unless you’re trying for a baby with your partner). All the more, if you’re having sex with a particular person whom you don’t know very well. Protection during sex also stands critical in cases of polygamous relationships. So, all in all, make sure the cucumber is bagged.
5. Get to the backdoor stuff at last: First thing first, never use the same condom for vaginal and anal penetration, and as a precautionary measure, indulge in vaginal penetration first and save the anal for the end. This is because the anus is a haven for all kinds of pathogenic bacteria which you don’t want making an entry into your vagina. So, trust me on this.
6. Get tested: This is a basic reminder for you. Getting checked for STDs, routinely, is a normal part of being an adult and is nothing to be embarrassed about! It’s a quick, simple process that not only puts your mind at ease, but also protects you and your partner from sexually transmitted infections that are known to potentially cause infertility …and perhaps even prove fatal, if left undiagnosed.
So, there you go. Whether you are young or old, tall or short, monogamous or polygamous, straight or gay – these 6 bedroom practices are for EVERYONE. Sex is the best thing in the world…right after puppies and chocolates, and it’s worth a little extra effort if that means that you can continue to stay raunchy – stress-free.