6. AVOID HOT BATHTUB OR HOT SHOWERS
Shower sounds perfect, but you should avoid hot bath tub. When your vulva swells reacting to sexual stimulation, it opens a bit more. Jumping into hot bathtub or shower right after sexual activity might make you more prone to bacterial infections.
5. AVOID SOAPS DOWN THERE
Not just after sexual intercourse (even though the vagina is really sensitive then), but always: don’t use soap when washing your private part. Your genital area is actually a self-cleaning organism and applying cleaning soap, douches or some other products down there may interfere with the delicate vaginal pH levels. Using soap may also cause dryness and irritation. In fact, as a rule of thumb, if you wouldn’t put it in the mouth, don’t put it in the genital area. After sexual intercourse (and always), wash only with warm water.
4. CONSUME FOOD FULL OF PROBIOTICS
What you’ll choose to eat after sexual activities is really important. It’s true, those chocolate sweets on the shelf look very tempting, but you should choose your snacks more wisely. Your ideal option is yogurt and other fermented foods such as kombucha and kimchi. Consuming these much healthier types of snacks after sexual activity will restock good bacteria, which can prevent yeast infections.