Let’s face it. Sex is messy. It doesn’t end like it does in the movies. Seemingly those couples have zero mess to deal with and just drift off to sleep. They don’t even have to talk about who has to sleep in the dreaded “wet spot.” But in real life the mess can be real. Sometimes that’s a great thing. You just need some great after sex clean up tips.
The things you do to clean up your Vee after sex can make the difference between things like getting a yeast infection, a UTI, or a happy microbiome after doing the deed. It might feel embarassing to talk about, but if we don’t talk about some good after sex clean up tips, you’ll always wonder if you’re doing it right. So here’s some tips to help you with a great routine for that after sex mess.
What Are Some After Sex Clean Up Tips For Right After Sex?
There are really two phases of post sex clean up. The more immediate needs usually are the bigger deal. Dealing with things like “the wet spot” and cleaning up down there are essential to being comfortable after sex. If you don’t clean up, it can sometimes really ruin that post sex cuddle time.
It’s important to note that you do not need to do anything special after sex. Just like anything else, your body is meant to handle clean up like this. The vagina doesn’t have to be cleaned out after sex, and you don’t have to buy products like douches to do this.
However, most women feel more comfortable after freshening up, and that’s totally fine. A few things you can do are things like washing your vaginal area with warm water after sex. If this isn’t possible, you can also clean up using unscented baby wipes, or pH balanced feminine wipes. These are easy to keep in the bathroom so you don’t have to go digging for something to use.
What About The Dreaded After Sex “Drippage?”
To handle the drippage that happens afterwards if you have had sex with a male partner, there’s actually a product made just for that. (Again, this isn’t required but it could make you feel more comfortable.) It’s basically a medical grade sponge on a stick.
To use it you place the sponge inside of your vagina, hold onto the stick, and let it soak up all the excess fluid. Some women won’t want to do this and might find it silly. Others may love the idea. It’s entirely up to you.
One thing you will want to do is make sure you are peeing after sex. You don’t have to jump right up and pee, but a 30 minute window is a good rule of thumb. This can help you prevent getting UTIs or yeast infections after sex. There’s no solid rule saying that skipping this step will result in disaster but there is some reasearch out there suggesting it’s a good idea.
What Are Some After Sex Clean Up Tips For The Day After Sex?
Depending on how clean you feel the next day or two after sex you can use things like VeeCleanse or VeeGentle to further your clean up process. Both products are meant to be used on your vagina and can help you feel fresher and more clean. And since boric acid is approved even by gynos, you’re safe to give these products a try if you want.
What About Toy Clean Up After Sex?
Don’t neglect your toys. They need to be cleaned up after sex. Forgetting to do that can result in some seriously nasty bacterial growth. You won’t want that anywhere near your nether region so make sure you’re cleaning everything very well when you’re done using it.
You can buy a good toy cleanser at an adult shop, online at sites like Amazon, or you can follow the instructions that came with your toy. If your toy didn’t come with instructions, most toys are fine if you use liquid antibacterial soap. Just always make sure to clean up any part of the toy that came into contact with bodily fluids.
Having a good clean up reoutine after sex is a good idea. Just know that it doesn’t have to happen the minute you get done with the fun. You’re okay to relax for a little while and cuddle first, if that’s what you want to do.
Remember that sex is supposed to be fun so don’t let the after sex clean up stress you out too much. Just do what you have to do and get back to your parther so you can both enjoy the time with each other even after the deed is done.
Sarah Nelson is a nurse with 15 years of experience working with a variety of patients. She has a Masters of Science in Nursing and has spent a large portion of her career working exclusively with women in an OB/GYN setting.
Nursing is a passion for Sarah but she also enjoys writing and sharing her expertise online with people who need helpful information. Treating patients well and helping them learn more about their own bodies is a key essential to a healthy lifestyle that Sarah truly believes in.