Between the kissing, the sweating, and the other bodily fluids that make an appearance during outer- or intercourse, sex is an inherently messy process. And the chances of yourself, your partner, and your bed or wherever else you decide to have sex getting anything from stains to watermarks are high. After sex, your first thought might be to immediately hop out of bed to clean things up — especially yourself. Of course, this also depends on what happens during sex, your hygiene preferences, and infection risk. This is a trick question, really.
How to Clean Up After Sex: From Your Body to the Bed
We know what to do before sex. And we know what to do during sex. In fact, according to women and sex experts that we spoke with, most men overlook practicalities, opportunities for connection, and unmet…needs. Resist the urge to pass out after your orgasm and incorporate it into your sex life. You'll be glad that you did—and more importantly, she will be too. And while you're at it, be sure you're avoiding the 11 things men should never, ever do after sex.
You can have the best sex of your life in your 40s and beyond. After all, you have plenty of experience, you know what you like, and you're probably not as shy about expressing your desires. But even practiced lovers can make some pre- and postsex mistakes that may foul an otherwise beautiful coupling.
Have you ever noticed that the characters in movie sex scenes always look impossibly polished after doing the deed, with sweat-free faces and not even a single flyaway? Sex is messy business, and there should be zero shame in that. While the mess is all part of the experience, there are still measures you should take to protect your vagina. It can change the vaginal flora and that can cause infections. However, the external vulvar area can get irritated if it remains moist for long periods of time.