• Soak in the bathtub. Besides making you feel like the pampered se.x queen that you are, adding extra virgin coconut oil to a warm bath can help hydrate the skin of the outer vagina and sooth any vaginal swelling or irritation that occurs after se.x, says Ross. Again, this reduces your risk of infection, she adds.
• Drink water. You may need to hydrate after a vigorous sex, says Dr. Nicole Scott. Dehydration affects your entire body; so, if your mouth is dry and/or your vagina felt like sandpaper during se.x, you definitely need to refuel with water. Right after sex, drink a pint or two of water. That will hydrate you and help flush pesky Urinary Tract Infection-causing bacteria from your bladder.
• Eat probiotic-rich foods. Yogurt and other fermented foods have the same good bacteria that are found in the vagina, says another gynaecologist, Dr. Kelly Kasper. Getting into the habit of snacking on these foods after sex can help to replenish the body’s good bacteria, helping to decrease your risk of yeast infection.
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