All adults are aware of the importance of proper sexual hygiene and the necessity of sexually transmitted disease prevention. Lack of intimate hygiene creates perfect conditions for the infection spreading over the organism. One of the best STD prevention methods nowadays is condoms usage. But many couples are refusing it for various reasons.
The most effective measures of intimate health control are regular visits to a gynecologist and STD testing. But keeping the intimate hygiene rules can also be in some ways called an STD prevention measure because it reduces the risk of being infected during sex, although cannot be called a proper protection.
Perhaps the first thing you thought about while reading this was the washing of your genitals after sex. This is an absolute right thought, but not every girl knows that there are certain rules of doing this in the way to protect your organs and not to make the situation worse. Those rules are rather simple and here they are:
1. Wash your genitals only with warm water and the direction of your movements while doing this must be from crotch to the anus. If you are using the cold water, it can cause inflammation because sex organs are extremely sensitive.
2. The water flow must not be directed into the vagina because it will wash out the natural protective layer and instead of reducing chances of being infected you will increase them.
3. Your intimate towel must be separate and made of the material which structure does not create conditions for the gathering of the bacteria (for example, terry cloth will not suit).
4. Use special intimate gels that are available in the drugstores. They have antibacterial action, are hypoallergenic and help to support proper acid balance in your sex organs.