Importance of cleanliness and hygiene are something we all are taught about. Parents, guardians, teachers, someone always seemed to be instructing you on bathing, brushing, putting on clean clothes, etc.
It is a safe assumption that everything we do and follow to maintain basic hygiene as adults, is because of what we were taught and what we saw around us while growing up. However, sensual hygiene is a subject that is not often discussed openly, if at all. It is just as important as regular hygiene, especially when it comes to preventing infections. And poor sensual hygiene can result in you turning off your partner which will create an embarrassing situation for the both of you. EHC brings you some hygiene tips that will help you have a healthy and happy play life.
A remarkable advice for all of you is to always wear fresh and clean undergarments. You should always try and avoid wearing undergarments that are drenched in sweat. You just have to change out of your sweaty underwear, even if the sweat has dried it can create a breeding ground for bacteria and make your private parts vulnerable to infection. In addition, sweat can block the skin pores on your private parts, causing folliculitis, which are inflamed and infected hair follicles. Men should avoid wearing tight underwear, particularly briefs (V-cut ones). You should switch to briefs or boxer shorts for more comfort. Also cotton is a far better choice than other synthetic materials, since it is comfortable and porous.
Do not strain your bladder
Whenever you feel the urge to relieve yourself, do not hold it in. Urinating helps clean out bacteria in the urinary tract. If you force yourself to delay urination, you allow bacteria growth.
Hygiene for Men
Men’s sensual parts are outside the body and thus it is imperative that it is kept clean. While having a bath, you should not ignore washing your organ. If you are uncircumcised, you should gently pull back your foreskin as far as possible without causing any discomfort, till the head of your organ reveals itself. You may just use lukewarm water to wash it. Not washing this part will result in a build-up of smegma. Smegma which is white in color is just dead skin cells and normally harmless. However, sufficient build up can cause irritation and infection.
Hygiene for Women
Women have the added hassle of periods. When you are undergoing your menstrual cycle, change your tampons or sanitary pads every three to six hours, depending on your menstrual flow. Leaving a stale tampon or sanitary pad for a very long time encourages bacteria to grow causing infections and bad odor.
It is important that you clean your organ every day. The external part of the organ, the labia needs to be cleaned only once a day. Wash your organ mildly and gently with soap and warm water. For many women it is easy to over-do this washing; you should not go overboard with washing by vigorous flushing or douching your organ with scents. This can be very harmful. Douching is known to affect the pH balance of organ and makes you prone to infections.
Washing your organ before play helps you avoid organs odor and save you from embarrassing experience. Also, to avoid getting infections, washing up after play is strongly advised.
Don’t sit in public toilets. When you urinate in public bathrooms, it is more recommended to do the sit-on-the-air position. This keeps your genitals from making contact or getting near the toilet bowl. Some organ infection incidents are caused by dirty public toilets.
Extra Hygiene Tips
Take bath: Of course, no one would feel like getting intimate if you smell bad or you are completely wet with your sweat. So it is suggested that you take a shower and feel fresh before you get going for a sensual quickie. With this feeling of freshness, you would feel more aroused and can perform the sensual act with better energy.
Clean up: Couples always want to enjoy mouth play as a for play act or during the sensual stint but if you have not washed your sensual organs properly, your partner could get put off and reluctant to give you the mouth pleasure. Also, you must wash off your sensual organs properly before and after having play for your own personal health.
Keep your hand clean: You would often feel tempted to love your partner anywhere and at any point of time. But you must ensure that your hands and especially your nails are not dirty. The dirt tends to carry various germs, dust, etc., which your partner would not appreciate when you touch them. Always wash your hands, so that your partner feels nice when you softly touch them on cheeks, lips and other parts of the body.
Breath of fresh air: If your mouth is stinking due to something that you ate before having play, it can create a state of discomfort for the other partner while kissing. So always brush your teeth after a meal and before you get into the bed. You can also get rid of this smell either by chewing a mint gum or by taking some mouth freshener that makes you breath fresh and pleasant.
So next time when you seek some romantic moments with your partner, make sure you have kept yourself clean. Moreover, it is always good fun to love someone who is clean and careful about their own hygiene.