When it comes to indulging in a bit of afternoon delight, there are some definite dos and don’ts.

Do: Use protection.

Don’t: Call out the wrong name.

Do: Make sure the other person has an orgasm.

Don’t: Repeatedly ask if they have orgasmed. 

But now we have even MORE don’ts, and these ones are coming straight from your doctor. 


Listen up; your vagina will thank you for it. 

Don’t: Get in a hot tub

‘What?!’ we hear you cry. “But that’s the first thing I want to do post-bang!” Well, you can’t.

Jumping into a hot tub – or a soapy hot bubble bath, either – with your lover isn’t great news for your poor vagina. 

“When your vulva swells in response to sexual stimulation, it reveals the opening of the vagina, which means you have a greater chance of infection,” gynecologist Leslie E. F. Page tells Women’s Health

“If you’re in a hot tub with your partner, that means you’re exposed to the bacteria on his [or her] skin and anus.”


Showers it is!


And when you’re in the shower, please skip the Imperial Leather; lathering products onto your already tender bits can invite infection, too.


Leslie explains: “When the vaginal tissues have been lubricated, swollen and rubbed against during intercourse, it changes how that tissue reacts to the environment.

“The vagina is a self-cleaning organ,” she continues, “and needs to be treated very, very gently – if you wouldn’t put it in your mouth, you shouldn’t put it in or around your vagina.”

Weh weh. 

Seriously, though, stick to water if you fancy freshening up. 



Yes, the temptation to have a cuddle and go straight to sleep is STRONG but you’re going to be so much better off if you get up, nip to the loo and have a wee. 

Things get sweaty and messy down there, and your old friend bacteria can come to play; peeing flushes out anything that might be travelling up your urethra and trying to start a bladder infection. 

THEN you can go back to bed and start spooning.