Welcome home valued reader.
Please get this straight.
If you notice that a condom has broken in the course of sexual intercourse, kindly stop any sexual activity and move away from your partner quickly.
If you have had sex without a condom, remember that there are a few things you can do immediately to help.
Here are the guidelines to follow;
1. Use the bathroom
First, head to the bathroom to remove lingering fluids from the vagina, penis, or anus.
This can make you feel more comfortable and help remove bacteria that could result in urinary tract infections (UTIs).
You can sit on the toilet and push out your genital out any remaining fluid. Peeing can also help.
Just know that if you have a vulva and have had penis-in-vagina sex, peeing will not remove the risk of pregnancy.
That is because sperm has already travelled toward the egg.
Do not douche, but do wash up
It is a myth that genital areas need a thorough cleanse after sexual activity.
While washing and drying genital areas can further increase your comfort, vaginal or anal douching can actually put you at increased risk of infection.
This is because douching products can cause irritation and inflammation.
So if you want to wash, simply have a shower or use lukewarm water to splash the area.
Please make sure you take time to ask yourself how you are feeling.
It is normal to experience a wide range of emotions after sex without a condom, whether that is worry, anger, or sadness.
Try to speak to friends or family about the situation so that they can support you.
If you are still not comfortable speaking to anyone you know, consider reaching out to Planned Parenthood or the National Coalition for Sexual Health for help.
Thank you very much for your time.