Here's What to Do After Sex to Make Sure Your Reproductive Health Is 10/10

Lindsey Metrus

Sex is a complicated subject in so many ways. To borrow a line from my favourite seasonal movie, The Holiday, "Sex makes everything complicated. Even when you don't have it, the not having it makes things complicated." This isn't relevant to the topic at hand, but damn, that's a good movie. Conflict, resolution, Jude Law—when December rolls around, give it a watch.

Anyway, aside from the social and emotional complications associated with sex, there's the physical aspect that often gets overlooked. Whether you're with a new partner or a long-time S.O., your post-coital inclination may be to either slip your clothes back on or fall asleep, but according to gynecologists, what you do during this time period is crucial for your reproductive health. To give you some guidance, we've outlined the most important steps to take after sex below.

If you're experiencing any pain or difficulty during sex or have questions about your sexual health, please speak with a doctor.

Up next, check out the one food a gynecologist wants you to stop eating.

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