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5 things that happen when you don't wash your penis or vagina after sex

You could get an infection.

Written by Tania Tarafdar | Updated : December 29, 2016 10:04 AM IST

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Things That Happen When You Don't Wash Your Genitals After Sex

After enjoying a great sex session remember to keep yourself clean and odour-free down there. A smelly or greasy penis or vagina is never appealing. So in case you skip washing your vagina or penis after sex, remember that you could suffer these side effects according to gynaecologist Dr Anindita Dhar.

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Build Up Of Smegma

Build up of smegma: Not cleaning this part will result in a build-up of smegma both in men and women. Smegma which is white in colour is just dead skin cells and is usually harmless. However, sufficient build up can cause irritation and infection. Also Read - 5 Dos And Don'ts For Parenting Your Teenager

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Infection

Infection: You might just want to be careful about getting your semen trapped under your foreskin as it may lead to an infection.

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Smelly Genitals

Smelly genitals: Body odour doesn’t spare your genitals especially when you had a steamy sex session, and a sweaty penis or vagina cannot hide its smell unless you wash it after you have done the deed.

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Penile Thrush

Penile thrush: Who says yeast infections are only associated with women. Men can also suffer from the same, especially due to bad hygiene. And this is not just restricted to bad odour, it can also lead to discomforts like pain and itching. Also Read - "Bathing Is An Absolute Meditation" Know From Ayurveda Expert