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Five Things You Should Never Do Before Having Sex

Believe it or not, there are lots of things that we’re not supposed to do before and after sex, and avoiding them could make a big difference on what’s about to go down. 

So take note ladies:

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Taking an Antihistamine
Antihistamines work by drying out your mucus membranes to relieve nasal congestion… and in doing so, can also dry out other parts of your body, especially your lady parts. Long story short, no matter how turned on you might be, your lady will not get the memo.

Drinking Too Much
Sure, light drinking can put some people in the mood, but overdoing it can dull your senses—and may send your big O packing. Since alcohol is a known depressant, your ability to experience an orgasm may actually be diminished if you’re too buzzed. In fact, one study at the University of Missouri-St. Louis found that 11 percent of alcohol users had problems achieving orgasm: Men who drank had a harder time ejaculating, while women needed an extra stimulation for their grand finale.

Using an Electric Toothbrush
It sounds weird, but using an electric toothbrush and alcohol-based mouthwashes might make you more prone to STDs. Similar to sensitive vaginal mucosa, spinning bristles can cause tiny tears in the gums, and harsh, alcohol-based mouthwashes can dry out and irritate your mucous, making it prone to sores and contracting STDs.

Using Food as Foreplay
The chocolate sauce pre-game show is hot in the moment, but the post-sex yeast infection? Not so much. Using anything with sugar in it as a lubricant (whether on purpose or not) can cause a yeast infection, as yeast thrives on sugar.

Shaving
If you’re a woman who prefers trimming her lady parts, it’s best to shave the night before to give your skin a chance to heal. Shaving will exfoliate the top layer of the skin, making the area more sensitive. It can irritate hair follicles, causing a pink bumpy rash, and can cause tiny cuts, which would leave your skin open to potential infections, such as herpes and HPV.

Take these into account if you’re planning some sexy time this weekend ladies!

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