What You Should Do After Unprotected Sex or Condom Failure

 What You Should Do After Unprotected Sex or Condom Failure
If you’ve had sex without a condom or a sexual experience where the condom broke, try not to panic. Things happen, and you’re far from the only person to go through either of these experiences. What you do need to remember, though, is that there are a few risks associated with these sexual events.

There are plenty of steps you can take to address those risks so that you remain protected and sexually healthy.

What To Not Do After Having Unprotected Sex?

Don’t Douche

The one thing you shouldn’t do after unprotected sex is douching. Douching alters the normal balance of yeast and bacteria in the reproductive tract. The risk of UTIs increases if something alters that balance.

Douching can increase the risk of other reproductive system infections and vaginal irritation or dryness. Plus, douching may make it hard to get pregnant or create complications during pregnancy

Urinate After Sex

Sex can increase your risk of developing a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). This is because bacteria naturally found on skin can enter your urethra (where your pee comes out) during sex. Peeing shortly after sex can help flush these types of bacteria out of your system. Keep in mind that those with vaginas are more likely to develop a UTI.

Common symptoms of a UTI include:
1. Pain or burning while urinating
2. Frequent urination
3. Feeling the need to urinate, even when your bladder is empty
4. Bloody urine
5. Pressure or cramping along the groin or lower abdomen

If you experience any of these symptoms, make an appointment with ASGAR healthcare Group to get treated with Ayurvedic Medication. Most UTIs begin to clear up within a few days of starting treatment.

Get Tested For Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections , also known as STIs, are infections that pass from one person to another through sexual activities, including oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, genital contact or sexual fluids like semen. These types of infections can be caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites.

It’s a good idea for you and your partner(s) to get tested two weeks after having unprotected sex, especially if you’re not in an exclusive relationship. If you’re concerned that you may have been exposed to an STI, it’s important to remember that it can take time before it becomes active in your body. Testing too soon can cause you to get inaccurate results. If you know your partner has tested positive for gonorrhea or chlamydia, you should be treated for exposure right away.

In general it’s best to follow these guidelines for testing:
HIV: Get tested after 23 to 90 days
Chlamydia: Get tested after 5 days to 2 weeks
Gonorrhea: Get tested after 5 days to 2 weeks
Syphilis: Get tested after 2 to 3 weeks

Screen For STIs Regularly

It’s important to get tested for STIs at least once per year. If you have multiple partners or switch partners, it’s important to get tested before you start having oral, vaginal or anal sex. It’s also important to discuss your results with your partner, so that you can both receive treatment as needed.

Consult With a Sexual Health Provider

Scheduling a visit with a sexual and reproductive health provider can help you learn how your body works and identify problems early. They can also discuss screening for STIs, birth control methods help you learn more about healthy sexual relationships.

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