Check Your NightstandIt’s comforting, relaxing, and therefore pleasure-promoting to have everything you need for sex and masturbation within reach of your bed. Check your inventory and see what needs refreshing: Do you have lube—not just any lube, but a lube that has a texture and smell you enjoy, and a lube that agrees with your body? Are you all stocked up on condoms, vibrators that work and get you off, and wipes for post-sex cleanup? Is that drawer stuffed with things you don’t use anymore, or something that reminds you of your ex? Throw that stuff out and make room for goodies that actually make you feel sexy.
Check Your After-Sex HabitsGive yourself a moment to think about your post-sex routine. Are you peeing after sex to ward away UTIs? Are you making sure to clean your vulva with water and only water? If you’re having sex with others, does the cleanup routine feel mutual and equitable? Check out our super-comprehensive guide to post-sex cleanup for more tips.
While we’ve all been focused on not getting COVID-19, our other health routines might have been placed on the back burner.