- It is usually a good idea to wash your hands before touching your genitals so that you don’t introduce bacteria into your body.
- Not only are long fingernails a great place for bacteria to thrive, but they can also scratch the sensitive skin of the genitals. Consider trimming or at least keeping nails clean and filed.
- One of the most common reasons gURLs get urinary tract infections (UTIs) is that bacteria from the anus gets into the urethra. This often happens during sex play, so to help prevent UTIs, it is a good idea to pee before and after masturbating.
- Make sure not to put anything (like a finger or toy) that you have used anally, in your vagina. This can pass bacteria. It is fine to go from vagina to anus, just make sure not to do it the other way around.