Intimate hygiene tips

A proper intimate hygiene shouldn’t be aggressive.

The objective is to eliminate commensal intestinal bacteria that may be present at anal level to avoid their migration to the urogenital area thus fighting against the risk of vaginosis (colonization of the vagina) and “ascending” urinary tract infections (colonization of the bladder).

For this reason, it is advisable to have a correct hygiene method: from front (urethra) to back (anus) and never the other way around. This applies to all stages (washing, rinsing, drying) and for any means used: bidet, shower, towels or wipes. In any case, this wash is exclusively for the external areas and never for the interior of the vagina.

Tips for a correct intimate hygiene

1) shower/bidet intimate hygiene:

– wash your hands well (water + soap)

– wet the area

– use a small amount of product to first clean the urogenital area and then the anal area

– rinse, avoiding “soap” residues going from the back to the front

– use a clean towel and dry starting with the urogenital area and ending with the anal area

2) intimate hygiene with wet wipes (only if the above method is not applicable and definitely avoided in case of pelvic contracture associated gynecological disorders or vulvodynia)

– wash your hands (water + soap or wet wipes)

– use one wipe to “wash” the urogenital area and another one to “rinse” the same area

– use a towel to “wash” the anal area and a new one to “rinse” it

– use a clean wipe to dry, always starting at the urogenital area and ending with the anal area (with another new wipe). It is essential that this drying is done correctly, delicately clogging the area.


  • at least once a day
  • after each defecation
  • before and after each sexual intercourse

What about postcoital cystitis?

A correct intimate hygiene is essential to prevent postcoital cystitis and it must be maintained before and after sexual intercourse and must continue with urination after sex.

It can be complemented with three other measures:

– use of a lubricating cream with D-Mannose (which can be applied on the vagina after intimate washing) to limit friction due to sexual intercourse and possible pathogenic bacteria entrance

– use of a D-Mannose vaginal douching after intimate washing to fight against a possible colonization of the vagina by pathogenic bacteria

D-Mannose intake to fight against a possible infection of the urinary tract after the intercourse

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