Gay - Nutrition Tips for a Healthy & Clean Sex Life
If you’re reading this then either the title has got you interested or you are looking for help to make sure you are clean during sex.
Every gay man who bottoms thinks about their hygiene when it comes to sex. Accidents or the fear of accidents can really get in the way of enjoying sex and relaxing completely. No matter how much you have prepared, you unconsciously say “is it clean? at the end. Everyone wants to know how they can be a cleaner bottom but it’s not something that is really talked about.
We all know douching is a way to help prevent this from happening but not always this works and it can in-fact cause damage to the lining of the anus if you are consistently doing this for about 30 minutes and let’s not discuss the impact on your gut bacteria. What if I were to say there are some things that you can do to make you “job-ready” or needing to douche just once or twice.
Follow these simple steps and you’ll be cleaner than ever:
Drink Water - aim for 2-3 litres per day. It’s an obvious one but many people do not drink enough water. You can use herbal teas, sparkling or you can flavour water with cucumbers, limes or other fruit.
Fibre - You gotta eat your vegetables and wholegrains. Besides the pack of nutriton they give you, you’re also getting a hit of dietary fibre which can help push things along nicely. Aim for 8 portions of fruit and vegetable per day - 6 vegetables and 2 fruit.
Reduce Dairy - Sometimes dairy can be the cause of things getting all gooey down there. Have a think of what you eat and if it’s going to have an effect. Big culprits are milk, cream, yoghurts, cheese and I know a lot of you drink whey protein shakes to get the gains at the gym but this can be a big cause for digestive issues. Perhaps it’s time to switch to a vegan or collagen protein.
Understand Your Digestion - If you’re suffering with IBS or other digestive discomfort then you need to understand what is going on at a deeper level. If you’re an IBS sufferer then you know that it’s hard to know the you are ready for sex. IBS can mean many things including food sensitivities, not being able to digest food properly, infections, lack of bacteria balance, inflammation and a compromised gut lining… stress also is a big factor in digestive disorders. If you are suffering then speak to a Functional Nutritionist to get to the cause of the issue.
Psyllium Husk Powder - Simply order online or get from a health store and take 1 tbsp in a large glass or water. It’s pure fibre and acts as a mild laxative soaking up water as it makes its way through your colon. You should make sure you are taking 2-4 hours away from any medication you are taking. Speak to your Dr or health professional if you are not sure about taking this.
Reduce Fat Intake - Loading up the fries, meats and oils? Perhaps take a look at the amount of saturated fat you are consuming in your diet. Perhaps you aren’t digesting it well so can cause issues with your stool making it more greasy. As a rule of thumb, if your stool floats then perhaps you’re having an issue with fat digestion.
Add Fermented Foods - Source of probiotics. I’m not talking about those drinks in the supermarket but either getting some as a supplement or using foods like kimchee, sauerkraut, water kefir or kombucha. This things can help increase levels of beneficial bacteria which can play a role in moving things along nicely.
Know Your Food Triggers - If there are still things that are not quite right then you may need to consider if some foods in your diet aren’t working well for you. Common triggers are spicy foods, eggs, red meat, caffeine, alcohol and junk food. Perhaps try limiting one or two of these a few days before you have sex again.
You may not need to do all of these steps but try working your way through them to see what is the best thing for you… I mean you can only be healthier by following them anyway.