5 Things You Should NEVER Do Before Sex

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In life there are so many rules to follow. For example, don’t eat a big, heavy meal before you go swimming. Don’t guzzle down 2 bottles of water before going anywhere without a bathroom. Get the idea? Similarly, there are things you should never, ever do before having sex or you are may be on track to having bad sex! While I am sure you could think of thousands of examples, there are 5 that stick out to us.

1. Guzzle Down Water

While you most likely DO have a bathroom where you are getting busy, you really don’t want to have to stop the action every 20 minutes to pee, do you? Especially since having a full – VERY FULL – bladder can cause issues with orgasms for both penis-owners and vagina-owners. The last thing you want to do is be approaching the finish line and have to stop to go to the bathroom! Nothing kills the mood more than a bathroom break! Never mind the fact that the actual act of urinating during arousal can be very difficult for many!

2. Eat Pungent Food

Okay, so that bag of Funyuns that has been calling your name can wait an extra night (or at least, can be shared post-sex with your partner) don’t you think? There are certain things that you eat that will come back up in your breath no matter how many times you brush: garlic and onions being two strong offenders. Yes, offenders. Nothing says, “Sorry, I am not in the mood” more than a giant whiff of sour cream and onion potato chips being blown in your face! Avoid the stinky foods because the truth is, with most of the pungent foods, even brushing your teeth won't save you. Although they are delicious, they are even more delicious after the deed is done. 

3. Masturbate

If you're a penis-owner, don’t “unload your gun” before having sex. You know, don’t masturbate to ejaculation. Contrary to what you have heard, doing this can cause issues later when you are IN bed with your lover, especially if you are over 35. Penis-owners can’t always achieve erections or ejaculate twice within a few hours so better safe than sorry! So, just resist the urge and let her unload your gun for you! It'll be more fun to keep building up your arousal anyways! You could also try edging - learn more here!

4. Quick Shave

Resist the urge to shave and prep under the guise of “I just need to freshen up!” You can’t properly shave yourself down there in 5 minutes! You will shave yourself raw; cut yourself or worse – cut something sensitive in the rush! Trust me on this. Freshening up means a quick pee and maybe some deodorant. If you are going to go for the full-shave-a-thon then just tell your partner you need some extra time – do not rush anything that involves a sharp razor and your genitals! Always be slow with the sharp objects, but I feel like that's more of a general life rule at this point.

5. Go In With a Bad Mood

You would THINK that this would be common sense that in order to have a nice time in the bedroom that you should not go into sex angry! If you are mad that he didn’t take out the garbage – now is NOT the time to discuss it! In general, just avoid anything that could come out as offensive, mean, derogatory, angry or just plain argumentative. The quickest way to end a sexy moment is to be in a bad mood! If you have anything minute to bring up, wait until later. If you have a serious issue that will affect your mood no matter how hard you try, maybe it's something that should take priority over your sexual endeavors. 

What Are Your No-No's Before Sex? Let Us Know Below!

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