What do you do if your partner comes inside you sans a condom? Like many people, you or your partner might reach out for the nearest piece of fabric — like a sock, a towel, or a T-shirt — to wipe off the excess fluids.
Technically, there’s nothing wrong with this, but wouldn’t it be nice to have a soft, moist towelette that will help you feel clean and fresh and make post-coital snuggling less icky?
Fortunately, there’s an answer to this question: sex wipes. These are similar to baby wipes, but they’re formulated for grown men and women who want a better way to clean up after doing the deed.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT SEX WIPES
Not sure how to choose the right wipes? Here are some of the factors you need to consider:
Since you’re using them on your intimate parts, you have to be sure that your wipes don’t contain harsh ingredients like alcohol, parabens, and phthalates. They should also be hypoallergenic and pH balanced, so they’ll be gentle on your skin.
The ideal sex wipe is soft enough to feel comfortable on your skin but tough enough to stay in one piece while you’re using them. This is especially true if you’re using them to clean your sex toys.
If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to choose unscented sex wipes since they don’t contain fragrances that can irritate your skin.
If your skin isn’t that sensitive and you want to use wipes that have a nice smell, there are plenty of products on the market that have clean and fresh scents.
Flushable vs. Non-flushable
Some wipes can be flushed in the toilet, while others should be thrown in the trash. It’s up to you if you want to have the convenience that flushable wipes offer.
BEST SEX WIPES YOU CAN BUY
Now that you know what to look for in your sex wipes, it’s time to go shopping! We’ve listed some of the best sex wipes that we’re sure will fit your needs and preferences.
Swipes Lovin Wipes
They’re also flushable, which makes them incredibly convenient since you can just drop them into the toilet once you’re done.
They’re made with pure water, Aloe, and Vitamin E and don’t contain dyes, chlorine, and alcohol, which makes them a great option for those with sensitive skin.
Fresh + Sexy Wipes by Playtex
They’re also alcohol-free and formulated to be hypoallergenic, so you don’t have to worry about redness, itchiness, and other allergic reactions.
They’re even flushable, so disposing them is as easy as flushing them down the toilet.
Good Clean Love Rebalance Personal Moisturizing & Cleansing Wipes
These wipes are made of biodegradable organic rayon (which feels comfy on your skin) and contain botanical extracts and are formulated to match your genital pH levels.
They’re free from alcohol, chlorine, SLS, and parabens, all of which can cause irritations in your genital area and, since they’re organic and vegan, they’re a good choice if you’ve adopted the vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.
The sheets are individually wrapped, so you can take as many as you need without worrying that you’ll contaminate the rest of the sheets. The only downside is that they’re not flushable; you’ll have to throw them in the bin.
Pleasure Wipes – Mango Scented
If you’re a big fan of mangoes or tropical fruits in general, you’ll love these wipes. Their mango scent will add a tropical vibe to your post-coital cuddle and make you smell nice when you walk out of the bedroom.
The wipes are formulated to effectively remove lubricants and body fluids and help you feel fresh and clean after the act. Since they’re alcohol-free, they’ll keep you clean without irritating your skin down there.
Dude Wipes Flushable & Biodegradable Wipes with Aloe Vera
Unlike many other sex wipes, these are targeted to men who need a better way to clean up post-intercourse. (They’re also great for camping, traveling, and doing sports.) The wipes contain aloe and Vitamin E and are formulated to be hypoallergenic, and they’re 100 percent flushable and break down like toilet paper when you flush them.
They come in two varieties: Singles, which have 30 individual wipes measuring 44 square inches, are ideal for traveling, while Dispenser Packs, which contain 48-count wipes measuring 48 square inches, are made to sit on your bedside table for your frisky nights.
Feminine Wipes by genneve
Genneve touts that they’re a woman-owned company and that their wipes are “designed by women who want women to feel naturally clean”. The wipes contain aloe, cucumber, chamomile, and Vitamin E, and they’re formulated to be pH balanced to keep you clean without disrupting your body chemistry.
They’re made in the U.S.A., which should give you assurance in terms of the product’s quality.
GoodWipes Flushable Wet Wipes
They come in single-use packets, so there’s no need to bring the whole pack with you when you go out — simply put a couple of packets in your purse, and you’re all set! The wipes have a light lavender scent and are flushable and biodegradable.