Rinse, Rinse, Rinse After the Beach
Sand can get into unwanted places like your vaginal canal, Dr. Gupta said, and this can cause irritation during sex. She clarified to POPSUGAR that there's no risk of infection from the sand, just discomfort. A quick rinse will get rid of what's on the outside of the vagina, but you may want to soak in a bath. "Refrain from sex until you've soaked in a tub or immersed yourself in a body of water so the friction doesn't cause tears on the vaginal wall," she advised. "The sand will usually come out on its own."