- Avoid tight-fitting or synthetic-fiber clothes (wear cotton panties instead); you should also avoid pantyhose. The tightness increases the likelihood that the area becomes a breeding ground for the bacteria.
- Use a blow dryer on a low, cool setting to dry your genital area after a shower or after sweating (and change out of wet clothes immediately). Bacteria like things wet. Spurn them by giving them a Sahara-like setting.
- Wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria from your rectum from making the journey from the back of the bus to the front.
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