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Here’s How To Clean Cum Stains Out Of Sheets

Just in case you need it.

A wild night in the sack is all fun and games until it’s time to clean up. After all, who wants to wake up to rumpled sheets and a huge cum stain splattered on the bed? Even if you did the deed at home, it’s still a little embarrassing (not to mention unsanitary) to leave the unmistakable stain of cum on sheets that have been relatively pristine up until that point.

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to go full CSI mode to clean up semen stains that have been left on your bed. With the right tools and a little bit of patience, post-coital cleanup won’t be as much of a chore. If you want to know how to clean up cum without sending your sheets to the laundromat, here are some effective tips you can follow:

Bleach Is Not Always the Answer

Crime movies and TV shows have long made it apparent that bleach isn’t the stain remover you want for getting rid of the evidence. In this case, using bleach to clean up semen stains might actually make it worse. This is because semen is a protein stain and applying bleach can render it more obvious by making it look more yellow. If you don’t want that stain to be immortalized on your sheets, opt instead for alternatives like enzymatic stain-removing products. Blot as much of the mark as possible, spray it with the cleanser, and let it sit for three minutes. Then, blot it again with a damp cloth.

Hot Water Helps

If your sheets are made of cotton or polyester, don’t just throw them in the wash. To effectively remove semen or even vaginal stains, use hot water when spinning them in the washing machine. Just as hot water is safe to use when trying to soften tough stains, it can also aid in removing dried bodily fluids on your cotton or polyester sheets.

Satin sheets are an altogether different matter. Since this type of fabric is more delicate than cotton or polyester, use lukewarm or cool water if you’re going to put them in the washing machine. Gently spin the satin sheets then hand wash using warm or hot water with detergent.

Go Easy on the Detergent

Speaking of detergent, it can be tempting to use a whole box to clean your sheets, especially if the stain from last night’s romp is more than obvious. However, this might do more harm than good as an abundance of detergent can cause over-sudsing, which makes your sheets even harder to clean. Not only can this potentially wear out the fabric, but too much detergent can reduce your washer’s cleaning performance by cushioning the load.

Keep Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide Handy

Instead of grabbing a bottle of bleach, reach for the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. As mentioned, semen stains are classified as protein stains. By combining baking soda with hydrogen peroxide, dish detergent, and cold water, you can have your very own DIY enzyme detergent that won’t yellow your mattress or sheets.

For more effective results, blot the stain with your DIY paste and work from the outer edges going inward.

A Sticky Situation No More

Nobody likes cleaning up, especially if it’s after a tantalizing tryst. But, with these simple tips, you can get out of a sticky situation without having to sneak in your soiled sheets to the laundromat.