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PEEING AFTER SEX: 3 VITAL REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD DO IT

by Jekaterina Gussarova August 04, 2022 3 min read

PEEING AFTER SEX: 3 VITAL REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD DO IT

PEEING AFTER SEX: 3 VITAL REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD DO IT

Why do different women’s hygiene and general health practitioners recommend peeing after sex? Herein is a complete guide on 3 vital reasons to pee after having sex, including preventing urinary tract infections, and 

You have probably heard of the benefits of peeing after sexual intercourse, especially for women. Peeing is a normal thing for men and females. Sex experts recommend peeing after sex. This is beneficial in preventing infections such as urinary tract infections. What if you do not feel like peeping after being intimate with your partner? Does this mean you are at risk of contracting infectious bacteria? This blog highlights why women should pee after sex. 

Why Do You Have to Pee After Sex?

Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)affects the urinary system, including the kidney, urethra, or bladder. This infection generally occurs when the urinary tract is exposed to bacteria. The multiplication of bacteria in the bladder is what causes the infection. 

What are the Causes of Urinary Tract Infections?

Women mostly experience urinary tract infections. Some things increase the risk of women contracting UTIs. They include;

Female Anatomy

Women’s urethras are shorter than those of men. This means the distance between the urethras and bladder is shorter, reducing the traveling distance of the bacteria.

Certain Kinds of Birth Control

Birth control is appropriate, but it can become a challenge when a woman uses spermicidal agents or diaphragms. This increases the chances of being affected by UTIs.

Sexual Activity

Sexually active women have higher chances of contracting UTIs than dormant women. The risk of contracting a urinary tract infection also increases when you have sex with a new partner. 

Menopause

Menopausal womenhave low estrogen hormones in the body. Low levels of estrogen hormones expose them to UTIs. 

Urinary Tract Blockages

Bladder or kidney stones are also one of the causes of urinary tract infection since they prevent the smooth flow of urine. 

A Recent Urinary Tract procedure and Catheter Use

Urinary tract examinations or surgeries involving any medical instruments expose you to UTI infections. In addition, using catheters for urine passage can also increase the risk of UTIs. 

Symptoms of and Signs of a Urinary Tract Infection

  • Smelly and cloudy urine 
  • Bloody urine 
  • Abdominal pains 
  • Fatigue 
  • Painful or burning sensations when peeing
  • Frequent peeing
  • Behavioral changes like severe confusion or agitation. This is most common in elders.

Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection

Visit your physician or doctor if you are experiencing signs of UTIs. Your physician will prescribe antibiotics that will treat urinary tract infections. For a complete treatment, finish the dose. This is essential even if you witness improvements. 

Preventing a Urinary Tract Infection

Apply the steps below to decrease the chances of contracting urinary tract infections;

  • Drink a lot of water to dilute the urine. This allows frequent peeing, which flushes all the germs that might cause urinary tract infections.
  • Pee after engaging in sexual intercourse. This helps flush the bacteria out of the bladder.
  • Consider using other methods of birth control. The use of condoms, spermicidal agents, or diaphragms increases the chances of contracting UTIs.

The Female Urethra

The urethra is a tube inside the vagina that takes urine from the bladder. Generally, men's urethra is longer compared to women's. This makes women vulnerable to UTIs since the bacteria have a shorter distance to travel into the bladder. A burning sensation during urination is the main symptom of UTI. This occurs since bacteria grow inside the bladder, urethra, or kidney.

The Bladder 

This bladder is a muscular hollow organ located between the pelvic bones. The bladder muscles often relax when filled with urine. During sexual intercourse, harmful bacteria can enter the urethra, increasing the chances of contracting an infection. This is why it is recommended to pee after sexual intercourse to flush out the bacteria.

Engaging in sexual intercourse with a full bladder increases the chances of contracting the infection. Stress urinary incontinence is a condition that develops when one has weak pelvic floor muscles. In this case, one is prone to leakage of urine. The urine comes out during any movement that instills pressure on the bladder. These movements include laughing, coughing, sexual intercourse, or sneezing.

Does the Rule of Peeing Apply to Everyone?

Peeing after sex is recommended mostly for women. Generally, it reduces the risks of UTIs. Women are prone to UTIs and can greatly benefit from the after-sex pee. Unlike women, the men's urethra is longer, and UTIs can hardly affect it.

Jekaterina Gussarova
Jekaterina Gussarova


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