Sex as a topic has a lot of myths and misconceptions around it. Each and everyone has a thing to say or the stuff they believe in. It was advisable that women should pee before having an intercourse. But a research shows that it is one of the biggest misconceptions people have. In fact, chances are if a woman pees before having sex, there are more chances of getting a urinary tract infection.
David Kaufman, a urologist from New York has cleared the misconception. He has said, “It is the number one cause of post-coital urinary tract infections, also known as honeymoon cystitis.” According to him, holding on to pee and controlling it, increases the chances of pushing out the bacteria when you pee later. A strong flow of urine flow can clear the bacteria from the urethra. The bacteria if they stay in the tract can cause infection later on. So, it is important to go urinate after sex.
Women are more likely to get an infection compared to men because of the anatomical structure. Female’s urethra is separated from vagina and anus by just a small distance, so it is very easy for the bacteria to enter within. The bacteria can reach the bladder very easily and it is not safe. The urologist explains these concerned bacteria have tiny pilli that act as Velcro hooks in the urethral lining, which need to be expelled to avoid further infection. During sex, vaginal bacteria get pushed into the urethra easily. To avoid this, you must control a little and gather urine. But it is extremely important to go relieve yourself once you finish with the intercourse.
An infection in the urinary tract causes a lot of irritation and results in entire discomfort. So it is important to get rid of the misconceptions before indulging in sexual activity. Another important thing to remember is not using a diaphragm as a contraceptive. It gets pressed on a woman’s vagina and not allow the bladder to empty while urinating.
Here are some other tips you should keep in mind to avoid infections:
- Avoid having a bubble bath with perfumed soaps and lotions. Use plain varieties.
- Staying well hydrated at all times.
- Wiping your bottom well from front and back.
- Use underwear made of cotton rather than silky, synthetic ones.
- Avoid use of tight jeans and trousers. They will cause the vaginal area to sweat and cause more bacteria.
- Make sure the condoms you are using do not have spermicidal lubricants on them.