Peeing after sex is the first thing that we do post-orgasm. Sex is awesome, right? So is peeing after sex. But if we don’t, we might develop conditions like incontinence.
Periods are only the most common symptom of a urinary tract infection, which is caused by bacteria that gets into the urethra, the tube that passes urine from the bladder out of the body.
The infection can cause a range of symptoms, including watery urine and passing urine more often than usual.
This article will explore why it is important to pee after sex, what causes urinary tract infections, what you should know about them, and what to do about them if they occur.
Why is it important to pee after sex?
This might seem like a no-brainer, but the urine you pass after sex will contain bacteria that cause infections in your urinary tract.
When you urinate after sex, your urinary tract is full of bacteria, and the bacteria are unable to exit. This prevents the bacteria from passing out of your body, which means they cannot infect your genitals or vagina.
Also, the small cuts and cuts and bruises that you might have sustained during sex might make it difficult to pass urine. In some cases, the small cuts can easily tear the urethra, which prevents urine from passing through.
How can I know if I have a UTI?
Not all symptoms are constant. Some people get a UTI more often than others, and this can vary from one cycle to another.
Signs of a UTI include:
- Pain when urinating
- Urinating more often than usual
- Blood in the urine
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Bladder cramps
If any of these symptoms are present, your doctor may suspect a UTI. They may give you a urine test or a blood test.
Symptoms tend to occur more after you have had sex, though, so if you have sex more than once in a week, a UTI might be more likely.
How do I treat a UTI?
A doctor will prescribe you antibiotics, which should clear up your UTI. A doctor will prescribe you antibiotics, which should clear up your UTI.
The usual treatment for a UTI is antibiotics. Your doctor will prescribe you antibiotics, which should clear up your UTI.
Antibiotics are a type of drug. When you take antibiotics, you are making the infection that causes a UTI temporarily go away.
The drugs, which are called antimicrobials, also kill any bacteria that are left behind after the infection is gone.
Many antibiotics target different types of bacteria, but some antibiotics, such as rifampin and erythromycin, are general antibiotics and work on bacteria of all kinds.
A doctor will often prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics that cover more than one bacteria. These include azithromycin and amoxicillin.
Why should you come clean about your leakage after sex?
A lot of women are uncomfortable peeing after sex as they find it embarrassing. Some are even shy and won’t ask their partner to go to the toilet.
Being shy about this can make you have to wait to urinate for a long time. For most women, a first pee within the first 5 to 15 minutes of sex is ideal.
Many men and women avoid discussing peeing after sex, for fear that it makes their sex life seem strange or more than usual.
For some, it’s a huge turn-off but for many, like me, peeing after sex is a must in a relationship.
Let me explain why.
Expert advice says that you should get up right away after sex and use a towel to wipe yourself off.
I’m a fan of this approach, as it helps you maintain a clear head and prevents you from getting any odd vaginal discharge down your pants.
It also means that you can stay in a cool and dry environment to avoid you developing an infection that can come with exposure to damp or warm conditions.
You should also use a strong internal (no running water) lube to minimize any risk of leaving semen or any other bodily fluid around your vagina.
Also, as we’ve discussed, a UTI is no laughing matter. And you and your partner should be on the same page with this in order to keep both of yourselves safe.
Peeing after sex is important if you experience any of the symptoms of a urinary tract infection. You might experience some side effects, including:
- Bladder cramps
- Tingling or pain in your urethra
- Pain in your lower abdomen or groin
- If these symptoms occur, or if you have been diagnosed with a UTI, you should consult a doctor for further evaluation.
How to tell if you need to pee
If you need to pee, you’re going to need to find a bathroom and try to urinate before the urge gets too strong. This can be tricky if your body is still a little all over the place after you’ve had sex, but it’s worth your time and effort.
Staying hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your vagina, to help ease any vaginal inflammation or dryness.
Anything that dries you out like wet and clammy underwear and layers of bedding is likely to be affecting the delicate skin down there, and in turn, making you leak urine.
If you’re not sure if you’re about to have to pee, or if you think you may be wetting yourself, get up quickly and go to the bathroom – you may be able to remedy the problem with some quick flicks of the wrist.
If you’re lying in bed and you need to wee, try moving a bit to the side and getting into a sitting or kneeling position. Most of the time, it’s easiest to pee from there.