people don’t realize that a UTI (urinary tract infection) is
actually a sexually transmitted disease. It typically occurs in
women, where they feel the need to pee constantly. They may
experience painful burning when peeing, have lower stomach pains and
experience a fever.
it’s not uncommon for women to have multiple UTIs in a year.
tend to develop a UTI after they have sex, blaming their partners for
their health problem. There’s a good reason for that. And, because
of it, it can cause women not to want to have sex and men wondering
what they’ve done wrong. Thankfully, with some minor adjustments,
you can mitigate your chance of developing a UTI.
majority of UTIs are caused by the intestinal bacteria Escherichia
coli. These bugs help with digestion but can attach themselves to a
woman’s bladder, leading to a UTI. In digestion, the E. coli
bacteria gets into the stool. Even if you wipe carefully, you could
still have the bacteria around your anus. If you’re not careful
during sex, the bacteria could get into the vagina and up the
bladder infections do affect men, it’s the women who are most prone
to it. That’s because their anus and vagina are so close together.
Moisture also helps bacteria to move from the anal region to the
vagina. Women who constantly lubricate themselves are at higher risk
of getting a UTI.
Are Some Of Things You Can Do To Lower Your UTI Risk?
you need to pee, go pee, as the urination will expel the bacteria out
of the body before they have a chance to make it to the bladder. Be
sure you regularly go to the bathroom if you are susceptible to UTIs.
Make sure you go before sex and right after it.
your butt from front to back, as wiping back to front will move the
bacteria closer to the urethra.
use external irritants such as scented soap, perfumes and bubble
baths. Use cotton underwear, which doesn’t trap moisture as
synthetics do. Do not use tight-fitting clothes since the rubbing can
lead to bacteria moving to the urethra.
not use internal irritants such as alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine,
as these can increase the chance for UTIs.
sure to change your pads and tampons often, as blood is a breeding
ground for the UTI bacteria.
Drink cranberry or consume dried cranberries, as it contains a bacteria-fighting chemical known as hippuric acid.
Can Help Lower UTI Chances Too
- Be gentle when having sex
- Be hygienic when you want to have anal sex
- Participate more in less intercourse sex
- Use condoms without spermicides
The Treatment For UTIs?
moment you feel a UTI coming on, it’s important to drink copious
amounts of water or cranberry juice. The idea is to consume at least
10 glasses a day, which can help flush the bacteria out of the
bladder before they can cause an infection.
sure to eat more dried cranberries or the extract.
your doctor to get tested for a UTI and get antibiotics. Make sure
you take the entire medication even if you start to feel better.
Make sure talk to your partner about UTIs caused by sex. This will help you to both find ways to prevent them and improve your relationship and level of intimacy.