You’ve probably heard about the health benefits of peeing after sex, especially for women. So what is the truth about this advice?
The truth is that the habit of urinating after sex can prevent urinary tract infections. However, this is only recommended, not mandatory. The following article will answer the problems surrounding urinating after “love” so that you can understand why should you pee after intercourse.
Why should you pee after sex?
During sex, bacteria can pass from the genitals to the urethra, then to the bladder, and cause urinary tract infections (UTIs). Therefore, it is essential to urinate after sex as this will help push bacteria out of the urethra and contribute to the prevention of urinary tract infections.
Should women pee after sex?
The truth is that peeing after sex is more necessary for women than it is for men. There are two main reasons for this:
The first is because a woman’s urethra is very close to the vagina and anus. This means bacteria can easily spread from the vagina and anus to the urethra to cause an infection.
The second is because the female urethra (about 2.5 – 4 cm) is shorter than that of the male (about 15 – 20 cm). The urethra is the tube that carries urine out of the bladder. So, a shorter urethra allows bacteria to travel faster to the bladder and cause an infection.
How long after sex should you pee?
Some sources suggest that you should urinate within 30 minutes of having sex. However, the truth is that there is no recommended time to urinate after sex. In general, the sooner you urinate after sex, the sooner the body will get rid of bacteria before they move to the urethra.
Does peeing after sex help prevent pregnancy?
Urinating immediately after sex will not prevent pregnancy. Because the urethra and vagina are separate parts of the female anatomy. Urinating will not prevent sperm from entering the vagina. Therefore, the best way is to use safe birth control methods such as condoms, birth control pills, etc.
Does peeing after sex prevent STIs?
The habit of urinating after sex is unlikely to prevent STIs. Because during sex, the mucous membranes inside the body will absorb bacteria that cause sexually transmitted diseases (if any) and make us infected. This is a completely different way of transmission, so even if you pee after having sex, it won’t stop this infection.
What to do if you don’t urinate after sex?
Physiologically, sometimes you don’t feel the urge to urinate after sex. So, you can try the following tips to stimulate the need to go to the bathroom after sex to protect urinary tract health:
Drink more water: The more water you drink, the more your bladder will stretch. This promotes the urge to urinate. So drink half a cup to 1 cup of water right after sex to boost your bladder.
Acoustic or visual stimulation: You can watch or listen to the sound of running water to stimulate your bladder and the need to urinate after sex.
Spend more time on the toilet: Even if you don’t have the urge to urinate, you should still stay on the toilet for a few more minutes to relax your bladder and stimulate the need to “release” the water inside.
What happens if you don’t pee after sex?
If you don’t urinate after sex, nothing serious will happen. This activity is just one way to help you prevent urinary tract infections, especially for women and those at high risk of infection.
Even so, you should still not be subjective with urinary tract infections due to sexual activity. See your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Burning sensation when urinating
- Urine has a foul odor
- There is blood in the urine
- Pressure or pain in the lower abdomen
- Feeling tired, weak, and often shaking
In some cases, urinary infections can affect the kidneys. Kidney infections are usually more serious and need to be treated right away. Therefore, along with unusual problems when urinating, you need to pay attention to additional symptoms of kidney infection such as fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, and lower back pain to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
In short, the habit of peeing after sex is essential because it helps you eliminate bacteria that are harmful to the health of the urinary tract and kidneys. However, this activity does not work to prevent pregnancy and prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Therefore, you should pay attention to abnormal signs after sex so that you can go to the doctor in time!
Top News hopes this article is helpful to you and wishes your health is always good.
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