Can women prevent urinary tract infections by urinating before or after sexual activity?

Answered by Ariel Foxman on Monday, June 1, 2009 at 2:50 PM filed under general postings
According to FitClick expert and sex therapist Judy Seifer, Ph.D., heading to the bathroom before you head to the boudoir only plays a role in making sex feel more comfortable. "Emptying the bladder relieves pressure in the area, allowing for a more pleasurable experience," she says. As for the postcoital pit-stop, Seifer says clearing the urethra after sex can help prevent infections. "It clears out the organisms that might have gotten up there," she explains. This is true for all sorts of sexual activity, from intercourse to oral sex to masturbation. Though you may not want to postpone the cuddling, a quick trip to the john now could save you a visit to the doctor later.

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