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Should You Pee After Sex?

You might have heardA a couple of times that it is important that you'd pee after sex especially if the last thing you want to experience is a stinging UTI.

Unlike others, you just don't want to do that because you'd rather cuddle in extra time. But you don't want to develop UTI either.

So, are you really going to pee or not?

Well, know what is ( UTI first.

UTI or urinary tract infection is an infection of the urinary system affecting women more than men. Women are at greater risk than men because of their shorter urethras in which the bacteria causing the illness easily backs up to the system.

This, then, may lead to infection which commonly manifests a strong persistent urge to urinate and a burning sensation when passing out urine.

( Dr. Alan B. Copperman , director of the division of reproductive endocrinology and vice-chairman of the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai told SELF that sex is often linked with UTIs due to the introduction of bacteria from the anus into a woman's urinary tract from the sexual intercourse.

Unknowingly, bacteria move around and towards the urethra during the intercourse.

"While urinating before and after sex clearly decreases the chance of a urinary tract infection, the couple doesn't need to have a stopwatch." Dr. Copperman added.

Even though peeing after sex seems to help in flushing out bacteria before it travels through the urinary system, there is just no science that could back up this idea.

Therefore, there is no need to force yourself to pee after having sex. It wouldn't effectively eliminate bacteria anyway by squeezing out a few drops.

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Date:Sep 2, 2019
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