Caption: Asking for a good friend: do you really want to pay after intercourse?
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Image this: your head hits the pillow as you flop down onto your facet of the mattress, feeling fairly happy with your self.
You’re a bit sizzling and sweaty, however smiling.
‘How was it?’ your associate asks.
‘Nice,’ you reply, as you start to snuggle into them, your our bodies becoming collectively like a jigsaw puzzle.
You’re feeling comfortable, eyes fluttering closed because the post-sex sleepiness begins to set in.
Think about a world the place we might all fall straight to sleep post-sex (Image: Getty Photos/iStockphoto)
Instantly, you sit up, eyes extensive – you almost neglect your ritualistic post-sex wee.
In a perfect world, we’d all be capable of drift off into a peaceful, blissful slumber after having intercourse earlier than mattress.
However, persistently, girls are advised that to be able to keep away from getting a urinary tract an infection (UTI), they should stand up, go to the lavatory and pee after penetration.
UTIs are attributable to a bacterial an infection within the bladder, urethra or kidneys.
They’re decidedly not enjoyable to endure: signs embrace a burning or stinging sensation when peeing, an urgency to pee, even when there’s nothing there, peeing extra continuously than normal and blood in your pee.
If peeing after intercourse may also help us to evade all of that, we’re undoubtedly not complaining. However is it true?
‘There was a long-held perception that for girls, peeing after any form of intercourse the place genitals contact, may also help to keep away from getting a urinary tract an infection or UTI,’ Ashfaq Khan, advisor obstetrician and gynaecologist at Harley Road Gynaecology tells Metro.co.uk.
Whereas there isn’t any stable medical proof, there’s some reality on this fantasy.
It’s received to be completed (Image: Getty Photos/iStockphoto)
‘In concept, flushing micro organism transferred throughout intercourse out of the urethra by way of urine inside half-hour could stop the micro organism from reaching the bladder, which might certainly stop a UTI,’ says Ashfaq.
It’s vital to notice right here that peeing after intercourse can not and won’t cease you from getting a sexually transmitted illness, which may solely be prevented by utilizing a condom.
In the event you occur to be liable to UTIs, Ashfaq says peeing after intercourse is ‘unlikely to make a substantial distinction’.
Nevertheless, he continues: ‘there’s actually no hurt and it is perhaps a good suggestion to undertake the apply alongside different hygienic habits together with avoiding perfumed female hygiene merchandise, peeing when wanted with out holding within the urine, and avoiding sporting tight clothes.’
Basically, there’s no proof that peeing after intercourse will cease you from getting a UTI, however it’s best apply.
So, we admit defeat. Cuddling can wait till after the post-coitus pee.
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