Sex Health The main reason why women should never pee before sex

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Urologist explains why urinating before sex is bad for you.

The main reason women shouldn't pee before sex play The main reason women shouldn't pee before sex (Courtesy)

Most women are advised to pee right before sex, but turns out that isn't advisable as New York based urologist, David Kaufman, has explained.

Women shouldn't pee before sex to reduce risk of urinary tract infection.

Urinating before sex increases chances of infection.

This is because during intercourse, bacteria from the vagina could get pushed into the urethra.

Waiting to pee and having enough urine stored up in the bladder to flush out the bacteria is a much better option.

Without any urine, you're more susceptible to infection during sex.

Urinary tract infection is an infection that occurs in the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. It's more prone to women because they have shorter urethras which allows bacteria to have faster access to the kidneys.

play Urinary Tract Infection female toilet icon (Total Women's Cycling)


UTI has the following symptoms

  • A burning feeling when you urinate
  • A frequent or intense urge to urinate, even though little comes out when you do
  • Pain or pressure in your back or lower abdomen
  • Cloudy, dark, bloody, or strange-smelling urine
  • Feeling tired or shaky
  • Fever or chills

If left untreated, it could lead to reduced kidney function or sepsis. Vigilance is key, so it would be best not to pee before sex.

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