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Can you have sex with a UTI, or should you save the sexcapades for later?
The one #flawless thing about UTIs? Their ability to show up at the worst times! Frustrating is an understatement, especially when you want to release some sexual tension. So, let’s be honest, can you have sex with a UTI?
The short answer: yes… But, it'll most likely cause more pain and complications.
Putting your sex life on hold will speed up recovery time:
A lower urinary tract infection happens when bacteria gets in your urethra and adheres to it, or travels up to the bladder and multiplies. If a UTI goes untreated, it can spread to the kidneys (the upper urinary tract) and cause permanent damage, or sepsis.
During a UTI, your urethra and/or bladder become inflamed because chemicals from your body’s white blood cells are sent to the site of the infection to protect you. These chemicals cause fluid to leak into the sensitive tissues that surround your bladder, urethra, and pelvic region, resulting in swelling. Sexual activity can further irritate those sensitive tissues and prolong the healing process. These symptoms won’t stop you from having vaginal intercourse, but the discomfort and pain will probably kill your mood.
Keep in mind that penetration from sex tends to push bacteria further into your urethra, which can reinfect you or introduce a new source of bacteria.
Can you have sex with a UTI if you're on antibiotics?
If you're experiencing UTI symptoms, contact your doctor as soon as possible. The sooner you are diagnosed, the sooner you’ll get it on. Once your doctor determines you have a UTI, they’ll prescribe you a 3-10 day course of antibiotics. We know, 10 whole days might as well be an eternity at this point, so keep in mind:
Ultimately, the choice is yours. If your answer to “can you have sex with a UTI?” is a YES, here are some tips to better manage your situation:
Tired of UTIs being a buzzkill in the bedroom? Get ahead of UTIs before they even start. Drink Uqora Target; it’s active ingredients bind to harmful bacteria so they can’t attach to your bladder or urethra. Not sure what sets off your UTIs? Take Uqora Control as an everyday way to say, “Not today, Satan!” to bacteria in your urinary tract.
This is for you if:
You want to stay fresh and maintain a healthy pH.
How does it work?
As you know, hygiene is a key part of UTI prevention. But not all wipes are created equal. Some can mess with your body’s natural chemistry and do more harm than good. Our wipes keep you clean, fresh, and balanced — without any nasty ingredients.
Use any time you want to freshen up. That might be after sex, exercise, long plane rides — you know your body better than anyone.
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Water, triethyl citrate, sodium benzoate, allantoin, lactic acid, carprylyl/capryl glucoside, glycerin, fragrance, sodium dehydroacetate, tetrasodium EDTA, citric acid, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, vaccinium macrocarpon fruit extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, sodium citrate, potassium sorbate.