It's true, UTIs often result from sex. But it's not the act itself that causes the infection. During sex, partners swap all sorts of bacteria (it's natural!) and when those microorganisms find their way into your urinary tract, it can lead to an infection.
Uqora Target works to prevent a UTI by flushing out the bad bacteria in the urinary tract after sex. It's a great and natural solution to prevent an infection from progressing. Drink Uqora Target after intercourse and skip your next UTI!
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UTIs (sometimes called honeymoon cystitis or just cystitis) are caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract, and they're very common for women of all ages. Cystitis, or bladder inflammation, can also occur when there is no infection. This is called Interstitial Cystitis, and can also be aggravated by sexual activity.
While sexual activity itself does not cause UTIs, it creates an easy pathway for bacteria to enter the urinary tract. Most often, UTIs are caused by E. coli, which is responsible for more than 90% of UTIs. E. coli naturally live on our skin and near our anus, but when they find their way up the urinary tract, it can lead to an infection.
But it takes two to tango, so why do women get UTIs so much more frequently than men? In short: shorter urethras. The urethra and anus are located much closer together in women than in men, so bacteria can easily get transferred from the anus during sex. Plus, shorter urethras mean a quicker journey into the bladder. Bacteria have an easier time making the climb, so sex triggers UTIs for women way more often than men.
All intercourse has the potential to move bacteria from the rectal area to the vaginal area, but there are particular positions and types of sex that might be riskier than others.
It's extremely common for antibiotics to be started the moment a person has any symptoms of a UTI. However, antibiotics are not benign medications—they're associated with many side effects, ranging from short-term consequences like yeast infections to long-term risks like antibiotic-resistant infections. Antibiotics should be used only if necessary, and in conjunction with other prevention tactics.
If you notice symptoms, you can contact your doctor right away to begin treatment. You can also attempt to support your body's natural defenses against urinary tract infections as a way to clear the infection by trying the following:
If the UTI symptoms don't improve within 24 hours, it's critical that you contact your doctor. At this point, they will most likely recommend you take antibiotics to treat the infection. The duration of antibiotic use may vary from 1 to 7 days depending on the severity of the UTI and your medical history.
Uqora Target works to prevent a UTI by flushing out the bad bacteria in the urinary tract after activities that typically cause an infection, like sex, swimming, exercise, and everyday activities. If you suffer from UTIs after sex, Uqora Target is a great and natural solution to prevent an infection from progressing. Drink Uqora after intercourse and say goodbye to your UTI!
"I suffered from CHRONIC UTIs and have had some pretty serious repercussions from taking mass amounts of antibiotics. I have not had a UTI since I started taking Uqora. I drink it after things that are my triggers (sex in particular) and it stops it in it’s tracks!"
Lacey, Uqora customer
UTI symptoms for infections caused by sex include burning with urination, the urge to urinate, and potentially cloudy or pungent urine. If you get recurrent UTIs, you've probably been told a million times to pee after sex. It's definitely necessary, but it isn't always enough.
We also recommend drinking Uqora Target, our preventive drink mix designed to fend off UTIs caused by activities like sex and exercise. It's effective and simple—just mix a packet of Uqora Target with water, and drink it directly after sex. The drink mix tastes like pink lemonade and is made with ingredients found in nature.
Uqora's ingredients work to prevent UTIs in three ways:
It's best to avoid sexual activity until your symptoms are gone and you've finished treatment. Even if most of your symptoms have subsided, your urethra is still inflamed during a urinary tract infection. The added friction from sexual intercourse can worsen the inflammation, allowing bacteria to stick to the tissue walls, grow, and spread to other areas of the urinary tract. And when bacteria spread, it increases your risk of getting another UTI while undergoing treatment for the first infection, which just further complicates things.
Our best advice? Wait until your body feels completely back to normal before having sex. If you're still having symptoms, sex will likely just worsen the discomfort, and no one wants that.
Gardnerella Vagnalis (or G. vagnalis) might be the reason you keep getting UTIs. G. vagnalis is a bacterium commonly associated with bacterial vaginosis (BV). Conventional thinking has always pointed to the reintroduction of E. coli as the source of all UTIs. However, research suggests that the presence of G. vagnalis can trigger recurrent urinary tract infections without reintroducing E. coli into the urinary tract.
G. vagnalis can essentially unearth E. coli already hiding in the bladder to cause another UTI. According to the study, when G. vagnalis is introduced into the urinary tract, it does not cause infection during exposure to the urinary tract, but it seemingly damages the cells on the surface of the bladder, causing E. coli from a previous UTI to start multiplying, leading to another UTI.
Although research on the topic is ongoing, these findings begin to explain the link between yeast infections, BV and UTIs, indicating that there may be a cause-and-effect relationship between the two.