When it comes to sex, we have been
inundated with a lot of “dos” and “don’ts” but
this was never mentioned until now. And it
concerns the women. Experts say that many
are incorrectly doing it the wrong way round.
This latest advice comes from New York
urologist David Kaufman who said the idea
that one has to have a ‘pee before sex’ was
a common misconception held by his
He told Yahoo that it can actually increase
your chances of catching a urinary tract
infection [UTI] – because a strong stream of
urine after sex helps to dislodge any vaginal
bacteria that might have been pushed into
the urethra during sex. If the bacteria isn’t
removed, it can makes its way into the
bladder where it can cause a UTI.
‘[It] is the No.1 cause of post-coital urinary
tract infections, also known as honeymoon
cystitis,’ he said.
‘Bacteria have tiny pilli that act as Velcro
hooks, which allow them to attach
themselves to the urethral lining. Having a
solid stream afterward is crucial since the
bacteria can be hard to dislodge.’
He said that holding on will make sure your
bladder is full enough to produce a stream
strong enough to help clear any bacteria in
If you absolutely must go before you have
sex, drinking plenty of liquids afterwards
could help you to get to the stage where your
post-coital stream is back to full strength.