Not peeing after sex

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Peeing after sex may help prevent urinary tract infections UTIs. UTIs occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract, usually through your urethra, and travels to your bladder. If you have a vagina, your urethra — the opening where urine is released — is close to your vaginal opening. If you have a penis, your urethra releases both urine and semen — though not at the same time. Peeing after sex can help flush bacteria that was introduced during intercourse away from your urethra.

Why You Should Always Pee After Sex

Peeing after sex: Benefits, UTI prevention, and more

If your post-sex routine normally involves some pillow talk and cuddling, it might be time to add something a little less cutesy to this list— you should be taking a quick trip to the bathroom after sex. I know it's not the most romantic thing in the world, when you're in post-sex glow to have to stop immediately and go pee. Not romantic or glamorous — but it's important. Because as gross as it may sound, you need a bit of a clear out down there to make sure things don't get infected— specifically a urinary tract infection. Women are 10 times more likely to get a UTI then men according to Everyday Health, and one in five of us will have one at some point in our lives.

OK, TMI: Is It True That You Can Get a UTI From Not Peeing After Sex?

Subscriber Account active since. If you have a vagina, you've probably heard many times that you should always pee after sex. But given that running to the bathroom isn't necessarily what you want to do after a hookup, you've probably wondered if peeing after sex is absolutely necessary. We spoke to Dr. Frederick Naftolin, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at New York University, to get to the bottom of what happens if you don't pee after sex.
I prioritize my urinary health over cuddling too long after sex — but sometimes, when I head to the bathroom and sit down to pee, nothing comes out. After sex, the body releases vasopressin and oxytocin. Both of these hormones play an important role in pair-bonding.