Alayah. Age: 32.
Urinary tract infections often come with a lot of burning questions pun intended including: Can you have sex with a UTI? Everyone can agree that urinary tract infections are obnoxious. One of the only things I hate more than that telltale burning urge to pee is when my UTI takes it a step further and stymies my sex life. A UTI is an infection in any part of your urinary tract.
Azariah. Age: 26.
Can You Have Sex With a UTI?
Urinary tract infections UTI is a common reason women seek acute care in retail clinics, but sex is not always the cause. UTIs are most common among sexually active women. Retail clinicians should take the time to counsel patients on the many different causes for the infection. Offering advice about certain behavioral changes may even help patients reduce their risk of recurring UTIs.
Ellie. Age: 25.
Is Sex Off-Limits With a Urinary Tract Infection?
A urinary tract infection UTI can be painful enough to cause a temporary loss of interest in sex. Once the infection starts to clear up, however, some people wonder if it is safe to have sex again. Doctors usually recommend avoiding sex until the infection has cleared up completely.
Most urinary tract infections UTIs start in the lower urinary tract, which is made up of the urethra and bladder. Bacteria can enter through the urethra and spread upward to the bladder. This causes cystitis, a bladder infection. Bacteria that have infected the bladder may travel to the upper urinary tract, the ureters and the kidneys.