What happens to your body during sex? For penis to rectum sex, Dweck said it's most beneficial to use condoms and evacuate your rectum prior to anal relations to avoid getting a UTI. Keep scrolling to see what Dweck had to say. But is it actually essential? If you have a vagina, urinating after sex can reduce the chances of getting a urinary tract infection. Dr Mary Jane Minkin, a clinical professor of obstetrics, gynaecology and reproductive sciences at Yale University, agrees.
It's important for women to pee post-sex.
Here's why you should always pee after you have sex
Comedy Central "In the female anatomy, the urethra, the vagina, and the rectum are all in close proximity to each other so there is a higher chance of these bacteria from the rectum area to get close to your urethra when you're having sex. If you get UTIs often, Dr Minkin recommends checking in with a healthcare provider and incorporating cranberry juice into your daily diet. So even if it dampens the romance, if you gotta go, go. And if we were able to have more control over timing, things like long car trips and airplane window seats would likely be less inconvenient, bladder-straining experiences. You should also stay hydrated — this keeps fluids moving through your urinary tract and helps flush out bacteria, Dr Horvath says.