Why It Sometimes Hurts To Pee After You Have Sex
Because it hurts like $@*&!
If no one has ever told you before, here’s a little secret: It’s a not only a good idea to pee just after having sex, it’s a great idea.
If you’re used to heading for the ladies room before sex, save yourself the trip. Not only is it unnecessary, there’s a good chance you shouldn’t because it could cause some trouble. Recent research states you don’t have to pee before sex, anymore.
In fact, some doctor’s speculate that peeing before sex is the No. 1 contributing factor to bacteria entering the woman’s ureter during sex and the leading cause of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women.
So, how can something that feels so good make your vagina hurt so bad right after when you pee?
Really, is there nothing worse than ending a romantic or rough sex session than a rushing off to the hospital or calling your gynecologist writhing in pain. Not to mention how awkward it makes you and your partner feel when things don’t end well.
The reason this happens to you (and not your male sweetie) is because the same reason that things fit so nicely together is because the designs are different. The way a woman’s vagina, ureter, and clitoris are shaped and placed make it vulnerable when exposed and things are moving around between the sheets.
If you’ve never experienced it hurting when you pee after sex, consider yourself lucky. There are some women who do experience a burning sensation when peeing after sex. Although not all women will have some type of serious health issue that requires medical treatment, 1 in 5 will.
Although some women experience a painful sensation when peeing immediately after intercourse, others might not feel it until days later. The only way to know the root cause or reason why is to ask a medical health professional.
What causes a woman to experience pain and burning when peeing after sex? Lots of factors come into play as to how bacteria gets in places where it doesn’t belong. Here are some of them:
Not to be confused with a UTI, even though the sensation feels the same, urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra is caused when bacteria enters it. Sometimes the bacteria are related to a sexually transmitted infection but sometimes non-bacterial UTIs are the culprit. Either way, without treatment, this cause will make it hurt to pee after sex and even longer. If ignored, it will worsen. The burning may happen a few days after sexual intercourse since enough time has passed for the bacteria to build up in the body. This condition is often taken care of with antibiotics and won’t improve on its own.
2. Bladder infection aka urinary tract infection (UTI)
As mentioned before UTIs are common among women. You may even feel a little tenderness in the back around the area of your kidneys and when you go to pee it hurts more each time. Often a woman will not only feel like it hurts when she has to pee, but she will often feel a need to pee more but for no reason. There are over the counter medicines to help make the burn go away, but you definitely will need to see a doctor. Antibiotics are the most common treatment for UTIs.
3. Sexually transmitted infection or disease (STI / STD)
Sometimes it will hurt to pee and the reason simply is because of a sexually transmitted infection. Some STDs take the time to reveal their presence days later. Some STIs that cause you to hurt when peeing after sex a few days to a few weeks later include:
- Genital warts
If you didn’t feel any pain after peeing the night you had sex, but experience it now and there’s any usual discharge or scent, be sure to not neglect your body.