Chelsea. Age: 20.
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.
Laura. Age: 25.
Why What You Thought About UTIs and Sex is Probably Wrong
UTIs after sex are clearly very common, yet for some reason, people tend not to talk about it much. I distinctly remember my first UTI. It was an isolated incident that happened long before my year of hell that saw me through nine or ten. I like to think of it as the time when I was gloriously unaware that UTIs after sex were really a thing.
Lilliana. Age: 21.
Sexual intercourse and risk of symptomatic urinary tract infection in post-menopausal women.
Your urinary system — which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra — is responsible for removing waste from your body through urine. Your kidneys, located toward the back in your upper abdomen, produce urine by filtering waste and fluid from your blood. That urine then travels through your ureters to your bladder, where the urine is stored until you can eliminate it at an appropriate time.
Fact: One in two women is familiar with the feeling of passing an icicle made of hot lava through their urethra… only to discover that the culprit is exactly one drop of pee. And one in three women will take antibiotics for a UTI by the age of 24, and zero of them are likely to recommend the experience to a sworn enemy. To be clear, writing does not actually cause UTIs, but having lots of sex can! More accurately, research has found that an active sex life increases the chances of a UTI, which makes sense when you find out what bacteria is the culprit behind most infections.