Why Every Woman Should Pee After Sex

After every love making session, it is always advised that a woman should go pee. Often times, you might just want to lay in bed and catch your breath or lay in bed to stare at your lover, cuddle or even make small talk, sometimes you’re thirsty and you just go for a drink or you’re hungry and trying to grab something to eat but medical experts advise that before you do any of these things, you should pee first.

Why do they advise this?

Peeing after sex is a helpful practice that flushes out bacteria that was introduced during intercourse away from your urethra(this is the tube that connects the bladder to the urethral opening) helping to reduce the risk of getting Urinary tract infections(UTI).

During sex, various fluids are produced; from a woman’s wetness to a man’s fluids(precum) to sweat and even the lubricant used and these fluids can contain harmful bacteria when sex is going on. Now, when thrusting, this fluids are being rubbed against a woman’s urethral opening and because women have a shorter urethra compared to men, it makes it easy for the harmful bacteria to reach the bladder making her prone to UTIs.

Hence the preventive measure to pee after sex which helps flush out the harmful bacteria before it reaches the bladder.

What exactly is UTI?

Urinary tract infection is an infection that occurs in any area of your urinary system, such as bladder, urethra or kidneys. This occurs when bacteria gets into your urinary tract through your urethra and starts multiplying in your bladder. It is more prone in women than in men.


  • Frequent urination (you may pass a small amount of urine frequently)
  • Burning or painful sensation when you pee
  • Lower abdomen pain
  • Strong smelling urine
  • Colored urine

Treating UTI

UTIs are curable and are treated by first carrying out a screening with your urine sample to confirm it’s presence and to determine the type of bacteria that has affected your system.

When this has been confirmed, treatments are done by using prescribed antibiotics that would kill the bacteria and cure you from this infection.

Other Ways To Prevent UTI

  1. Drink plenty of water – as this helps dilute the urine and ensures that you pee more frequently, flushing bacteria from the urinary tract.
  2. Stop holding your pee – Urine is a waste product & the more you hold it, the more it irritates your bladder.
  3. Wipe from front to back after using the toilet – as this helps dilute the urine and ensures that you pee more frequently, flushing bacteria from the urinary tract.
  4. Practice good feminine hygiene – Wash your vulva regularly with mild soap & water & go for breathable undergarments such as cotton panties.

How soon should you pee after sex?

Ideally, you should pee within 30 minutes of having sex to get the UTI-prevention benefits.

What if you don’t have penetrative sex

Then you’re in the clear but if oral sex or cunnilingus was performed which focuses on oral contact with the clitoris which is very close to the urethral opening meaning bacteria can be pushed from the mouth into the urethra; peeing & wash up is necessary after your act.

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