12 Things Everyone Should Know About Chuff
Why Women Pee After Sex
You are likely aware that the anus is pretty darn close to the vagina. This means that fecal bacteria is also nearby, even in the cleanest of women. This situation plus sex can have an unpleasant outcome. “When you have intercourse, that penetration allows some of this bacteria to get closer to the urethra,” says Kim. Women have short urethras compared to men, so it’s easy for this bacteria (once inside) to make its way to the bladder, where it can multiple, damage tissue, and cause inflammation. This is a urinary tract infection (UTI), which can be painful and require antibiotics. Peeing right after sex can help prevent the spread of fecal bacteria to the bladder and, there for UTIs. This is also why partners should not switch to vaginal intercourse right after anal.
Changes with Age
As some women age, the muscles in their pelvis weaken, like muscles elsewhere in the body. This can cause the bladder, uterus, rectum, or vagina to fall down and even hang out of the vaginal opening, a condition called prolapse. While not life-threatening, this can be painful and significantly distressing. Fortunately, it can be fixed with surgery. Prolapse can also occur in women who have given birth and had some damage that caused an abnormality in their pelvic floor.