Urinary Tract Infection In Women Associated With Sex

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Urinary Tract Infection In Women Associated With Sex
There is a strong correlation between women that are unhappy with their partner and increased UTI

Help With The Prevention of UTI

This article is for women and doctors who are willing to participate in a study to help other women prevent reoccurring urinary tract infections because of intercourse too soon.

As a clinical sexologist, marriage counselor, writer and researcher I hear from women everyday about continued urinary tract infections with partners where their bodies are not physically ready for sexual intercourse.

There is a strong correlation between women that are unhappy with their sex partner and increased UTI. This is also in conjunction with first time sex partners and increased UTI. UTI has always just been associated with new bacteria, but through research women may also be getting it from having pre-mature intercourse with a new partner.

Understanding The Female Body

A majority of women lack information on their own vulva and the process that it goes through to become ready for intercourse. The vulva includes the mons (top of the vulva), the clitoral hood and head, the inner lips, the outer lips, urethral opening and vaginal opening.

In the front of the vaginal opening is the urethral sponge also coined by Dr. Grafenberg the g-spot, unfortunately his description of this small area is incorrect. The area that I am referring to is a tube of tissue that surrounds the urethral canal. This area is located above the vaginal roof, along the mid-line, behind and under the arch of the pubic bone. This pad may be responsible for why some women get more urinary tract infections than others.

Unlikely as it may seem, there is still some clinical debates about where exactly this area exists and the true purpose of it, thus being part of on going research in hopes of helping women who suffer from chronic UTI problems.

Unfortunately the amount of research that goes into women's female problems is understudied, underfunded and until recent years was not given all that much attention too. The more we learn about women's sexuality, mind, body, and function can we begin to understand how to help women with sexual related problems.

The Importance of The Urethral SpongeProper arousal can decrease the chances of a UTI

The urethral sponge has several functions:
The first is to protect the urinary tract from invasion and infection. When the sponge is properly puffed, it cushions the sensitive urethra from the irritation that can be caused by intercourse. Inflamed tissue is more vulnerable to infection. The second function is when the sponge is engorged it narrows the urethral opening thereby decreasing the potential for invasion by microbes.

 

This article was originally published at . Reprinted with permission.
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Dr. Dawn Michael

Sex Therapist

Dawn Michael PhD ACS

Location: Westlake Village, CA
Credentials: BA, MA, PhD
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