Urinary Tract Infections in Women Caused By Lack of Arousal


Urinary Tract Infections in Women Caused By Lack of Arousal
There are so many women that suffer from chronic urinary tract infections that do not have to!

Women are given anti-biotics, told to change their diets, or given small anti-biotic pills to be taken after intercourse, so that they don’t get an infection. Once given the anti-biotic, then most women develop a yeast infection and have to take a pill for that as well.

Some woman going through menopause, may notice increased urinary tract infections and even more painful sex.


If women were given the proper information on how to prevent urinary tract infections to begin with, I believe most women would jump at the chance to do whatever they could to avoid the pain and taking medication.


Here is the answer!

When a woman’s vulva is not aroused, meaning she is not physically ready for intercourse it can lead to a urinary tract infection. In simple terms if you are not wet and your vagina is not engorged then your body is not ready to have sex.

How a woman’s body works to protect her from getting infections:

A woman’s urethra is protect by erectile tissue or the urethral sponge that lies above the roof of the vagina and when aroused it becomes engorged with blood. When a woman is aroused the tissue become puffy a cushion for the sensitive urethra. When the sponge is engorged, it narrows the urethral opening, thereby decreasing the potential for invasion by microbes, because of where the urethra is located on the woman’s body. If a woman is not aroused and the urethra is not protected it can get bummed, bruised, and grinned, leaving the tissue inflamed making it more susceptible for infection. Another problem that happens when a woman is not aroused is the lack of lubrication that the body makes naturally, and even more so after menopause. A dry vagina, that is not engorged, is going to make for very uncomfortable sex, leading to possible UTI infection.

The secret to not getting a UTI infection is to always make sure that the vagina is properly lubricated and fully aroused and engorged. The more the vulva is aroused the puffer it gets adding “cushion to the pushing!” That cushion protects the sensitive urethra from getting inflamed and narrowing the urethral passage for bacterial to get into it in the first place. As most doctors will say, drink lots of water and always urinate after sex. Great advice but the fact is "if the urethra was protected in the first place then most likely the bacteria would not have had a chance to get in or irritate the sensitive tissue", that is the true prevention of a UTI!

One way to get aroused is to feel desire and that starts in the mind. Having a partner that you are attracted too and enjoy having foreplay before penetration, can keep you from getting an infection! If your partner is not getting you aroused then you are responsible for teaching him how to do it, or do it yourself!

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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