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Sex and Urinary Tract Infections

June 25, 2018

The song lyrics “burn baby burn” best reflects the symptomatic features of a urinary tract infection (UTI). A bit of a pessimistic take on things, but nevertheless, it could not be truer. If you have not already guessed it, this week’s blog is based on urinary tract infections. The first section will educate you on what exactly a UTI is, the second section will discuss the risk factors, and the cause of UTIs and the third section dives into treatment and prevention.

What is a UTI?

Urinary tracts are the tubing that enables the transportation of urine from the kidneys to the toilet. So urinary tract infections pretty much arise whenever bacteria invade the urinary tract and the immune system fails to face the music. Escherichia coli, or E. coli is the bacteria that is most commonly responsible, accounting for more than 85 percent of all UTIs (according to a 2012 report in the Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases).

The common symptoms of a urinary tract infection include:

  1. a burning sensation when urinating,
  2. frequent urges to urinate,
  3. urine that smells funny, and
  4. pelvic pain in women and rectal pain in men.

What’s interesting is that this illness is prejudiced. You heard it, women contract UTIs four times as often as men, and unfortunately, almost 80% of premenopausal women with a UTI have had sex within a period of 24-hours.

The main reason why women are predisposed to urinary tract infections (as compared to men) is a matter of anatomy. The urinary tract of men extends to the penis. Thus men have a urethra that is around 15-20 cm long, whereas in women it is about 4cm. So, an infection must travel a lot further through the urethra to the bladder in men than women.

In the context of sexual intercourse and UTIs, how can one prevent UTIs associated with sex?

  1. Stay hydrated; this will make more sense following the next tip.
  2. Urinate before and after sex. This helps to flush out all the bacteria latched onto the urinary tract.
  3. Make sure yourself and your partner clean your genitals before and after sex. This tip is obvious, hygiene is everything when it comes down to bacterial infections. Especially if you and your partner dabble in anal sex. Keep it clean.

What can you do if you end up with a urinary tract infection? A UTI is easily treated using antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin. Often, symptoms will clear up within the first few days of treatment. But you are frequently asked to complete the antibiotics prescribed to eliminate the risk of antibiotic resistance.

For many first-timers, UTI’s can pose a great discomfort, due to easily being mistaken for other STI’s such as Gonorrhea or Chlamydia.

Here at Well Revolution, we're seeking to put your fears at rest with a simple UTI test kit. This product has yet to be released. But when it is, this will enable you to test for UTI’s, talk to a doctor live, and if necessary, be prescribed with antibiotics from the comfort of your home.

So our message to you is, play it safe and get checked on the regular.


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