Peeing after sex does not prevent you from getting pregnant. The only sure way you can prevent pregnancy, is by the use of an effective birth control method. For pregnancy to occur successfully, the sperm needs to come in contact with an egg cell in the fallopian tube. For the sperm to meet an egg, the sperm needs to travel through the vagina, cervix, uterus and into the fallopian tube where fertilization takes place. Pee does not come out of your vagina, but it comes out of your urethra. Your urethra is the tiny hole which is just above your vaginal opening. This means you cannot rinse sperm out of your body by urinating. More information on if peeing after sex can prevent you from getting pregnant include the following:
WHAT IF YOU ARE TRYING TO GET PREGNANT AND YOU PEE AFTER SEX?
If you are trying to get pregnant, it is suggested you wait a few minutes before getting up after sex as this is believed to ease the pathway of sperm swimming towards the uterus. However, with or without you lying flat, the sperm can find its way swimming towards the uterus well. You will not affect your chances of conception if you go and pee immediately afterward. You can as well consider waiting five minutes or so then go up and pee if you really want to give it a moment.
DOES PEEING AFTER SEX HEP PREVENT SEXUAL TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS AND OTHER INFECTIONS?
Peeing after sex could help flush out UTI (urinary tract infection) causing bacteria, but it would not prevent you from contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI). STI-related bacteria affects the body in different ways. Your body can absorb the bacteria through tiny tears in your mucus membranes and peeing will not affect this absorption process. The only way you could reduce your risk of STIs is to use condom every time you engage in sexual intercourse and get screened regularly.
HOW SOON AFTER SEX DO YOU PEE?
There is no recommended to pee after sex, although, some sources suggest peeing within 30 minutes. In general, the sooner you pee after sex, the sooner bacteria get flushed out before it travels up the urethra. If you are struggling to pee after sex, drinking a glass or two of water may ne helpful. A larger amount of urine could also be more effective in flushing out bacteria.
In conclusion, peeing after sex can help to flush out bacteria out of the urethera, thereby preventing urinary tract infection (UTI). It may be beneficial to women or people who are prone to urinary tract infection. However, peeing after sex does not prevent you from getting pregnant neither does it prevent sexually transmitted infections. You should meet with your Doctor if you experience symptoms of UTI or STI to get appropriate treatment and recommendation.
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