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Urinating During Sex - Causes and Ways to Avoid It

Published on Jun 06, 2022   -  5 min read

Abstract

Unintentional urinating during sex due to incontinence appears to be a regular occurrence. This article will explain how to deal with it and what causes it.

Introduction

It is more common than you might expect to pee during sex. It is, however, not an issue that should let you determine your sexual life. It can be a difficult situation for those who are affected by it. Anxiety about potential leaks can wreck the libido, even eliminating sexual desire and making one feel unattractive. To know how to stop peeing during sex, one must first grasp the common causes. Urination upon penetration and urination upon orgasm are the most common causes, both of which are caused by two different forms of incontinence disorders.

What Causes a Person to Urinate During Sex?

Incontinence is caused by one of two things, possibly both: urinating upon penetration and urination during orgasm.

  • Urination After Penetration - It is the most common type, and it occurs when pressure is applied to the bladder and urethra when sexually stimulated. Penetration can trigger stress incontinence, implying a small dribble during sex, significantly if the pelvic floor is damaged due to childbirth, surgery, or other long-term medical concerns.

  • Urination During Orgasm - It is frequently induced by a condition called 'urge incontinence.' Orgasms can cause the detrusor muscles surrounding the bladder to spasm, causing you to leak urine as the contractions put additional pressure on the bladder. Coital incontinence may be a symptom of an overactive bladder (OAB), which might need medical assistance.

Is It a Sign of a Health Condition if You Have to Pee After Every Sex Session?

Whether peeing after every sex session is a sign of any underlying health condition depends on the individual. If one frequently needs to urinate during sex (or constantly leaking), one may have an underlying health problem, such as a urinary tract infection (UTI). A UTI is characterized by a frequent need to urinate associated with a burning sensation and symptoms that increase during intercourse. Fever, blood in urine, back discomfort, a foul odor, and chills are all indications that one should consult a doctor.

What Factors Are Known to Enhance the Likelihood of Incontinence During Intercourse?

Factors that are known to enhance the likelihood of incontinence during intercourse include:

Why Do Women Urinate More During Sex Than Men?

The difference is due to the anatomical positioning. The sphincter at the base of a man's bladder closes when he has an erection, preventing urine from entering his urethra. As a result, most guys are unable to urinate during intercourse. In addition, incontinence is common in men who have had their prostate surgically removed to treat prostate cancer.

Urination or Orgasm? How to Differentiate?

During sexual activity, women can release a variety of fluids. The most common physiological indicator of sexual excitement is vaginal lubrication, although some women may also discharge variable amounts of fluid with variable composition from multiple sites during orgasm.

  • During sexual arousal, squirting is the emission of a considerable amount of liquid. A fast ejection of urine from the bladder is part of this sort of orgasm.

  • Ejaculation is a discharge of thick, milky fluid that includes urine and material from the skene's glands.

  • When one loses control over the bladder during sex, it is known as sexual incontinence. People with ejaculation (vaginal) may experience a slight flow of a milky white liquid (minimal). On the other hand, the amount of squirting is frequently higher. Squirting and ejaculating can occur at the same time. ⁣⁣⁣

How Is Incontinence Diagnosed?

  • A doctor will inquire about your symptoms and medical history, such as

    • Whether your urine incontinence occurs when you cough or laugh or solely after a sexual encounter.

    • Whether you need to use the restroom frequently.

    • If you have any problems during urination, such as a burning sensation.

    • Whether you are on any medications at the moment.

    • How much water, alcohol, or caffeine do you consume.

  • The purpose of a physical examination is to determine the health of the urinary system, which includes a pelvic examination.

  • Digital rectal examination.

  • Dipstick Test - To assess the unusual constituents of urine, such as protein or bacteria.

  • Urodynamic Tests - A series of tests used to assess the bladder and urethra's function.

    • The pressure in the bladder and abdomen can be measured by inserting a catheter.

    • Having one urinate into a particular machine that measures the amount and flow of urine.

How to Avoid Peeing During Sex?

Solutions for peeing during sex range from simple lifestyle changes to more serious surgical procedures.

  • Lifestyle Changes - Small, attainable lifestyle adjustments can help to enhance the pelvic floor strength and get a handle on the problem of peeing during sex. Maintaining a healthy weight, for example, is crucial. Carrying additional weight places undue strain on the pelvic floor, weakening it over time.

  • Diuretics - Diuretics cause the kidneys to produce more urine, causing one to urinate more frequently. Spicy foods, smoking and drinking too much alcohol and caffeine cause the kidneys to overwork, so try to avoid them as much as possible. Men with incontinence should avoid bladder irritants such as coffee, carbonated beverages, and alcohol and use a method known as double voiding to ensure they have cleared everything out.

  • Lubrication - Adding a little more lubricant to sex and foreplay minimizes the likelihood of peeing during sex since excessive friction can increase the receptiveness of the bladder during penetration.

  • Strengthening Exercises - Kegel exercises help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support your pelvic organs and the sphincter muscles. Kegel exercises can not only control bladder movements. They also increase the blood flow to the genital organs, resulting in enhanced sexual pleasure.

  • Change in Position During Intercourse - Certain sexual positions can cause urination by causing additional pressure on the bladder.

Conclusion

Coital incontinence has psychological as well as physical consequences. Stress, worry, and even despair are all symptoms of long-term health concerns. Communicating with your spouse and being open and honest about your feelings is frequently the first step toward reducing stress. Fortunately, there's no reason to suffer the inconvenience of peeing during sex for the rest of one's life, nor should one go through it alone. You can do several things to help yourself regain control of your sex life.

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