Sometimes women experience a feeling of bladder pressure, an urge to urinate or even physical pain as a result of sexual intercourse, according to both the Family Doctor and the Net Doctor websites. While not every bladder problem, including those related to sexual activity, is entirely preventable, learning the basics of hygiene and when to visit a doctor for help is key toward protecting a woman’s fertility and overall sexual health.
Some women feel like they’re going to urinate during intercourse but don’t really have a bladder problem, according to the Net Doctor website. When the G-spot is stimulated, some women feel the urge to pee, but it’s really a form of arousal that sometimes also releases sexual fluid; if a woman releases such fluid as a result of intercourse, she may not have actually urinated but instead experienced the phenomenon sometimes dubbed “female ejaculation.” However, pain does not usually accompany this sexual response.
If you suffer from back pain, chills or fever with bladder pain, you may have a potentially serious kidney infection, according to the Teens Health website. An inability to pass urine despite an urge to do so also usually requires prompt medical help.
Other Potential Causes
Urinary tract infections can cause bladder pain throughout a woman’s day, not just during sexual intercourse, according to the Family Doctor website. Whenever bacteria is introduced into the urinary tract, whether through intercourse or improper bathroom wiping habits, an infection can result. Sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia are a less common, but still possible, cause of bladder problems, warns the Teens Health website. Untreated STDs can cause infertility and in some cases even death.
Urinating before sexual activity can go a long way toward preventing painful bladder issues related to intercourse, notes the Net Doctor website. Sometimes, changing sexual positions can also prevent unwanted bladder pain. Using plenty of lubricant can also make intercourse less likely to cause bladder pain. Washing the genitals after sexual activity can also help prevent urinary tract infections; this method is not a form of pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease prevention, warns the Teens Health website. Using condoms is the best way, besides abstaining from sex, to prevent STDs.
Most cases of bladder pain, especially related to sex, require a doctor’s examination to rule out potentially serious infections, notes the Net Doctor website. Antibiotics and ointments are used to treat most infections, whether due to pelvic inflammatory disease or a urinary tract infection, if they are caught early enough, according to the Teens Health website.
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