Tips & Tricks On Preventing Recurring Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are amongst the most common vaginal infections in women. Around 40-50% of women experience at least one urinary tract infection (UTI) during their lifetime and 20-30% of them have a recurrence within 3-4 months of the initial infection. Frequent sexual intercourse, use of spermicide and menopause can all contribute towards UTI.
Fortunately, practicing proper urination habits and good hygiene are some of the most cost effective ways to combat this issue. Here are five tips and tricks on preventing recurring urinary tract infections in both women and men!
1 / COMPLETELY EMPTY OUT YOUR BLADDER
When seated on the toilet, start the stream of urine by relaxing the pelvic floor muscles (rather than straining) and allow enough time for your bladder to completely empty to prevent residual pee from causing infection.
2 / USE CLEANSING WIPES MADE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Cleansing wipes for our intimate areas are becoming increasingly popular these days but they could do more harm than good. A handy tip on selecting them would be to check for ingredients that are as natural as possible and to ensure that the wipes are tested to be hypoallergenic, meaning that they are made for sensitive skin and will not cause irritation.
3 / PEE RIGHT AFTER SEX
After intercourse, try to empty your bladder to wash away any bacteria that might have been introduced into the urinary tract during sex and stay away from tight fitting underwear or jeans which prevent proper air circulation. If possible, we recommend going commando during sleep time.
4 / USE PH5.5 FEMININE PRODUCTS
Normalize vaginal flora will greatly reduce the risk of UTIs and this is partly achieved by ensuring the PH level remains constant. A normal vaginal pH ranges from 3.8 to 4.5 and a little known fact is that our pH level will increase slightly during sexual intercourse to 5.5. A pH level within this range can help to keep bacterial and fungal infections at bay so be sure to use only products which are formulated for vaginal use.
5 / USE ANTIBACTERIAL LUBE DURING SEX
For ladies who experience dryness during sex and are prone to vaginal infections, choosing a natural antibacterial personal lube that is formulated for women who are susceptible to UTIs or vaginal inflammation will help greatly in preventing infections while providing you with the lubrication needed for enjoyable sex! Juicy Missy's antibacterial personal lubricant contains meadowsweet flower extract that has antimicrobial properties and is traditionally used to increase urine output and kill germs in the urine of people with bladder infections. This antibacterial lube also contains Hyaluronic acid that is both highly hydrating and proven to prevent recurring urinary tract infections. Another huge plus besides reducing bacterial infections would be the added bonus of preventing weird odors during intercourse too!
There you go, five practical and easy to apply tips and tricks on eliminating those pesky recurring urinary tract infections in women!
P/S: These tips work on men too!