The Pre-Sex Move You Should Stop Doing Now

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By Korin Miller | Published April 3, 2015 on Yahoo Health | Featuring Sheryl Ross

What NOT to do before you get busy between the sheets.

If you’re a woman, chances are you’ve heard the advice, “You should pee before and after having sex.” (If you’re not familiar with the logic, the idea is that emptying your bladder before and after you get busy will somehow help prevent a urinary tract infection.)

Unfortunately, that advice is wrong — and experts say it could even increase your odds of developing a UTI.

According New York City urologist David Kaufman, MD, the “pee before sex” mantra is one of the biggest misconceptions he has to clear up for his female patients. While urinating after sex is definitely important, he says going to the bathroom beforehand is a big no-no.

Why? During sex, vaginal bacteria can get pushed into your urethra. Waiting to pee, and consequently having enough urine stored up to create a strong stream, increases the odds of pushing that bacteria back out. Without it, the bacteria can cause an infection. | | | Next → |

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