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Lack of sexual arousal for a woman can lead to a urinary tract infection

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There are many women who suffer from chronic urinary tract infection that do not have too!

Women are given an anti-biotic, told to change their diets, or given small anti-biotic pills to be taken after intercourse, so that they don’t get an infection. Once given the anti-biotic, then most women develop a yeast infection and have to take a pill for that as well. This does not cure the problem to begin with, but can create an even bigger problem.

There are some woman that go through menopause and may notice increased urinary tract infections as well as more painful sex.

If women were given the proper information along with the medical community on prevention of urinary tract infections, I believe most women would jump at the chance to do whatever they could to avoid painful sex or getting a UTI.

How to help prevent the problem to begin with!

When a woman’s vulva is not aroused, meaning she is not physically ready for intercourse it can lead to a urinary tract infection, by irritating the urethra, and leaving it more vulnerable for infection to happen after. In simple terms if you are not lubricated and your vagina is not engorged then your body is not ready to have intercourse or any type of penetration vaginally.

How a woman’s body works to protect itself from getting an infection:

A woman’s urethra is protect by erectile tissue and the urethral sponge that lies above the roof of the vagina and when aroused it becomes engorged with blood. When a woman is aroused the tissue become puffy a cushion for the sensitive urethra. When the sponge is engorged, it narrows the urethral opening, thereby decreasing the potential for invasion by microbes, because of where the urethra is located on the woman’s body. If a woman is not aroused and the urethra is not protected it can get bruised, and grinned, leaving the tissue inflamed making it more susceptible for infection. Another problem that happens when a woman is not aroused is the lack of lubrication that the body makes naturally, and even more so after menopause. A dry vagina, that is not engorged, is going to make for very uncomfortable sex, leading to a possible UTI infection, or even inflaming the tissue in the vagina making intercourse painful.

The secret to not getting a UTI infection is to always make sure that the vagina is properly lubricated and fully aroused and engorged. The more the vulva is aroused the puffer it gets adding “cushion to the pushing!” That cushion protects the sensitive urethra from getting inflamed and narrowing the urethral passage for bacterial to get in, in the first place. As most doctors will say, drink lots of water and always urinate after sex. Great advice but the fact is "if the urethra was protected in the first place then most likely the bacteria would not have had a chance to get in or irritate the sensitive tissue", that is the true prevention of a UTI!

One way to get aroused is to feel desire and that starts in the mind. Having a partner that you are attracted too and enjoy having foreplay before penetration, can keep you from getting an infection! If your partner is not getting you aroused then you are responsible for teaching your partner how to do it, or do it yourself!

Literately taking matters into your own hands by masturbating and learning how your vulva works, then you can show your partner! Lastly, and most important never have intercourse before your body is ready to have it, because that is a recipe for pain and infection that no woman wants to have!

For more information or help contact Dawn Michael PhD

(805) 732-7847

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