How Can I Stop Getting UTIs From S*x?
Unfortunately, some of us are just more prone to these annoying infections. In fact, 80 percent of women who have had at least two infections will have recurrences. The good news: You can have a healthy s*x life and a healthy urinary tract. Just follow these three simple rules:
Drink plenty of water and cranberry juice. Water really does flush out your system. And drinking cranberry juice isn’t just an old wives’ tale-it’s a natural way to speed up recovery from and prevent future urinary tract infections. Two 4-ounce glasses a day of the red stuff is ideal.
Wear cotton underwear. Cotton has a key advantage over silk and polyester: It’s breathable, so you sweat less in it, leaving less dampness for bacteria to flourish.
Empty your bladder before and after s*x. And, if you’re especially prone to UTIs, wash your v**ina before and after as well. Why bother? This eliminates bacteria before it has a chance to transfer to your urethra and work its way inside and up the tract.