Unfortunately, women who have had a UTI in the past are more likely to have another, either because their anatomy favors UTI formation, or because their natural bacterial defenses are already disrupted. Anyone can contract a UTI, but it is especially likely when a woman has penetrative sex with lots of pressure against the urethra after not having it for a while, or when she has thin vulvar skin as a result of postmenopausal atrophy. The perineum space between the vaginal and anal opening needs flexibility to allow for comfortable penetration without putting pressure against the urethra. Some women massage themselves, while others have their partners massage the whole vulva, before penetration. Consider focusing on increasing your overall arousal before any thought of penetration arises. The more aroused you are, the more flexible your vulva will be, and the maximal amount of lubricant will be present prior to penetration.
Urinary tract infections: symptoms, causes and treatment
Urine tract infection (UTI): symptoms, causes and treatment
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The burning sensation. The lower-belly pain. The cloudy, odorous, or blood-tinged urine.
Depending on the nature of the infection, testicular sperm production, sperm transport, and sperm function can be compromised. Yet, infections are potentially treatable causes of infertility. Male genital tract infections are increasingly difficult to detect. With the worldwide increasing problem of antibiotic resistance of pathogens, proper diagnosis and therapy of the patient is important.