- INSIDER spoke to an expert to see whether or not you should pee after sex.
- If you have a vagina, urinating after sex can reduce your risk of getting a urinary tract infection.
- You don’t have to pee immediately after you’re done having sex.
- If you get recurrent UTIs and are in an established relationship you should make sure you and your partner aren’t passing the infection back and forth.
If you have a vagina you’ve probably heard many times that you should always pee after sex. But given that running to the bathroom isn’t necessarily what you want to do after a hookup, you’ve probably wondered why you should even bother.
We spoke to a Dr. Frederick Naftolin, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and co-director of interdisciplinary grogram in menopause medicine at New York University to get to the bottom of what happens if you don’t pee after sex.