Magazine 11 May 2024

How long after cystitis can you have sexual intercourse?


there are many who write to me every day to find out how long they have to wait to have intercourse after cystitis.

That is why I decided to answer this question–but I would like to do more!

In fact, today we are also going to talk about post-coital cystitis and precautions to be able to experience sex in a totally carefree way (yes my dear, even with cystitis!).

Happy reading. ❤️

Cystitis and sex: everything you need to know for a satisfying (infection-free) sex life

How long should I wait to have sex after cystitis?

If you have already treated your cystitis, it is normal that you are wondering whether you can actually resume your sexual activity as before.

In general, you should know that it is possible to have sex once the inflammation has passed, albeit with appropriate precautions (we’ll get to that in a moment! 😉).

But first I would like to answer your question: if your primary care physician has prescribed antibiotics, he or she is likely to recommend that you wait until the end of treatment to resume your sexual activity.

Others even recommend waiting one week to ten days.

In short, my advice is to always follow your doctor’s instructions. 😉

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Postcoital cystitis: a more common inflammation than you think

There is no doubt that some women are more prone to suffer from cystitis within a day or two after intercourse, and the main causes are related to the fact that the urethra may be bruised and irritated by sexual activity or our pelvic floor too tight.

This is particularly the case if:

  • you haven’t had sex in a while;
  • If sexual intercourse is ‘too prolonged’;
  • If the vagina is not well lubricated.

Often the absence of foreplay or lack of sexual desire can lead to dry conditions, which make sex less pleasurable.

That is why it often happens that some women suffer from post-coital cystitis.

That’s right, you read it right.

Up to 90 percent of cystitis is caused by bacteria from the rectum, and movements during sex help move these bacteria along the urethra to the bladder.

In particular, some sexual positions promote this shift and can be dangerous for women prone to cystitis.

That’s why good prevention is the key to enjoying life’s pleasures without having to give anything up. ❤️

  • Wash your genitals and hands thoroughly before sex, perhaps with a warm bath together with your partner.
  • Be sure to empty your bladder as soon as possible after intercourse, as this will help eliminate the bacteria that have entered.
  • Stay hydrated and avoid caffeine for a while.
  • Use gentle intimate cleansers, such as our Dimann Soft.
  • If your vagina is dry, you can use our Dimann Gel, a water-based lubricating gel that is great for giving your special moments a boost.

If the problem of dryness persists, my advice is to talk to your or your partner to figure out together where the problem lies and how you can make sex more pleasurable.

Believe me, open and sincere dialogue can really make a difference! 🥰

Having sex after cystitis: yes, but with the right precautions

I told you at the beginning of this article that it is possible to have sex once the cystitis has regressed, remember?

Here, now let’s look at precautions to take after each report.

After sex be sure to empty your bladder completely and take one capsule of Dimann Puro every three hours for five times during the 24 hours following intercourse.

Dimann Puro will help you prevent the occurrence of post-coital cystitis (also called ‘honeymoon’ cystitis ).

Thereafter, I recommend that you take the capsules three times a day on the three days following intercourse.

If the problem persists, I suggest you have a pelvic floor evaluation to understand if indeed the problem is coming from there. In fact, I told you at the beginning of this article that the main causes related to the onset of post-coital cystitis may be due to an overstretched pelvic floor.

Finally, I leave below the complete kit for treating and preventing post-coital cystitis, and if you should have any doubts about dosage and intake, remember that you can always write to me. 💌

As you may have guessed, it only takes a few small steps to enjoy your sex life without any problems.

I hug you tightly,w


Read also: Can going to the pool promote cystitis? And can bathing make this disease worse?

Today we talked about.

  • If you are treating or have treated cystitis with medications prescribed by your doctor, follow his or her directions about when you can resume having sex.
  • Postcoital cystitis is a very common inflammation in sexually active women, but it can be treated and prevented with the right steps.
  • It is important to wash the genitals thoroughly, have good lubrication and empty the bladder after every intercourse.
  • It is possible to have sex during cystitis, and taking Dimann Puro capsules helps counteract inflammation; thanks to Dimann Gel, on the other hand, you can make intercourse more pleasurable and frictionless (literally! 😊).

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