Weeing during sex…
Leaking urine during sex can be extremely embarrassing for both parties and it is not something that most would be keen to discuss.
This condition is more common than you may think. According to a UK study of over 4000 woman it occurs to 1 in 4 women who are sexually active.1
Urinating during sexual intercourse is medically known as Coital Incontinence. It simply means an involuntary leakage of urine during sex.
The good news is, there is no need to avoid sex because we have the answers you are looking for, from the cause, to the best sex positions, to ways to hide it and even stop it from happening.
When Passion becomes a little damp
So, instead of losing yourself to pure pleasure and orgasmic delight, suddenly you find yourself becoming self-conscious and withdrawn. Urinating during sex certainly puts a dampener on events, killing spontaneity and leaving those who suffer wondering what went wrong.
Sexual incontinence can happen for several reasons:
- During penetration, pressure on the bladder or urethra pushes urine out. This leaking may be Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). SUI is the involuntary leaking of urine on exertion, such as sneezing, jumping or laughing.
- If the sexual incontinence manifests itself with you urinating during orgasm this might be due to spasms of the bladder muscles. Usually related to an Overactive Bladder (OAB).
- Pelvic floor weakness can lead to peeing during sex. This could be as a result of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). POP occurs when the pelvic floor muscles are weak and unable to support the bladder, bowel and uterus as it once did. If your pelvic floor muscles are weak you may have less sensation in and around the vagina.2
Ways to Stop Coital Incontinence
- Perform your pelvic floor exercises (Kegels) regularly! TensCare Pelvic Floor Exercisers such as the Elise can help by locating the muscles properly and giving a targeted work out to help you achieve less leaks in 12 weeks.3
- Seek medical advice, your GP will be able to recommend you to a Physiotherapist or Continence Nurse who can give you a physical examination. Coital Incontinence is a symptom and it is always best to have this checked out to accurately find the cause.
- Make sure you empty your bladder before having sex.
- Try different positions during sexual intercourse. Avoid positions like ‘missionary’ and ‘doggy style’ as they can lead to your bladder being jostled. ‘Her on top positions’ can take the pressure off the bladder and urethra and being on top will mean that you’re able to react quickly to any discomfort or pain, as well as being a nice treat for your partner!
- Body weight is linked to incontinence during sex, ensuring that your BMI is within a healthy range can help with Coital Incontinence.4
- While still working on strengthening your pelvic floor, you can try sex in the shower or bath, that way if you do leak, it can be easily concealed.
Don’t let Coital Incontinence put a dampener on your sex life. TensCare is here to help you enjoy a healthy, happy sex life. Start your pelvic floor strengthening program using a TensCare Pelvic Floor Exerciser today and you could find yourself swinging off the chandeliers in no time!
You are just 12 weeks away from improved control, improved desire and better sensation for you and your partner!
- Evaluation of the EmbaGYN™ pelvic floor muscle stimulator in addition to Kegel exercises for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence: a prospective, open-label, multicenter, single-arm study. Scott Evan Eder. Women’s Health, Vol. 10, No. 1, Pages 17-27
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