I have been married to my husband for almost 4 years now. I know they say when you switch partners these infections are common but I don't sleep around and am completely monogamous with him. It seams like I get allot of bladder infections though. Like 8 or more a year. It drives me crazy as I love to have sex with him. The more the better but then i get an infection and it kills my drive. We went to Hawaii and we had sex 3 times then I got an infection and couldn't have sex the rest of the trip. Really broke my heart. What can I do to help prevent these? I urinate after wards every time and wipe down with baby wipes. We try to always wash our hands before hand and even use hand sanitizer on our hands.
He often uses saliva to help lubricate me and we have wondered if that can be the problem and thought of using nothing but a good lube like KY. Would this help? We enjoy using toy's as well and it seams like the gel type ones irritate me at times and again I wonder if using lube would help create sort of a barrier thus less irritation but I pretty much have stopped using the gel ones but they all irritate me if I use them often.
I know I have Herpes and have flare ups about twice a year and have wondered if they are really bladder infections or a herpes flare up that is internal. Is that even possible? Usually though the tests the DR. does indicate infection.
Lots of sex will make your vaginal wet nearly all the time, which increases the likelyhood you'll get a UTI, even if you clean up afterwards. I have the same issue. Talk to your doctor about prescribing you an antibiotic. I'm just as crazy about my boyfriend and after I came in 4 times in a month, my OB/GYN just prescribed me a 90-pill supply, and to take one or two doses after alot of sex, to ward off possible infections.
Go with a KY lube, as the mouth has alot of bacteria in it. If you have sensitive skin go with something with no fragrence or tingling or warming.
Also the kind of infection will tell you what you can be doing. If its an E. Coli infection, it's the too much sex or improper wiping techniques (front to back). E. Coli naturally grows in your intestines, so if you're having anal sex, make sure he washes himself or uses a baby wipe before switching to vaginal sex. Or being wet all the time during sex can cause an E. Coli infection too.