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Uti - can you give urinary tract infection to partner during sex

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I heard that if you have a UTI and you have sex you can give it to your partner, is that true? I dont have a UTI and my partner doesnt.. even at that i would think sex would be the last thing on your mind if you had one lol, but i was just woundering about that.

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replied November 22nd, 2007
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In men, an obstruction to urinary flow, such as a kidney stone (fun!) or enlarged prostate (funner!) is often to blame. Because a woman’s urethra is close to the vagina and anus, the penis can push bacteria living near the vagina inside during sex.


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replied November 22nd, 2007
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I do not believe a woman can easily give a man her UTI.
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replied February 28th, 2008
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Yes, a UTI can be passed on whilst having sex.

...and the not so short (but still not too long) Razz.
The most common cause of UTI's is a bacteria known as 'e.coli' which can survive even the harshest of conditions (anti-biotics, a duration of boiling, etc.) and it can be found pretty much everywhere. So yes, you can get it whilst having sex but it's far more likely that you'd get it from a door handle, your alarm clock, a newspaper...(I'm sure you get it)...etc.
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