Feeling Like an urge to pee while having sex? Let’s Find out why
N number of things cross through your mind during lovemaking. However, in addition to random thoughts, like “did I remember to turn the oven off?”—You’ll realize that; you feel like you need to pee. Mood killer?
Why an urge to pee?
According to Alyssa Dweck, M.D., a gynecologist in New York, many factors might contribute to the feeling that you need to run to the bathroom.
Dweck says that pressure on the bladder whether it’s from thrusting or because you decided to try a more sexy position, can make you realize you need to pee.
Vaginal dryness, sensitivity to a lubricant or condom, might also cause irritation and swelling around the urethra, and afterward lead to the urge to pee, says Dweck.
To find out what the root cause is, Dweck, recommends eliminating potential irritants, then reintroducing them one after the another to see if symptoms resolve or worsen. Also, give a try to a different brand condom.
Weak pelvic floor muscles may also be the culprit behind that need-to-pee feeling. According to the National Institutes of Health survey, nearly one-quarter of women in the United States alone are affected by pelvic floor disorders, leading to incontinence, general discomfort, and a need for reduced activity.
Pee or I am nearing an orgasm?
Feeling like you need to pee in between sex could also indicate that you’re about to orgasm. Before you pull his rod out and run to the restroom, consider waiting it out a bit as long as you aren’t in pain.
Of course, there’s also a female ejaculation. Research shows that 10 -54 percent of women experience female ejaculation during sex, or a gush or clear fluid that, also can feel a lot like peeing.
However, is it pee? “Some feel it’s just urine whereas others say the fluid has a different chemical makeup,” says Dweck. It’s true that Some experts think the fluid comes from the Skene’s glands (tiny glands surrounding the urethra). Others say it’s both, including the study conducted by the Journal of Sex Medicine.
First, make sure you pee before sex next time. Otherwise, try to hold it, or just take a T.O. from your bedroom sesh.
However, if you think female ejaculation is the reason for your urgency, you might want to roll with it, says Dweck.
You could even try some toys in the mix to stimulate your G-spot (which might encourage squirting) or by trying different positions. (Sex therapist and sexologist Alex Robboy explained Women’s Health, woman-on-top positions are ideal for achieving female ejaculation.)
Depends. If you regularly feel like you need to pee during sex (or you’re always leaking), then there might be a health issue you are dealing with, like a urinary tract infection (UTI). Dweck says urgency, i.e., the frequent need to urinate (and a burning sensation when you do) are all hallmarks of a UTI. A fever, back pain, blood in urine, a foul smell, and chills are all signs that it’s time to see a doc.