cunnalingus wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:30 am
*patiently waits for long boring plusdachange description of how a yeast infection is caused*
Actually, it causes a urinary tract infection UTI, not a yeast infection. Wiping from back to front after a bowel movement (BM). Germs can get into your urethra, which has its opening in front of the vagina. A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the bladder and the urethra.
Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men. Infection limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying. However, serious consequences can occur if a UTI spreads to your kidneys. Doctors typically treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics. But you can take steps to reduce your chances of getting a UTI in the first place.
Sex is also a main cause. I know, huge bummer. Many women get UTIs after doing the deed because the motion of sex can transfer bacteria from the bowel or vaginal cavity into the urethra. To lower your risk of getting a urinary tract infection, pee within 30 minutes of having sex. And ignore the often-shared advice that both partners should wash their genitals immediately before and after sex. SO DON'T WASH YO PUSS.