There is a large percentage of the female population (and a minute percentage of the male population) that are chronic sufferers of Cystitis. Wouldn’t it be good if stopping cystitis was as easy as drinking more water?
For those who are chronic sufferers of UTI’s, the first thing you must take a close look at is your water intake. The MedPro’s will tell you that coffee, tea and other beverages either don’t count or at least are no substitute or water. You must look at your water intake.
I have had two long term partners in my life that suffered chronic UTI’s. Any number of things would set off a UTI, stress, lack of sleep, the wrong pair of pants or nickers. Sexual intercourse was guaranteed to trigger a UTI. And don’t imagine we didn’t extensively eliminate my hygiene as a factor. I submitted to years of Brazilian waxing and finally ten sessions of Brazilian laser treatment to eliminate my pubic hair as an irritant or haven for germs. Showers with antibacterial soaps and even using antibacterial gels on my hands and my genital before any sexual contact. None of these actions seemed to make any difference.
When it came right down to it, increasing their water intake during the days help tremendously. Even if they thought they were drinking enough, the UTI’s were a clear indication that they needed to drink more. But while it helped to prevent UTI’s from normal daily activities it still was not a solution for the UTI’s that followed sexual intercourse.
After years of searching for answers with the first of these partners, we virtually stumbled on the first solution – Vaseline. Without fail, using Vaseline prevented the occurrence of UTI’s. We also discovered that fucking her with a good dose of Vaseline on my cock we suppress the stinging and burning sensations.
Now there are very recent studies that Raise Questions About Safety Of Personal Lubricants. The focus of these studies relate to STD and HIV in particular, but report says “… experiments carried out in recent years have indicated that some of the products might be smoothing the way for disease transmission.” and it site “In 2002, however, a Phase II/III clinical trial of a nonoxynol-9 vaginal gel ….. actually increased the risk of HIV infection in the sex workers tested…”. This of course applies to lubricants and spermicides on condoms. So any women insisting on using condoms to avoid contracting a UTI from sexual intercourse could be aggravating the problem.
Understanding that the Vaseline was forming a hygroscopic barrier, we subsequently started trialing Silicon Lubricants which provided equally effective. Switching to any type of water base lube or attempting to do without during sexual activities and the UTI’s instantly returned.
As far as I have been able to determine, all the reports on lubricants promoting the transmission of infection are limited to water based lubricants, but that is not specifically stated in any report that I have managed to track down. It has also been shown that not all water based lubricants have this negative effect.
Still, if you are not using any lubricant during sex and you are suffering from post-coitus UTI’s, you should consider using a silicon, petroleum or mineral oil as prophylactic lubricant. These will all create a hygroscopic barrier which should hinder any body fluids and bacteria making their way up your urethra. I cannot back this statement with any specific scientific research, but the science is sound on this as a UTI preventative measure and it is backed by an increasing number of case studies I do have personal experience with.
My current partner suffered UTI’s after sex for years with her previous partner. As soon as I became aware of her susceptibility to UTI’s (that was after the second time we had intercourse) out came the Silicon lube again. Problem solved. No issues for three years now.
Let’s face it, if you are a chronic sufferer of UIT’s, you have very little to lose and much to gain by increasing your water intake (no matter what it currently is) and using silicon lube if you use condoms for safe sex.