When it comes to the battle of the sexes, there is one (and only one!) point on which I am willing to concede: Post sex UTIs. In this particular arena, dudes have us ladies beat. Chances are, you’ve heard that the first thing you should do after having sex isn’t to snuggle up — it's to head to the bathroom and pee, lest you end up with a post-sex prize in the form of a UTI. At least that's what I've been led to believe. But is that actually true? What about men? Can men get UTIs after sex too? In other words, should we all be lining up to use the bathroom after "doing it"?
In order to answer this question, I reached out to urologist, Dr. Daniel Mazur. I wanted to know if UTIs are, in fact, something that men should be concerned about. Not only because UTIs are huge bummers that are best avoided, but also because I was curious as to whether or not there are additional health concerns that their partners should be made aware of. For instance, is a UTI something that you can pass along during sex? The more I thought about it, the more I realized how little I knew about the subject. Fortunately, Dr. Mazur is an expert, and here's what he had to say.