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Peeing After Sex Doesn't Prevent Pregnancy

Sex Myth: Peeing After Sex Prevents Pregnancy

While it's a good idea to visit the powder room after you have sex to prevent a UTI, I'm sorry to burst your bubble but it can't prevent you from becoming pregnant. For a short anatomy lesson here, the hole you pee out of is connected to your urethra and the hole that you have sex with leads to your uterus. As my junior high gym/sex ed teacher told me and my fellow terrified classmates, "They're two separate holes!" Peeing after sex may help to flush out bacteria from your urethra, but it doesn't do anything to flush out semen that has been ejaculated inside you.

Dear's Advice: Definitely pee before and after sex to prevent a UTI, but when it comes to preventing an unplanned pregnancy, use a reliable form of birth control.


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missnomi missnomi 9 years
of course they're different holes, but what about gravity? Keeping in more should add to the chance of becoming pregnant? Or is the keep your pelvis up after sex to increase your chances a myth too?... dear???
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
This explains my 11 babies. Damn! :P
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
This should have been on GiggleSugar!
emalove emalove 9 years
This is absurd! I don't know anyone who has believed that to be true. Although, like you mentioned, it's important to pee after sex to prevent a UTI. My sister is a nurse and she told me that years ago.
miosotis miosotis 9 years
Too late, javsmav. :D
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
Oh. My. God. Who doesn't know this stuff?!?!!?
javsmav javsmav 9 years
ps. Before Dear feels it necessary to post something on that Knocked Up myth, please know that I am KIDDING.
javsmav javsmav 9 years
Good to know. At least I know my back-up method of always being on top is fool-proof. It's a simple rule of gravity.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
definitely pee afer sex... i learned that after a VERY PAINFUL UTI!!!!
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
LOL @ this and at popgoestheworld... and here I thought reapplying my lipgloss asap was more effective than any two forms of birth control together... how misguided I have been! But really... who thinks this shiz?
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
"While it's a good idea to visit the powder room after you have sex to prevent a UTI, I'm sorry to burst your bubble but it can't prevent you from becoming pregnant." Wow... I feel so... lied to. By my family, my health teacher, society at large! I need a new birth control technique pronto. Anyone have any suggestions?! Non-sarcastic aside: The statement quoted above is funny in and of itself, since merely "visiting the powder room" could mean re-applying your makeup. Which, I've heard, doesn't do much for UTIs either.
sugarsister sugarsister 9 years
important safety tip: still pee after sex to rid yourself of any bacteria that made its way into your urinary tract to prevent those painful bladder infections (UTI's)
ashleybrooke-87 ashleybrooke-87 9 years
i tried telling my guy friends that it isnt the same hole... and they would NOT budge. somehow they felt they were the experts on female anatomy..? sort of funny though. reminds me of the junior high tampon/virgin thing..
aeschere aeschere 9 years
lol @ k8, i was the same way!!! after i realized it, i was like, "doh!"
ErieIndiana ErieIndiana 9 years
Haha, I remember my best friend from college didn't know there were two different holes until I literally had to show her a diagram. She kept complaining about taking her tampon out to pee until I finally told her she was crazy and didn't need to.
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I really hope that no one believes this! That is sad, who comes up with this stuff.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 9 years
Oh man who thought this? :ROTFL: That is horrible!!
Lizzard214 Lizzard214 9 years
lol I LOVE the graphic!
pink-elephant pink-elephant 9 years
what?! Someone ACTUALLY believed that? That's almost like the "If you use tampons you're not a virgin anymore." myth.
clareberrys clareberrys 9 years
wow...i hope no one actually thought that!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
LOL I love the pictorial explanation best!!! :ROTFL:
Random2 Random2 9 years
Ranks right up there with the "Mountain Dew will make you sterile" myth.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
candy-apple candy-apple 9 years
oh god.. another one of dear's weird myth things. i mean, come on, who comes up with/believes in this stuff???
erratic-assassin erratic-assassin 9 years
LMAO, that's fuggin hilarious! I pee before AND that's good to know!
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