2. Use the Bathroom—but Only If You Actually Have to Pe_e
You’ve probably heard that heading to the toilet pronto after bonking will help you avoid a urinary tract infection (UTI) because it rinses away E. coli bacteria. (One in five women deal with the uncomfortable infection at least once in their lives. But pe_eing ASAP as protection is largely a myth according to research. There are no large studies have shown it to have protective benefits. So if you don’t need to pee right after the deed, don’t rush to the bathroom—waiting until you actually have to go, whether it’s 20 minutes or an hour later, won’t up your risk of a UTI. Instead, stay in bed and follow the next tip.
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