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Does masturbation cause uti?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: It shouldn't

Masturbation without rubbing the urethral meatus (the hole where the urine (pee) comes out) should not be related to uti's.
That means one can have a UTI regardless of one's masturbation. Mutual masturbation is a little more risky because one person may not know where the other person's urethral meatus is. It may be wise to learn one's anatomy to avoid rubbing somebody wrong.

In brief: It shouldn't

Masturbation without rubbing the urethral meatus (the hole where the urine (pee) comes out) should not be related to uti's.
That means one can have a UTI regardless of one's masturbation. Mutual masturbation is a little more risky because one person may not know where the other person's urethral meatus is. It may be wise to learn one's anatomy to avoid rubbing somebody wrong.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Unlikely but possibl

Male masturbation is highly unlikely to cause utis, bacteria would have to travel quite a distance to reach the bladder where they can multiply.
In women there is a slight chance of UTI if masturbation includes friction on + around urethral meatus because urethra is very short. Depends also on presence of bacteria at the urethral opening. Risk for utis probably increases with vibrator masturbation.

In brief: Unlikely but possibl

Male masturbation is highly unlikely to cause utis, bacteria would have to travel quite a distance to reach the bladder where they can multiply.
In women there is a slight chance of UTI if masturbation includes friction on + around urethral meatus because urethra is very short. Depends also on presence of bacteria at the urethral opening. Risk for utis probably increases with vibrator masturbation.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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