Does masturbation cause UTI?

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It shouldn't

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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.
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Unlikely but possibl

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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
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