When trying to get pregnant, you will do any and everything in your power to help improve your chances of getting that bun in the oven. Because when you’re ready to have a baby, you were ready like yesterday!
From lifting your legs in the air for twenty minutes after sex to having the “Big O”, women have tried it all in hopes of increasing their likelihood of getting a Big Fat Positive (BFP).
There’s been much debate on whether the post-coital pee may lower a woman’s chances of conceiving. To pee or not to pee, that is the question. Find out the truth about peeing after intercourse and if it may lower the probability of conception.
Is It Safe to Pee After Sex If I Am Trying to Get Pregnant? Can Urine Kill Sperm?
Yes, it’s completely safe to urinate after having intercourse and it will not hinder your chances of becoming a PregPrep Mama. According to Planned Parenthood: “Going to the bathroom after sex does absolutely nothing to lower your chances of getting pregnant”.
In addition, urine does not have the ability to kill sperm nor does it have any influence on sperm that has already entered your vagina. Your pee comes out of your urethal opening which is a different hole than your vaginal opening.
Will Peeing After Sex Force the Sperm Out of My Vagina and Out of My Cervix?
The answer is no. By the time you have a chance to use the bathroom, those little swimmers have already traveled up to the cervix. And even if you were as fast as Dash from The Incredibles, once semen enters your vagina, there is nothing you can do to get it back down. Nothing!
So, don’t be shocked if a lot of fluid comes out of your vagina. Ava Women confirms that only 1% of semen is sperm and: “About 65% of the sperm break free from the semen and start traveling toward the cervix…The rest—along with a lot of non-sperm material including proteins and vitamins—will fall out of the vagina immediately”.
Are There Any Benefits To Peeing After Sex?
Absolutely! Dr. Leah Millheiser, OB-GYN, advises women in an interview with Romper to relieve themselves after intercourse: “You should pee right after sex regardless if you’re trying to get pregnant, otherwise you are at risk of a UTI”.
There you have it! Mother Nature can be reasonable after all. Not only does she want you to have a healthy, strong baby in 9 months, but she also allows you to pee carefree after sex!