Why does my girlfriend pee after we have sex?

Q:  My girlfriend usually gets up to pee after we have sex, but the last few times she hasn’t.  Is she trying to get pregnant?

A:  Fear not – your girlfriend’s bathroom break has nothing to do with getting pregnant.

Sexual intercourse is one of the biggest risk factors for women developing a urinary tract infection (“UTI,” “bladder infection”).  The urethra, which is the tube that connects the bladder to the outside of the body, is right next to the vaginal opening.  Bacteria from the gastrointestinal tract can sometimes colonize the vagina, and during sex this bacteria can work its way up the urethra and infect the bladder or kidneys. 

Although research studies have never actually proven its benefit, most women have been told by their healthcare provider to urinate immediately after intercourse to help prevent an infection – hence the quick trip to the bathroom when you’re done. 

Of course, the best way to know if your girlfriend is trying to get pregnant is to ask her.  While it is often difficult to talk about sex stuff, if you’re really worried about something as serious as that, you’ve got to speak up or zip up before you end up in a terrible situation. 

John A. Vaughn, MD

10 thoughts on “Why does my girlfriend pee after we have sex?

    • Dear unknown lady, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are pregnant. But if you are having unprotected sex (withouth condoms or pills) you have a really high risk of getting pregnant. It does not matter if he pulls out and comes outside everytime because semen (what gets you pregnant) can come out of the male’s genitalia even before penetrating.
      Another important thing is that there are two different canals in your vagina, one from where the pee comes out and another one that your male partner can penetrate which is the same one that gets your period going. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME ONE! so if you pee after sex, you are not making the semen come out.
      My advice is that you get tested. Go to a pharmacy or drug store, or even a supermarket and ask for a pregnancy test. Especially if you miss your period.

  1. Dear unknown lady, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are pregnant. But if you are having unprotected sex (withouth condoms or pills) you have a really high risk of getting pregnant. It does not matter if he pulls out and comes outside everytime because semen (what gets you pregnant) can come out of the male’s genitalia even before penetrating.
    Another important thing is that there are two different canals in your vagina, one from where the pee comes out and another one that your male partner can penetrate which is the same one that gets your period going. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME ONE! so if you pee after sex, you are not making the semen come out.

    My advice is that you get tested. Go to a pharmacy or drug store, or even a supermarket and ask for a pregnancy test. Especially if you miss your period.

  2. I had sex for the first time but my cherry didn’t pop. How do I prevent pregnancy? We didn’t use a condom:( and now I’m scared

  3. So me and my ex which is my first love had sex and we used a condom and everything which I think broke and he pulled out and told me to hurry to the bathroom? Whats does this means

  4. I had sex recently and right after I peed but it kind of hurt . Is that bad ? It hurt like the next time I had to use the bathroom too. Should I go get checked? And what should I ask them to check?

  5. 2 days earlier i and my girlfriend had sex during intercourse i felt some white discharge which is alike sperm but I think that was not mine….what is that….and will she be pregnant….i am in tension .. We are not prepared for this.

  6. My gf had irregular periods. We had sex In standing position. I ejected one drop or drop sprem after sec she urined. Is it possible to get pregnant ?? Anyone pls clear my qus !!!!!

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