Bathroom issue after sex, but was it fromt he sex or from something else?
August 21, 2011 8:00 PM Subscribe
Bathroom issue after sex, but was it the sex's fault?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Weird situation :) I am a healthy older-ish (early 30s) woman who, for various reasons has delayed having sex. Boyfriend and I were ready, thought it would be less stress to do it on neutral territory and so went out of town for weekend of fun and games. It worked---we got the sex thing done and it was fine. But just after it was done, I went to the bathroom----and then continued doing so every hour or so for the rest of the night! I kept getting up and feeling like I had to go, went, and then then a short time later, felt I had to go again.
Boyfriend, who has extensive medical experience with bathroom issues, was unalarmed when I told him. He said that we had been driving all day, were in an unfamiliar place, had been eating very salty food (the dinner we had was a large chain restaurant was, in particular very salty) and so my body had been under stress even before the sex was introduced. He said he bet I was having a reaction to the salt because I was dehydrated from the driving and the traveling already, and that the sex had nothing to do with it. He forced about 4 bottles of water on me over the course of the following morning and by lunchtime, I was back to normal and completely fine, but a little skittish about repeating the sex until I was sure that everything was back to normal.
So, was he right and I had some sort of bizarre dehydration response prompted by tiredness, travel and a salty restaurant dinner? Or was the sex itself the cause of the bathroom issue? Or could it be a combination? As I said, I am 100% fine now. The only issue is that I don't want to be up all night going to the bathroom if we have sex again. If the issue really was some sort of sex reaction, I'd like to know what could be done to mitigate this next time. Or if the issue actually was dehydration made worse by the salt, and I can try the sex again with him, worry free, I'd like to know that too.