Can I have sex with my (male) partner when he has a UTI?
March 20, 2012 3:38 PM Subscribe
Can I have sex with my (male) partner when he has a urinary tract infection?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (11 answers total)
My partner has a medical condition which makes him very prone to urinary tract infections. I did some Google searches for UTIs and men, and since they are so much more common in women, all the men-centered advice was about how to not get it from your female partner. In other words, they all assumed it was the woman who had it. And I could not find anything about what to do if it's the man who has it.
He is currently in the middle of the second one he's had since he's been with me, and the pattern so far has been that he has a day or so where he is very tired and sleepy, has some sore muscles etc. Then he goes to the doctor, gets a prescription and spends a day feeling just awful. Then within 24 hours, he feels so much better and wants to cheer himself up with sex.
I have been hesitant to indulge him in this. I am not sure if it's possible for me to get the infection from him, or if I will damage him by engaging in these activities prematurely. He says there is no risk to me because it's a separate, um, channel, from where the UTI is. And he says that if he is feeling up for it, that means he is not in any pain and I won't hurt him.
So, what are the rules for this? I have told him to clarify with his doctor, but I would love some informal advice while we wait.