Incontinence and Intimacy

Many people with incontinence find it hard to be intimate with their partner. Sex puts added pressure on the bladder, causing it to leak, which can be embarrassing and cause a people to avoid sex all together. Incontinence during sex can be avoided by not drinking prior to having sex, performing Kegel exercises, and choosing sexual positions that put the least pressure on your bladder.

Fast Facts:

  • Voiding prior to being intimate may help to prevent incontinence during sex.
  • Consult with a health care provider about possible medications that can prevent incontinence.
  • If incontinence occurs due to hypersensitivity, try placing an ice pack on your genitals prior to being intimate.

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