People with prostatitis have doubts about whether it is okay to have sex. This is a sensitive question to be sorted out. From this article you will learn how an intimate relationship affects the disease, how and how much you can have sex, and when it is prohibited.
The prostate gland undergoes inflammatory processes in more than half of men, so the topic of sex with prostatitis is very relevant. Moreover, the pathology is accompanied not only by painful urination, but also by impaired sexual functions (decreased libido and potency).
The effect of sex on prostatitis
More often than not, men believe that it is impossible to have sex with prostatic disease. But this is an erroneous opinion, because sexual contact has the most beneficial effect on potency and healing processes.
Prostatitis is known to arise from a lack of sex and congestion. This is due to the fact that during ejaculation, secretion is released, as a result of which the amount of testosterone (male sex hormone) produced increases. In addition, regular intercourse has the following effect:
- prostatic juice is actively produced;
- blood circulation in the prostate gland is restored;
- semen removes decay products from the inflamed area;
- improves the nutrition of cells and tissues, due to active blood supply;
- prostate is massaged against the background of muscle contraction;
- pain syndrome decreases;
- erectile function is improved.
In acute form
When prostatitis is acute, medicine does not recommend sexual intercourse. The reason for this is the intense pain that will intensify during intercourse and ejaculation. In addition, the pain is felt even at rest. And the man will not receive pleasure during the period of exacerbation.
For chronic form
In the case of a chronic course of the disease, sexual relations, on the contrary, are shown. Moreover, sex should be as regular as possible. Pain during this period does not appear, the man experiences pleasant sensations.
The only drawback is the weakening of the erection. But this can be corrected if you adhere to all the recommendations of experts. And especially with regard to the psychological aspects. Because against this background, the husband avoids contact with his wife, and this leads to the development of new stagnant phenomena. Consequently, the disease progresses with renewed vigor.
But it is also not recommended to have excessive sex, as the inflamed prostate cannot withstand significant loads. Therefore, you need to adhere to the golden mean.
Sex after therapy
If the prostatitis was not in an advanced degree, then conservative methods are sufficient for treatment. In this case, after a full recovery, intimate life is improving on its own. But if radical methods of therapy were used - removal of the prostate gland - then you will have to adhere to these rules to resume sexual relations:
- intimate life can be resumed 30-50 days after surgery;
- physical activity during rehabilitation is excluded;
- physiotherapy is desirable;
- you need to visit a psychotherapist to restore the psycho-emotional background.
The prognosis of the return of male strength largely depends on the surgical method used:
- after transurethral surgery, in 90 cases out of 100, the potency is restored, but it becomes impossible to conceive a child, since ejaculation is carried out into the bladder;
- after open prostatectomy intimate life is getting better;
- if the prostate gland is removed with a laser, sex life is restored too.
When a man had complete impotence before the operation, after the surgery the erectile function is not fully restored.
When is it forbidden to have sex with prostatitis?
As mentioned above, it is forbidden to have sex during an exacerbation of the disease, as a man will experience unbearable pain, and the symptoms that appear will worsen.
But there are other situations in which sex has a negative impact:
- The bacterial type of prostatitis in acute form leads to the spread of the inflammatory process to other organs of the small pelvis, kidneys. In addition, there is a risk of infection of the partner. For these reasons, complete abstinence is required until the moment of recovery.
- The presence of female diseases in the partner, especially the bacterial form.
- If there is no ejaculation during intercourse. The sperm produced by the prostate stagnates in the organ, which aggravates the patient's condition.
- When women change frequently. The fact is that each person has his own genital microflora, to which the male body must adapt. If you constantly change it, then prostatitis becomes aggravated and complicated - the inflammatory process does not allow you to quickly switch.
- Too frequent contact leads to increased stress on the prostate gland.
- Interrupted sex. In this case, the prostate is not completely emptied, and the remnants of semen contribute to the multiplication of pathogenic microorganisms.
- Inflammatory processes in the seminal tubercles and vesicles - pain will be present.
- An abscess in the prostate leads to blood poisoning, as the capsule may burst and pus will enter the bloodstream.
- Presence of stones in the prostate (they will damage tissues and blood vessels).
- The formation of a cyst is dangerous by its rupture and internal bleeding.
How often is it recommended to have sex for prostatitis?
During intimate mating, the prostate produces ejaculate, which contains many nutrients that saturate the male genitals. After ejaculation, semen begins to synthesize again, so sex should be present in the life of a patient with prostatitis. But how much should there be? In fact, there are no standard standards, so every man is obliged to have sexual intercourse as many times as he did before the disease. But it should not be less than 3 or 4 times a week.
A disease such as prostatitis quite often leads to cooling of feelings in a married couple, because a man's potency decreases. Against this background, he begins to fear intimate relationships, which affects the psychological state.
Constant fears significantly weaken libido, speed up the process of ejaculation and reduce erection. To prevent this from happening, the man himself and his partner need to tune in to a positive result. A woman is obliged to cheer up her husband and not stop having sex with him. Otherwise, the husband will give preference not to sex, but to other activities - he will find a new hobby, start drinking alcohol, which will even worse affect the inflamed prostate and psychological background.
This leads to the progression of pathology, external irritability and even aggression, and stagnant ejaculate will cause nocturnal emissions. If a couple cannot cope with psychological problems on their own, they will have to seek help from a specialist - a sexologist, psychotherapist or psychologist. Medical assistance from such doctors is also necessary in cases where a man does not have a permanent partner who will treat the problem with understanding.
You can go to a sexologist on your own, but it is better if your woman also visits him, because the specialist will teach her the correct tactics of behavior.
Contraception for prostatitis
A condom for prostatitis should always be in the bedroom of a married couple. This is due to the fact that the female microflora with inflammation of the prostate can have a negative effect, since it contains conditionally pathogenic microbes that easily penetrate the urethral canal and gland.
Contraception is used not only for normal sex, but also for oral, anal sex, because microorganisms are also present in the oral cavity and rectum, and in large quantities. These bacteria exert a strong microbial load that the reproductive system cannot cope with.
Anal sex with prostatitis
It is not prohibited to practice anal intercourse with prostatitis of the prostate gland. Therefore, you can safely do this with a woman. If we talk about representatives of non-traditional orientation, then a sick man, being passive, can also engage in anal sex. Moreover, this process promotes prostate massage. But you need to know that massage with the genitals through the rectum does not have a strong therapeutic effect, unlike massage performed with the finger of a qualified specialist.
When anal sex is contraindicated:
- The patient must monitor the condition of the prostate - if the symptoms begin to intensify, then anal stimulation will have to be abandoned, because the inflamed gland becomes irritated and swells.
- If a man uses rectal suppositories for treatment, anal intercourse is contraindicated. The fact is that many suppositories contain substances that damage latex (condom material). This leads to a new infection, and it is strictly forbidden to have anal sex with prostatitis without contraception.
- You will have to refuse contacts if there is an oncological tumor in the prostate or stones.
Is masturbation allowed?
Based on the above material, it is clear that you need to have sex during the period of remission of prostatitis. But, on the other hand, it is undesirable to change partners. And many representatives of the strong half of humanity are embarrassed to have sexual intercourse with a new partner because of a weakened erection. Then the question arises: what should a man who does not have a wife do? The answer to such an intimate question is ambiguous:
- Doctors of the old school categorically do not welcome this type of activity, linking it with the fact that with prostatitis, a person should not overstrain the body. He is shown good rest, peace.
- Modern medicine dictates its own rules - masturbation is useful. Indeed, with prolonged abstinence, the male reproductive system undergoes atrophy. Stagnation progresses in it, against the background of which pathological disorders such as cancer, thrombosis and so on develop. In addition, stagnation of semen in the body causes infertility and total impotence.
Thus, if a man has a regular partner, he can refuse to masturbate, engaging in traditional types of sex. But if there is no partner, then it is better to use self-gratification.
If a man is diagnosed with prostatitis, but not in the acute stage, he should not refuse sexual intercourse. But this must be done correctly and after consultation with the treating andrologist. It is the doctor who will give specific recommendations on the frequency of the act, based on the course of the disease.