prostatitis and sex

intimacy with prostatitis

The prostate gland is very important for the human body because it synthesizes the substance that is part of the sperm. Inflammatory processes in the prostate gland are called prostatitis. This disease affects the erection, as well as the process of urination, which in turn affects the emotional state of a man. In advanced cases, prostatitis becomes an adenoma of the prostate, often the disease is accompanied by vasculitis or urethritis.

The appearance of acute or chronic prostatitis affects the whole body of a man and especially the organs of the genitourinary system. At the same time, sexual life also suffers, as erectile dysfunction and potency problems can be observed against the background of the inflammatory process in the prostate gland.

This condition significantly reduces the quality of life of men and requires the appointment of therapy. At the same time, many patients wonder if it is possible to have sex in the treatment of prostatitis and whether it will lead to disease progression?

Is it possible to have sex with prostatitis

Since young people can get prostatitis, not just retirees, and are full of strength and energy, then of course they are interested in whether it is possible to have sex with prostatitis. Experts on this issue can be divided into two categories: some support the idea of prolonged sexual abstinence, while others support the idea that one should not stop having an active sex life. In fact, prostatitis is not a cause of impotence, but the pain after orgasm forces men to give up carnal pleasures.

Of course, in the advanced form of the disease, the attempt to make love is unlikely to be useful, but in inflammation of the prostate gland should be massaged. The best massage is performed from the inside, during the act of ejaculation, as the muscles contract, which ensures the movement of sperm. The act of ejaculation will be a great addition to prostate massage or even a substitute for it, if for some reason it is impossible to massage. Also, with complete sexual abstinence there are such negative consequences as stagnation of blood in the genitals, testosterone levels decrease, the need for prostate activity decreases, so that its function fades. These consequences further aggravate the situation and can lead to exacerbation of the disease.

But on the other hand, too frequent ejaculation can be harmful. Some men, after learning that sex has a positive effect on the inflamed prostate, can start an active sexual life without watching their partners too much, which will negatively affect the situation. Every female body has a special microflora, which may not be compatible with the male microflora. In addition, it can be a carrier of an infectious or fungal disease, so unprotected sex can only lead to an inflammatory process. Therefore, it is advisable to make love with your regular partner to reduce the risk of any complications.

In the absence of a permanent partner, it is necessary to clean the seminal ducts with the help of masturbation. Because ejaculation often occurs prematurely in prostatitis, you can begin to delay orgasm, temporarily stop rubbing, and then resume it. But you need to remember the precautions and not overload the already weakened body. You cannot achieve more than one ejaculation per day, but not less than one ejaculation per week.

Causes of prostatitis

There are several common forms of this disease:

  • Acute prostatitis has symptoms characteristic of all inflammatory processes: chills, pain in the affected area, fever. Sometimes whitish or colorless purulent formations come out of the canal during urination. In some cases, acute prostatitis leads to sepsis and requires hospitalization. The cause of the disease is an infection that affects the prostate. Additional factors that affect the development of the disease:
    1. hypothermia;
    2. Irregular sex life, prolonged abstinence;
    3. delayed urination;
    4. It is not an active lifestyle;
    5. Diseases of the genitourinary system;
    6. Have bad habits.
  • In addition, chronic prostatitis is common. The disease may be asymptomatic or without exacerbation (there are slight problems with urination and during sex). In case of exacerbation, pain occurs. Also, chronic prostatitis can lead to inflammation of the bladder, as the prostate area is the source of infection of the entire genitourinary tract. To diagnose the disease, a sample of microorganisms is sown in a nutrient medium, and microscopy of prostate secretions is used. The cause of this disease are bacterial lesions of the prostate gland. There are various theories that explain the appearance of chronic prostatitis:
    1. The theory of chemical inflammation, according to which inflammation occurs as a result of the penetration of urine into the tissues of the prostate gland. This requires increased urine pressure, which can be caused by blockages in the urethra (such as semen).
    2. Immune theory suggests that prostatitis manifests itself in response to various antigens that have been deposited in prostate tissue.
    3. Neurogenic theory states that neurogenic inflammation occurs under the influence of biologically active substances that are released into nerve endings.

Treatment of prostatitis

The earlier you start treatment for prostatitis, the better, so early detection of the disease is one of the key factors. If in doubt, it is necessary to contact a urologist, who will take samples and analyzes of urine and blood, and will prescribe appropriate treatment.

For the treatment of prostatitis, medical methods are used, the course of treatment of which can last up to 4 weeks:

  • Use of antibiotics to suppress infection or bacterial activity.
  • The use of alpha-blockers that facilitate the course of the disease by acting on adregenous receptors.
  • The use of anti-inflammatory drugs that act on the inflamed gland.
  • The use of herbal remedies that relieve symptoms.
  • hormone therapy.

In addition to medical treatment, the following methods are used:

  • prostate massage;
  • LOD therapy;
  • Relaxing exercises;
  • Physiotherapy;
  • Acupuncture;
  • In case of exacerbation, surgery is used.