Sex with prostatitis causes a lot of controversy among modern doctors. Some experts believe that intimacy is beneficial for the patient. Other doctors claim that contacts can worsen the course of the pathological process. To understand whether it is possible to have sex with such a diagnosis, you need to know the specifics of the diagnosis.
Characteristics of the disease
Prostatitis is detected in a large group of patients. The diagnosis is found in 30% of young and more than 60% of elderly patients. There is a misconception that this disease affects only a weakened body. But this is far from the truth. Prostatitis has many causes. For this reason, it can appear in men of any age category.
The pathology has several variants. The usual form is considered to be bacterial and abacterial chronic disease. In the bacterial form, the cause is a pathogen. The bacterium enters the prostate tissue through the urinary tract. Often, infection becomes possible due to unprotected sexual contact with the carrier of the disease. The bacterium moves rapidly through the urethral canal. The microorganism causes a gradual change in the healthy microflora.
The prostate is located in the upper part of the duct below the bladder. Its lobes firmly adhere to the walls of the urinary tract. The upper part of the organ is in close contact with the sphincter of the bladder. When the microbe spreads to the upper part of the urinary system, an infection of the prostate mucosa is observed. The bacterium penetrates into its subcortical part.
The microbe actively reproduces in the organ. The pathogen feeds on healthy cells. Areas of atrophied tissue appear. Flora is formed on such material, ideal for the development of the inflammatory process. Against the background of inflammation, bacteria are left without food. It entails their death. In this case, the pathogenic process continues.
After the death of the microorganisms, the patient's visible symptoms disappear. One does not feel any discomfort. This form of pathology is more difficult to choose effective treatment. Often, specialists have to change the course of therapy.
The abacterial variety occurs in a large group of patients. The reason for this form can be many factors. The disease develops with trauma to the groin, changes in pelvic temperature, hormonal jumps, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. The disease affects people who have a sedentary profession or spend a lot of time at the computer.
This pathology implies a gradual slowing down of blood circulation in the pelvis. At the same time, the organs receive a smaller volume of substances needed for the creation of young cells. Tissue aging is accompanied by the accumulation of dead tissue in certain areas of the prostate. Inflammation develops under such material.
The danger of prostatitis lies in its negative impact on prostate functions.
The organ is responsible for several important processes. A special substance - a secretion - is created in the gland layer. The secret is the base for the seminal fluid. The subcortex also secretes a certain amount of the hormone testosterone. Against the background of prostatitis, these functions decrease.
The disease causes many problems for the patient. The following negative changes are observed in prostatitis:
- erectile dysfunction;
- worsening of sperm parameters;
- appearance of pain in different localizations.
If the erectile state is impaired, the man's arousal disappears during contact. Also, the duration of contact is reduced. In some cases, rapid ejaculation with mild excitement is observed. This leads to problems with your partner.
Prostatitis is also fraught with worsening sperm count. In order for pregnancy to occur, the sperm must have certain qualities. In a healthy patient, spermatozoa actively move in the secretory substance. If diagnosed, the semen becomes thick. In viscous secretions, spermatozoa move more slowly. The increase in acidity causes the death of some germ cells. The long course of the disease is accompanied by primary male infertility.
Many patients complain of pain in different locations. Pain during urination occurs due to inflammation. Also, unpleasant sensations accompany defecation and intimacy. Acute unbearable pain may occur during ejaculation. If a man has such a symptom, he stops having sex.
For these reasons, you need to know if intimacy is possible with prostatitis.
Reasons for banning intimacy
Not all doctors allow sexual intercourse with a diagnosis. There are several prohibitive factors. Sex is prohibited for the following reasons:
- bacterial nature of the disease;
- acute form of pathology;
- development of additional complications.
With bacterial prostatitis, sex is prohibited. This form is caused by pathogenic microorganisms. Pathogenic bacteria are found in the microflora of the urethral canal, prostate and urinary bladder. During unprotected contact, some of the dangerous microorganisms enter the female vagina. There is a risk of partner infection. With proper treatment, a man cannot completely get rid of prostatitis. In this case, both partners need treatment.
Sex is also not recommended in acute conditions. Acute type of prostatitis is accompanied by several negative signs. The man shows a slight rise in body temperature. There is also acute pain during intimacy. In some cases, pathogenic fluid is released from the urethra. For this reason, experts do not recommend sex during the period of deterioration.
Some doctors claim that sexual intercourse causes additional complications during the course of the disease. With excessive intensity of sexual contacts, the disease-weakened gland stops working properly. Also, the wrong choice of posture can be accompanied by additional pressure on inflamed tissues. Increased pressure is accompanied by rapid spread of inflammation along the walls of the prostate.
Sex is also not recommended due to pregnancy planning. Prostatitis implies pathological changes in the functioning of organs. The secretory base thickens and becomes viscous. In this condition, spermatozoa lose the qualities necessary for fertilization. Even if a pregnancy occurs with such sperm quality, the fetus is not always capable of proper development. The risk of having a child with various pathologies increases.
When intimacy is useful
But, in addition to negative aspects, sex in the presence of prostatitis has a number of positive qualities. It is especially important for the treatment of abacterial forms of the disease. Sexual intercourse is believed to have the following positive qualities:
- additional stimulation of organ walls;
- removal of excess secretions;
- increased blood circulation in the pelvis;
- speeding up the healing process.
Sex has an additional beneficial effect on the walls of the organs. This effect has similar properties to prostate massage. For the treatment of chronic prostatitis and disease prevention, it is recommended to undergo a massage course. Manual influence is performed through the rectum. Massaging the gland causes an acceleration of blood flow to its tissues. In this case, dangerous microorganisms are eliminated, the intensity of inflammation is reduced and congestion is eliminated.
During sexual intercourse in a certain position, pressure is exerted on the front wall of the prostate. At a certain frequency of friction, such pressure causes effects similar to organ massage. For this reason, it is recommended to choose a certain position and frequency of movements during sexual intercourse.
The main advantage of sex is the increase in blood flow to the pelvic organs. Blood fluid is a source of nutrients and useful substances for all systems and tissues. It contains a large number of red blood cells. Red blood cells are responsible for capturing air molecules from the surface of the skin. The molecule of the substance is fixed in a depression on the surface of red blood cells. Through the vascular system, red blood cells distribute oxygen to the internal organs. Accelerating blood circulation helps to increase the level of oxygen in the pelvic organs.
Increasing the supply of useful microelements also causes active proliferation of tissue cells. Cells begin to divide. Young tissues replace damaged and dead areas. At the same time, the intensity of inflammation is significantly reduced. The shape of the prostate is restored.
Sex is also useful for removing stagnant secretions from the prostate and vas deferens. Due to prostatitis, secretion viscosity increases. Because of this, part of the ejaculate is stored on the walls of the vas deferens and the prostate. Pathogenic material can only be removed during intimacy. However, re-contact is not recommended. After the gland is cleaned of pathogenic secretions, its activity is gradually restored. This has a positive effect on the quality of the seminal fluid.
All these positive properties of sexual life accelerate the healing process. Treatment at this time helps to quickly eliminate the disease.
Rules of sexual life
Not all patients know about the peculiarities of sex with prostatitis. Intimacy during the period of illness should be carried out according to certain rules. Doctors give men the following recommendations:
- regular sex life;
- use of contraception;
- respecting the rules of intimate care;
- regular visits to a specialist;
- rejection of additional funds per contact.
The main task of a man is to have a regular sex life. Sex should be performed at least once every two days. With such a number of contacts, the prostate has the ability to quickly recover and produce the required amount of new ejaculate.
Infrequent sexual contact is harmful if you are diagnosed with prostatitis. With irregular sex, negative changes in prostate activity are observed. They are full of deterioration of men's health and disruption of the hormonal system. If a man cannot have a regular sex life with prostatitis, it is necessary to completely refrain from intimacy during treatment.
Any sexual contact must be done using contraception. A condom is used for this purpose. The latex product prevents pathogenic microorganisms from entering the female reproductive system. Condom prevents the risk of infection of the sexual partner. The use of interrupted intercourse in prostatitis cannot protect a woman from infection.
This rule is especially important for couples planning. If a man has prostatitis, the couple should be carefully protected until the end of the therapeutic measures. Conception with prostatitis is dangerous for the further development of the fetus.
Not all men carefully follow the rules of intimate care. This causes a bacterial infection. In order to avoid additional infection during sex, you should follow all the rules of intimate hygiene.
What else do you need to know?
Before sexual intercourse, it is necessary to clean the penis from the accumulation of secretory mucus under the foreskin. To do this, you need to use a special gel. Cleansing should be repeated after intimacy. Underwear should be changed every day or after bathing. Towel and soap should be used individually. Maintaining hygiene allows the urethral canal to quickly get rid of pathogenic microflora.
Doctors also do not recommend using additional means of stimulation during sexual intercourse. To improve positive sensations, many couples use lubricants, gels and supplements. All these drugs cause changes in the microflora of the genital organs. In prostatitis, such a change is fraught with the development of complications. The course of the disease becomes much more complicated. For this reason, the couple should avoid additional stimulants during the treatment period.
It is also a mistake to use pills to restore an erection. Such drugs cause increased blood flow to the corpora cavernosa of the penis. When used, the blood is fixed in the organ for several hours. Prolonged excitation against the background of prostatitis is fraught with the development of a strong thickening of the prostate membrane. This leads to deterioration of the patient's condition.
Treatment of prostatitis should be accompanied by medical supervision. Only a specialist can give recommendations on intimacy during prostatitis therapy. Compliance with all the rules leads to a quick recovery of male sexual health.