Passion Diva: May 2012: The 411 on the UTI

Cranberry juice for a UTI

By: Michelle Lockwood

Let’s be honest, between many years of the annual (dreaded) PAP and having given birth to 2 children, I was pretty sure that very little could ever embarass me at the doctor’s office.

That was until recently when I had to visit my (cute, male) family doctor for my 3rd urinary tract infection in less than 3 months.

The first appointment had gone pretty smoothly.:

Me: “It hurts when I pee.”

Him: “Here are your antobiotics.”

The second appointment went something like this:

Me: “It hurts when I pee, again.”

Him: “Here are your antibiotics, and let’s schedule an ultrasound to search for underlying causes.”

The third appointment however, went horribly horribly wrong.:

Me: “It hurts when I pee, again.”

Him: “Here are your antibiotics…..and…well….ummm…you see…most UTIs amongst sexually active women happen when they are participating in large amounts of intercourse, sometimes referred to as the HONEYMOON SYNDROME”.

Please, floor- can you just open up and swallow me whole now!?!

Why is it that I can stand up in front of room of women and explain in FULL VIVID DETAIL how to achieve a G-Spot orgasm, but admitting to my (cute, male) family doctor that I have sex (apparently too much sex) causes me to turn beet red!?

What can you do to help prevent urinary tract infections (and embarrassing conversations with your own cute, male family doctor) from interfering with your life?

  • Make sure you drink plenty of plain water daily.
  • Don’t hold it when you need to urinate!
  • Wipe from front to back after a bowel movement.
  • Take showers instead of baths.
  • Drink two 4-ounce glasses of cranberry juice daily
  • Always wear panties with a cotton crotch.

AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL

  • Urinate before sex, and promptly after.

When Passion is good, it is VERY VERY good, but even when Passion is awesome, it can lead to something VERY VERY painful, and embarrassing! Be a SMART Passion Diva!

Michelle Lockwood

Michelle LockwoodMichelle is a Passion Parties Independent Consultant, suburban housewife and mother of 2. “I fill my weekdays with playdates, library visits, grocery shopping, laundry, learningABCs, potty training and more. However, on the weekends, that is my time to slip into my sassy jeans, put on some mascara, and turn into a PASSION DIVA. Every weekend I walk into the living rooms of other women and spend 1.5 hours sharing all of the fabulous & exciting ways that they can enhance the passion in their relationships in a fun & educational format.” For more information on PARTY BOOKINGS, BECOMING A CONSULTANTor to SHOP ONLINE visit www.mishlockwood.com Follow Michelle on Twitter

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