In this article I will concentrate on the main problems that can face a newly married couple on their honeymoon and how to avoid them. Three main issues will be addressed; honeymoon cystitis, the need for contraception and painful intercourse. A honeymoon is supposed to be pure pleasure- but what happens when the bride starts feeling sick during the honeymoon, and sex becomes a dreadful act? Honeymoon cystitis is one term for a urinary tract infection. The majority of sufferers are female, and it’s not uncommon for a woman to develop cystitis on her honeymoon. Left untreated, it can lead to a bladder and kidney infection.
Symptoms of honeymoon cystitis may include a burning or painful sensation during urination, the urge to urinate frequently, cloudy urine, blood-tinged urine, and/or pain above the pubic bone. The common cause of honeymoon cystitis is the introduction of bacteria, such as E. coli (which normally lives in the bowel) into the urethra. This bacterium begins to replicate, which leads to infection. In addition to the possibility of it occurring after intercourse, honeymoon cystitis can also start when an unclean finger, penis, or other object is inserted from the anus into the vagina. Women, who wipe from back to front rather than from vagina to anus, are also at higher risk for this infection.
Symptoms of honeymoon cystitis generally emerge within a day or two after bacteria are introduced into the urethra. A physician can confirm the diagnosis of infection through a simple urine test.
Treatment for Honeymoon Cystitis
Once a doctor identifies honeymoon cystitis, or Urethritis, as the source of a woman’s discomfort, the physician is likely to prescribe a course of antibiotics to clear up the infection and Pyridium for the pain.
An analgesic that helps relieve the burning, the urgency of urination, and the irritation in the lower urinary tract, Pyridium is generally prescribed for only two days’ use. It temporarily turns urine a bright orange-red color. Abstention from sex, until the infection clears up, is generally advised.
Soaking in warm, non-soapy water can provide additional relief to the area, and drinking plenty of fluids, such as cranberry juice, may help you feel better faster.
Prevention of Honeymoon Cystitis
Simple precautions can help ensure that honeymoon cystitis does not recur: Drink plenty of water (8 glasses a day is recommended), drink cranberry juice, and avoid coffee. Urinate immediately before and after sexual activity to flush bacteria from the urethra. When you’re ready to resume penis-vagina sex, consider applying a water-based lubricant to the vaginal area to ease insertion
A lot of women experience sexual pain. A recent Swedish survey suggested that it occurs in 9.3 per cent of females, with the incidence being higher among the young and inexperienced and relatively low among the over-50s.
It’s not much fun having pain during intercourse. After all, sex is meant to be an enjoyable and happy experience. If you feel pain, it isn’t.
Fortunately, the trouble will often resolve if the man takes more time with love play so that the woman’s vagina relaxes and her natural lubricant flows, and if the couple use one of the newer sex lubricants like Eros or Liquid Silk.
The Emotional Factor
It’s important to realize that there is often usually some emotional element in this problem. If you experience pain during sex, it’s almost certain to be distressing for you. This distress may well make you tighten up down below. And this tightening up will very likely make the pain worse next time. Unfortunately, painful intercourse can often have a destructive emotional effect on a relationship. Sometimes couples split up because of it. So that’s a clear reason why you should get the problem sorted out as soon as possible.
Self-Care at Home
Applying lubricating gels to the outer sexual organs, including the vulva and labia, and in the vagina may be helpful to women and ease pain during intercourse. A woman should talk with her doctor before attempting to use a vaginal dilator.