12:51 am - 05/23/2008

difficulty urinating after orgasm

Hi all,

I have noticed that sometimes, after I have an orgasm (particularly an intense one), I can't pee. This happens whether the orgasm was from partner sex or masturbation. This is something I've been aware of more or less since I began having orgasms, and I know other women who have the same experience. Anybody know what causes it?

ninja_bee 23rd-May-2008 04:58 am (UTC)
Not sure what causes it, but I have the same problem. =/
photocopyme 23rd-May-2008 05:04 am (UTC)
Sometimes I get that way. It takes a while for me to be able to pee again. It doesn't happen enough to me for it to be considered a problem, really.
in_thegreenroom 23rd-May-2008 05:06 am (UTC)
Yeah, I don't really consider it a problem either, it's just kind of strange and annoying...especially if I really have to go!
melodic_lyrics 23rd-May-2008 05:12 am (UTC)
The same thing happens to me...I've always believe it has something to do the muscular contractions that occur with orgasm. I know men experience a similar thing, particularly if they have an erection.

Maybe it's the same thing for us? While our clitoris is still hard (since it does become erect during sex or masturbation), there's some muscle or tendon or something that perhaps restricts the urethra?

This is all conjecture on my part. Heh.
cloudshapes 23rd-May-2008 05:17 am (UTC)
Same here. I have always assumed it was just because of all the muscle contractions going on in the area.. for me it just takes a little while to relax. It's the same with trying to pee when I'm in the middle of being super turned on too!
cheesybunny 23rd-May-2008 05:29 am (UTC)
Me too, although it also happens if I'm just really aroused (doesn't have to be after orgasm). I guess all that stuff down there clenches up or something... I dunno. Can usually get it going within a few seconds (maybe half a minute at the most)
trinity85 23rd-May-2008 05:56 am (UTC)
haha. that's ALWAYS happened to me. which kind of sucks, because you're supposed to pee after sex/pleasuring yourself but i can never get anything out until like a half hour later.
slobbergal 23rd-May-2008 06:12 am (UTC)
yep. happens to me too. I figured that like with a guy their body shuts off the pee function when they orgasm, so maybe the same thing happens with us?
lupinelullaby 23rd-May-2008 11:08 am (UTC)
I'm thinking it may be muscle contractions or possibly the area that engorges with fluid (that can cause female ejaculation) swells and blocks the way for urination for a little while after orgasm.
shadowshow 23rd-May-2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
The area gets engorged with blood and can close off the urethra a bit. Not dangerous, just a bit annoying!
autisticmajor 23rd-May-2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
This sounds like what is known as honeymoon cystitis, basically a UTI. It could also be that your muscles are clenching and not releasing.
save3tearsforme 23rd-May-2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
I always thought it was because my clitoris gets really enlarged during/after orgasm, which makes my urethral opening smaller??
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