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5 health conditions in which sex should be avoided

They are only situations where sex is contraindicated, especially when both people are healthy and maintain a faithful and lasting relationship. However, there are some health problems that may require sexual abstinence, usually, to facilitate recovery.

Although sexual activity is a more frequent question in the case of embarassed women or patients with cardiovascular diseases, sex is rarely contraindicated in these situations and can be maintained without risk to health.

1. Pain during sex

Pain during sex, scientifically called dyspareunia, can also be accompanied by other symptoms, such as burning or comezón. In men, the main cause is the infection in the urethra and bladder, however, it can also occur due to phimosis or an abnormal penile curvature. On the other hand, in women, infections are also one of the causes of dyspareunia, such as endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease.



In these cases, it is advisable to consult a urologist or a gynecologist to identify the problem and start the appropriate treatment, thus avoiding its aggravation or even its transmission to the pair, in the case of infections, for example.

2. Treatment against STIs

During the treatment of any sexual transmission infection, the ideal is to avoid intimate contact, even with a condom, only to reduce the possibilities of infecting the sexual partner, as well as to facilitate recovery.

In the majority of cases, the treatment must be carried out by both people and the sexual activity must only be started after the doctor’s indication and when both are finished with the treatment. Know which ones are the most common ITS.

3. Inheritance or trauma in the intimate region

In addition to increasing the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection, infections in the intimate region can worsen or become infected after having sexual relations, due to friction caused by clothing or intercourse.



Likewise, it is recommended to avoid sexual relations after childbirth when an episiotomy was performed, which corresponds to a cut in the woman’s perineum to allow the birth of the baby through the vagina, otherwise, there will not be enough time for healing , causing pain and complications related to the herida.

In this way, it is advisable to consult a gynecologist or urologist to start the treatment of the heridases and evaluate if it can also be a sign of a sexually transmitted infection, especially if they are inflamed, reddened or painful.

4. Urinary infection

Urinary infection is a disease that causes pain and discomfort on the floor during sexual intercourse, as well as in the simplest day-to-day situations, such as walking or sitting.

In addition, sudden movements during sex can cause small lesions in the urethra, which facilitates the development of bacteria and can worsen the urinary tract infection. In this way, it is advisable to carry out the treatment indicated by the doctor to cure the urinary infection in order to have intimate contact again. See how the treatment is carried out.

5. Weakened immune system

People who have a weakened immune system due to viral illnesses, such as influenza or dengue, may have a slower recovery if they maintain intimate contact during treatment, because this type of activity causes a physical effort that wears out the body, making the process difficult of recovery.

In addition, people with chronic diseases that weaken the immune system, such as HIV, must be careful during relationships, always using condoms to avoid transmitting the disease and spreading it to others.

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