Scared I Might Get a UTI By Using a Dildo

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 16:00
Submitted by Betty Dodson

Hi Dr. Dodson,

I have recently been overwhelmed with the fear that I might give myself a UTI by using a dildo and/or vibrator during penetrative masturbation and as a result have not been able to partake in either form of self love.

I have heard horror stories about UTIs and feel extra worried because I know there is no 100% fool-proof solution to avoiding them especially now that I am partaking in both clitoral and penetrative stimulation. I am worried that this fear will only increase when I partake in partner intercourse and I don't want to let fear keep me from experimenting both on my own and in a pair.

I think it is more mental than anything but I'm having difficulty quelling my fears because I know UTIs are happenstance and can occur even when preventative measures are taken. Thanks so much for your time and advice!

- J

Dear J,

There is no remedy for getting rid of fear except by challenging yourself to push through and JUST DO IT! If your sex toys are clean which means washing them with warm water and a mild soap and you don't fuck yourself for 5 hours straight without additional lube, you have nothing to fear except fear itself.

Always use some organic oil without chemicals like KY jelly or other water based lube. My favorite is pure Almond oil but coconut oil is also good. After a session of self penetration it's always a good idea to urinate. Yes, urine is antiseptic and it's always advisable too pee after vaginal penetration. Urinary tract infections (UTI'sare a nuisance but quite easy to deal with.

Dr. Betty

Liberating women one orgasm at a time

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