Your risk of getting a UTI decreases
Urinary tract infections are no joke. They’re painful, frustrating, and seemingly neverending. Have you ever noticed that nearly every time you’ve gotten an infection it was right after having sex? That’s because research has shown that 80 percent of UTIs form within 24 hours of sexual intercourse, according to The New York Times. Most commonly, women will get an infection when having sex for the first time after a long period of time without getting it on. Even two or three weeks can be considered a long time, so even being away from a partner for a bit can leave women at risk for a UTI.