|How to have an active sex life with incontinece|
- Plan ahead-Just like any other aspect of dealing with incontinence it is important to have a plan. Here are some steps that can lesson the chances of leakage and help you to prepare so you can relax. These steps are-
- Watch what you drink-You should continue to stay well hydrated but about an hour before having sex don’t drink any fluids. Keep in mind that it also matters what you are drinking. You want to make sure to avoid coffee, tea, or any type of caffeinated beverage since these types of drinks can act as bladder stimulants and make your incontinence symptoms worse.
- Take some time in the bathroom-It goes without saying that you need to go to the bathroom before having sex but many health experts recommend the practice of double voiding. In order to do this you should go to the bathroom, and then take the time to make sure that your bladder is fully relaxed and go again.
- Prepare the bed-If you are worried about leakage then you may want to prepare your bed (or wherever you will be). There are incontinence bed pads that can be laid down that will protect bedding and furniture. Remember, that relaxation is the key to a pleasurable sexual experience so you need to make sure that you are not worried about leakage.
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