Is it possible to have sex with an inflamed prostate?

Men who have been diagnosed with prostate inflammation are wondering if it is possible to have sex with prostatitis? But before getting an answer, you need to understand what kind of disease it is and what causes it can cause.

referral to a specialist for prostatitis

Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate in men. Most often, the cause of inflammation is a bacterial infection that has entered the prostate through the urethra. However, for inflammation to take effect, sometimes an infection is not enough. Prostate disease can cause the following factors:

  • work associated with constantly sitting, hypodynamic lifestyle;
  • stool disorders, in the form of frequent constipation;
  • frequent hypothermia;
  • lack of intimacy for a long time or its excessive amount;
  • obesity, overeating, excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, smoking, spicy food, constant stress;

The prostate is a gland that measures 3 by 4 centimeters and weighs up to 25 grams. It secretes a secret that has a bactericidal effect. Therefore, inflammation is believed to occur most often with congestion in the organ, when its function is impaired and the secret loses its properties. It is at this time that an infection is on, which exacerbates the condition. But how to deal with congestion so as not to provoke the development of the disease?

Opinion of an 'expert

Not long ago, doctors came to the conclusion that sex can be considered the best medicine that can be thought of in the treatment of prostatitis and its prevention. Experts today increasingly agree that with prostatitis it is possible and necessary to have sex, and that it is extremely helpful.

During intercourse, with the onset of orgasm, there is an active and strong contraction of the prostate muscles. A kind of massage takes place, which increases blood flow to the gland. And this favorably affects your condition, eliminates the causes of the disease and shortens the recovery time.

Prostatitis cannot be considered a sexually transmitted disease, as it is a purely male pathology. But if the inflammation is caused by some bacterial infection, then during sexual intercourse it is worth using a condom so as not to transmit pathogenic microbes to the partner.

Also, you cannot stop having sex during illness. Withdrawal due to inflammation of the prostate can even be dangerous, because due to the stagnation of the secret produced by the gland, complications can develop. In addition, withdrawal can cause gland swelling and blood clots caused by blood stasis.

sexual treatment

When a man has unpleasant symptoms that question his masculine strength, he may suffer from depression. He develops irritability, excessive nervousness, appetite is disturbed, he no longer feels needed. In addition, a man begins to suffer from insomnia, there is a lack of sexual desire.

pain in a man with prostatitis

A woman in such a situation should not stand aside, but be as discreet as possible, help a man and not let him get sick with all her thoughts. Only in this case it is possible to restore harmonious sexual relations.

As there is irrefutable evidence of the beneficial effect of sexual intercourse in treating inflammation of the gland, it is important to do it correctly, without harming the body. Therefore, one should not run to extremes. Everything must be in moderation. Having sex during treatment should not be elevated to the priority level. However, the main treatment should be medication, and this method should play a supporting role.

To effectively get rid of the disease, you should listen to the recommendations:

  • First of all, sex with prostatitis should be regular. The problem cannot be solved if you only have intimacy 1 or 2 times in a month. But even daily "procedures" can provoke an exacerbation of the disease. According to doctors, the golden mean is important in this matter, depending on the age of the man and his state of health. On average, the frequency of intercourse applicable for all ages is 2 to 3 times a week. Oral sex, in order not to bring a new infection to you or your partner, is only possible with a condom.
  • Secondly, during the treatment of prostatitis, it is forbidden to change sexual partners, as the body is weakened and the probability of a new infection increases, due to the possible entry of new microflora into the reproductive system. It may contain pathogens for which antibodies have not yet been developed, and since inflammation already exists, this can be dangerous.
  • Third, those who do not have a permanent partner for intimacy, or those who do not (single men), are advised not to enter into casual relationships and not to wait for stagnation, which can lead to illness. The only way out in this situation is masturbation. Although this method, for unknown reasons, is considered something to be condemned in society, it is able to free the gland from stagnation. Masturbation also helps to disperse stagnant blood in Organs pelvic organs, and the gland, thanks to this procedure, receives the necessary massage. But, as with the frequency of sexual intercourse, masturbation should not be overdone. Normal self-fulfillment mode is 2-3 times a week.
  • Fourthly, the practice of coitus interruptus should be avoided, as it contributes to the slow outflow of blood from the male genitals, as a result, ruptures of small capillaries in the penis and blood thickens in the prostate.

Acute prostatitis and sex

In acute prostatitis, the man experiences intense pain in the lower abdomen, as well as pain that radiates to the genitals and perineum. At the same time, the body temperature can rise to 39 degrees, and in severe cases even higher.

high fever with prostatitis

Pain is pursued not only when emptying the bladder, but also at rest. Therefore, in such a situation, the patient is unlikely to want intimacy.

But if you arrange competent treatment, then after a few days the patient may feel better. Only after that, it is recommended to relieve stagnation, treatment of prostatitis with sex.

Additional Treatment Measures

In addition to regular sex, it is recommended to use a permissible set of physical exercises (you will not need to pull the "iron" in the gym), to avoid congestion in the prostate organ:

  1. It is easy to perform this exercise anywhere: at work, in transport, driving, lying in bed at home, etc. To do this, you need to take a deep breath and inflate your stomach. After holding your breath for 10-12 seconds, exhale (through your stomach). In this case, it is necessary to draw the stomach as much as possible, so that it, as it were, "arrives" to the spine. You need to repeat 3 to 7 times. During the day, you need to do 3 sets.
  2. Similar to the first, the exercise does not require a special location, and can be done in any position: sitting, lying or standing. Its essence lies in the fact that you need to forcefully retract your anus and remain in this position for 7-10 seconds. This should be done three times and during the day - various approaches.
  3. Next exercise: stand, shift weight to left leg and swing right leg back and forth. Start with 40 swings and work your way up to 100. Do the same with your left leg. In addition, it is recommended to perform the exercise 3 times a day.
  4. While standing, lean alternately left and right, up to 30 times in one direction.
  5. This exercise is very important as it stretches the hip adductors. It is necessary to make a straight split, be sure to hold it with your hands and spread your legs to the sides to the maximum distance. It is not necessary to sit on the floor. The main thing at the lowest possible point is to fix for 20-30 seconds. Each time you need to try to spread your legs wider.
  6. Sitting on the floor with your legs extended forward, take a step forward and then back. Each buttock needs to be stepped on 30 to 50 times.
  7. Lie on your back, lift your pelvis, bending your spine, supporting your head on the floor. Lock in this position for 10 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
  8. This exercise has been known to everyone since kindergarten and is called "boat". To perform it, you need to lie on your stomach and place your hands behind your head. Arch your back as you lift your legs straight and your chest up so that support remains only in your stomach. It is necessary to remain in this position until the moment of fatigue arrives. Repeat 3 times.
  9. Lie face down on the ball. Roll the ball for 5 minutes, adjusting your body's pressure on it with your hands.
  10. Sitting on the floor with your legs straight, try to reach your feet with your hands. If possible, grab your fingers. Hold this position for 10 seconds. You should spend 3-5 minutes a day on this exercise.
  11. School years exercise - "birch". Supporting your lower back with your hands and resting your head on the floor, lift your legs. Hold for a few seconds (with increased pressure, this exercise cannot be done).
  12. The last exercise will be a deep squat, with your legs shoulder-width apart. Squats should be done slowly and their number should be from 5 to 7.


For the prevention of prostatitis, especially for men at risk (office workers with sedentary work, as well as those who work in a cold or humid environment and are exposed to hypothermia, long-distance drivers, etc. ), it is recommended to follow some rules :

  • For a man of any age, physical activity is very important. A visit to the gym is not mandatory, but recommended. If you have a sedentary job, you need to set aside time each day to walk or run. This will improve blood circulation in the pelvis and reduce the likelihood of stagnation;
  • As mentioned above, sex plays an important role in the prevention and treatment of the disease. Important regular sexual contacts measured without perversions and excesses;
  • it is necessary to eat foods that are beneficial for the body as a whole and for the prostate. The diet should include: fish and meat (low-fat varieties), vegetables and fruits, dairy products, jams, juices and honey, as well as various seafood. You must refuse or limit the use of alcohol, carbonated drinks, onions and garlic, peppers and mushrooms.
  • hypothermia is also a factor that causes the development of prostate inflammation, which should be avoided. Avoid exposure to drafts and wear warm clothing;
  • stress and overwork decrease immunity and, as a result, the body's defenses are reduced. It is necessary to take care of good sleep and avoid nervous situations;
  • a good invigorating effect has a contrast shower. This procedure improves immunity and improves blood circulation;
  • Regular visits to the urologist can detect the disease in the early stages. It is much easier to treat a disease that is just beginning than a pathology that has already developed. If a man has already been diagnosed with prostatitis, it is advisable to have a second examination every 3 months for the first year. In the following years, it is enough to visit a urologist once every six months.

Thus, prevention is an important condition to keep man's health in shape. An important condition for prevention is also a regular sex life. According to statistics, men who have sex at least 2 times a week (with a regular partner) have prostatitis less often by 60%.