I doubt it since it does go into the bladder? Who knows. However, one thing I'd watch is not urinating before sex. That's a common cause if you get them after sex. That or the products you use to clean and lube. I'd recommend a natural (truly natural) lube and soaps to prevent the infections. Hydra by Intimate Organics is a good regular use lube. I like Yes! lube the very best though.
I'd definitely be sure to pee before sex, even if it feels like you don't have to, since it seems sex is contributing to the infection.
YES it does. It has 2 defensive ingredients- sea kelp and guava bark. One promotes healthy micro flora to help prevent yeast infections and the other is anti- bacterial. Bladder infections are often caused by microscopic bacteria traveling from your anus to vagina to urethra so yes it helps . I used to get chronic bladder infections and once asked my doctor if they were possibly caused from over stimulation of my g/ spot which is pressed against my urethra. The answer was " probably not" but the n she mentioned keeping my bits as clean as possible. These two items plus a daily chewable cranberry tablet and I've gone from a bladder infection a month to once or twice a year!
Definitely urinate after sex, and if it's still a problem you might want to look into a health product called D-mannose. You drink a little each day (tastes slightly sugary) and it helps keep bacteria from sticking to the bladder walls and causing infections.
Peeing before sex will do nothing to prevent infections. Peeing after can help a little. Fluids (water!) and cranberry juice or tablets will help a lot as well as making sure to clean up with a body safe wipe or a feminine wash after sex if it is still an issue.
I was wondering if this product could help protect against bladder infections as well. I never really got them until I started having sex.
lube in general may help, depending on why sex is causing you to have bladder infections. If its not from irritating product ingredients, then it's from bacteria being pushed into your urethra during sex.
As others have said, pee after sex. If you find that difficult, drink a glass of water or cranberry or blueberry juice before you have sex. Although cranberries are what everyone talks about, and they definitely also work, blueberries have the same antioxidants that help prevent a urinary tract infection. I also am looking at this lube for that potential...but preventing yeast infections is good enough reason by itself though I've never actually had one. I had bacterial vaginosis once though, and that was enough reason to want to prevent yeast infections too!
There's a cheap gimmicky weight loss pill sold in discount stores that's full of cranberry extract and juniper berry tar that I use to prevent such things. It's a diuretic, so the "weight loss" effect is fake, but as a diuretic, it's perfect for flushing out the bladder.
I thought I'd add to what Sangsara & novanilla said above.
Cranberry & other vaccinium fruit species, such as blueberry, have condensed tannins that have been found to prevent the bacteria from adhering to the bladder walls & starting an infection, (it changes the thermodynamic properties of the bacteria in the urinary tract & creates an energy barrier that prevents them from making the structures necessary for them to latch onto the cells in the bladder wall & instigate an infection.) Interestingly, it does NOT affect the non-pathogenic microbes, leaving the natural flora undisturbed, which is one more reason it is preferred for use over antibiotics as a prophylactic measure, (once you have an infection, you need the antibiotics, cranberry won't stop an infection that's already started).
Unfortunately for us, the effect only lasts as long as the microbes are exposed to the juice, meaning, once the cranberry is no longer present, the bacteria will resume growth. So, to realize this antibacterial effect, one must consume cranberry juice, (or the capsules, tablets, etc), regularly, preferably daily! By the way, the results were the same when they tested sugar-free cranberry juice & cranberry juice cocktail.