Is Your Bladder Interfering with Your Love Life?

The need to pee doesn't have to get in the way of sex (15 Photos)

Laura Flynn McCarthy on Sep 30, 2011 at 3:19PM

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Is Your Bladder Interfering with Your Love Life?

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Could It Be OAB?

As many as one in four women over age 18 have occasional episodes of involuntarily leaking urine, according to the National Association for Continence (NAFC). But if you run to the bathroom more than eight times a day -- and sometimes don’t make it -- you might have an overactive bladder, a condition that affects one in five people over age 40, and many younger women as well. Having a “busy bladder” can put a crimp in your lifestyle, including your love life, but it doesn’t have to. More than 80 percent of cases of incontinence and occasional leaking can be improved or even cured, and your sex life doesn’t have to suffer just because your bladder is a little unpredictable. Here are expert tips on ways to manage your bladder and have a happy love life, too.

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