For models who model nude and above.

For models who model nude and above.

29 posts
26 Aug 2011
I Know this may sound strange. But since ive started modelling ive had one kidney infection after another. 
I never really thought much about it. just thought because i was standing about naked in cold palces, and because my immune system has been lower as sometimes you forget to it.

But now ive realised it  is probably sitting on things and places that i pick up germs. So do models who model nude and above. When working in studios do you wipe the surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes before and after sitting on the surfaces.
I mean if the place is busy with nude models coming and going. your are sure to pick up Germs if they have not been wiped Right?

Im just wondering how many other models have picked UTI/Kidney infections since modelling?  As it has been suggested to me that i use wipes before and after sitting down on surfaces naked.
Posted 26 Aug 2011
Vas
Model
Vas
Have you been getting UTIs that spread to kidney infections, or just kidney infections? I haven't had them through modeling, but had a kidney infection and was told that if you get them regularly it could become a chronic problem.

I used to have a fairly constant cold when modelling - largely because of having to sit/lie/stand around in the cold or on cold surfaces. I never got a UTI or anything through it though, but when relaxing I'd always either put something on, or sit on my leg rather than actually on the surface. I'd presume that it's more of an issue with adult work if you're using someone else's toys.

If the doc suggested it, I wouldn't see any reason not to wipe down surfaces. Cold surfaces can also be a factor when getting UTIs so maybe cut down on outdoor locations shoots where you sit on rocks etc.

Posted 26 Aug 2011
Vas

Have you been getting UTIs that spread to kidney infections, or just kidney infections? I haven't had them through modeling, but had a kidney infection and was told that if you get them regularly it could become a chronic problem. I used to have a fairly constant cold when modelling - largely because of having to sit/lie/stand around in the cold or on cold surfaces. I never got a UTI or anything through it though, but when relaxing I'd always either put something on, or sit on my leg rather than actually on the surface. I'd presume that it's more of an issue with adult work if you're using someone else's toys. If the doc suggested it, I wouldn't see any reason not to wipe down surfaces. Cold surfaces can also be a factor when getting UTIs so maybe cut down on outdoor locations shoots where you sit on rocks etc.


Ive got both UTI's that lead to kidney infections. but last month just developed a kidney infection. Ive only ever suffered one in my life before when i was pregnant, until i started modelling.
No no no would never use anyone else's sex toys. Yuck! lol i only ever work by myself on shoots. But have read up on certain sex toys hold bacteria no matter what you use to clean them. And its normally the jelly type ones. I have not done much solo shoots of late so its not that.

Just made me think that im picking up bacteria from surfaces that are not sterile. Was just really asking if any other models have got this since they started nude modelling and if they ever questioned if it came from sitting on surfaces that are not sterile.
Maybe im just going to be one of these people who picks up germs easily.



Posted 26 Aug 2011
Lisaliz
Model
Lisaliz
Make sure during a long busy day that you don't get dehydrated and also that you pop round the rocks and have a wee when you need one! This should help.

Posted 26 Aug 2011
Lisaliz

Make sure during a long busy day that you don't get dehydrated and also that you pop round the rocks and have a wee when you need one! This should help.


I do, i prob drink more water than anyone i know, as its all i drink. I dont drink fizzy drinks or coffee apart from my morning cuppa. but through out the day i either drink hot water and bottled water.  and i have regular pee breaks lol.
Posted 26 Aug 2011
Sdeve
Photographer
Sdeve
One kidney infection after another could just be one kidney infection that is going dormant and then building up again. What has your quack said? Have you asked for specialist advice? Is it, in fact, a kidney infection rather than a urinary infection? One piece of advice that is rarely welcome as it is often misinterpreted, rather foolishly by many, is for a visit to the local GUM clinic. It's the first, and easy, step to eliminating possible illnesses and thereby tracking down the real cause.

You don't get colds, BTW, from being cold, but by catching a virus.

Posted 26 Aug 2011
Sdeve
One kidney infection after another could just be one kidney infection that is going dormant and then building up again. What has your quack said? Have you asked for specialist advice? Is it, in fact, a kidney infection rather than a urinary infection? One piece of advice that is rarely welcome as it is often misinterpreted, rather foolishly by many, is for a visit to the local GUM clinic. It's the first, and easy, step to eliminating possible illnesses and thereby tracking down the real cause. You don't get colds, BTW, from being cold, but by catching a virus.
Are you implying I've just been guessing I have had kidney infections. Yes I have seen my doctor when it occurs yes sometimes I leave it too late and I develop a kidney infection. Most often than not utis in women lead to kidney infections if left untreated. Why because the bacteria that decends up the urethra and into the bladder and then the kidneys. Yes I have been ruled out of other things you maybe implying that I've had instead of a kidney infection. All I'm asking is if any models who shoot nude have been more prone to this kind of thing since they started modelling. Its funny no matter what your post is about on these forum someone has to turn it around
Posted 26 Aug 2011
Lisaliz
Model
Lisaliz
Curiously enough, yes, I've had a few more episodes than usual in the last couple of years.

With me, it seemed to correlate with very hot weather especially if I'm, say, playing a lot of sweaty competitive singles tennis. So I found it helped if I drank more (water!) and assumed it was dehydration at the centre of the problem.   But then you drink plenty of water anyway...

Interesting.
Posted 26 Aug 2011
Sdeve
Photographer
Sdeve
Jody_Maginnis
Are you implying I've just been guessing I have had kidney infections. Yes I have seen my doctor when it occurs yes sometimes I leave it too late and I develop a kidney infection. Most often than not utis in women lead to kidney infections if left untreated. Why because the bacteria that decends up the urethra and into the bladder and then the kidneys. Yes I have been ruled out of other things you maybe implying that I've had instead of a kidney infection. All I'm asking is if any models who shoot nude have been more prone to this kind of thing since they started modelling. Its funny no matter what your post is about on these forum someone has to turn it around
What on earth is all this 'implying' rubbish? Your original post doesn't give anywhere near a full picture of the background to your problem. Because of that, I offer comment that may have been overlooked. People do this sometimes when they are discussing their own health. Neither am I 'implying' anything by suggesting a visit to the GUM clinic. It's a common sense precaution to eliminate possible causes of symptoms. With certain symptoms your GP is likely to suggest the very same thing. Let's be blunt here, I'm not 'implying' you have a dose of clap, and even if I was, anyone can catch a dose, it doesn't mean you are immoral, or a bad person. It's not entirely uncommon for people with an STD to close their eyes to the possibility until it does irrevocable damage. This I know. I was a sexual health advisor for some time. You display your medical health problems for discussion on an open forum. I offer some basic advice that is based on nothing more than common sense, and all of a sudden I'm 'implying' things, and 'turning things around'. It's very much this sort of reaction that gives people pause when common sense and the evidence indicates they should attend a GUM clinic. Instead, they end up sterile, or with organ damage, or dead,
Posted 26 Aug 2011
ConPhot
Photographer
ConPhot
Jody_Maginnis
I Know this may sound strange. But since ive started modelling ive had one kidney infection after another.  I never really thought much about it. just thought because i was standing about naked in cold palces, and because my immune system has been lower as sometimes you forget to it. But now ive realised it  is probably sitting on things and places that i pick up germs. So do models who model nude and above. When working in studios do you wipe the surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes before and after sitting on the surfaces. I mean if the place is busy with nude models coming and going. your are sure to pick up Germs if they have not been wiped Right? Im just wondering how many other models have picked UTI/Kidney infections since modelling?  As it has been suggested to me that i use wipes before and after sitting down on surfaces naked.
I clean the studio at the end of every shoot, and I do mean every shoot! I allow the time within my diary to do it, so they can't have caught it from me. No wait...I haven't shot you yet!
Posted 26 Aug 2011
To sdeve,
If you read back and both your previous posts that's exactly what your doing, I don't care if your a gynecologist, if you know your stuff you will know that most women get uti's more than men, why because there urethra is shorted.

I'm not sure you understood my original question. I asked if models who model nude have had kidney infection.
I'm not even going to bother answering you as you confuse me.
If I wanted to know if its possible i have an sti other than a kidney infection. I would of asked that, and I shouldn't to explain my full medical health on here anway. If you can't answer a simple question don't bother answering at all.

And to the sensible few replies I've had from above thank you.


Thank you

Kept it short and sweet and didn't quote what you said as I am using my blackberry which is nightmare to type long replies

Thanks again for the replies

Posted 26 Aug 2011
Serena
Model
Serena
I did 4 years on Sport TV and lots of different ladies went naked on the same sofa or bed night after night for 8 hours on a run. I've never had a problem but always made sure I had fresh bedding. When I used a sofa without a cover I used antiseptic wipes beforehand.

I don't seem to suffer with infections but the couple I've had over the years have been more related to periods of being worn-out and susceptible to viruses as a result of been exhausted rather than anything else.

Just follow ensible measures of cleanliness during modelling and keep fit and eat well!

I've modelling on various leather style sofas for individual photo shoots at studios and I must admit I've never thought about cleaning them beforehand as they always seemed clean. I suppose one could play safe and get the wipes out if you were worried. No photographer would take offence I'm sure.
Posted 26 Aug 2011
Edited by Serena 26 Aug 2011
Vas
Model
Vas
Jody_Maginnis

Ive got both UTI's that lead to kidney infections. but last month just developed a kidney infection. Ive only ever suffered one in my life before when i was pregnant, until i started modelling.
No no no would never use anyone else's sex toys. Yuck! lol i only ever work by myself on shoots. But have read up on certain sex toys hold bacteria no matter what you use to clean them. And its normally the jelly type ones. I have not done much solo shoots of late so its not that.

Just made me think that im picking up bacteria from surfaces that are not sterile. Was just really asking if any other models have got this since they started nude modelling and if they ever questioned if it came from sitting on surfaces that are not sterile.
Maybe im just going to be one of these people who picks up germs easily.





See, I thought people generally use their own but read a profile that had feedback saying that a particular photographer's bunny vibe was addictive and kind of cringed...but figured that I'm just being a prude and germophobe. Glad I'm not the only one!

I think to pick up from surfaces you'd need to properly grind against them, or they'd need to have some real nasties on them - otherwise we'd be picking things up left, right and centre. Once you've had one though, it's really easy to get loads afterwards. Could just be honeymoon cystitis that develops?
Posted 26 Aug 2011
Vas

Could just be honeymoon cystitis that develops?


I'm really prone to getting this type, I have to say.  I think that some women are just more susceptible to it than others, just as some are more susceptible to thrush.  As long as you drink a lot and pay attention to your waterworks, you should be able to recognise the early signs and keep it at bay




Posted 26 Aug 2011
I've suffered with recurrent UTI's since I was about 13 (long before I paraded about nude), I haven't noticed them getting anymore severe whilst I was modelling though. 

Not sure if this is of any use to you, but I take a herbal remedy called Waterfall D-Mannose and have found it to be amazing.  It's not cheap and may not work for you, but it might be worth a try if you find you're constantly on antibiotics.
Posted 26 Aug 2011
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