It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! Male stage fright I've had issues urinating in public restrooms for about the last 10 years I'm I can't identify when it started but I've been unable to overcome it. Any sort of lack of "pee-privacy" leads to my inability to perform, despite how badly I need to go. Troughs, wall-less urinals, stalls with missing doors at stadiums or concert venues, along a wall, in a bush.
Help me pee in public - urination anxiety | Ask MetaFilter
Whether at school, in the work office, or just away from the house, nearly everyone has the need to use a public restroom on a regular basis. You may be very uncomfortable using a public washroom and become anxious or agitated once you are in the bathroom stall or at the urinal. Sometimes, this social anxiety disorder can make it difficult to actually go to the bathroom, as the muscles that control your bowel movements and your ability to urinate can freeze or tighten up. If these are not effective, you may want to use professional techniques for your disorder. Categories: Phobias. There are 12 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.
Do you have trouble urinating in public? You're not alone. As many as one to two million Americans can't urinate at all if there is someone else in the restroom. The disorder can range from mild to severe. Anxiety often causes muscle tension and makes it difficult to relax muscles.
Aziz Sep 8, Updates 0 comments. Have you ever experienced shy bladder? There you are in the bathroom about to do your business when some dude pulls up to the stall next to you, and poof: your ability to open the floodgates disappears. Believe it or not, this is a challenge that many people struggle with, but one that almost no one talks about. It is embarrassing, after all.