Toby Knapp

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FLASH: Don't go #1 in the SHOWER, folks! Why? Check this out...

I know we've talked about peeing in the shower before. Some say it helps the environment. Others say it helps us save water.

Doctors, however, are now saying something else about this. Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas, a certified pelvic floor physical therapist, warns that when we pee in the shower at the sound of running water, we may be accidentally teaching ourselves to urinate when the command appears, which is the sound of the nozzle spraying. She says: “If you pee in the shower or turn on the faucet or turn on the shower and then sit on the toilet to pee while the shower is running, you’re creating an association in the brain between the sound of running water and having to pee.”

Jeffrey-Thomas explains that this might not be a huge problem for everyone, but “for people with any kind of pelvic floor dysfunction, this could contribute to leaking urine when you have the urge to use the restroom.”


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