Viral doctor explains why you should never pee in the shower!

health 19/10/2021

Is it bad to pee in the shower? 

Look we know we’ve all done it at least once but here's why you should definitely stop!

Dr Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas has revealed why we shouldn't be peeing in the shower – and surprisingly it's nothing to do with hygiene.

Ok, so the first reason you shouldn't be peeing in the shower (apart from obvious reasons) is that every time you do it, your brain starts to connect urinating with the sound of running water...

If it becomes a regular occurrence, you may get caught out by the sound of running water wherever you may be. That means hearing the trickle of a water feature while you're having a romantic meal-for-two could set you running off for the loo!

"You guys know the whole Pavlov's Dogs experiment, right? He rings the bell every time he puts food out for the dogs, so eventually, the dog starts to associate the bell with food and he starts to slobber, even if there's no food there," Dr Jeffrey-Thomas says. "If you pee in the shower, or turn on the faucet or shower and then sit on the toilet, you're creating an association in your brain between the sound of running water and having to pee."

Another reason why we should not be peeing in the shower is all to do with our pelvic floor. Apparently, vagina owners are not designed to pee standing up so when you do, your pelvic floor doesn't relax properly even if you cock your leg up. "Your pelvic floor isn’t going to relax appropriately. This means that you aren't really going to be emptying your bladder super well," Dr Jeffrey-Thomas explained.

So there you have it. DO NOT pee in the shower instead opt to do so before running the water!