I Have a Shy Bladder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 226 People

    It is nice to see so many posts here

    and know that I am not the only one.
    NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe
    26-30, M
    Jun 1, 2015

    I need to pee so bad!

    Haven't gone in almost 9 hours
    waterfall1999 waterfall1999
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 31, 2015

    Recovery From Shy Bladder Is Possible

    For more than 40 years, I could not urinate easily while other people were nearby in a bathroom. It didn't matter whether it was a women's public restroom, the home of my friends and relatives or even in my own home if visitors were close by or someone was waiting for me. I...
    shybladder shybladder
    61-65, F
    1 Response Aug 21, 2010

    What I Recommend.

    I have suffered from pauresis from 15 years, but I am finally recovering! I purchased an ebook called Urinate Now written by Jake Rubin.  It is written from a male perspective.  It is infinitely worse for us guys because we have to use those weird waterfall things...
    NewEnglander29786 NewEnglander29786
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 6, 2010


    My bladder is shy. Very shy. It has been since I was a little girl. It refuses to relax until it knows it is completely alone. This, as you can imagine, makes public restrooms a problem. When I was ten years old, my family drove down to Florida (from Michigan). I never used a...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Mar 12, 2008

    Oh How Irritating.

    I can't pee or do, uh, other bathroom things, around people. At all. If I go into a school bathroom, I have to come right back out unless I'm alone, which neverrrrr happens. I'm terrified of having someone hear what I'm doing, even (especially?) my own family. If I know I'm going...
    dpbg dpbg
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 7, 2013

    Not Around Strangers

    I sometimes can't use a public urinal while standing next to a stranger, I have to take a stall and close the door. Which is strange considering how weak my bladder is otherwise (bdwetting and leaking). I also have no problem peeing with my wife watching.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 16, 2010

    It Sounds Weird To Have This Phobia

    but I have always had trouble urinating and using the toilet for anything around people... its so embarrassing and since I have been on these medications they make it worse - I really feel like I want to pee and it get so sorebut the tablets effect the muscles - you are never...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Oct 30, 2011

    Bashful Bladder

    Please help. I have a bashful bladder. I have trouble urinating whenever someone is over or in public places or if I feel someone is waiting for me or even at friends or relatives homes, I can't go. I am currently seeing a psyciatrist who says I have high anxiety. My job is...
    Farmall12 Farmall12
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Jan 11, 2012

    I can't seem to go in a public bathroom

    if someone is in there. This ruins my school days and field trips where I've had to hold it in until I get a free moment at school. My reading teacher asked why I was late today, but I decided not to tell her about waiting a long time just for one girl to leave. This is hell...
    GhettoMemeing GhettoMemeing
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2015
    Goku1900 Goku1900
    18-21, M
    Aug 4, 2015

    I have so many accidents in my panties I have

    to go now but I can't and I don't think I can hold it. Snapchat me pantydingy5
    poopypanty8 poopypanty8
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 16, 2014

    It seems as if even the teachers at school are

    even taking my shy bladder as a joke. I've been having to miss class or go in the middle of it because nobody is ever using it then. My nice reading teacher suddenly seems as if she hates me for missing class. I'm trying to be more open about my problems but the teachers don't...
    GhettoMemeing GhettoMemeing
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 31, 2015

    Shy Bladder? 7% Of The Human Population Has This Problem!

    Another word for Shy Bladder is Paruresis. There is a world wide support group, the International Paruresis Association. http://www.paruresis.org Scientists who study this behavior estimate about 7% of the general population experience Shy Bladder. My story is: here in the...
    Paruresys Paruresys
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2010

    I was once stabbed while using a urinal at

    boarding school growing up. Since then I have had a shy bladder. I can't pee if there is even the possibility of someone behind me.
    NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe
    26-30, M
    Jun 1, 2015
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