Help me pee in public
December 9, 2010 2:47 PM Subscribe
Why can't I pee in a crowd? (Male stage fright)
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've had issues urinating in public restrooms for about the last 10 years (I'm 30). 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 . . etc you get the idea.
It's really inconvenient as there have been many times wandering around stadiums or venues. . . looking for the most private place to pee. . knowing I won't be able to until I find it.
Consciously I don't think I care if anyone sees my penis. I think it's more about pressure to perform. Like others may think "why can't this guy pee" ? That pressure builds, I can't, and then I just walk away.
I've tried consciously building myself up. . giving myself mental pep talks . . "who cares what they think" . . "other people are dumb, you're way better, just pee" with limited success. (I'm not normally a egotistic person, rather quite humble)
Anyone overcome this or have any suggestions?
PS Curiously I also sometimes also have problems peeing when: floating in water (lake or ocean), on a boat (in head or off edge), on a train, on a crowded charter bus, airplane with people in line. .