Sometimes peeing can feel really, really good. Orgasmic even. But doctors are saying that this is a pleasure to avoid.
It all started with an innocent question from Reddit user, TheCatfishManatee.
Many people came forward admitting to the thrill.
‘Bout to go in this ocean & have a peegasm 😂 don’t act like y’all have never done it— JustKeepSmiling (@JustKeepSmiling)1533418009.0
@people Yes I had one— Danelion (@Danelion)1533682212.0
yeah sex is nice but have you ever peed after like 20 minutes of needing to pee?— superficialtw!tterhoney (@superficialtw!tterhoney)1533362200.0
Dr. Dean Elterman, a urologic surgeon, explained the sensation.
"The pelvic nerves are all intimately related and often branch off of common nerves. The same nerve roots in the bottom of the spinal cord, for example, branch out and some go to the bladder, the urethra and the clitoris. Some women may get a similar sensation because they share nerves."
Reddit user ForMissEmilie was onto something. Both Drs. Elterman and gynecologist Charlotte Elder warns against them.
Dr. Elder said,
"Bladders need to be treated with respect. It's important to go when you need to go, not when you're busting,"
Dr. Elterman went further saying,
"If you chronically hold it, the bladder can get larger and the muscle can get thinner to the point where you can't squeeze out the urine. People who chronically hold their urine end up with urinary retention."
Bladder damage can be incredibly harmful and sometimes can't be fixed. Holding in urine too long can also lead to urinary tract infections (UTIs).
This sensation is news to some.
Doctors warn of dangers in new 'peegasm' trend https://t.co/ODYTBIbZC5 via @nypost. Omg what will we think of next.… https://t.co/fDqkViw1f8— Rita Keegan (@Rita Keegan)1533641040.0
I FINALLY UNDERSTAND WHY SOME WOMEN, NOT ALL JUST SOME SPEND SO MUCH TIME IN THE BATHROOM NOW - https://t.co/3Y1BUgC9Yv— Craig Carton (@Craig Carton)1533644791.0
I just read an article on how people are actually purposefully holding their pee because it gives them a similar fe… https://t.co/y9tS8qEISt— Kimbo🍕 (@Kimbo🍕)1533603571.0
So, while there's no judgement here, maybe it's safer to get your kicks someplace other than the porcelain throne.