STOP PEEING IN THE SHOWER!

June 19, 2022 3 min read

Peeing in the shower is apparently a pretty common thing. You either do it or you don’t – there’s no real in-between. Up until now, there wasn’t really much thought on how it could be bad for you. Pee is supposedly meant to be sterile right?

When you’re in the shower, you’re generally washing your body so what’s the harm of peeing whilst there if you need to go? Hey, it saves the toilet trip, water and even toilet paper - it’s not like you’re peeing on your dry, clean body. Although it may feel like a guilty pleasure for some, pee isn’t sterile and peeing in the shower can damage your pelvic floor muscles, potentially leading to leakage issues later on.

It was in 1994 that pop icon Madonna, encouraged people to wee in the shower. “No, seriously, peeing in the shower is really good … [it’s] like an antiseptic.” However, Madonna’s claims have not been proven correct. Experts are saying that peeing should only be done in the toilet and not the shower. Additionally, people that were born with the female anatomy were not designed to pee standing up.

In May 2022, Dr Teresa Irwin, a Texas-based urogynaecologist took to Tik Tok to educate people on why it is bad for your bladder health to wee in the shower. She informed viewers that consistent weeing in the shower can actually form a habit in the brain which can lead to bladder problems.

She gave the example of Pavlov’s dog training, that after several repetitions, the sound of the metronome would make a dog salivate at the thought of getting a treat. His observations concluded that salivation was a learned response in which animals began to associate the sound of the metronome with the presentation of food.

Like Pavlov’s dog training, if humans consistently pee in the shower, they may begin to associate the sound of running water with the thought of peeing.  This means that when you’re washing your hands, the dishes or pouring a glass of water, your bladder is going to ‘salivate’ because it wants to pee.

 

Why Veeda?

Our Veeda Incontinence range is designed around your individual needs; our products are comfortable, don’t leak, and no one will know you’re wearing them!

Veeda make underwear, liners, wipes and pads for incontinence that are better for your body and better for the earth. Our incontinence underwear and liners have an absorbent bio-core blend with added green tea leaf extract for a special dry, cool, breathable touch and a moisture wick layer, leaving you feeling dry and comfortable all day long. They are ultra-thin which provides a discreet look without compromising on protection. Anti-leakage cuffs and perforated sides for easy removal. Hypoallergenic, safe for Sensitive skin which are totally chlorine-free with no harmful chemicals for a flexible fit and leak-proof protection.

Veeda hygiene products are pure, natural and eco-friendly:

 

Fragrance Free                               Allergy Certified                                           No Lotion

No colourants                                No petrolatum                               FSC / PEFC 

Totally Chlorine Free                    Renewable resources                   Natural resources

Natural polymers / No Plastics              Low carbon impact                       Responsibly managed forestry

Green Leaf extract                        Vegan/ cruelty free                       Free of latex

 

Make a good choice for your body by making Veeda your go-to natural incontinence care brand!

 

Additional Resources

Perth Now. (2022). Doctor urges people to stop urinating in the shower for their bladder health.https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/health/doctor-urges-people-to-stop-urinating-in-the-shower-for-their-bladder-health-c-7004145

Roland, J. (2020). Is it OK to Pee in the Shower? It Depends.https://www.healthline.com/health/shower-pee#is-urine-sterile

Williams, T. (2022). DOCTOR’S ORDERS – I’m a urologist – here’s why you must stop peeing in the shower NOW.https://www.thesun.co.uk/health/18738494/urologist-why-stop-peeing-shower-now/

Chery, K. (2020). Pavlov’s Dogs and the Discovery of Classical Conditioning. https://www.verywellmind.com/pavlovs-dogs-2794989



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