Paruresis Association of India
Latest estimates suggest that around 90 million Indians living in India (220 million worldwide) suffer from shy bladder syndrome. This is why a specific resource was set up as a: “resource for people who find it difficult or impossible to urinate in the presence of others, either in their own home or in public facilities. Also, for people who have difficulty under the stress of time pressure, when being observed, when others are close by and might hear them, or when traveling on moving vehicles”. This organisation goes under the name of the Paruresis Association of India or PAI for short.
The PAI is actually a division of its parent shy bladder organisation the International Paruresis Association. You can read about this organisation above.
As such the aims and objectives are aligned. It’s all about connecting people, facilitating discussions and providing a platform for self-help and support. It also actively promotes and builds awareness of the condition throughout India.
Paruresis Association Of Australia
Australia is home to approximately 1.3 million shy bladder sufferers. As such the International Paruresis Association has set up a sub-division focussed on providing support throughout Australia. This goes under the name of the Paruresis Association Of Australia.
The aims of this shy bladder organisation are, as you’d expect, fully alligned with th IPA:
- Education about the condition.
- Public awareness.
- Access to information.
- Help & support to sufferers.
There is a strong emphasis on support with three regional support groups being set up:
Sydney: Contact: John. – email@example.com.
Melbourne: Contact: George. – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perth: Contact: Bob. – email@example.com.
The PPA Website: www.paruresis.org.au/.
Shy Bladder Organisations – Further Information
The above are just the tip of the iceberg – there are many more shy bladder organisations throughout the world and many of the national organisations filter down into small, regional focussed support groups. Some of these of face to face and others are virtual groups utilising the positives of social media.
If you don’t see what you’re looking for above then a quick Google search should come up with the local answewrs to you. Check out our Paruresis Frequently Asked Questions too.
Shy Bladder Self Help
Because of the percieved stigma I know how difficult it can be to approach and open up to others. I urge you to consider doing so though – sharing can be liberating and SO helpful. That said, if you’re not ready to do so yet then at least consider the more personal and discrete self help treatment route.