Shy Bladder In Women – It’s Different
When it comes to shy bladder in women things are a little different. The back up option of the private cubicles for men is actually the only option for women! Any women who finds themselves unable to pee when in a private cubicle has nowhere else to go!
This would explain why it appears the condition is more common in men. It’s actually not. Instead it only manifests itself in women by the time they are unable to start a flow in a cubicle whereas for men it shows itself much earlier.
Restroom behavior is also completely different for women. Whilst men usually go alone, in social environments it’s very often that women will go to the bathroom in groups. It’s almost a social event which includes gossip, chat (often between cubicles), mirrors and makeup.
No paruretic likes to feel pressured or rushed. The pressure for men is often not a long queue but there’s usually a self-set maximum time they should spend at a urinal. For women the queues are often much longer and for them the time pressure is on the time spent in total in the restroom.
When it comes to the noise of urinating. For men this is less of an issue but many women find themselves very sensitive to the possibility of being heard when urinating.
Shy Bladder – Let’s Talk About It!
Whilst we still don’t hear many discussions about paruresis (surprising given how common it is), when it does appear featured in the media it’s almost always focused on men with the condition. Thinking about it … even we are guilty of that on the pages of this website! Note to self – create more of a balance!
You may want to read our article on shy bladder social action.
Shy Bladder Treatment
For a woman with paruresis often the only option to fully resolve the problems of a shy bladder is to self-catheterize. This involves inserting a thin, flexible tube into the urethral opening in order to release the urine. This is pretty extreme but possible. It is however very uncomfortable, it also leads to increased risks of infection and merely masks the anxiety and doesn’t cure the condition.
We encourage all paruretics, men and women, to seek treatment that will cure shy bladder and not just find a way round it. There’s always a way and plenty of options exist. Check out our Shy Bladder Treatment Reviews.