Updated: January 23, 2024
What Is Paruresis?
Paruresis, also known as “shy bladder syndrome,” is the fear of urinating in public or in the perceived presence of others. If you suffer from paruresis, you may experience extreme anxiety and unease when using a public restroom. The problem occurs when you are unable to urinate in privacy. This can happen at a multi-stall bathroom or at a urinal next to other urinals. It can even happen in a private restroom that you fear isn’t secluded enough.[Read more…]