Friday, September 5, 2014

Topics of Disgust: Girls who Pee in the Shower

Peeing in the shower is disgusting to matter what gender.  BUT, hearing that women do it too (no i'm not sexiest) leaves me completely appalled.  When I say women I am referring to adult women, not little drunken college students. I had a friend admit to me one time that she does it (or perhaps did, she may have grown out of it).  It was the first time I ever heard of the idea of urinating in the shower.  "To save time", I think was the reason? Not so sure.?.?!?. :-/  Well, it had been a few years then randomly while out and about the topic was brought up again, by a separate source.   Seriously!  Urinating in the shower is a hot topic of disgust for me.

So as I write this blog, it occurs to me that I have never even done a Google search of this topic.  Maybe I'm a little scared too?  No.  The truth is that it has never even crossed my mind.  So Googling now.  Results.....AHHHHH.  In 2009, Glamour magazine did a poll on bathroom health and one of the questions was "Have you ever peed in the shower?".  75% replied yes!  This particular question's results were not broken down between male and female like some of the others but what gender do you think typically reads Glamour!

See the excerpt from Today Health that was updated by Glamour on May 11, 2009.  

"Have you ever peed in the shower? 
Almost 75 percent of poll-takers have.

Let’s start with a few facts: Toilet flushing accounts for almost 27 percent of indoor water use in a home. The amount used per flush ranges from a gallon in eco-friendly models to a whopping seven in older types. Where are we going with this? We beseech you: Save water. Save the planet! Pee in the shower! OK, we won’t insist. But it isn’t really that gross. Unless you have an infection, urine is sterile and nontoxic. Proponents of “urine therapy” even believe it can help treat athlete’s foot. Heck, Dr. Billy freely admits that he is a shameless shower squirter."

Hmmm, apparently the good ole doctor doesn't agree with me.  That is fine, he is more than welcome to urinate in his shower all he wants.  But please, when visiting someone else be courteous because they might not be into that type of recycling.  Just because your urine is sterile doesn't mean the rest of us want to share it.

Glamour was not the only positive tap for this subject.  Several threads are out there.  And it seems like I may actually be the only person who wants to vomit these days.  Sigh....

Dear gal friend who broke this sad truth to me.  I still love you even though I have just found on of your tom boy flaws.  

~With Angela O'


  1. People also pee in swimming pools.

  2. Personally, I don't care what other people do in THEIR showers LOL

    ~Leah Pearl

    1. Yup, like I said just don't do it in mine. Lol


  3. Oh yeah and my dearest friend who got this conversation all started made sure to share her hashtag. I'll keep it anonymous of course! Lol


  4. I saw this and thought of you

    ~Honey Pisano

    1. Honey's Link goes to this article by Metro UK:

      Could save University of East Anglia up to £125,000 in water bills (Picture: Getty Images)
      Universities have long been at the forefront of environmentally friendly initiatives due in no small part to campaigning students.

      However, could the ‘Go with the flow’ campaign be a step too far?

      It asks students at University of East Anglia (UEA) to urinate in the shower to save water and declare their involvement on social media.

      The initiative, if taken on by all the 15,000 students at the Norwich based university, could ‘save enough water to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool 26 times over’ every year.

      In addition it is believed that university-wide uptake would save the institution £125,000 in water bills per annum.

      UEA students Debs Torr and Chris Dobson, reached the final of NPower Future Leaders Challenge with this innovative if slightly controversial idea.

      Dobson spoke of their idea’s potential: ‘Imagine how big an impact it could have if we could get everyone in East Anglia, or even the UK, to change their morning habits.’

      Urine is sterile, so not all bad.