Look, we’ve all done it.
There isn’t a single one of us on this Godforsaken earth who can say for absolute certain that they haven’t once (just once) peed in the shower.
You have like, just admit it.
Whether you think the concept is disgusting or not is irrelevant – we’ve done it, we know people who have done it, we probably know people who still do it, so let’s just do a mild full-body shudder and get on with the article.
Yesterday, a woman shared a query to popular parenting forum, Mumsnet. She wanted to know if it was unreasonable to think that peeing in the shower wasn’t disgusting at all.
The user said that she did it in her shower all the time and that her husband found it revolting as, you know, you would.
However, the woman said that she thought peeing while you showered was far more environmentally friendly than getting out of the shower to do it.
That got us thinking, so we decided to do a little research into that tidbit of information. And yeah, turns out she’s actually onto something.
Back in 2014, students at the University of East Anglia discovered that if every student in the university peed in the shower each morning, the university would save enough water to fill 26 Olympic size swimming pools in a year.
That a considerable amount of water, in fairness.
Still though, there are plenty of reasons why we shouldn’t really be peeing where we clean ourselves too.
If your shower is communal, chances are you’re going to be stepping on someone else’s pee next time you get in there to give yourself a hose down.
Never mind the fact that you’re most likely going to be pissing on yourself while you’re doing it… even if the water is going to wash it away.
Apparently though, there’s a better way to pee in the shower that doesn’t get the pee on your body – and can actually improve your sex life.
We know, we’re apprehensive too.
Wellness expert Laura Roxburgh told Goop a few years back that squatting in the shower to pee strengthens and tones your pelvic floor muscles.
“When you squat to pee as opposed to sitting up straight on the toilet, you automatically engage your pelvic floor and it naturally stretches and tones.
“Because your urethra is pointed straight down in this position all you have to do is relax for urine to flow out easily—as opposed to sitting up straight and having to strain to empty your bladder.”
Still don’t know how we feel about the whole scenario but sure look, it’s not the worst thing in the world.
Do whatever you want, just wash it down the drain afterwards.