Paruresis in the Media

Wiser’s Wramblings-I’m Not Shying Away This Time

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A blog writer in a local newspaper in small town USA ponders on his shy bladder issue. Wiser's Wramblings - I'm Not Shying Away This Time: A nice awkward chat about "Shy Bladder Syndrome" https://wellsvillesun.com/blog/2024/03/21/wisers-wramblings-im-not-shying-away-this-time/ 
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School toilets – convenient or inconvenient?

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"I've hated public or work toilets ever since school and if I try to pee in one, I can't go". Does this sound familiar to you? This question appeared recently on the "Ask Dr Martin" page of Chat magazine. I suspect that it will sound familiar to many people. Many people who attend our workshops tell us that their problems with paruresis, or shy bla...
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The Mystery of Mastery

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The well-known American writer, Adam Gopnik, has recently published "The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery". It is a personal memoir of skills he mastered later in life and his relationships with his teachers. The chapter entitled "Relieving" deals with Adam learning how to master his paruresis. Listen to him talk a little about this experience....
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The Guardian - Decades on, I am still traumatised by my visit to the school toilets - February 2023

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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/commentisfree/2023/feb/15/decades-on-i-am-still-traumatised-by-my-visit-to-the-school-toilets
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The Telegraph - Agony Uncle

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Mirror - Man wins £90k after he's sacked over urine sample because he was too shy to wee - March 2022

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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/man-wins-90k-after-sacked-26462614
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UKPT in the News

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Not many people have heard of paruresis. It's frequently called shy bladder, but even people who have experienced it for many years are often unfamiliar with the word 'paruresis'. It's not surprising then that at UKPT we sometimes find it difficult to get ourselves noticed. Social media has helped a lot. And our website and Google have made it easi...
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Nursing Times - Paruresis A Secret Phobia - May 2006

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GoLoud - Podcast - October 28th 2019

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Interview starts at 1hr 28mins https://www.goloudnow.com/podcasts/lunchtime-live-85/lunchtime-live-october-28th-2019-1200-pm-0200-pm-54508 
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The Telegraph - Too frightened to urinate in public? You're not alone. October 2019

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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/mind/men-secret-toilet-anxiety-common-think/ 
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The Sun - Shy Bladder Syndrome Article July 2019

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Meet the men so terrified of peeing in public they turn down jobs and won't leave their houses. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9446655/men-terrified-peeing-public-shy-bladder-syndrome-paruresis-public/
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2005 Interview by BBC

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Archived BBC interview from 2005 - Please click on the picture to view a clickable link to this interview. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/allinthemind_20051206.shtml ​This interview requires Real Player to open and listen to - you can download Real Player for free by following this link: http://www.real.com/uk
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