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Bernard's Story

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Living With Avoidance Paruresis Avoidance Paruresis is the medical term for a condition known as shy bladder. This condition effects a persons ability to urinate while out socialising in public places or in many instances in the persons own home while others are present.I have lived with this condition since childhood but only recently discovered t...
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Coping with Paruresis as a Student

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​Student life promises many things—and most of them exciting. For many young people, it marks their first venture into the adult world and all that entails, from living away from your family, to shopping for food, doing your own laundry and, hopefully, enjoying an exciting new social life. But if you're a sufferer of paruresis aka shy bladder syndr...
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National Lottery funding

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We're delighted to have received funding of just over £16,000 from National Lottery Awards for All in England and Scotland to fund our outreach activities over the next 12 months. We shall be trying to raise awareness of paruresis and UKPT as early as possible in people's experience of the condition, focusing on reaching students through universiti...
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Awesome stuff. Way to go guys, as a 22 year old suffering from paruresis i think that increased awareness is something that can he... Read More
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 16:03
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UKPT Annual Report 2018

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​The UK Paruresis Trust is pleased to provide it's latest annual report, released in June 2018.   Download PDF File Here
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Should have attended a workshop years ago - Andrea's story

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I have just attended the most recent UKPT beginners workshop (2014) for people who experience shy bladder, and thought it might be useful for anyone else considering attending one in the future if I were to share some of my thoughts. I have had paruresis for many years and it has lessened its grip on me over the years so I'm no longer as severely a...
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