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Women experience paruresis too

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In a new video for our YouTube channel, UKPT Workshop Leader and Trustee Ann speaks frankly about her own experience of paruresis (shy bladder) and challenges the myth that this is a condition which only affects men. Having attended workshops – and now running them – Ann's attitude to the condition has changed dramatically and she says "it doesn't ...
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I would never have believed it!

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I have attended several UKPT workshops and thankfully am now able to urinate almost anytime anywhere, for the most part at least. I had an interesting experience a couple months ago. This past academic year I have been doing my last year of law school. The pandemic delayed a few of my exams to August. I was able to sit the exams at home, but the de...
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Meet a UKPT Workshop Leader

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Experience tells us that people often hesitate before booking onto UKPT Workshop. Sometimes weeks, months or even years will go by between finding out about the UKPT and attending a Workshop. We are always happy that people do come along when the time is right for them. The feedback we receive after Workshops often mentions the friendly, welcoming ...
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Paruresis and COVID-19

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Paruresis is defined as a form of social anxiety which leads to the inability to pee in the actual or perceived proximity to others. You might therefore think that social distancing measures, introduced to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, might make things easier for sufferers since we are all being asked to avoid being around others where po...
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Nursing Times - Paruresis A Secret Phobia - May 2006

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