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I'll have to check on the etymology of "shiver me timbers" now...


Thanks for the picture. Now if you'll excuse me whilst I go to the john....


Now that I know it's possible to faint while peeing, I'm sure it will happen to me in a public place, ahhh! boom! thanks a lot!

Walter Stonewall Vaan Allen

It's also known as 'Post Micturition Convulsion Syndrome'. And it's spelled catEcholamine, not catacholamine.


Walter, that would be the Register's call. Maybe they have a different spelling in the UK. Ditto with micturation vs. micturition.

Gibby Haynes

I assumed it had something to do with the loss of the heat stored in the wee-wee.

...[T]here is a slight blood pressure rise and a momentary flushing or euphoria shortly after relaxing the urethral sphincter. Some find this feeling pleasurable.
Indeed. From personal experience, I can tell you that this effect (post-micturation convulsion) can be exacerbated under certain physiological conditions.

After taking a medication for several months that caused polyuria (excessive urination) as a side effect, I found that going pee-pee had all of a sudden become a nearly orgasmic experience!

Of course, the polyuria itself was pretty annoying, so an adjustment in dosage put an end to all the, um, fun.


That medication might just end up being the next fad in college. Like Ecstasy but while peeing.

Yourin Ate

The best things in life are free... ahhhhh.


I had only one bad experience with this effect, but it was a doozy. I had just donated blood on an afternoon when I'd not had much to eat that day. The ANS effect described above caused me to pass out, not once, but twice. Waking up on the floor looking at the ceiling of a public restroom isn't the worst thing in the world, but it's not the best.

Fortunately I was alone in there...

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