For people who suffer with paruresis (shy bladder, stagefright, etc.)
Welcome to the official PAA (Paruresis Association of Australia) website. This site is provided as a resource for people who find it difficult or impossible to urinate in the presence of others, either in their own home or in public facilities. Also, for people who have difficulty under the stress of time pressure, when being observed, when others are close by and might hear them, or when traveling on moving vehicles.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE. In fact, recent USA studies show that about seven percent (7%) of the public, or approximately 1.3 million Australians, may suffer from this social anxiety disorder. Often referred to as Pee-Shy, Shy Bladder, Bashful Bladder, etc., avoidant paruresis is nothing to be ashamed of, and you have made an important step simply by coming to this website.
Inside you will find helpful information on support groups and support seminars. There is also a useful and friendly discussion board overseas and local where you can share your problems and success -- or just "listen in" -- with others who have the same problem as you.
Please enjoy your visit to the PAA website. We hope it will enlighten you and help with overcoming avoident paruresis.