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by Derek
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Paruresis Discussion
Topic: Seeking help
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Seeking help

Hi guys, i have had a shy bladder aslong as i can remember. Unsure of how it began or what caused it . It hasnt been until my later years that it has really affected me and caused problems with going out etc etc, you know what i mean if your reading this. Im at a point where i have had enough of it...
by Derek
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General Paruresis Discussion
Topic: My Experience With Paruresis
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

Re: My Experience With Paruresis

I guess there are ways of relaxing. Either with medication, self talk as in what will happen if i don't go? nothing. Gradual exposure will lessen the anxiety of going. The other part is if a workmate knows youre in the cubicle not urinating what's the worst he could say? what are you doing in there...
by Derek
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Paruresis Discussion
Topic: My Experience With Paruresis
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

Re: My Experience With Paruresis

Hi All, I’m a 37 year old guy who has suffered with Paruresis fir as long as I can remember. I guess it goes hand in hand with the Social Anxiety Disorder. I’ve made some progress with the Paruresis recently, which is great although I have a long way to go. I use urinals most of the time now but on...
by Derek
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General Paruresis Discussion
Topic: My Experience With Paruresis
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

Re: My Experience With Paruresis

Hi All, I’m a 37 year old guy who has suffered with Paruresis fir as long as I can remember. I guess it goes hand in hand with the Social Anxiety Disorder. I’ve made some progress with the Paruresis recently, which is great although I have a long way to go. I use urinals most of the time now but on...
by Derek
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Paruresis Discussion
Topic: Newcastle/ Hunter areas - local practice and pee buddies
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Re: Newcastle/ Hunter areas - local practice and pee buddies

Hi Derek Nice to meet you at the annual workshop. It's always great to meet people with the same predicament and to be encouraged by the progress that happens at these workshops. I'll let you know when I'm next heading up to Newcastle for a couple of days and hopefully we can find time to practice....
by Derek
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Paruresis Discussion
Topic: Cross roaD
Replies: 2
Views: 1180

Re: Cross roaD

Yes, of course. Practising is the key to eventual recovery. The more often, the sooner that recovery will come. And doing it with the cubicle door open is a good idea. It’s what plenty of non-paruretics do all the time, even in preference to many wall bowls being available. You will know that only ...
by Derek
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Paruresis Discussion
Topic: Newcastle/ Hunter areas - local practice and pee buddies
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Newcastle/ Hunter areas - local practice and pee buddies

Hi all, Been a while since I posted, going to another Sydney workshop in 2 weeks. Just been down to my local shopping centre today, nearly all are bowls with dividers now, and with 2 opposite walls you can get quite some distance to other urinators. Normally can go most of the time if heavily fluid ...
by Derek
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: General Paruresis Discussion
Topic: Advice from a friend
Replies: 2
Views: 1892

Re: Advice from a friend

I recently told a close friend about my paruresis he said to me to count 5 white things in the toulet i found this interesting. This is known as the "distraction technique". Even non-paruretics occasionally have some urinary hesitancy, and this usually works for them. (I have seen others make comme...
by Derek
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: General Paruresis Discussion
Topic: Changing careers.
Replies: 4
Views: 2564

Re: Changing careers.

Strangely, I changed careers just over a decade ago, to the most AP friendly job on the planet - your own office, with own lockable bathroom, and with own shower and lockable single cubicle toilet within this. The normal workers there have to use communal facilities, and with "set breaks" - similar ...
by Derek
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: General Paruresis Discussion
Topic: The conversation: Caught short: we need to talk about public
Replies: 1
Views: 2350

Re: The conversation: Caught short: we need to talk about public

Interesting, local councils, buildings and shopping centres are only concerned with the provision of public toilets, or whether or not they have to be provided. There is no legislation dictating design, or whether they have to have adequate space (cubicles and urinals) to cope with the traffic flow....