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by Derek
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General Paruresis Discussion
Topic: My Experience With Paruresis
Replies: 5
Views: 914

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: 717

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: 1015

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: 717

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: 1780

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 ...
by Derek
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: General Paruresis Discussion
Topic: Changing careers.
Replies: 4
Views: 2396

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" ...
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: 2213

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....
by Derek
Sat May 14, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: General Paruresis Discussion
Topic: Urologist Flow Study
Replies: 10
Views: 6604

Re: Urologist Flow Study

Hi Ross, How did you go with surgery to open up our urethra? I had to do this test before about 10 years back and they found out my flow was equivalent to a 50/60 year old man (I was in my early 30's at the time). Apparently I have an unusual shaped urethra which is quite narrow and effects the str...
by Derek
Sat May 14, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: General Paruresis Discussion
Topic: The danger of secrets
Replies: 8
Views: 4656

Re: The danger of secrets

Hi there all, I recently discovered this website and I am glad to be here amongst you all. I first learned about paruresis online close to 16 years ago. Back then I had immediately ordered the book by Dr Soifer and other authors. What happened back then was that just learning about it and not feeli...
by Derek
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: General Paruresis Discussion
Topic: Random Drug Test Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 2088

Re: Random Drug Test Issues

At my place of employment, employees can be subjected to random drug tests. (not myself though as I am in the government section). This is not as random as it first appears, and employers can act on "tip offs" that somebody may be a regular drug user. They tend to use the disabled toilet, ...