It was late August. A local farm was already advertising a corn maze. It was strange, but her older sister was so excited, even though the women were not children anymore.
Urinary incontinence — the loss of bladder control — is a common and often embarrassing problem. The severity ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that's so sudden and strong you don't get to a toilet in time. Though it occurs more often as people get older, urinary incontinence isn't an inevitable consequence of aging.
After childbirth you can develop what is called urethral hyper-mobility. This can occur from a laxity of the vaginal walls due to stretching during pregnancy and childbirth, which means the urethra where your wee comes out moves more freely than it did before. It makes it difficult to close off the urethra when a large amount of pressure comes down from above, like what is created when you cough or sneeze or lift something heavy.
I just got back from some amazing bicycle travel, part of it solo, in a remote region of Patagonia. It was like a backpacking trip on two wheels: spectacular, peaceful, and wild. Once accustomed to the solitude and self-reliance I felt strong, calm, and capable.
When faced with an appallingly dirty toilet, a squat toiletor no toilet at allwomen may feel like they're at a physical disadvantage. However, it is possible for women to urinate standing up if they're willing to invest in a little self-potty-training. To urinate while standing up, try one of the following methods.
Pee-proof underwear. What do trampolining, breaking into a sprint and sneezing have in common? Over two weeks I test drove four brands— KnixConfitexViita Protection and Dear Kate —and peed just a little bit, just about everywhere: in meetings at work, at the gym and at the grocery store.
In fact, a market for leak-prevention products has, er, sprung up as of late. Apparently hipsters pee their pants, too. First of all, you may hear the issue referred to as light bladder leakage LBL.
Plumbing problems: You can hit the porta-potty eight times before a run to prevent them, plot your running route carefully to relieve them, or wear dark bottoms and bring a change of clothes to disguise them. Still, issues like leakage or an overactive bladder can make your run uncomfortable and embarrassing. Whether you always gotta go or often let a drip slip, there are more flow-related fixes than you may think. According to a study in the Journal of Human Kineticsmore than 40 percent of elite female runners report leaking during running or other high-impact activities.
Consider the most annoying things in life. For the vast majority, "bursting for a piss" is surely up there with "wasps," "offensively slow walkers," and "plugging your phone in overnight and waking up to discover the plug was never on. For the uninitiated, omorashi —from the Japanese word for "wet yourself"—is a fetish that involves being sexually aroused by the discomfort of a full bladder.
She and her girlfriends often went out to the bars on Saturday nights in their small East Coast town, dancing and drinking. The situation went from random and inconvenient to anxiety-inducing. She recalls, several years ago, being at a work function on a boat with people and just one bathroom — a night that turned out to be the final straw.