We're all guilty of some gross behavior every now and then, whether we like to admit it or not. Like eating straight out of the jam or Nutella jar, even though you don't live alone... and the Nutella's not even yours. There’s the whole biting of nails, then spitting them in the air. Bonus point for grossness if the nail hits someone. There’s pee on the toilet seat, hair in the sink, dirty underwear left on the floor and tissue paper filled with our germs all over tables and table tops. Wow, humans are really gross.
Overall, I’d say we are exceptionally gross people. But I think that the one gross behavior that tops the list is peeing in the shower. I know, I know, you don’t do it. You’re just reading this article for a friend. Sure, no problem. Please stay and read on just in case that "friend" needs some good info.
Peeing in the shower is not something we encourage, especially if the shower is shared. And yet, this gross behavior does actually have its benefits. So, before you feel guilty for peeing in the shower again or before you roll your eyes at those who do, read on because it’s really not so bad.
I realize this sounds contradictory, but really, peeing in the shower is more hygienic. Specifically, for women. Not that we should ever bitch about toilet paper — if it’s not there, you know you’re in trouble, but it’s always better to shower if you want to be really clean down there. So yes, peeing in the shower is hygiene approved.
Every time you pee in the toilet, you have to flush. At least, that’s what my mother told me. Can you imagine the amount of water you have used just to flush away your yellow liquid? Now, if you pee in the shower, you will save water. Basically, you’ll be killing two birds with one stone. Unless you spend ten minutes every day just standing in the shower, with the warm water going down your back. (Guilty.)
You know, we really underestimate our pee. It’s not just a burden. This thing can help us heal. Seriously. Peeing on yourself can help your skin, especially if you have any eczema issues or a rash. That's right – your urine may save you a trip to the dermatologist. Some things you just can’t buy.
it sounds like another contradiction, but think about it, every time you use the toilet, you’re just worsening its state. This is especially true if you’re a man and have yet to master your aim (you know who you are). Just ask whether the woman in your life would mind you peeing the shower while explaining this argument. I don’t want to cause problems.
Speaking of aim, the shower can be your teacher to getting your aim just right. Try and aim your pee directly into the drain the next time you’re taking a shower. Even if you miss, you won't cause a mess.
Besides saving water for the environment, peeing in the shower is also a good financial move. Say that to the person rolling his or her eyes at your shower pee routine the next time it happens. Less flushing means a lower water bill. Makes sense, no?
I’m sure you’re probably lining up the disinfectants you think you need to wash the shower after someone pees in there, but listen, pee is in itself a type of disinfectant. Really! If you have any open wounds, pee will sterilize them. I feel sorry for underestimating my pee for all these years.
Since we’re talking about disgusting things, let’s bring fungus into the picture, shall we? Fungus is the worst, but pee can save you from it. Our urine has ammonia and uric acid in it that can help block the growth of fungus.
If you’re a full-grown woman, then you have heard of the importance of doing kegel exercises. Well, shockingly, peeing in the shower can help us tighten down under, too. All you have to do is squat while peeing in the shower. Bonus points if you stop mid-pee then continue after a few seconds.
If for no other reason, do it because it’s wrong. You eat the bloody broccoli, damn it. You wake up an hour early to move that bod. You smile at your boss even though you want to scream his face off. If you have to do one bad thing, let it be the pee.