By Ryann Heim
My friend Loren says it best, “There are two types of people in this world: people who pee in the shower and liars.”
Stay with me. I realize some of you have never even thought about peeing in the shower. Or maybe some of you do but are ashamed to talk about it. Here is your chance to let loose and let it out.
No one ever taught me to pee in the shower, I just assumed it was normal. When I shower, I feel the toilet is an unnecessary pit-stop when I can get the same job done in the shower. I’m not here to tell you how to pee in the shower, but I suggest starting with this step, so that you’re able to wash your body post-pee.
My roommate opposes my view. She falls into the liar category. Unfortunately for her, my whole suite agrees with me. My roommate struggles to understand the convenient, healthy and environmentally friendly aspects of peeing in the shower.
First of all, it’s convenient. Like I said before, you don’t have to take the extra pit stop to the toilet. Less stops equals a cleaner toilet. Plus, all of the dirt and grime from your body are already going down the shower drain, so why not let your pee join it? It saves time and toilet paper!
Secondly, it’s healthy. I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but that survival guy drinks his urine. If it’s OK to drink, why does it matter if it goes down your drain? Also, when I was testing the character of (or getting to know the) girls at a mixer, I asked if they peed in the shower. One of the girls excitingly informed me that of course she pees in the shower and it can help prevent athletes foot. I put her claim to the test. Google (or The People’s Pharmacy) confirmed that, yes, urine does in fact have anti-fungal properties.
Lastly, peeing in the shower is environmentally friendly. Not only are you saving water by flushing the toilet one less time, but you are also saving toilet paper. Who wouldn’t want to decrease their water and paper waste?
The point of all of this is not to shame people who don’t pee in the shower. It is to bring awareness to the many possibilities and benefits of it. Do it! Trysomething new. For those who are afraid to share their truth, here is your chance to claim it. You are not alone. You are not the only one. Just let it pee.