We All Pee In The ShowerMay 26, 2012 No Comments
Men like peeing in the shower. That’s a fact. Of course, it’s pretty easy for anyone to do it, male or female (and I think that both sexes do it – after all, there’s a drain, running water and healthy urine has no bacteria in it, so why not?) But I think men like to admit it more.
It’s not the same as peeing outside – that more male confluence of convenience, relief and possibility that we celebrate so often. As I say, anyone can pee in the shower. But it’s only really men that admit to it – or admit so readily to it. And I think there’s a clue in that. Men (generally speaking) will pee in the shower, and so (probably) do women. I’ve no idea on the relative frequencies of the two sexes in doing it, but I don’t think that matters. I should say that I doubt most men pee every day in the shower – I just think they quite like to admit they do it sometimes – i.e. the pleasure is as much in admitting as actually doing it. I mean, I can’t imagine many men would like to think of themselves, or have others think of them, as habitual shower-urinators. That would give off too strong an impression of general slobiness and lack of hygiene, and that’s rarely an image men seek to cultivate. No, I think it’s more the slight hint of the feral, of wildness, entwined with the health and cleanliness of being in the shower in the first place, that we like to try to give off. And the latter part is important – after all, who would admit to pissing in their shower without it being actually on at the time?
So it’s the “safely savage” element we like to show. But it’s also the naughtiness of it, the cherubic impudence of a Mannekin Pis, that we like to be associated with. Yes, we’re the cheeky kid in the class, the one that had the teacher stifling a laugh as she scolded us. We pee and it’s naughty, but we don’t care, and you love us for it (or so we would like to believe). All that too is part of the fun of admitting shower-peeing for men.
But there’s a third element of why we do it and say we do so readily. And that’s because it’s an acceptable way to show our imperfections and our own acceptance of them. Yes, we’re saying, we piss in the shower. We’re human. And we admit it, which show’s our self-awareness and comfort within our own skin. Yes, it’s a flaw, but it’s a small one, one we’re familiar with, one we can accept for what it is, and live our lives as best we can with. And you know what – you should like us all the more for that. We’re not perfect – far from it in fact – but we could be a lot worse, is what we’re saying. I mean, you know, at least we don’t shit in there too.
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