bashful bladder


variants or bashful bladder syndrome
: paruresis
Patients with bashful bladder typically are unable to void anywhere but at home and in private, which can adversely affect occupational options and can limit many aspects of life.Nancy Walsh
This may, however, present a problem for a few men who suffer from what has been called "bashful bladder syndrome," the fear of urinating in public.Joe Schwarcz

Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bashful bladder was in 1981

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“Bashful bladder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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