bashful bladder

noun
variants: or bashful bladder syndrome
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of bashful bladder

medical
: 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

First Known Use of bashful bladder

1981

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