Why You Should Always Pee In The Shower, According To Science

What goes on behind closed bathroom doors is something that most people don’t want to talk about. So it’s no wonder that just about nobody admits to peeing in the shower.

But the fact is, according to a survey conducted by YouGov, 61 percent of Americans have peed in the shower. And I’m sure that in other countries, people tinkle in the shower in similar numbers.

But it’s not as disgusting and dangerous as you might think…

Urine isn’t bad for the body. On the contrary, there are several advantages to emptying your bladder while you’re standing in the shower.

Read on below to learn more!

1. Our Weird Alone Behavior

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Look, we all have things that we do when we are alone that we don’t want people to know about. Maybe you pick your nose? Maybe you blow dry your hair while sitting on the toilet? Maybe you like to smell your own farts or you pick your toenails while watching the Bachelorette?


Whatever your weird, alone behavior may be, you don’t have to talk about it. We aren’t asking you to confess. But we do want to bring up one weird behavior that we are pretty sure everyone has done at least once in their lives. We are talking about peeing in the shower.

3. Where To Pee?


Peeing in a pool? This isn’t cool because then others have to swim around in your pee. Peeing in the ocean? Sometimes it’s the only option, so we are okay with it. Peeing in the bathtub? Nah, this is weird because then you have to bathe in it. But peeing in the shower….

4.Peeing In The Shower


There are actually some benefits to peeing in the shower. I know, I know this is all kind of a strange subject. Just hear me out.

5. Lower Your Water Bill


Toilets usually use between 1.5 and 3 gallons of water with every flush. And, if you have an old toilet, you can be using twice as much! But when you pee in the shower, it just flushes right down the drain saving a lot of water! If you are a homeowner, you know how much your water bill can be! If you are a renter,  your landlord will thank you.

6. Saving Water

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Because you are saving water, peeing in the shower in better for the environment. You are already using water in the shower, so why use more to flush down your pee? It makes sense to be efficient while also being good to the environment.

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It’s much cleaner to pee in the shower. You won’t have to wipe or worry about toilet paper getting stuck in your little ins and outs. You just have to pee and let the water from the shower clean you up instantly. It’s as simple as that!

8. It’s Cleaner For Your Bathroom

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Every time you pee in your toilet, the grosser your toilet gets. There is backsplash and the seat and the rim can get pretty yucky. Save yourself some cleaning by using the toilet less. It’s all going down the drain, no matter what!


Believe it or not,  pee has anti-fungal properties. The uric acid and the ammonia in your pee help get rid of any fungal infections. Fun fact: you can use urine to cure athlete’s foot. You are welcome.


Move over kegel exercises! We may not need you anymore. If you get inspired by this article and you decide to pee in the shower, try squatting. When you are squatting, try stopping and starting your pee stream to strengthen and tighten the muscles down there.

11. You Are Doing It Anyway


You know you’ve already done it in your life, so why not embrace it! According to a poll of 1000 women in Glamour, 75 to 80 percent of all women admit to peeing in the shower. So, if this article doesn’t convince you that there is nothing to be ashamed of, maybe that tidbit of info will. 


Plus, it feels to primal when you do it. There you are just standing there and peeing like a badass. I know it’s not only me who feels this way.

13. An Environmental Disaster

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So, save some money, save the planet, and save yourself from athlete’s foot! Flushed toilets have been called an “environmental disaster.” So why don’t we try to scale back from using them?

14. If You Aren’t Down


Look, if you can’t get behind peeing in the shower, that is fine. But then try to live by the saying, “If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down.” This way you can do your part without peeing on yourself.

15. If You Go For It

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And if you do decide to go for it, remember that a lot of other people are peeing in their showers at the same time exact moment as you. Maybe even Kelly Clarkson! Yea, that’s right.