Doctors are warning women everywhere NOT to try the dangerous new trend known as the “peegasm.”
We’ve all experienced it. Your bladder is full, but you there is no restroom in sight. You’re busting to empty your bladder and have no option other than to hold it. Finally, you get to the toilet.
According to the NY Post, a “peegasm” is the intense feeling of relief you get after holding your pee for as long as possible and then finally going to the toilet. While this trend may seem harmless, doctors are now warning women against trying it, as it can have irreparable health consequences.
A Reddit thread dedicated to the phenomenon begins with the description: “So my girlfriend recently told me if she’s had to hold her pee in for a while, when she actually goes to pee, she often has orgasms that she feels all the way up her spine to her head. If she does ‘reverse kegels’ while peeing, they’re even more likely to happen. She said these orgasms sometimes leave her lightheaded and off balance, and are pretty different from her clit or vaginal orgasms.”
Others can attest to having similar experiences. “I call them the piss shivers (cringe) because they’re not quite orgasmic in my opinion but close enough,” a Reddit user commented on the thread.
This may sound like something enticing to try, but doctors warn of “irreparable” organ damage that can be done if you do. Dr. Charlotte Elder is a gynecologist and spokesperson for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She says that while finally making it to the toilet after holding on for a while feels good, the peegasm trend could actually cause bladder damage.
“Bladders need to be treated with respect. It’s important to go when you need to go, not when you’re busting,” said Elder. “There are more practical and more pleasurable ways to have an orgasm. My advice is to try something a bit more old-fashioned.”
It turns out that if you delay going to the toilet, you can stretch your bladder. This is a prospect that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Dr. Elder warns that bladder injuries can take years to recover from. In some cases, the damage is irreparable. Another unintentional consequence of the “peegasm” could be getting a urinary tract infection because holding on too long can allow harmful bacteria to multiply in the urinary tract. Anyone who has suffered a bout of cystitis will know there is nothing remotely sexy about it.
Dr. Elder says that, in her view, a “peegasm” just isn’t worth risking your bladder health to achieve. When there are so many other, healthier ways to achieve sexual pleasure, this is simply a trend that you ought to avoid. It’s only a matter of time before we start hearing the horrifying warning stories from people who ignored the advice of medical professionals to try to have a “peegasm,” only to seriously regret that decision. And this is exactly why we have to put warning labels on shampoo bottles.