“Shower urinators”?: Why you should now urinate more frequently in the shower
Created: 01/23/2022, 04:45 am
By: Juliane Gutmann
First to the toilet and then to the shower: Some follow this order, others simply combine both.
Urinating in the shower not only saves time.
Many do it, few admit it: urinating* in the shower.
The friends of this approach argue that the morning bath routine can be shortened.
Opponents complain that it "doesn't feel right".
But there are actually some benefits to urinating in the shower.
This saves not only time but also water, probably the most precious commodity.
On average, almost 40 liters, i.e. around 30 percent of daily drinking water consumption, is used to flush the toilet.
As the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection further informs, up to 14 liters flow through the toilet bowl per flush in older toilets, although six to nine liters would be completely sufficient.
Depending on the items to be washed, the amount of water can even be reduced to three liters.
If you urinate in the shower, you not only save water, but also the associated costs.
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"Otherwise, urinating in the shower is not a problem," explains the dermatologist
When it comes to hygiene, “shower urinals” are a step ahead of toilet users.
Because where you usually only have toilet paper on hand for cleaning on the toilet, urine residues are quickly and hygienically sprayed away in the shower.
Water is far better than toilet paper for cleaning the sensitive intimate area because there is no friction when it comes into contact with the skin.
Do you relieve yourself in the shower?
That has advantages.
The fact that urinating in the shower should help against athlete's foot and nail fungus is one of the recommendations that lack any scientific basis. A therapeutic effect of urine on psoriasis, eczema or other skin diseases has not been proven either. On the contrary: there is a case in which relieving yourself in the shower can have suboptimal consequences. Namely in the case of very dry skin.
Then contact with urine could still promote dehydration, as Andreas Timmel, dermatologist at the Rügen skin center, explains in the
You should also refrain from peeing in the shower if you have skin injuries.
"Otherwise, urinating in the shower is not a problem,"
quoted the experts as saying.
Wolfgang Bühmann, as press spokesman for the Federal Association of German Urologists, for reasons of hygiene
to let the shower run while urinating
The liquid is immediately flushed down the drain.
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