Many men exhibit some form of social anxiety when peeing next to another man. An extreme form of this condition is paruresis or shy-bladder syndrome, in which a person has a genuine phobia of peeing in public.

Peeing involves the relaxation of muscles surrounding the urethra. When stressed, these muscles tense up and we just can’t go.

So, in which urinal should you pee to gain maximal privacy?

The one farthest from the bathroom entrance – if this one and the one next to it are unoccupied – according to the math nerds behind “The Urinal Problem“.

They conclude that beyond this situation, there exist “many interesting variations” that need further research. (Now, that sounds creepy.)

With all this pee talk, do you have to go?

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