paruresis

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paruresis

(ˌpɑːjʊˈriːsɪs)
n
a psychological inability to urinate in the presence of others
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"Shy bladder, or fear of using public loos, is also one of the most severe social phobias and affects up to four million people in the UK," Prof Gardner says.
He's asking them to reconsider their position on something with the amusing name of "Shy Bladder Protocol." Go ahead, chuckle now; it is amusing on the face of it.
This might be particularly upsetting to men suffering from what is sometimes called shy bladder syndrome if their restroom companion was of the opposite gender, and probably embarrassing to any man who is not comfortable engaging in bodily functions in the presence of an adult female, claims Banzhaf.
The Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe spot previously drew complaints from sufferers of paruresis--aka shy bladder syndrome.
NEW YORK -- Shy bladder sufferers want DirecTV to stop airing a television ad where a "painfully awkward'' actor Rob Lowe says that he can't urinate in public.