Why do we dance around when we need to urinate badly?

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Why do we dance around when we need to urinate badly?

Postby Daily peccadilloes » 26th January 2016, 20:27

Dear Zambia,

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QUESTION: Why do we 'dance' when we need to pee?

ANSWER: A full bladder is uncomfortable and creates a sense of urgency in our mind. The conflict between the desire to take action to relieve the stress and the fact that circumstances don’t currently permit us to, gets translated into various rhythmic displacement behaviours. These include humming to ourselves, clenching and unclenching muscles or hopping from foot to foot, despite the fact that remaining still and calm actually allows you to last for longer.
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