Good news, everybody! You can now chalk your grossest habit (ie., peeing in the shower) up to science. According to Lauren Roxburgh, a fascia and structural integrative specialist quoted in a recent Goop article, peeing in the shower should be your next go-to kegel move.
Of course, it’s important to note that this tidbit of advice is published in Gwenyth Paltrow’s media baby, which means it may or may not be a load of crap. But if it saves time and I do it anyway, I’ll surely read up on the proposed “benefits” because, why not?
Roxburgh suggests assuming a squat position before relieving yourself in the shower.
According to Roxburgh: “When you squat to pee as opposed to sitting up straight on the toilet, you automatically engage your pelvic floor and it naturally stretches and tones.”
Oh, well, okay.
This “method” also allows for easy “relief,” as your urethra will be pointed straight down, versus sitting upright on a toilet, where it is often on a tilt.
Peeing in the shower is something nearly everybody does, but nobody talks about. Maybe now, with the added kegels benefit, women won’t be discouraged to talk about this “taboo” subject.
So the next time you need to literally pop a squat in the shower, don’t be embarrassed. It’s good for you! Just keep it to No. 1, please.