Just been to hospital to try and get a catheter and i might as well share with you what the doctor said, he knew about paruresis (my paruresis affects me most on public transport, planes etc.) and said that the risk of infection through self catheterisation is extremely high and that holding the wee for twelve hours is not as bad as the potential of death from kidney infection through self catheterisation. he said there is a reason he knows these things as he is a doctor and has studied and that putting in a catheter should always be a sterile procedure and that even then there is a 1 in 5 risk of infection and this infection in males is extremely dangerous.
I told him about the guy who uses a piece of electrical cable who left a comment and he said this is extremely risky to say the least.
He mentioned that the way foreward was cognitive behavioural therapy with an expert and that valium is a good drug that should help.
Hope this helps but i am still worried about my plane trip as you can imagine but i will try and be positive as this is the key...one last tip i have thought about is to think 'at least there is a lock on the bathroom door on planes'
all the best and good luck to all those who have this awful condition
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