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That's a really interesting question Sue. I have noticed that both my sons (grown up now) use public toilets as little as possible, and my husband says that when he goes into a public toilet with them neither of them use the urinals. When they were at school they both refused to use the school toilets and we used to have to run home from school and clear a way through to the toilet because they were bursting to pee. I was sure they were unaware of my problems as they were growing up and hate to think that it might have been a behaviour they learned from me, but I'd be really interested in a professional view of paruresis as hereditary.