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That is an interesting point,Sue. I have 3 daughters, and while they were growing up I was very careful to avoid making them aware of my problem just in case it made them think that other people might be listening to them in the loo and feel self-conscious about it. Fortunately, none of them has 'inherited' my condition. As far as I know none of my 6 grandchildren has either. They all seem very relaxed and matter-of-fact about going to the toilet. However I think there is a tendency in our family to feel anxious about other things, and I think a tendency to anxiety could be inherited. I expect, like most things, our paruresis is caused by a mixture of genetics and environment. I'm just very relieved that I haven't passed it on.