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35 years on from getting this problem I have not had a lock up for as long as I can remember. Life has more or less returned to normal. Recently went in to a busy town centre gents, there was a queue of about five or six men waiting for a cubicle while two urinals were left unattended. Grabbed the right one did my business, washed my hands, and walked out passed the queue. I felt about ten feet tall. Well, briefly. I then remembered decades earlier when I would have left with a full bladder rather than face the nightmare. I felt good, but you are only as good as your next wee - so to speak.
These days I still avoid peeing with friends, or being second in at cramped two bowl setups with no privacy, but apart from that can deal with most situations.
In some ways I'd like to tackle the last two issues, but it is not essential to me anymore, life is fine again. But if there is anyone in Berkshire (at any paruresis level) who would like to meet up for a pint then give me a shout. I am happy to chat to anyone that has had their life blighted by this problem.