There are many stories online about so-called peegasms. The term originated following reports of someone who routinely held in their urine to achieve an orgasm-like sensation while peeing.
Others have since claimed that they also experience peegasms. However, orgasming while urinating is not typical.
Moreover, delaying a trip to the bathroom presents numerous health risks, especially if a person delays urination on a regular basis.
This article explores what a peegasm is and some potential causes of having an orgasm while urinating. On the other hand, we also look into what could cause a person to pee while having an orgasm.
The term “peegasm” originated following a Reddit thread about a person who could apparently orgasm by delaying urination. Blogs immediately filled with stories of peegasms and quotes from doctors highlighting the dangers of delaying urination.
An orgasm is a sensation that typically follows sexual arousal. During an orgasm, a buildup of tension and desire are suddenly released, resulting in a wave of feeling, which is sometimes pleasurable.
Peeing can also be pleasurable because it relieves tension and can make a person more comfortable, especially if they have held in urine for some time.
Some report that the feeling of release while urinating is so intense that they have an orgasm or an orgasm-like sensation.
Peegasms may occur because the full bladder presses against structures in the erogenous zones, such as the urethral sponge and the clitoris. Releasing this pressure during urination may stimulate nerves in these areas, resulting in an orgasm.
A peegasm may also occur if the person is already aroused when they release urine.
For example, a person who takes a bathroom break during sex may orgasm while urinating. Alternately, a person may experience an orgasm if they happen to urinate shortly after masturbation, when the genitals are still sensitive.
Some people pee when they orgasm. The medical term for this is orgasmic incontinence.
Orgasmic incontinence may involve a few drops of leaked urine or a more considerable amount.
Below are some potential causes of orgasmic incontinence:
Urinary tract infection
A urinary tract infection (UTI) develops in some part of the urinary system, typically the bladder or urethra. It may cause incontinence or intense, painful urges to pee.
Feelings of increasing tension and pressure during sex may cause some people to urinate before or during an orgasm.
Urinary incontinence is the medical term for the involuntary leakage of urine. Various sensations and amounts of pressure during sex may cause a person with urinary incontinence to lose control of their bladder.
Urinary incontinence is common among people who have trouble with their pelvic floor muscles, which help control the bladder and bowel and support sexual function.
Issues with the pelvic floor muscles may occur due to:
- natural aging
- having overweight or obesity
- previous injury to the pelvic region
- being pregnant or giving birth
Prostate disorders and problems with the muscles of the bladder may also cause urinary incontinence.
Female ejaculation refers to the sudden release of fluid from a female’s urethra during sexual arousal or orgasm.
Although this is not a true cause of orgasmic incontinence, someone who produces this fluid may mistake it for pee.
A 2011 study found that some types of fluid that a female expels during sexual activity are biochemically similar to watered-down urine. However, “true” female ejaculate shares chemical similarities with male semen.
There is nothing inherently dangerous about orgasming while peeing. However, it is not safe to hold in urine deliberately.
- Urinary incontinence: Repeatedly holding in pee may damage the pelvic floor muscles, causing bladder leakage.
- UTIs: Not emptying the bladder allows the bacteria in the retained urine to accumulate, increasing the risk of infection.
- Stretched bladder: Repeatedly holding in pee can stretch the bladder, damaging its muscles and causing bladder leakage. Very rarely, the bladder may actually burst.
- Kidney stones: A kidney stone is formed of waste and chemicals from urine. Holding in urine can increase the chances of these stones forming, especially in people with risk factors or a history of them.
There are many ways to have feelings of sexual gratification similar to a peegasm.
Masturbation can be an easier, healthier way to have an orgasm. People who enjoy the sensation of orgasming while peeing should consider urinating immediately after masturbation.
Alternately, a person can try having sex with a partner to the point of an orgasm, then orgasming while urinating in the bathroom.
People who find sexual gratification from urination do not need to feel any shame. A sex-positive therapist may suggest additional ways to fulfill this urge without risking damage to the urinary tract and pelvic floor muscles.
Having an orgasm while peeing is not inherently dangerous, and there is nothing wrong with enjoying the sensation of urinating.
However, people should not deliberately hold in urine, in this case, because it may lead to a peegasm. Routinely delaying urination increases the risk of UTIs and damage to the bladder and pelvic floor muscles.
Anyone who experiences sexual gratification from peeing can ask a sex-positive therapist to recommend safer ways to fulfill these urges.
People who routinely urinate during an orgasm should consider consulting a doctor. There may be an underlying health issue, such as a UTI or urinary incontinence.