I have it and it has cost me many parts of my social life. I have had situations to stay away from public bathrooms, college dorms, absolute fear of urinals. For those people who have a minor cling of shyness explain to me how you get rid of the anxiety when standing at a urinal. I just lock up and cannot even pee if the bathroom is empty. In the stalls, I can only piss when no one is in the bathroom. See how serious this became? It gets moody from time to time too. I can piss normally sometimes or never at all. Depends on if I am comfortable at that moment. To those that have had paruresis or serious conditions such as I, how did you deal with it? Did you basically cut off public bathrooms off your list in life or something else? Did you ever recover? I really want to piss proudly in a urinal LOL... To those that have proud hanging, dangling, pissing, etc things. First off, I envy you. Second, how do you guys do it without worries? I understand sexuality is a complicated matter but you are still guys in midst of a HOMOPHOBIC society, nonetheless, with perverts living in it too. It is very dangerous. For those that peek, please explain why. I am intimidated by those. I've been to a therapist and all she did was do cognitive behavioral therapy which did nothing. I wasted my time and luckily the University paid for my fees. I have had bad experience in the bathroom when I was a kid (an old peeker, luckily I knew I was in a bad situation and ran out of the bathroom). But there are also deeply rooted conditions why I cannot use the bathroom like curiosity, sexuality, and insecurity. Combined... you have paruresis . Women welcome to reply too. I've heard about women paruetics and it sucks big time for them too. Also women tend to have it more serious than men if they do. I've read a book about this syndrome lol.