Our expert says:
this type of performance anxiety is actually quite common amongst guys. To be honest with you, I am amazed in this day and age that men are still subjected to this kind of lack of privacy in public toilets. One way of dealing with it is to use a cubicle instead of a urinal.
The other approach is safety in numbers - i.e. get used to urinating with people you know - sounds a little odd maybe but if you are relaxed, you can also tell yourself that this is fine and you can do this.
Mentally, it is about overcoming an anxiety by practising something to the point where is doesnt create a fear in you anymore. It is the anxiety that stops you from urinating, as our body does not want to stop for a pee when the signal is to get ready to run away or fight (fight or flight response experienced when we feel anxious).
Some guys really battle with this and if you have a close friend you can confide in it may be easier to talk about it and become less anxious about the problem and it therefore loses its control over you.
In the mean time consider using the cubicles until, you feel ready to tackle the situation.
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