Sexual Arousal From A Full Bladder?

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Posted: June 8, 2021

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Sexual Arousal from a Full Bladder by Josh Spurlock


Welcome to MyCounselor Online. I’m Tori, and this is Asking for a Friend. In this video, we’re sitting down with Sex Therapist Josh Spurlock to talk about sexual arousal with a full bladder. Stay tuned.


There’s two questions here. One that I don’t have enough information on, in terms of how it’s messing with your sex life. I can definitely speak to the subject of arousal with a full bladder. It’s not an uncommon thing.

The nerve bundles that run through the pelvic floor that feed our sense of sexual stimulation can have pressure put on them when our bladder is full.

Men actually experience something similar oftentimes in the morning with morning erections. A full bladder from holding urine overnight puts pressure on a nerve bundle that supplies the pelvic floor, and results in them having an erection in the morning.

So that could be one possible explanation. There may be some other dynamics going on, but that would be a fairly common experience that some women might have, depending on where that nerve bundle runs in their body, how it grew and developed in its proximity to the bladder, and where pressure is placed on that pelvic floor when you have a full bladder.

Most likely, that’s what you’re experiencing. It’s a fairly common experience. But, I’d be curious to know the specific ways that that was creating distress for you in your sex life, and we could troubleshoot that for you.


When a woman holds her pee in, her bladder grows in size to cope with the extra urine it is being required to store. This puts pressure on her lower abdomen which is exactly where her g-spot is. This dichotomy of the pressure on such a sensitive part of her anatomy mixed with the pleasure of g-spot stimulation can be arousing for many women.

Then, when she releases her pee, her bladder (which was hard up against her g-spot) starts to shrink again. That feeling can also be sexually arousing for many women as the g-spot is stimulated once more.

This is a completely natural thing for women to experience and it doesn’t mean you have a pee fetish if it happens to you. However, it can become the basis of how pee fetishes start if you begin to enjoy making yourself desperate to pee on purpose in order to experience this sensation regularly.

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This article is based on scientific evidence and clinical experience, written by a licensed professional and fact-checked by experts.

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Josh Spurlock
Josh Spurlock

Josh Spurlock MA, LPC, CST, has a BA in Biblical Languages and a Masters in Counseling. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), holding licenses in MissouriColorado, and Florida. He is also a Certified Sex Therapist (CST), Level 2 AEDP Therapist, and an Ordained Minister. He is an Advanced Practice Clinician, with over 10,000 hours of clinical experience. He specializes in Marriage Counseling, Sex Therapy, Family Counseling, and works with Executives, Pastors, Business Owners, and Ministry Leaders. Learn more about Josh Spurlock at

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