Do girls get piss shivers?

I know most guys, including me, will get a shiver after urinating. It seems involuntary and inevitable. But I’ve rarely heard of girls who get the “piss shivers.” Is this more common than my female friends might have me believe? What do you guys say?

I don’t.

I do. But at the beginning, not the end.

I’ve asked this question to twenty-nine females that I know and the answer is no!

But women get piss shakes, that small curl of the toe (usually the smaller toes, but not always) when the piss ends fulfillingly.

I don’t.

I’m a guy, and I’ve never experienced this phenomenon. In fact, I’ve never even heard of it!

Not regularly, but on occassion I’ll get a shiver.

I’m a guy, I’ve heard of it – but it’s never happened to me.

You’re missing out :stuck_out_tongue:

Shouldn’t this be in GQ?

I’ll ask my SO this evening…

I get them occasionally, at the beginning. Not very often, tho. dammit


How, ugh, pedestrian.

You should say it with a french accent. Pee shiver is then pronounced more like “Pay Shiv-air”

My wife get’s them before, if she has to go really bad.

I saw my son get his first the other day, he’s four. You should have seen the look on his face. What was that!

Oh yeah…for the record, I’m female.

Looks like my previous inquiries are confirmed…most, but not all, guys do get them. Most, but not all, girls do not. Weird.

I wonder if there are any old folk explanations. Like, everytime you get the shivers, someone is pissing on your headstone. Anyways, maybe there’s a senior thesis in this for someone, discovering the medical nature of shiver upon relief of the bladder.

I need to get a life. :slight_smile:

You’ve already got one! It just happens to be kinda creepy. :smiley:

I’m a girl, I get them quite often, usually at the beginning and sometimes during. Didn’t someone once ask Cecil about this? If I recall, he didn’t have anything useful to say about it.

That’s a dare for all you search-crazy dopers: find the pee-shiver article! (if it exists)

I don’t know, I don’t go around peeing on girls!

Oh, you meant…
Never mind!

Erase! :smack: Erase!

From the Straight Dope archives.

I don’t think I’ve ever had a piss shiver, nor have I heard of it before now.

Well…there have been a couple of times when I really, really had to go, that, after relieving myself, I did have a bit of a small full-body convulsion. But on these occasions, I was being delivered from the extreme agony of Nature’s most urgent call, and a mild shiver didn’t seem all that inappropriate a response, nor mysterious.

As for the average squirt, nope, don’t get 'em.

I’m a big hairy guy, btw.

Just noting that the linked column is 10 years old, so an update should be possible.

Also, Piss Shiver Decade is an excellent band name.