If you’re like me, you pee sometimes.
Also if you’re like me, sometimes you really have to pee, because for whatever reason you didn’t space out your bathroom trips.
Often, when this happens, feelings progress like this:
[li]I have to pee[/li][li]I really have to pee[/li][li]Where’s a bathroom where’s a bathroom …[/li][li]OK, I could pee, but it’s suddenly not urgent[/li][/ul]
In other words, the urge to urinate gets more and more intense, but if I don’t actually go (good Kegel work, I guess), the urge backs off for a while. I still need to pee, and have no trouble once I reach a restroom, but I’m no longer in a panic.
Of course, if I still don’t go, the powerful urge eventually comes back.
But my question is this: Why does the urge recede for a while? What’s going on physiologically to make the intensity rise, then fall, then rise again, even though the cause (un-peed urine) has not gone away?