It may seem crazy, but increasing numbers of Hollywood actors, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs top health and wellness experts have mentioned the practice recently although because of how gross it seems, many resist being publicly associated with it. Tim Ferriss, the biohacker and digital marketer, has even dabbled in it. Urine therapy, otherwise known as drinking your own piss, was recommended to me by a few people recently.
In the Aug. Peeing in the pool creates chemicals toxic enough to be classified as chemical warfare agents. Because it probably will.
Wow, I did not expect to come into work today and write about this one; could drinking your urine actually be good for your health? Essentially, Boy's school of thought is that drinking toxins contained in urine will produce antibodies to fight off future infections and nasties. The practice believes that like cures like.
Golden showers, water sports, or piss play, whatever you call it, urophilia has recently had a resurgence in mainstream interest, following some unsavoury and as yet unproven leaks about a pre-White House Donald Trump. As a kink or fetish, getting sexually excited by urine or the thought of urine is still taboo, even in a world where suburban housewives read 50 Shades of Grey on the subway. So why are most people still so uncomfortable with urine play?
Claims that the stuff can cure minor illnesses, detox your body, and even cure cancer are not a new phenomenon. Rain believes that drinking your own pee contains many health benefits because it's "the best form of vitamins and nutrients that you can possibly take in. The self-confessed "breastfeeding raw vegan hippie" says that she practices 'urine therapy' which doesn't just involving drinking pee, but smearing it on your face too.
No one wants to spend half their day rushing to the bathroom. But frequent urination is a common symptom of certain diseases as well as lifestyle choices, so many people experience it. Most people have to go between times each day.
Leah Groth is a writer and editor currently based in Philadelphia. If you thought gulping down a green juice was hard, the newest way to drink yourself to health will really knock your socks off. Urotherapy — a traditional therapy involving one's own urine — is being embraced by the trend-setting health crowd.
Whatever you want to call it, the practice of drinking urine goes back millennia. Known today as urine therapy, urophagia, or urotherapy, the medicinal use of urine is still practiced in some parts of the world. Reports dating back to ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt suggest that urine therapy has been used to treat everything from acne to cancer.