Urolagnia (also known as urophilia or undinism) is a Sexual Fetish with a focus on urine and urination.
People with urolagnia often like to urinate in public, or urinate on, or be urinated on by other people, and may drink the urine. The consumption of urine is urophagia. Some like to watch others doing these things. These activities are often described by the euphemisms "golden showers" or "watersports"
As a paraphilia, urine may be consumed or the person may bathe in it. Other variations include arousal from wetting or seeing someone else urinate in their pants or underclothes, or wetting the bed. Other forms of urolagnia may involve a tendency to be sexually aroused by smelling urine soaked clothing or body parts. In many cases, a strong correlation or conditioning arises between urine smell or sight and the sexual act. Watersports is also used in the BDSM scene as a form of humiliation, sometimes involving desperation until incontinence or infantilization, sometimes physical humiliation associated with being urinated on or pressured to consume urine. In some cases, a person is aroused by merely staging situations where others can either witness that person wet his or her clothing or smell his or her urine scent.
Urolagnia is sometimes associated with, or confused with, arousal from having a full bladder or a sexual attraction to someone else experiencing the discomfort or pain of a full bladder, a sadomasochistic inclination.
Some common variations of urolagnia
Desperation - The act of holding one's own urine until the need to urinate is urgent, making another hold in their urine, or watching another person with a urgent need to urinate. This fetish sometimes originates from childhood memories of being or of seeing another needing the restroom. Arousal may be triggered by seeing the body movements or facial expressions of that person. It can also be heightened by the person saying that they have to urinate. The arousal from being desperate comes from the sensation of having a full bladder.
Voyeurism - Seeing another urinate without the person's knowledge either through video taping by a hidden camera, or by lurking in locations where people are urinating or are likely to have an urge to urinate.
Clothes wetting - The person is sexually aroused by wetting one's clothing or observing another person doing so. Usually that person prefers to stage the wetting so that his or her legs (or other body parts) become soaked with urine. The warm sensation felt when urine trickles on the body seems to be the key factor for pleasurable feelings. In many cases, that person is also aroused by smelling body parts that have a urine scent. Others get aroused by telling some people about when they lost control and wet themselves. Some prefer a particular type of clothing to urinate in.
Exhibitionism – Becoming noticeably desperate or wetting oneself with the express purpose of being seen by strangers. Practitioners have described going to public places such as a mall or a park. Some intend to create situations where others can see their wet clothing.
Pussing - British expression for an activity involving a consenting couple where the male partner watches the woman urinate otherwise undetected in a semi-public place, usually a toilet cubicle at a pub, hotel, restaurant, theatre/cinema, office, club etc. The strategies and tactics that are used to smuggle one of the couple into and out of the toilet undetected are almost or as important as the urination. The activity is done by itself or as a part of or prelude to other activities which many times involve sex.
Some people drink large quantities of their own urine as an alternative medicine. This is not the same as urolagnia. Some believe that some or all urine therapists may be urolagniacly motivated, as a sort of apologism or promotion of the fetish, whether the connection or even the fetish itself is consciously realized. Similarly, urolagnia may be formed based upon appreciation for the perceived health benefits of urine therapy, as may happen with other health-related obsessions.
Havelock Ellis - British sexologist who was impotent until at age sixty he discovered that he was aroused by the sight of a woman urinating. Ellis is also notable for his attempt to prove that the painter Rembrandt also enjoyed the practice, claiming that it explained the golden tones in which paintings were suffused, and arguing that Rembrandt's picture "Bathsheba" originally depicted her urinating.
Ricky Martin - Puerto Rican Singer. Gave an interview with Blender Magazine in which he stated that he enjoyed "Golden Showers.
Shirley Manson - Lead singer of the popular rock band Garbage. Was quoted in an interview as saying "I hate boys who are frightened of pee and shit and menstrual blood… I want a man who will let me pee in his belly button. The Garbage song "When I Grow Up" contains the lyrics "Happy Hours/Golden Showers"
Cat Chaser - Seattle-based punk rock band that had a small but rabid following partially based on singer Cresta wetting her clothes during the band's performances
Annie Sprinkle - Multimedia performer and advocate for female sexual enjoyment. Her stage name is derived from her abilities with urination, notably the ability to turn herself into a human fountain.
Rockbitch - mostly female band featuring many sexual acts including urination as part of their stage act.
Andy Milonakis - MTV star with his The Andy Milonakis Show admitted recently in an interview with People Magazine that he liked the feeling of "Warm urine" on his chest during sexual intercourse. It is sometimes debated whether or not he was serious.
R. Kelly - Rhythm and blues singer, songwriter and producer. In 2002 a bootleg copy of a videotape was released to the Chicago Sun Times that showed Kelly engaging in many sexual acts including urinating on a then 14 year girl who is the daughter of an associate and niece of a former Kelly protege. It was announced during his ongoing child pornography trial that the tape will be played in public court. Opening arguments are scheduled for October 13th 2006.
Ashley MacIsaac - Nova Scotian Fiddler and singer. In 1996 he spoke with a Maclean's interviewer mentioning his sexual life, including his underage boyfriend and his taste for urolagnia. In 2003 he told an interviewer for the Montreal Mirror that he loves to have men urinate on him.