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Michael Kilpatrick

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Why does running water make me want to urinate?
« on: 02/11/2011 14:30:02 »
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Why does running water from the tap make a person want to urinate?  Does it have have any useful purpose?

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Why does running water make me want to urinate?
« Reply #1 on: 09/11/2011 00:16:37 »
Strange you should ask this and no one has an answer. My mother always turned the tap no to make me potty trained - so she told me  - and this has stayed with me. Did the same thing happen to you?
 

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Why does running water make me want to urinate?
« Reply #2 on: 09/11/2011 10:32:55 »
This is either due to a conditioned response in your childhood as annie123 already said, or suggestive information processes in your brains, ie: If my friends experience this, and I'm like my friends, it must have the same effect on me..
 

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« Reply #3 on: 09/11/2011 12:03:59 »
i figured evolution= If early man pissed on the ground, it left a scent & predator got him be4 having kids. If he pissed into a stream, the scent would disappear & he lived to have kids.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 09/11/2011 13:19:07 »
i figured evolution= If early man pissed on the ground, it left a scent & predator got him be4 having kids. If he pissed into a stream, the scent would disappear & he lived to have kids.

Hmm..
Early man was a top predator and even the sabre tooth tiger was scared of him. I think predators would rather avoid the smell of human pee.
If you would've said "late ape"... :)
 

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