Delving into the Golden Showers

Posted on 30-06-2020 by Cecily Stevenson

This post was written by our Trans Sexual Health Outreach Worker, Bethanie Browne.

Urolagnia: golden shower, erotic-peeing, wet-sex, uro-sexuality *take a breath* piss play, urophilia, wet-times, pee games, urethral-eroticism, urinism and watersports. Whatever you call it, it’s a thing, and it’s happening all over the world, probably as we speak. Now, I can’t confess to have ever been interested in it myself – however, I can understand why people are attracted to a bit of wet play (not to be confused with the common English definition of ‘wet play’: “It’s raining outside, let’s play indoors”). This is no joke and sexual watersports can be very erotic for many people. As I’ve stated I have not taken part in this activity and this blog isn’t a public invite into my sexual experiments, but I am willing to learn, in a theoretical sense, alongside you.

The facts: the term ‘urolagnia’ originated in Greek language, ‘ouron’ meaning urine, and ‘lagneia’ meaning lust, and is now commonly known as a ‘golden shower’. This form of sexual pleasure involves urinating on someone, being urinated on, and watching someone or being watched whilst urinating. There may be many more that I am unaware of, but let us begin with the basics. As many of our readers know, when sharing any bodily fluids there is a level of risk, and to contradict popular belief, urine is NOT always sterile. Urine can spread disease when the person urinating has a bacterial, fungal or viral infection, often being contracted by the receiver via an open wound or… to be blunt… an open mouth. Generally, a receiver will be safe if they have no cuts or broken skin, as the urine cannot penetrate a person’s skin. Top tip: keep your mouth shut!

Looking on the golden and sparkly side of things, without infection, the act is rather safe and many people find it fun. From what I have read, people seem to get very confused when it comes to watersports and BDSM. Introducing a dash of piss play into your life can be for the most vanilla of people, and doesn’t always represent BDSM. Some people just like the suspense of it all, the thought or the somewhat taboo nature of it. Others enjoy the smell and the warmth of somebody else’s liquid on their body. To ensure the experience is enjoyable for all involved, it is advised that the giver drinks plenty of water at least an hour before the arranged rendezvous.

Long story short: pee games are normal-ish and like any other sexual act, you have just got to be safe. Be open and honest with any sexual partners you have, discuss your boundaries and have fun.

Stay safe!