Urine Dribble: Avoid the Embarrassing Wet Marks
Certain forms of attire, particularly business wear, are unforgiving when it comes to noticing wetness. That's not great for confidence.
The following simple trick takes just a few seconds and will become an automatic action within weeks. The majority of men will be asking the same question: "Why didn't someone tell me this sooner?" This is not normally a topic for polite conversation, but there is no reason why it shouldn't be common knowledge.
By the time you finish reading this article, you will have the ability to pee anytime with the confidence of knowing you won't fall victim to those embarrassing last few drops that make their way out only after you've left the restroom.
The power is in your hands!
Why Do Those Last Few Drops of Urine Usually Get Away?
It comes down to anatomy. We essentially have an "S" bend in our urethra, the tube that delivers our urine. You can shake all you want but it isn't until the surrounding musculature relaxes (just as you walk away from the toilet) that the remaining drops are free to move.
The picture above shows the urethra. Take note; it is important.
The following technique shows you how to clear the urine behind the S-bend, eliminating the dribble. After just a few attempts you will be so impressed you will do this for the rest of you life.
Eliminating Urine Dribble: The Simple Trick
Officially known as the "post-voiding urethral massage," this basic action is painless and takes just a few seconds.
- Urinate as per usual
- Place 2 fingers behind the scrotum and feel the firm tube that is the urethra.
- Use these 2 fingers to compress the tube while sliding them forwards to expel the urine. 2 or 3 sweeps is enough to drain the urethra and ensure no dribble.
- Dress as usual. With practice, the movements are natural and quick and will not be noticed at the urinal.
Get To Work
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There is no need for anyone to suffer the embarrassment of unwanted drops. Email this article or provide a link so that together we can ensure that no man will have wet trousers again! Use the Facebook like button - tweet this. It is your duty people.
Now go practice. Your underpants depend on you.
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surftrip on November 16, 2015:
My answer to this problem was to buy a pair of mens underwear that stops the spot on your trousers with an absorbent front layer. They work great! You can find them here: www.brigadiers.uk
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Teiya on January 05, 2015:
Thanks for intdirucong a little rationality into this debate.
Wet Wong on December 30, 2014:
Sam on October 14, 2014:
Amazing tip, I'm 16 and I've been having this problem but it is solved now.
Jimmy Cho on November 09, 2013:
I use my wife's extra long panty liners to soak up the excess pee & faecal dribble!
nnnsss on August 31, 2013:
Can any one illustrate me? i don't know how to practice this trick... please
Spc on May 21, 2013:
I can't believe it was that easy. Just tried it and wow the rest of the urine emptied. No drops in my boxers and onto my pants. A BIG THANK YOU!!
RB on May 16, 2013:
After all these years. I juts tried it and it worked! unbelievable. To think I was just about to invest in some depends shields..
Carl on May 15, 2013:
For anyone having a problem with finding what you be pressing, try putting you hand behind the scrotum while urinating and try to feel for it, you should feel the urine running to you penis, that is where you need to push.
joi on November 29, 2012:
this is is useless man i hv still problem
Robert on April 26, 2012:
Like David, I'm also concerned. I'm only 22 and have been having this problem. As it is, I can live with it, but I'm worried it could get worse.
Just visited the urologist. He said it's fairly normal, and not that rare even in young men. I had ureter surgery done when I was a kid, and apparently that can increase the chances of this.
David on March 19, 2012:
Thanks so much for this, it has relieved me of so much time spent in the bathroom trying to "dry up".
That said, I am worried that I have to do this at only 25 years old - is this only going to get worse? Does anyone know possible reason why this is happening?
Mark on February 21, 2012:
For those of you that just use a paper towel, This does not work, because the urine doesn't all exit, and eventually goes stagnant in your urethra. Which can spread back to your prostate to give you prostatitis. It is important to void the urine completely for this reason.
Eric on February 12, 2012:
You have to really get under there where your scrotal sack connects to your crotch and feel around. I just tried this for the first time and it seems to work great. Thank you! I have been trying to find a solution for this for quite a while.
tedsal on November 06, 2011:
I can't figure out how you reach the ureter in this explanation. Can someone give better instructions?
Steve from Brockport, NY on July 26, 2011:
This sounds useful.I will give it a try to see if it works for me.
Barney on April 09, 2011:
I've found that a thick paper towel, like Brawny, folded in thirds and stuck in the crotch of the briefs does well.
CJC on October 25, 2010:
I thought I was the only one who had this problem...LOL. Glad to see others discussing the dreaded urine dribble problem. I've also tried the Murphy Overconfident Underwear, as well as Stanfield's. Both of them stop the urine dribble spots from appearing on the pants, but the Murphys look like a regular pair of underwear and the Stainfield's are like a diaper.
boydm on October 12, 2010:
Great information I'll share it with some friends. I have also found an underwear designed to stop the urine from reaching the pants the murphywear overconfident underwear really work and my girlfriend thought they were regular underwear when she washed them.
Tom Ware from Sydney, Australia on August 20, 2010:
Good, useful Hub. When we're young this is generally not a problem. As we get towards middle age it quite often becomes apparent. Moreover, the older we get, the less control we seem to have over the bladder retention; even lifting something heavy can bring on a little leakage if the bladder is full. This, I was once informed is due to a gradual hardening of the prostate gland as we age.
On Australian T.V. there is a current ad about women, and how even laughing can bring about a certain amount of leakage. So women are every bit as likely as men to be embarrassed by that little unexpected wetness.
David Guion from North Carolina on August 06, 2010:
Wives and janitors everywhere will be pleased.
charlemont from Lithuania on August 03, 2010:
If I were a man I would definitely follow this advice.
Otherwise, the hub is funny! I don't really know why it makes me laugh ;)
vydyulashashi from Hyderabad,India on July 28, 2010:
nice info for men..even many of them asked me a solution for this..though i've suggested another way i will refer your hub to them
trade784 from New York, NY on July 27, 2010:
My first HUB read and an interesting one. Good info!