You may not like it, but stale urine is one of the defining urban smells across the world. Understandably, many people hate this. Police officers are mobilized to prevent it, businesses try to deter it with extra lighting or protective surfacesand fines are levied.
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Reinforcing perhaps an unfair reputation that the French can't make good pop music, officials in Paris have released a song urging men not to urinate in public. Unafraid of alliteration, the campaign song titled "Pas Pipi Dan Paris," "Don't Pee in Paris" highlights how the smell of urine can sometimes be a tad overpowering in the French capital. Earlier in the year, five sidewalk urinals, known as "uritrottoirs," were installed around the city. They are red boxes with tanks lined with straw, later used as plant fertilizer.
Over the summer, however, the uritrottoirs have faced a gender-themed backlash. At the end of August, two of the urinals had to be removed after a campaign of vandalism—specifically being capped with cement and covered in stickers and tampons. Now their continued roll-out could be under threat.
They had to 'shield each other with jumpers' in what was described as a 'degrading' experience. Women have described the 'degrading' experience of going to the toilet at the Stereophonics gig, as some were forced to urinate against fences and 'shield each other with their jumpers' as they claimed there were not enough toilet facilities to cater for the masses. Thousands of people packed into Swansea's Singleton Park to watch Kelly Jones' band put on a spectacular performance on stage.
You join the cash machine queue, staring daggers at the guy who is in no rush to find his bank card. Annoying, sure: but what if you were a pensioner or disabled, and caught short? For those with medical conditions, this affects more than four in
Urination is the release of urine from the urinary bladder through the urethra to the outside of the body. It is the urinary system 's form of excretion. It is also known medically as micturitionvoidinguresisor, rarely, emictionand known colloquially by various names including peeingweeingand pissing.
Merrit Kennedy. In Paris, authorities are taking an unusual approach to combat the scourge of public urination: Make urination even more public. The devices are called "Uritrottoir," which combines the words for urinal and pavement.
The analogous condition that affects bowel movement is called parcopresis or shy bowel. The adrenaline rush that produces the involuntary nervous system response probably has peripheral and central nervous system involvement. The internal urethral sphincter smooth muscle tissue or the external urethral sphincter striated musclelevator ani especially the pubococcygeus muscle area, or some combination of the above, may be involved.