Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP blog reckons that weeing in the shower is good for your sex life

More gems from Gwynnie. WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT HER?

Gwyneth Paltrow

by Rosie Gizauskas |
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More gems from Gwynnie. WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT HER?

Ahh, another GOOP-y gem to help us through a Monday. And this one is about the miracles of WEE, kids. Oh yeah, and don’t you go pretending like you’re grossed out and you’re going to stop reading because you’re still reading, aren’t you?

Gwyneth Paltrow’s “structural integrative specialist” Lauren Roxburgh says that peeing in the shower is going to make your sex life better.

Strong pelvic floor muscles are key to a good sex life, according to the blog (and science – we’ve been reading this ever since we nicked our big sister’s Cosmo when we were but teenagers).

And the way to get a strong pelvic floor?

“Try peeing in the shower squatting down,” enthuses the blog.

“When you squat to pee as opposed to sitting up straight on the toilet, you automatically engage your pelvic floor and it naturally stretches and tones.

“Because your urethra is pointed straight down in this position all you have to do is relax for urine to flow out easily - as opposed to sitting up straight and having to strain to empty your bladder.”


We reckon this blog also applies to those with some weird sexual fetish involving jellyfish. You know, because weeing on a jellyfish sting makes it stop hurting (that’s what Friends taught us, OK?).

Ah, Gwynnie. Sometimes we wonder what we’d do without you and your website of wonder. We’d probably eat more burgers (that’s a lie, we eat burgers with abandon). Nope, probably nothing different, but you have brightened up our Monday a little, Ms Paltrow.

BTW, if you’re about to try this, we’re not being held responsible for any broken noses, because we imagine squatting down and weeing in the shower could definitely result in headbutting a tap. Just bear that in mind.

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