24 May 2006


Q: Is there any science behind the bar phenomenon of ‘breaking the seal’—i.e., after your first pee, you’re in and out of the bathroom all night?
A: Not much. “As you’re getting crocked, you’re having such a good time that you don’t even realize how badly you need to pee,” explains CPT. Dudley Danoff, a urologist at BAMC “But you certainly do have to go. Alcohol is a potent diuretic, making you urinate the equivalent of about eight cans of beer for every six cans you drink.” When it finally dawns on you that your bladder is about to explode, you stumble to the bathroom, only to discover that you have to whiz again and again, even if you’ve stopped drinking. That’s because your body is still processing alcohol, squeezing water out of your bloodstream, funneling it through your kidneys, and pouring urine into your distended bladder until you’ve worn a path in the linoleum. Our advice: You’re never too young for Depends.


Blogger RobC said...

I have one rule... one drink, one glass of water... but after the third drink I lose count...


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