The Amazing Uses of Urine: Pee's Not Only Great for Golden Showers

Urine for a treat, everyone. (Heh.) Everyone's favorite paraphilia, urolagnia -- aka waterports, pee play, tinkle time -- is getting a slight image makeover thanks to some scientists in Ohio possibly inspired by R Kelly's infamous extracurricular activities.

Thanks to The Guardian, I've come across some unusual uses for urine (ah, the alliteration is making me tingle with delight) other than what the rest of us probably assume.

Playing with pee has been a long-standing sexual deviation, as some psychologists would call it, in which men and women become aroused at the sight of pee, being peed on, smelling, tasting or drinking pee -- you get the idea.

For some the act of holding in urine until your bladder hurts and bothers you is enough to drive you wild. Similar to enema play, the act of keeping it in and then finally releasing it offers a sense of relief, joy and comfort that also provides a serious turn-on.

The exhibition aspect of pee play also acts as a libido booster, knowing people can see you either have to pee, wet yourself, or release what you've been holding in all day.

R Kelly infamously videotaped his own show of pisstastic exhibition way back when he was on trial for fraternizing with an underage girl. Remember that?

Well pee isn't just for giving us raging hard-ons, staining the sheets, and creeping out the neighbors. Urine's been used to clean wounds, heal burns, clear complexions even cleaning clothes.

Because it's sterile when it comes out of you, pee has often been considered an ideal alternative to ointments and such when no such tools are available. Thanks to its ammonia content soldiers in WWI even soaked cloth in their own urine and held it against their faces as a pseudo gas mask.

And now pee is taking a few steps up the reputation ladder thanks to professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering Gerardine Botte at Ohio University.

Pee is one of the most abundant waste products on the earth, being excreted by every Tom, Dick (pun intended) and animal countless times a day. Just the same with methane gas, why can't we turn the yellow stream into something greener?

Botte has found a way to extract hydrogen from each molecule of urea by connecting it with a nickel electrode.

The electrode separates hydrogen atoms from the nitrogen, and the resulting H can be used as alternative power fuel. Apparently a pee-powered vehicle could potentially run 90 miles per just one gallon or, um, your piss. (Alliteration again FTW.)

That's all fine and interesting, but I have a more important concern.

We all smell the the hippy cars tootling around town powered by old french fry grease and groan when we're stuck behind them on the highway. Will pee-powered cars smell any better?

And will they make cute little bumper stickers to put on the back of your Mystery Mobile?

Answer me that and then I'll consider bottling my own. And your damn right my cats are gonna contribute.


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