Up next in Digestion & Stomach Problems (24 videos)
Find out what's causing your stomach or intestinal distress, how to treat it, and how to prevent it from happening again, with these videos.
You Will Need
- A sexual fantasy
- Butt squeezes
Fantasize about sex
Fantasize about sex. Experts say thinking about sex preoccupies your brain, reducing your discomfort.
Scratch or rub your calf
Scratch or rub the back of your calf. Australian researchers found that doing this vigorously may interrupt the message from your bladder to your brain that you need to go.
Squeeze your butt
Reduce the urge by squeezing your butt as tightly as you can, holding it for several seconds, and then repeating five times.
Cross your legs
Cross your legs and bend forward slightly, especially if you feel a cough, sneeze, or laugh coming on. Researchers found that this prevented leakage in 73 percent of women.
Be smarter next time
Reduce the chances of finding yourself in this position again by using the bathroom before you know one will be unavailable for a long stretch. It was good advice when you were four years old, and it's good advice now!