The next item for our shame-ber brings up gender issues. I received this from an anonymous Ten, and this is serious stuff, folks:
My secret shames is one that calls into question my very masculinity. This is something I have never admitted to anyone, nor ever will (except anonymously), and that is … I am a man, and I sit to pee. Well, at least at home I do. In public I always stand. And while I don’t feel shame while I’m actually doing it, sitting to pee, that is (it’s sort of a natural thing to do now), the thought of someone I know finding out that I do it fills me with real shame and fear, not the kind of fake shame that someone gets when a friend finds out Mmm-bop is on their ipod. Oh, and far as why I do sit (at least at home), this email has forced me to think about it, and I think it basically comes down to cleanliness. I’m curious, are there any other men out there reading this that would be willing to come out of the (water) closet and admit they sit to pee?
Any other men who are willing to admit to this? And what does everyone think? Does this make you less of a man? I personally think it would be awesome to be able to pee standing up…. but I don’t like the idea of using a urinal, so that might force me into the stalls anyway.