Gay Watersports and Golden Showers

Gay Watersports: Definitions, Risks and Some Tips

Watersports is a common term used to describe the act of urinating, watching urination or being urinated on during sex. Urophiliacs are aroused by the sight, touch or smell of urine. A person may consume urine — a practice that's called urophagia — or bathe in it for enjoyment. Watersports are known by a few common terms.

Golden Shower

A golden shower involves urinating on another person, or being urinated on yourself.

Some find the practice sexually stimulating. In some cases, it's used as a form of humiliation. A golden shower is not purely a gay custom. Some heterosexual couples do it, too. It's one of the most popular watersports. 

Golden Bath 

A golden bath is similar to a golden shower, but it involves urinating during anal sex into the rectum or colon of one's partner. 

Urolagnia 

Urolagnia doesn't necessarily require the physical act of urination. It's a term used to describe gaining sexual pleasure from the thought of urination, although it can include stimulation gained from watching another urinate. Urolagnia is also known as urophilia. Golden showers and golden baths fall under this umbrella term. A urophiliac might gain stimulation from urinating in public.

Urophagia 

Urophagia is the act of drinking or consuming urine, or even watching someone else drink it. This is nothing new to the 21st century and the practice doesn't actually have its roots in sexuality.

Ancient civilizations, including the Romans and the Chinese, routinely engaged in urophagia for healing and other health purposes, although they generally drank their own urine. 

The Risks of Watersports 

Despite its use in ancient medicine, urophagia is the most likely of all watersports to result in health complications, at least when the urine you're consuming is not your own.

Urine contains pathogens, minerals and salt that you may not want to ingest, although it is 95 percent just plain water. Think of it this way — urination is the body's way of getting rid of and flushing itself of toxins. When you drink it, you're restoring those toxins, giving your own kidneys something more to get rid of. Urophagia can cause digestive irritation and it can pose problems for those with kidney disease. Even drinking your own urine can dehydrate you because of its salt content.

Golden showers don't necessarily lead to any known health risk, but golden baths fall into the category of unprotected sex and this is never a good idea unless you're in a committed relationship and you know for sure that your partner is safe. Golden showers may also cause internal irritation. 

If You Want to Try Watersports 

Hydrate yourself well first, or ask your partner to do so. Weak urine is best. This also means avoiding certain foods and liquids before the event that can lead to stronger, more pungent urine, including garlic, asparagus or cabbage, and certain vitamin supplements. Wait for a better time if you have any open cuts, wounds or sores.