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You know that moment when you realize that someone actually came up for a name for something you kinda always sort of new all your life but never thought about it much?  As in “Gosh, I sure wish I knew where SYNDROME_X came from…” or perhaps, “Gee, SYNDROME_Y is sure kicking my butt today.”

It’s that moment when you scream at the top of your lungs “Eurethra!  I’ve got it!”

Now, clear your mind for a moment, and then read on.  I will throw the name at you momentarily.  When you read it, stop for a moment for some internal reflection and then tell me if you knew instinctively what it was BEFORE reading the description.

Ready?  Ok, here goes…

Piss shiver.

Yes, you read that right.  Now stop and think… think, damn your eyes… There, good, you actually thought for a second, didn’t you?

Did you know what it was?

It seems more guys are familiar with it but when your bladder finally voids after some interval that is less than pleasant there is a quasi-orgasmic shiver that seems to be some sort of reward.  I can’t explain it.  You either know it or need to go read up on it.

Don’t be ashamed, ladies.  Cruel Wife didn’t know what it was and wondered “Is it a guy thing?”

Here’s some definitions and mentions of it – both places are high-quality persons-of-breeding repositories of knowledge.

The Straight Dope’s take on piss shiver

Cracked.com has #4 dedicated to piss shiver

Everyone is probably going to say they’ve been calling them by name for years and I will feel inadequate because it took me reading The Straight Dope in order to even recognize that there was this void in my life where I didn’t have the words to put to a normal part of life.  I feel so inadequate.

But, moving on, Cecil over at the Straight Dope also answered another question, one that has been burning me for years.  Are Manatees white or dark meat?

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