Holding in bowel movements for pleasure

I am a 42 year old male. I love holding in my bowel movements. I enjoy the pressure that it creates. It sometimes hurts but I love it and often smell the gas I pass at the same time. After a while, I obviously have to go but sometimes bits of poop come out and soil my boxer shorts. Again, this isn't a new thing. I have done this forever. I haven't even told my therapist about this but I believe this habit began as the result of a stressed childhood. Again, I love the pressure it puts on my body. Help me out.

Is It Normal?
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  • I'm the opposite. I love the feeling of being empty after a huge #$%@

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    • I do it as well, have since I was a kid. I'm guessing it's not healthy. Especially after reading yohansen's thoughts on the matter.

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  • Yep, dump it. It's s power thing with you. You'd make a great banker or CPA. What you're doing is very unhealthy.

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  • Don't do it.
    Causes diverticulitis which can cause your colon to rupture. You then get perinitis which will kill you if not treated rapidly. Treatment means opening you up, fixing your colon or removing part of your colon, colostomy for at least 4 months, then another operation to fix that. Then you'll probably have incision hernia that will require further operations.

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  • I do it. It somehow hurts/feels good at the same time. It makes the hair on my arms and neck stand up. I'm 46 and have done this since birth.

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  • No, it's not normal.
    Since you mentioned that you have been doing this since forever, you possible had developed an anal fixation during childhood due to early/harsh potty training. This leads to an anal-retentive personality.

    I would suggest talking with your therapist about this behavior.

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  • I would love to chat with you while you hold in a massive poo and try to help you holding it in. Is there any way I can contact you?

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  • Soon it will be normal for you to shit yourself

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  • Yes........ Staaation is correct. This urge or desire to hold one's poop in, because it feels so good is likely what I refer to as Whemying. My name is Dr. Doug Soderstrom, the one who identified and later coined the term now defined as Whemying: Upon experiencing the need “to take a poop,” whemying involves one or more “sessions” (each session lasting for several seconds) of consciously attempting to hold in, to postpone the release of, fecal matter (poop lodged in the anus) by an intentional tightening of the muscles which surround the anus, the express purpose of which is to create (more or less to produce) “a wave” of positive feelings (psycho/physical sensations) in, and perhaps around, the anal area, the occurrence of which seems to reinforce (increase) the likelihood of wanting to whemy once again in the future.

    I have been researching this phenomenon for the past ten years or so, and it has become rather clear to me that quite a few people do such a thing...... how many I am really not sure, perhaps as many as 10% to 15% I would guess since research is extremely difficult to carry out/folks are embarrassed to respond, and a representative sample is very hard to come by. But I keep trying to get data where I can on places like this, The Poop Report, etc. Concerning the negative effects from whemying there may well be some such as hemorrhoids, bleeding, etc. (I had hemorrhoids!) so one must be careful and monitor the effects if they choose to whemy.

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  • OMFG ME AND MY FRIEND USE TO DO THIS!! We use to have contest to see who could hold their dookie in longer!! Her ma (a rn) would getso mad and try to tell us how we were hurting our bodies.. (we wouuld go for days sometimes) Now, I only hold my poop in until I'm alone.

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  • Yeah I believe it is called, "Whemying" and it's very normal.

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  • Difficult to think how anyone could "help you out" here mate.

    But, if you're worried about whether you're abnormal in what you're doing, you aren't.

    To a greater or lesser degree than what you're saying, many people do the same thing. From necessity or pleasure.

    There's few real pleasures in life but they, mostly, boil down to sex, food and a good poo.

    (Stay away from the chilis.)

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  • The feeling of controlling your bodily functions is quite empowering. In addition, having something inserted in your anus can be pleasurable. Probably a mixture of the two, what you are doing is perfectly normal, but don't let it affect your health or life. Everyone has their own smell and smelling your own gas can be comforting. You are perfectly normal.

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