One gestures in faint surprise; somebody has captured their attention. The fact is, a river of piss runs through art history. For centuries, painters and sculptors have depicted the act of urination. Men piss. Women piss. Most of all, young boys piss, so much so that scholars assigned a Latin term, puer mingens , to their ubiquitous appearances.
Please can everyone stop drinking their own urine?
Please can everyone stop drinking their own urine? - BBC Three
A Secret History of the Pissing Figure in Art
Say hello to the latest health fad - it's even yellower than a turmeric latte, and more bitter than a charcoal lemonade. While drinking your own pee seems like the kind of thing you'd only do if you were trapped up a mountain or stranded in a desert somewhere, it looks like some people have started gulping down the golden stuff in the privacy of their own homes. And give it a go she did. Just last week, Leah Sampson, a year-old woman from Alberta, Canada, told The Sun that drinking her own urine helped her lose half her body weight.
Maybe this comes as a surprise to some people, but you really shouldn't drink your dog's pee. Or anyone's pee, for that matter. Then, with the swagger of someone about to shotgun a beer, she shakes her hair back and drinks the fresh, warm urine. Unfortunately, our protagonist was misled. While there's considerable evidence that urea, a compound that makes up 50 percent of urine solids, is useful in treating skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, nothing promising shows that drinking it will do anything for your skin or mental health.