The truth about the age-old party myth.We Asked: Roger Sur, M.D., a urologist and director of the U.C. San Diego Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center
The Answer: If you went to college you probably know what breaking the seal is. On a night of heavy drinking, party-goers will avoid going to the bathroom for as long as possible for fear of "breaking the seal" and having to go frequently after that for the rest of the night.
For all the anecdotal evidence, there has yet to be a formal scientific inquiry of the phenomenon. It's probably a myth, from a biological standpoint, but that isn't to say there's nothing to it. Let's look at the facts. When you drink a lot, there are two main effects as far as your bladder is concerned: 1. You take in an unusually large volume of liquid, and 2. You introduce a powerful diuretic into your system-alcohol. That's a recipe for the pee-pee dance.
Your brain and heart have receptors to detect an excess of fluid in yourRead More »from Is 'Breaking the Seal' Really a Thing?