London City Drainage reports on toilet phobias:
The National Phobics Society has revealed that more than four million Brits suffer from a toilet phobia of some kind. People up and down the country are going potty with anxiety because they always need to find a stress-free place to do their business.
Problems range from a mild dislike for public loos to complete fear of leaving the house in case a suitable toilet can’t be found. People have even turned down job offers because the toilet facilities are not up to scratch.
Shy Bladder Syndrome, when people have a fear of urinating in the company of others, and bashful bowel syndrome, which is the inability to defecate in public toilets, are two of the key causes of toilet phobia.