The penis plays an important role in sex, but its day job is liquid waste management – 800-2000 mL of urine leaves the body through the penis daily, while one ejaculate contains a scant 2-5 mL. More fascinating facts about semen: did you know the seminal vesicles – those rabbit ears atop the prostate – contribute the most liquid by volume to semen? Now ya know about stuff that comes out of your penis.

“Diuretic” is just fancy talk for “Gotta pee!” ☕️☕️☕️💦💦💦 

Medically speaking, diuresis is a condition in which the kidneys filter excessive amounts of bodily fluids and increase the production of urine. A diuretic is a substance, like coffee or water pills, which stimulates this urine-producing function.

A medical condition called polyuria is the excessive and frequent passage of urine. It can be an indicator of diabetes mellitus, and occurs in other conditions such as: polycystic kidney disease, sickle cell disease, pyelonephritis (kidney infection), amyloidosis (deposits of a substance called amyloid in the kidneys), Sjogren Syndrome, and myeloma. Quite a bladderfull!

You can get your own diuretic-free bladder plush in our shop.

 

Those fab kidneys of yours are astounding.

gotCalcium Bones do a lot for us. Without them, we would probably look like blobs and have to roll around to get places. Our muscles wouldn't be very effective, either. Besides structure, the bones do even more. Along with our teeth, bones hold 99% of the calcium in our bodies! Calcium is pretty important because the body uses it to keep our blood from getting too acidic. Here's how: when there's too much acid floating around in your blood, calcium gets pulled out of your bones to neutralize the acid. That calcium then ends up in the urine and is flushed out of the body. For more reading about calcium, diet, and bone health, here are a couple links: See what Harvard has to say about dairy. Great article on acidity, calcium resorption, & diet. A nerdy, scientific article from the American Society for Nutrition. All about Calcium, Dairy & Osteoporosis from the American College of Nutrition.