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Mark Paruretic

The first issue of one of our favorite new zine series. The Paruretic tells what the intricacies and complexities of life with parusesis, the social phobia of being pee shy. Illuminating, accessible, and worth reading every issue. 

24 pages, quarter-size.

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In this issue, Mark recalls figuring out the debilitating effects of his bladder issues when he goes to college and, for the first time, navigates living in dorms, drinking at college-town bars, and hooking-up. 

As he writes, "At a time when young people are supposed to be finding themselves and becoming adults, I spent my four years avoiding social gatherings. I kept myself from starting and maintaining relationships...[ continued ]

In this issue: searching out acceptable bathrooms while on the road, not urinating for ten hours while in the air, and a bathroom-by-bathroom diary of experiences.

32 pages, quarter-size.

In this issue, Mark reaches out, looking for help, and is met with a less-than-sympathetic medical system. Within: clueless medical professionals, almost losing a job over a urinalysis, and finally finding someone who understands.

32 pages, quarter-size.

The dating issue of The Paruretic covers how Mark handled (or avoided handling) dating in high school and college. It's a chronicle of, as Mark says, "how my shy bladder has driven every part of my love life."

40 pages, quarter-size.

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