"Paruresis is the technical term, which is a phobia to urinate in front of others. It usually happens in people who have fears about being humiliated or embarrassed for whatever reasons. It's kinda just your body freezing up out of shyness, the deer in the headlights kind of reaction."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.