Despite its use in ancient medicine, urophagia is the most likely of all watersports to result in health complications, at least when the urine you're consuming is not your own. In some cases, it's used as a form of humiliation. Urophagia can cause digestive irritation and it can pose problems for those with kidney disease. Some heterosexual couples do it, too. Hydrate yourself well first, or ask your partner to do so.
This also means avoiding certain foods and liquids before the event that can lead to stronger, more pungent urine, including garlic, asparagus or cabbage, and certain vitamin supplements.
Ancient civilizations, including the Romans and the Chinese, routinely engaged in urophagia for healing and other health purposes, although they generally drank their own urine. Some heterosexual couples do it, too. Urophagia can cause digestive irritation and it can pose problems for those with kidney disease. Urine contains pathogens, minerals, and salt that you may not want to ingest, although it is 95 percent just plain water.
It's one of the most popular watersports.