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Have you noticed that when you have to go to the bathroom – really badly – the closer you get to the bathroom, the harder it is to hold it? It’s an actual “thing” – called latchkey incontinence! Psychotherapist Dr. Ginnie Love says, when we see an object that relates to an action, it triggers the brain to need to perform that action even more urgently. It’s all subconscious – but since we associate a bathroom door with actually “going” it makes it that much harder to hold it than when we’re driving, for example, and we KNOW we can’t go. If for some reason you really have to go but the bathroom is occupied – any kind of distraction can help you decrease the urge of latchkey incontinence, so you can hold it a little longer.