The term may be unfamiliar, but the sight of one is likely -- the damp patch that runs down the front of a mans pants. A Finnish study, for instance, asked people about urine squirts, finding 6 percent of adults aged 18 to 79 had them -- men, not women. In the American study, 11.8% of men and 8.5% of women aged 30 to 79 said they had it. A survey conducted by Urologic Diseases in America project found up to 17% of men can have the condition. Urinary incontinence in men increases as they get older, but it may also be caused by problems in the prostate gland, diseases affecting the nervous system, and injuries. Other types of prostate surgery and treatments may cause incontinence as well. Other common causes of incontinence in men are problems with nerves and muscles controlling them. Anything that impacts your sphincter nerve or muscle function may lead to incontinence. This surgery may cause incontinence by damaging either the muscles or the nerves controlling the way that urine flows. Because muscles and nerves need to work together to control your bladder, any condition that damages nerves could cause urinary problems. Prostate problems, particularly in men who are older, may cause problems controlling urine. For men, gravitational pull and muscular weakness are the cause of urinary dribbling. While weakened muscle tone does indeed contribute to urinary dribble in men--and we explore a fix for this below--in women, what is usually responsible for urinary dribble is not muscular weakness, but anatomical malfunctions. Urinary dribble is not caused by bad sanitation or problems with the bladder, or, for men, with the prostate. It is different from pressure incontinence or urgency incontinence . The male urethra has a small divot down the middle, creating a pool in which urine may collect. If your prostate gland is enlarged, this may impact your urinary flow, and lead to weaker stream, frequent urination, and leaking. Diabetes may also cause frequent urination, which can contribute to incontinence. Urinary incontinence in men - the unintentional loss of urine - is not an uncommon issue. Prostate gland problems and treatments are the most common causes of urinary incontinence in older men. There are several treatments available for urinary incontinence that can improve mens bladder control, depending on its severity and its primary causes. There are different categories of medications for treating overactive bladders and relaxing the bladder muscles, as well as medications for men who have incontinence caused by an enlarged prostate. If you have symptoms of incontinence such as leakage when stressed, overflowing, or being unable to control your urges, talk with your healthcare provider. Stroke causes both a loss of muscle control and decreased sensation, which is why urinary incontinence is common after a stroke. Embarrassement, anxiety, and depression are a large part of decreased quality of life caused by urinary incontinence. In some ways, this is reassuring; spotting is a part of life every male can relate to. Sometimes, no matter how much you shook, the urinary tract would always hold on to that final drop, and it is because of the penile design. For older men, Loeb says, The cause is often prostate, The prostate is an organ that surrounds your urethra, the tube you pee through. Although reports of post-void dribbling differ, it is been reported that up to 30% of younger men experience it, and that incidence increases with age. While there is a fetish for peeing on ones self, or watching others wet their own self, known as the other-self omorashi, there does not appear to be anything that suggests that is a reason, except that a person is urinating on himself. Based on the information presented, it actually seems like it was simply a man peeing in his pants, and, in a confused state of embarrassment, asking a few kids to keep from telling anybody about what happened. Later, a university student in Norway took video footage of himself urinating in a shopping mall while bystanders looked on. A college student in Norway urinated on his pants in front of the cameras in order to win a quirkily named $5,000 competition - but $5 was confiscated by Customs officials, he told The Post, and he never saw a penny from the prize. A college student in Norway said he won $5,000 cash by entering a wacky $5 competition, doing a few public deviant things, including smoking a bong while wearing a Santa suit at the mall and urinating on his pants in public. A clerk told a police officer he saw a man from Clarksville who was seen peeing on a sales floor next to booze as he tried to stuff a trout packet into his pants, and he then tried to walk out of the Walmart without paying, according to an arrest warrant. I could tell that there was wetness in that area, although my pants, thank God, were dry. After a few seconds, I stopped walking and took stock; my pants did not show any obvious dampness. In a bathroom stall, I pulled my jeans down and removed my pads. I could tell that unless I took off my guard, looks were not going to be lasting. Needing, of course, just made me paranoid about women being smart about me being in a urine-soaked mini-diaper at this point.