You can drink it, it's sterile, and as long as it's fresh, and
you don't have any UTIs bacteria free. It is, for the most part
completely safe. That said, it is all the stuff your body didn't
want first time through, and probably won't taste very pleasant. I
imagine it would be warm, salty and acidic tasting.
"Clear" pee is mostly water, and yes, it's true the more you
drink, the more diluted the stuff your body is looking to get rid
of will be, but my understanding of the body is that it will never
be pure water.
The human body is not very efficient, and some people even claim
drinking urine is of some medical benefit, in that it gives your
body a second chance to get some of the "good bits" which were
unnecessarily filtered first time, though this is at best
You would mostly be very safe to do so, if you want, though it
is a hard one to recommend to anyone. If you were stranded, without
water, and on the verge of dehydration, then yes, go right ahead
(though if you were on the verge of dehydration, you wouldn't be
peeing anyway, so you would have to start storing it early on in
this situation). But in the civilized world, with water on tap and
better drinks readily available, it's hard to know why you would
If you're gonna do it though, my suggestions would be...
1. Don't drink your first pee of the day, or the one you've been
waiting for hours to "relieve yourself" of. It'll be more
concentrated, stronger tasting and harder to stomach, and has more
chance of containing "nasties".
2. Don't do it if you have any reason at all to believe you may
be suffering any infection "down there". Don't run the risk of
spreading bacteria around your body. If the smell or colour are
particularly strong, or different from normal, you may have an
infection, see a doctor. If there is any pain peeing or blood in
the urine, you have bigger problems than drinking your pee, SEE A
3. If you have drunk alcohol, or taken drugs recently, don't
drink your pee. Unprocessed alcohol and drugs could, in theory, be
present in the urine, and could cause you problems. Also, don't
think drinking pee is a "free high" it's not, the compounds in the
alcohol or drugs could be significantly changed while in your body
and could do you serious damage. Your body is flushing them out for
4. Don't be tempted to refrigerate it to make it easier to go
down. While fresh pee is sterile, it can grow bacteria quickly. If
you must drink it, do it while it's fresh. It'll be warm, and
probably not pleasant, but that's the price you pay.
5. Drink lots of water before trying it. As you said, the more
water you drink the more diluted it'll be, and therefor the easier
to drink it'll be. Just because it's clear though, don't expect it
to taste just like water, though have no frame of reference for it,
i imagine it probably won't. Don't set your sights too high. I
repeat, it probably won't be pleasant.
6. Under no circumstances be tempted to drink someone else's
pee. It should go without saying, yet i feel i should say it
(you're considering drinking pee for a friend, so who knows where
it could lead) it has all the above problems (infection, as well as
added STI issues, alcohol, drugs, no way of knowing how diluted it
will be) with the added problem of not knowing whether they are
telling you the truth about these things.
7. Ask yourself... is this really something i want to do. Why
are you even considering this? although some people enjoy it, or
have particular sexual enjoyment out of this sort of thing if
you're doing it just because your friend told you to, is it really
worth doing? What really do you stand to gain from it? If you don't
have a good answer to that, then don't do it.
In fact, my recommendation to most people is DON'T DO IT.
Really, there isn't any good reason to.