In a recent tweet, J.K. Rowling dropped a truth bomb on her fans: She revealed that fictional character, Hermione Granger, uses a Remembrall, the magic glass ball that fills with red smoke when its owner has forgotten something, to remember to pee after having sex.
In the Harry Potter series, Neville Longbottom’s grandmother gifts him a Remembrall. Although we don’t see other characters in the series using Remembralls, J.K. Rowling reassures us that Hermione does indeed keep one on hand so she forgets to pee after her various sexual encounters.
“Trust me, witches still worry about UTIs,” writes J.K. Rowling. “Hermione uses a Remembrall to cleanse her urethra from harmful bacteria. She’s as responsible with her bladder as she is with her magical studies.”
J.K. Rowling’s tweet received over 250K likes, which got the author excited, leading her to create a thread of tweets.
“Hermione gets laid,” says Rowling. “She’s a smart sexy witch. She doesn’t need any Felix Felicis to land a tall wizard. But that doesn’t mean she always remembers to get up and take piss after rawdogging it with a Ministry hunk or what have you. That’s what the Rememberall is for.”
The author has received publicity in recent years for revealing truth bombs like Albus Dumbledore being gay or Hogwarts being tuition-free. Still, this is the most blunt Rowling has been with her reveals thus far, and fans are shocked.
“It feels like J.K. Rowling is trying to stay relevant because this actually makes no sense,” says Allie Carter, a Harry Potter fan. “Hermione would never forget to pee after sex. Like, she has Hogwarts: A History memorized! No offense but this seems pretty forced.”
“In what world is there not a UTI spell? And why would she use a Remembrall to remember to pee?,” says Pia Ventel, another fan. “If she didn’t remember she would just use a Time Turner to go back in time and pee. What am I doing right now I have a full-time job?!”
Despite accusatory fan reactions, J.K. Rowling is staying firm in her stance that Hermione did use this magical tool to remind her to pee post-coitus.
“This is especially important for Hermione as she’s prone to UTIs,” posted J.K. Rowling, later in the thread. “Just as Ron had a nasty bout of chylamidia for some time. Honestly, these things are quite obvious if you pay close attention to the seventh book.”
After the attention J.K. Rowling drew for her tweet subsided, she quickly got back online to tweet out another shocking fact about the Wizarding World.
“The Resurrection Stone, one of the Deathly Hallows, vibrates,” tweeted the author. “Let’s just say Hermione also had some fun with that.”