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View Poll Results: How often do you shower?
Daily 48 71.64%
5-6 times per week 8 11.94%
3-4 times per week 6 8.96%
1-2 times per week 4 5.97%
Less 1 1.49%
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Old May 10 2014, 07:25 AM   #76
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Re: How often do you shower?

I hear if you go camping you die from the smell.
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Old May 10 2014, 07:40 AM   #77
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Maybe if you go camping in a landfill or toxic waste dump.
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Old May 10 2014, 11:39 AM   #78
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I think it has more to do with "excessive cleanliness," as I have decided to call it for the purposes of this thread. In the U.S., we clean, anti-bacterialize, and de-germify everything. There's nothing wrong with being clean, and not stinking, but we have certainly taken it to an entirely new level.
I noticed that, too. When I was in LA for the first time, they had a sewer spill at the beach and actually poured Chlorine solution over the beach! An ecological catastrophy, a thousand times larger than the few cubic feet of sewage.

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Americans are kind of obsessed with cleanliness I've noticed. [...] it seems to loom larger as Very Important than in other countries.
I had the very same thought, only I didn't dare to say it on a board full of Americans (Pretty curageous of you! If now you need asylum from the lynch mob you're welcome at my place any time. And the chocolate cookie offer still stands. I also do a damned good ginger bread)
Btw, who is the gentleman in your new avatar, teacake? What a beautiful backside!
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Old May 10 2014, 01:59 PM   #79
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This one time, at Clone Camp..
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Old May 10 2014, 02:13 PM   #80
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I shower twice, daily. Looking my best is very important to me. Cleanliness is definitely where looking - and feeling - great begins.
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Old May 10 2014, 03:02 PM   #81
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I should have included geographic location in the poll...
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Old May 10 2014, 03:31 PM   #82
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This one time, at Clone Camp..
Huh? Kadir beneath Mo Moteh. Shaka when the walls fell!
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Old May 10 2014, 03:53 PM   #83
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I should have included geographic location in the poll...

We'll climate might have an impact, you might bath more frequently in hotter climates.
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Old May 10 2014, 04:13 PM   #84
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^and in wetter ones.
A very large part of humanity has to make do with less than 5 gallons of water per day. So naturally, a shower or bath is completely out of the question for them.

The average German uses approximately 30 gallons, an American 80 (!)

The UN say that a human being needs about 12 gallons of water per day in order to prepare meals and to have enough for personal hygiene in order to avoid diseases and to retain efficiency.

A modern shower uses about 2 gallons per minute (old shower heads 5 gallons/min), a bathtub equals 36 gallons - an amount that in many African countries has to suffice for 6-7 people.

Date sources: http://www.water-for-africa.org/en/w...nsumption.html
http://water.usgs.gov/edu/qa-home-percapita.html
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Old May 10 2014, 05:18 PM   #85
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Kelthaz wrote: View Post
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Americans are kind of obsessed with cleanliness I've noticed. Not that they are cleaner in other ways, just that it seems to loom larger as Very Important than in other countries.
We don't like to stink.
You're not going to stink if you go a day without showering.
Um, yes, I absolutely will.
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Old May 10 2014, 05:45 PM   #86
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I take an hour-long shower on the weekend. That way I get all my showering done at once and don't have to worry about it during the week.
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Old May 10 2014, 07:00 PM   #87
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^and in wetter ones.
A very large part of humanity has to make do with less than 5 gallons of water per day. So naturally, a shower or bath is completely out of the question for them.

The average German uses approximately 30 gallons, an American 80 (!)

The UN say that a human being needs about 12 gallons of water per day in order to prepare meals and to have enough for personal hygiene in order to avoid diseases and to retain efficiency.

A modern shower uses about 2 gallons per minute (old shower heads 5 gallons/min), a bathtub equals 36 gallons - an amount that in many African countries has to suffice for 6-7 people.

Date sources: http://www.water-for-africa.org/en/w...nsumption.html
http://water.usgs.gov/edu/qa-home-percapita.html
So the question then becomes why is the USA's so high?

Found this site where you can look at your countries usage

http://www.waterfootprint.org/?page=...lator_national
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Old May 10 2014, 07:04 PM   #88
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Because it's readily available.
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Old May 10 2014, 07:11 PM   #89
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Yes but as someone pointed out earlier, the average German uses 30 Gallons, the Average American 80 Gallons. Water is readily availble in Germany so there must be some other reason.
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Old May 10 2014, 07:21 PM   #90
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Yes but as someone pointed out earlier, the average German uses 30 Gallons, the Average American 80 Gallons. Water is readily availble in Germany so there must be some other reason.
Maybe because of the metric system.
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