How often do you shower?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Naira, May 7, 2014.

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How often do you shower?

  1. Daily

    48 vote(s)
    71.6%
  2. 5-6 times per week

    8 vote(s)
    11.9%
  3. 3-4 times per week

    6 vote(s)
    9.0%
  4. 1-2 times per week

    4 vote(s)
    6.0%
  5. Less

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  1. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Pretty much how I feel.

    Wait, BOIL your clothes?!? I've seriously never heard of this. Everything has always just gone into the washing machine.
     
  2. Amaris

    Amaris Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I shower 6 days a week. I try to shower every day, but sometimes I'm not able to do so. I definitely shower every day during the Summer months, because ye gods, the sticky sweat is awful.
     
  3. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    45C is hardly scalding, but I prefer hot showers. As to how often it can vary from week to week depending on what I'm doing/weather etc..
     
  4. Pondwater

    Pondwater Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Every day, sometimes twice a day.
     
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Even if I have no plans to leave the house on any given day, I'll still shower in the morning. No matter how clean I might actually be, I don't *feel* clean until I shower.
     
  6. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    45°C water of longer periods of time, and repeatedly, is dangerous for your skin, because at that temperature level denaturation of proteins and enzymes begins.
     
  7. teacake

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    Why?
     
  8. HIjol

    HIjol Admiral and Consummate Peacemaker Admiral

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    I like it 30s...fluffy towels...dry floor...shower mat or some such....
    :p
     
  9. HIjol

    HIjol Admiral and Consummate Peacemaker Admiral

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    Yeah, yeah!!!...the Teeth thread
    Then, the Ear Cleaning Thread
    Next should be the Nose Hair/Boogies Thread
    And we will finish up with the Pit Juice/No Pit Juice Thread...

    Whew...I am exhausted...think I need a shower... :guffaw:
     
  10. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I choose 5-6 times a week though that isn't quite the case.Sometimes I don't shower on one day of the weekend but on other days in the week I shower twice a day because if I am in pain in the evening a hot shower can help a lot.

    I wish I could get in and out of a bath as a hot bath would be an eother better remedy for pain.
     
  11. Davros

    Davros Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Unless I'm backpacking, I shower every day.
     
  12. scotpens

    scotpens scotpens Premium Member

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    A hundred years ago, before modern detergents, people used to boil bedsheets, towels and underwear to sterilize them. Never heard of anyone doing it in this day and age.

    Don't forget the Toe Jam Thread, the Navel Lint Thread and the Smegma Thread . . . :ack:
     
  13. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I occasionally boil tea towels to get stains out of them.

    When my children were young I would boil their cloth nappies (diapers).
     
  14. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Blame it on my lack of appropriate vocabulary. Laundry details aren't exactly the stuff you find in school books.
    Every washing machine has different programmes with different temperatures. The programme for white wash (undies, bedlinnen, towels) washes at approximately boiling point (around 90-95°C) which is why in German we call this sort of laundry "Kochwäsche" which translates as "boiling-laundry". It used to beb boiled in kettles and nowadays it's being boiled in washing machines. Different tool but same procedure.
    Could someone perhaps supply me with the correct English word? I can't find it in an online dictionary.

    That's a tad difficult to explain for 2 reasons: I have to explain a complex ecosystem to a layperson (no offense meant but afaik you are no biologist or MD) and in addition I have to do it in a foreign language and given our past misunderstandings you are only too aware of my limitations there. So please be patient with me and if I don't explain it properly, don't hesitate to ask.

    daily showering is considered risky by our dermatologists because it destroys the skin's natural bacterial flora that supplies us with the vital acid mantle. Without that and without the good (symbiotic) bacteria settling on us, the skin is completely defenseless against bad bacteria that then can enter the body through the skin's pores or through tiny injuries (sometimes even through the skin's cells themselves) and cause quite serious infections, inflammations etc.
    This wikipedia entry is just short but explains it nicely: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid_mantle
    You can minimize these negative effects by using soap with a skin-friendly pH level (5.8 is generally recommended), for example a soap that's used by surgeons. And you should always use a cream or lotion or oil after showering so that the skin doesn't dry out and get brittle, leaving tiny wounds through wich bad bacteria and viruses can enter your body.
    However, the dermatologists stress the point that all this can only minimize the negative effects but not completely erase them. Hence they recommend to shower only avery second or third day to give the skin and it's protective bacterial flora a chance to recover.

    I'll see if I can find a suitable article online that explains it in proper English and in greater detail.

    Edited to add: this one is not bad, though it doesn't offer as many details as I'd have liked: http://www.med-health.net/How-Often-Should-You-Shower.html
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2014
  15. Captain Ice

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    In the winter, once a day. In the summer here it is usually twice a day. Once in the morning to be fresh to go out and once in the evening to cool down as it's cheaper than running the air conditioner.
     
  16. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Twice a day every day.
     
  17. T'Bonz

    T'Bonz Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    Since I moved to the townhouse, I have to shower as opposed to having a bath, because inexplicably, this stupid place has no tub in the master bathroom. :mad: I miss a hot soak. The one thing I wish I could have brought from our Florida house was the roman bath tub.

    Rhubarbodendron, for bathing whites and linens, we just call it the hot water cycle. That would be the same as your boiling cycle. Dark clothes go in cold water cycle, and permanent press (often work clothes) usually are washed in warm water.
     
  18. Amaris

    Amaris Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'd love a walk in tub and shower.
     
  19. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Vice Admiral Admiral

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    {{{{{Bonzie}}}}} thanks for explaining! (since I know you speak German and just in case you want to do your laundry while on a vacation over here: hot water cycle = Kochwäsche, cold water cycle = Buntwäsche, warm water cycle = 60°-Wäsche)
    And didn't you mean Romulan bath tub? :D

    My sister has the same prob and solves it by occasionally visiting me or our parents to take a bath. Maybe you have friends or relatives where you could borrow the bathtub for an hour? Or how about a romantic weekend with hubby once a month at a nice spa-hotel with a huge yakuzi?
     
  20. teacake

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    As in ensuite? Connected to your bedroom? Never had one of those either. Don't really care, as long as I can lock the door.

    And pfft, to showering every day causing infections. Maybe if you're scrubbing the crap out of yourself.