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When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:24 pm

My wife of 38 years and I have always bathed/showered in the evening before bedtime. But we keep running into folks who shower only upon arising in the morning. We simply don't understand how you could crawl into bed at night with a body that's had 16 hours to sweat and secrete. How could you sleep...or do other things? Nasty, I say!

I don't dispute that a morning shower is invigorating. But if you have one, you need another one before bedtime.
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:27 pm

Most days I shower twice a day. In the morning when I get up. It helps me start the day out nice and fresh and clean, soften up the skin and whiskers to shave, wake me up a little. I take a second shower at night after my gym routine.
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:28 pm

Due to high temperature in Riyadh a shower in the AM another in the PM is a must, often a third one is called for.
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:30 pm

Shower when I wake up - as do almost everybody else I know. I wash the sheets often so, I dunno, it doesn't bother me too much.

Now, if I go running, work out, do some dirty work, or something of the sort, then I will shower after that, which is normally a few hours before I head to bed.

It would both me more to start the day with less than squeeky-clean hair and getting all that oil off that your body generates over-night. I'd prefer to be clean for other people I meet rather than for myself in bed.  

Also, if I ever oversleep and have to miss my shower, I feel... I dunno.... like that leftover dinner that you didn't put in the fridge right away but you know is still ok to eat. Even if I had taken a shower the night before.

[Edited 2010-08-04 10:31:46]
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:33 pm

At least twice a day. Right away when I wake up, and just before bed. I am a very clean person, and cannot stand being dirty.
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:36 pm

Every day at night before bed time.... have a clean bed and house so I usually stay clean while I sleep  and do not need a second one in the morning.

Cheerios,
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:40 pm

I usually only 'bathe' once a day - in the mornings. After having sweated a lot I sometimes shower again.

However, in the past weeks I’ve been trying to take a shower only every other day, or even only every third.
I’m no fan of lotions or crèmes, water does dry the skin up and I think there’s a reason for the secretes - keep the skin moisturised.
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:43 pm

I am a morning shower person. I need the shower first thing in the morning to wake me up. And on days when I am at home and not doing much I still need to shower before I can really do anything.


On particularly hot summer days -- my house just has evaporative cooling -- I'll shower before bed to clean up and cool down.
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:03 pm

Quoting aero145 (Reply 6):
However, in the past weeks I’ve been trying to take a shower only every other day, or even only every third.
I’m no fan of lotions or crèmes, water does dry the skin up and I think there’s a reason for the secretes - keep the skin moisturised.

Same here. I sit down all day at work, so I rarely get 'dirty' by that simple definition. If I go to the gym or work out, then I will shower more regularly.
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:04 pm

Quoting ALTF4 (Reply 3):
Shower when I wake up - as do almost everybody else I know. I wash the sheets often so, I dunno, it doesn't bother me too much.

Now, if I go running, work out, do some dirty work, or something of the sort, then I will shower after that, which is normally a few hours before I head to bed.

That's exactly how I do it too.



I had a roommate however that only showered about once or twice a week. Amazingly however he didn't smell, assuming he never forgot his deodorant.
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:06 pm

daily, usually in the morning... or make that "to wake up after getting up"  

If need be, I'll shower two or three times per day.
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:07 pm

I shower every day some time late morning (like 10:30-11 AM), and now that I'm running every day for cross-country practice, I usually shower again in the afternoon or evening. I can;t stand cold showers so I end up waiting a few hours to cool off and relax.
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:20 pm

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 9):
I had a roommate however that only showered about once or twice a week. Amazingly however he didn't smell, assuming he never forgot his deodorant.

I once shared a flat with a guy who showered twice a week at best, seemed to never use deodorant, didn't like washing his clothes and ate a lot of garlic. That was the worst smell I ever had to put up with.    Not even the anatomy (dissection) course was as bad as that.
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:33 pm

At home, when following my usual routine, it's twice a day - in the morning, and then at night after my evening workout.

On the road, it's the same unless I am in someplace where I get really nasty...for example if I go to Kuala Lumpur or Singapore, three times a day is not unusual if I am keeping busy and (easily) working up a nasty sweat!
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:01 pm

From around 11 to 16, twice a day was pretty much the norm due to sweating a lot (my hormones took a while to settle in that department unfortunately).

Now though, it's once every 2 days. I always shower before I go out though, regardless if it's the morning and I had one the night before.

Failing that, I'll shower if I smell if I'm going out or not. I do keep on top of it as I'm not a dirty person, and I hate having bad body odour.
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:11 pm

You cannot be truly awake without a proper shower in the morning. Starting with lukewarm water, then quickly running it up to a point where it is nearly boiling, soaking in the heat for a while... then rapidly changing to ice cold for maybe half a minute. That's the only way to do it   Especially when you've got a bad hangover, a long hot shower is an absolute necessity.

What really drives me up the wall are these puny shower heads with the diameter of a coke can that non-professional shower takers have installed. They are completely useless, especially if they only spew out a small, single stream. Do I need to mention that they are always clogged up with limescale? A real showerhead is of flying saucer shape and size, with multiple flow types, attached to a hose belted with stainless steel rings, and that hose goes onto a proper Einhandmischer.

By the way, does anyone here have hands-on experience with the insane homicide contraptions that often double as showers in Brazil? Would love to hear of 'em.
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:12 pm

In the evening and probably not enough. Usually it's every other day but sometimes I forget, run out of time or just can't be bothered, so it has been up to 5 days between showers. That being said I have been known to shower once every day, even twice on one particularly hot summers day.
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:20 pm

How often do I bathe? When?

I bathe usually at night 7 days a week. I get up each morning at 6:30 to get ready for work at 7, which is within walkin distance. Given that I am not a morning person, I don't have time to shower myself in the morning...
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:23 pm

Quoting aloges (Reply 12):
Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 9):
I had a roommate however that only showered about once or twice a week. Amazingly however he didn't smell, assuming he never forgot his deodorant.

I once shared a flat with a guy who showered twice a week at best, seemed to never use deodorant, didn't like washing his clothes and ate a lot of garlic. That was the worst smell I ever had to put up with. Not even the anatomy (dissection) course was as bad as that.

A colleague of mine did his military service in the South African army back in the 1980s. He told me that they had a guy in their platoon, who didn´t wash or change his underwear   . That guy was also extremely resistant to advice and threats. So, one evening, finally the members of his section grabbed, frogmarched him to the barracks shower room, forcibly stripped him and scrubbed his skin raw using ice cold water, floor cleaing bristle brushes and a really corrosive cleaning soap normally used for concrete floor. The guy´s skin was bleeding afterwards. They made it very clear to him that if he wouldn´t comply with a minimum of personal hygiene (after all they had to share a room with him and didn´t fancy catching lice and other vermin from him, not to mention the smell, they would forcibly wash him every day.

Jan
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:25 pm

Quoting Schienenflieger (Reply 15):
Starting with lukewarm water, then quickly running it up to a point where it is nearly boiling, soaking in the heat for a while...

I would have to be very careful with that. I still have a 3-knob system to work the shower, and I will admit that the hot water in my apartment seems to come directly from the Lake of Fire in Hell...don't want to hurt "my boys" down below...or my head which has less and less hair to protect it LOL! If I'm tired and work those knobs wrong, I'll wind up with some bad burns in bad places!   
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:41 pm

Quoting Schienenflieger (Reply 15):
By the way, does anyone here have hands-on experience with the insane homicide contraptions that often double as showers in Brazil? Would love to hear of 'em.

Yup, I lived there for a year in 2000/2001. Some of those are supposedly safe, but I don't remember ever seeing one that I would have considered so. Anyway, they usually don't work well and if you're expecting really hot water, you'll be disappointed... not that I ever needed it, I stayed in the North-East.   So the function I used was the pump (a rooftop tank doesn't exactly give high water pressure) and not the heater; probably because when I did try it once, it fried the "safety switch" installed inside the shower.    I never got zapped, though.

[Edited 2010-08-04 13:45:08]
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:42 pm

Quoting Schienenflieger (Reply 15):

Sounds like you know how to shower!

And welcome to A.net, fellow new person!
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:51 pm

Quoting Schienenflieger (Reply 15):
A real showerhead is of flying saucer shape and size,

Psh that's old school now, time to bring in the heavy artillery.  

You ain't showering till you shower in an 18-header!

Cheers!
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:52 pm

Quoting Airport (Reply 22):

You ain't showering till you shower in an 18-header!

That sounds an awful lot like a type of fetish porn I've seen before...
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:54 pm

Quoting aloges (Reply 20):
Quoting Schienenflieger (Reply 15):
By the way, does anyone here have hands-on experience with the insane homicide contraptions that often double as showers in Brazil? Would love to hear of 'em.

Yup, I lived there for a year in 2000/2001. Some of those are supposedly safe, but I don't remember ever seeing one that I would have considered so. Anyway, they usually don't work well and if you're expecting really hot water, you'll be disappointed... not that I ever needed it, I stayed in the North-East. So the function I used was the pump (a rooftop tank doesn't exactly give high water pressure) and not the heater; probably because when I did try it once, it fried the "safety switch" installed inside the shower. I never got zapped, though.

When I was living in Portugal as a little boy in the very early 1970s, we had a "water heater / shower head" attached to the hose, which looked like an old food tin with some heating wires strung inside. The fuse on the wall consisted of two screw clamps, in which one would clamp individual strands of copper taken out of an old piece of flexible wire. Obviously, after my parents had a look at this contraption, it was decided that the "fuse" would be removed permantly and that we would only take cold showers (or a bath with water heated on the gas kitchen range. In any case, it was warm there and we went to the swimming pool down at the coast almost every day (my parents considered the high waves at the beach to be too dangerous for little children. In fact I learned how to swim during this stay in the swimming pool).

Jan
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:55 pm

Quoting SW733 (Reply 23):
That sounds an awful lot like a type of fetish porn I've seen before...

What's been read cannot be unread... GAAAAH!   
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:02 pm

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 24):
When I was living in Portugal as a little boy in the very early 1970s, we had a "water heater / shower head" attached to the hose, which looked like an old food tin with some heating wires strung inside.

...a bit like this gem from Wikipedia? That's actually not uncommon in Brazil.



Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 24):
we would only take cold showers (or a bath with water heated on the gas kitchen range.

IIRC, there are some gas heaters on offer that take the place of the electric shower heads. I guess they aren't that popular because you'd need to run a gas pipe through your home from the place where you keep your gas bottle, which would of course be dangerous...  
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:04 pm

Within the week I shower in the late afternoon/early evening (that saves me 15 minutes of sleep every morning), on the weekends I shower after waking up (that is usually in the afternoon). When it is a real hot day I shower twice, then I have to pass on the 15 minutes more sleep in the morning, I can't appear at work without having a shower after sweating all night.

While we are at the topic "shower"... I moved to my girlfriend's apartment last year, when I saw her shower for the first time I thought: "You need academic studies to operate this thing". It didn't last long until I made some mistake with it: After having a shower I dressed up, pressed the button to activate the shower's fan (to get rid of the hot and wet air) and left the bathroom. The problem was that I didn't press the button for the fan but the button for the sauna function. It was approx. 60°C with a humidity of close to 90% in our bathroom when I entered it again an hour later.   Fortunately my girlfriend didn't notice this little incident because she was at her volleyball training.  

Patrick
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:06 pm

Quoting Schienenflieger (Reply 15):
By the way, does anyone here have hands-on experience with the insane homicide contraptions that often double as showers in Brazil? Would love to hear of 'em.

Yup, I've often used a "Maxi Ducha" type shower head. They're made in Brazil, but I use them regularly in Havana Cuba. Many Cuban homes have them, of varying ages.

As you can see, the wiring is usually not up to "code" standards, but I've never had a shocking experience in one. You just have to follow a well thought out system of steps.

1) Turn on water to get flow going.
2) Turn on knife switch for electricity (with DRY hands)
3) Have shower.
4) Dry off, then turn off electricity.
5) Last is to turn off the water.

The danger is turning off the water and leaving the power turned on. Great way to fry the heating coil inside the unit if there is no flow of water. Oh, and you can get a really hot shower by slowing down the flow of water (more time to heat) but of course you get less volume. For a cooler shower, increase the flow so it has less time to heat.

Here's the one in the Havana apartment I rent each year.

Oh, and NEVER make adjustments to the shower head itself while you're in the shower. That's suicidal.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Cuba_Photos/MaxiDucha.jpg
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:13 pm

Quoting Schienenflieger (Reply 15):

What really drives me up the wall are these puny shower heads with the diameter of a coke can that non-professional shower takers have installed. They are completely useless, especially if they only spew out a small, single stream.

I'll let you in on a little secret: ALL those shower heads, specially ones made for the US, have a flow restrictor right where the head screws on, or if its a hose type, then its where the hose screws on to the main water pipe.

They usually are round plastic or rubber circular thingies with little holes in them. They are to save water but quite frankly many of them are overkill and don't let anything more than a trickle through.



When I pimp my showers when I rent a new place I install a much larger shower head AND remove the flow restrictor, usually prying it off with needle nose pliers works best. So now it feels like you're showering in the Niagara falls 

DISCLAIMER: Removing those restrictors will of course increase your water usage significantly and may even be prohibited by local water codes. (not that they ever enforce them with the shower police    )

Quoting SW733 (Reply 23):
That sounds an awful lot like a type of fetish porn I've seen before...
http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/b/b8/Massimo.jpg
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:15 pm

Quoting photopilot (Reply 28):
Here's the one in the Havana apartment I rent each year.

That look's absolutely lethal! I don't think I'd even dare touch it!

BAguy
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:19 pm

Quoting Schienenflieger (Reply 15):

By the way, does anyone here have hands-on experience with the insane homicide contraptions that often double as showers in Brazil? Would love to hear of 'em.

Yup, been zapped numerous times (usually only if you touch the metal shower handle). It's uncomfortable and there are ways to avoid it (rubber flip flops). But you do get paranoid every time you see something like that.

Also, I don't think you feel the full 110 Volts. It's always been fairly mild in my experience.
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:21 pm

Quoting aloges (Reply 26):
Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 24):
When I was living in Portugal as a little boy in the very early 1970s, we had a "water heater / shower head" attached to the hose, which looked like an old food tin with some heating wires strung inside.

...a bit like this gem from Wikipedia? That's actually not uncommon in Brazil.


This would be the modern version. The one we had really looked like an old food tin.

Jan
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:25 pm

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 31):

Also, I don't think you feel the full 110 Volts. It's always been fairly mild in my experience.

It's pretty much impossible to get the full 110V. Water doesn't conduct electricity well, specially if its not in a constant stream as in the shower or if it is lacking minerals/salts. Distilled water does not conduct electricity at all.
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:47 pm

Quoting sleekjet (Thread starter):
We simply don't understand how you could crawl into bed at night with a body that's had 16 hours to sweat and secrete.

So you don't take a shower in the morning? I don't understand that either. It helps freshening you up before leaving home.

Quoting ALTF4 (Reply 3):
Shower when I wake up - as do almost everybody else I know. I wash the sheets often so, I dunno, it doesn't bother me too much.

Now, if I go running, work out, do some dirty work, or something of the sort, then I will shower after that, which is normally a few hours before I head to bed.

Same here.
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:55 pm

I shower everyday, first thing in the morning. I'll shower at night before bed usually only after hot, sweaty day or if I need to unwind prior to sleeping.
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:03 pm

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 33):
Water doesn't conduct electricity well (...) Distilled water does not conduct electricity at all.

Sorry, but you're sorely misinformed on both of these.

Drinking water is a pretty decent conductor, hence the deaths due to people using hairdryers in the bathtub. Distilled water does conduct electricity, albeit only little.

The reason for this is the presence of ions, which are e.g. Calcium ions in drinking water and oxonium ions in pure water.
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:48 am

I bathe two times a day, but in those days that I bathe just once, I bathe before I go out or before I go to bed.

Quoting Airport (Reply 22):
Psh that's old school now, time to bring in the heavy artillery.

Now THAT's a thorough bath! 
 
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Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:52 am

Daily in the morning - usually around 740! I will have one in the evening too once or twice a week when I shave my head & beard - no cape catches the little hairs, so no point trying.
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:21 am

Quoting aloges (Reply 36):
Sorry, but you're sorely misinformed on both of these.

Simple middle-school experiments would confirm I'm right.

Quoting aloges (Reply 36):

Drinking water is a pretty decent conductor,

Tap water, if anything. Bottled drinking water is very pure. However you are not getting the full 110V (Unless it's REALLY hard water, in which case you'd get very close to the full voltage). And what really kills people is the fact that the initial shock startles them, which frequently leads them to tripping, usually resulting in their bodies being fully immersed in the water. Whereas if they remained standing they would not be exposed to such a significant current. The conductivity of the water will depend strongly on how many minerals are in it.

A very simple experiment, is to have a light bulb "Water switch". Basically You grab your everyday AC light bulb and split one of the wires so as to have both split ends submerged in distilled water. Then you plug it in. The light bulb won't light up at all, and I even remember my physics teacher sticking his finger in the water and reported no tingling sensations. Anyways, to turn it on, we would then stir in some salt into the water gradually. It would take a LOT of salt to get the bulb to just 3/4 of its regular brightness, and of course if you narrowed the gap between the split wires it would get brighter.

At any rate, no two tap/faucet/shower/bottled waters are the same.
 
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Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:36 am

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 39):
The conductivity of the water will depend strongly on how many minerals are in it.

Not just minerals, but all ions. Otherwise all those fruit and vegetable "batteries" wouldn't work.

As for distilled water, it does have a conductivity: "Distilled water has a conductivity in the range of 0.5 to 3 µmhos/cm." That is due to the presence of ions.
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:39 am

I shower everyday in the morning and in hot days I shower twice a day to cool off later in the afternoon or evening.
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:40 am

Quoting sleekjet (Thread starter):
My wife of 38 years and I have always bathed/showered in the evening before bedtime. But we keep running into folks who shower only upon arising in the morning. We simply don't understand how you could crawl into bed at night with a body that's had 16 hours to sweat and secrete. How could you sleep...or do other things? Nasty, I say!

I don't dispute that a morning shower is invigorating. But if you have one, you need another one before bedtime.

While it's hardly a 100% rule, blue collar workers tend to shower in the evening, white collar workers in the morning.
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:53 am

Quoting Airport (Reply 22):
Psh that's old school now, time to bring in the heavy artillery.

O.M.G. I want that. Seriously, I'd be so happy if I had one that it's not even funny.

Aeroflot777
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:00 am

I shower in the morning. I am a sweaty sleeper, and I have oily skin. My bangs pick up my skin oil during the night. I have to shampoo my hair daily.

If I am going to be doing dirty or smelly work (such as mowing the lawn) I will do it before my shower. My skin is sensitive and I have eczema so I do not shower more than once a day unless I absolutely cannot avoid it. I'll structure my chores and showers to avoid showering more than once.

Quoting sleekjet (Thread starter):
We simply don't understand how you could crawl into bed at night with a body that's had 16 hours to sweat and secrete. How could you sleep...or do other things? Nasty, I say!

I usually sweat and secrete more at night than during the day!
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:35 pm

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 43):
it's not even funny

I lol'd.


But no, seriously, I'd love a shower like that too!
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:29 pm

We don't.

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The French

     

I shower in the morning when I wake up (if I don't, I just feel icky all day) and again if I work out or if I have to do some of manual labor during the day.
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:11 pm

Fly2HMO said it right:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 33):
Water doesn't conduct electricity well, specially if its not in a constant stream as in the shower or if it is lacking minerals/salts.

Pure H20 (ie. with no minerals, no nothing.Just many molecules of water) doesn't conduct electricity. I made a project on this for a science fair (First place BTW). My model was two cables (one for power, one for detection) linked to a light bulb and a multimeter. I inserted the two cables into a cup of water. If the multimeter detected voltage, it means there was an impurity (minerals) in it that were enabling the conduction. If the light bulb turned on, it means it was very impure and it was a good conductor.

The results I had were that sea water was the best conductor (duh, lots of NaCl) and filtered drinking water was the least. Tap and bottle water were in between (which was surprising considering how "pure" bottle water is).
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:54 pm

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 47):
(which was surprising considering how "pure" bottle water is).

Often bottled drinking water is enhanced with minerals for taste.....


that said those electric shower heads scare the bejezus out of me. I'll take my gas fired hot water heater any day of the week.
 
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RE: When And How Often Do You Bathe?

Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:08 pm

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 47):
Pure H20 (ie. with no minerals, no nothing.Just many molecules of water) doesn't conduct electricity.

There is no such thing as "pure water with no nothing" (just look up the self-ionisation of water).

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 47):
I made a project on this for a science fair (First place BTW). My model was two cables (one for power, one for detection) linked to a light bulb and a multimeter. I inserted the two cables into a cup of water. If the multimeter detected voltage, it means there was an impurity (minerals) in it that were enabling the conduction.

The lack of conductivity you observed was in all likelihood due to insufficient tension. In other words, your method of measurement was not sufficiently accurate.

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