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Oh, I get it now! Cute :angel: maybe the term will catch on.

Susan, how did taking turns in the tub work out? Was the water cold and dirty at the end?

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In the summer it's definitely shower every day at least once - busy or not. It's just too much not to do that.

On the days I am busy I end up taking a shower sometimes at midnight but I can't sleep in bed being dirty. The funny thing is, I can take a nap in the bed if I am all sweaty. Hmmmm....

And when the ambulance was coming to take me to the hospital I was begging my husband to let me shower before they came. <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> He wouldn't let me and the nurses at the hospital didn't let me shower until the day after I had my daughter.
Went into labor about midnight Friday night, had Natalie on Saturday. Was able to shower Sunday afternoon.

Let's all say it together.... EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Overshare, I know.

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hummm, interesting question - do people about to give birth manage to get a shower in first????

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I'm Spanish and I have a shower everyday. In my country most people have a shower or two daily. It's so in Mediterranean Europe, although northern Europeans don't do it so often. Spain is the biggest consumer of shampoo, gel and body lotion in Europe while the French are the ones to use more parfume in the EU. We also use our washing machines more often than the rest.

I think it's not only having a shower but washing your clothes too.

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I shower six times a day = you are all filthy.

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I need a shower everyday to feel normal. I am a fan of squeaky clean, all over. I am not into the natural aroma thingie, really. I think females and uncircumsized males , both of whom are susceptible to infection, really should wash, RINSE, and dry thoroughly every day. Sorry, am I being horribly graphic?? I can take b.o. to a certain extent, but I really don't want to crawl in bed next to someone and smell their butt. lolol! Sorry, again, but it's true...


I totally agree with you!

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When I was in my 20s and 30s there was no question but that I needed to shower and wash my hair every day. I could go without on a weekend day, maybe two, but for work, it was essential. Then when I was in my mid 30s, I married my European husband; he definitely showed me how silly that was. He washes when he's been doing work that makes him dirty, like digging or painting, but otherwise, not every day, except for the privates, which are washed with a handheld shower, and a shave at the sink. (Sometimes not, unless I ask him to.<G>) He _never_ smells. He prefers that I don't shower overly much and makes no bones about letting me know! I find that now that I'm used to the idea of it, I have no problem accepting that I am indeed "clean," and my skin is often complimented on its condition. (Amerians have definitely been brain-washed in this area. Mostly by the soap, douche, and cosmetics industry.) He doesn't care whether I shave my legs or not, so I don't in the winter and do in the summer so as not to scare small children. Daily bathing is social conditioning and has little to do with skin health, except perhaps in the negative. I have a very good nose and know when I need to wash in the entirety. It sure saves time and water not to shower every day. When I do shower, it can take an hour or more when hair drying is included. What a waste of time!<G> My teenager, OTOH, does need to shower more frequently, and I don't think there would be any way to stop him now that he's realized that he is producing a hormonal soup. I just make sure there's plenty of moisturizer available for his use and we try to keep a balance on the mental aspect of this. I advise him not to use water that is too hot so he doesn't dry his skin out too much and I think he listens as he trusts my experiences most of the time so far.
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I shower at least once a day. I prefer to do it in the morning, but with four kids (two of which are still completely dependant on me and early risers), sometimes I dont have the time until the afternoon. At latest I shower each evening when my husband comes home from work. I cannot stand not to wash my hair in the shower at least once a day.

I don't take baths, if I do I end up getting a shower right afterwards, feeling dirtier than when I started.

It's hot here so sometimes I may shower up to 3 times a dya in the summer.

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I usually shower most days. I remember when visiting grandma she grew up with the "community bath" but she always kept a wash cloth available for cleansing frequently between baths and after bathroom visits I suppose. Anyway.. if I skip a shower one day I wash up at the sink.. I don't wash my hair everyday because it is dry anyway and I hate using conditioner because it takes way too much time. Unless I'm getting ready for a special time out. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Mom used to almost boil us in the tub LOL .. I rarely take a bath unless it's to relax and then I light a candle, turn on some music, add some bubbles to the bath and ignore the world <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
As for being in labor.. YOU BET! I always made sure I had a shower before having any child.. that's the first thing I did even before telling hubby I was ready to go to the hospital lol.. even before surgeries (Including an emergency surgery I insisted on a shower) .. nobody is getting that close to me without my body being clean. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Plus being bigger and living in a state that can get to 115 in the summer sometimes I take more than one shower a day.. it all depends on what I'm doing, temperature etc.. but for the most part usually everyday. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Shaving.. that's another topic LOL I don't shave my legs very often.. unless I'm going to wear shorts but I do like to keep my pits shaved <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Ok.. we've gotten pretty personal here but there's my take on it.

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I'm gonna have to go with daily here. I know it's not great for your skin but I love standing in a hot shower. It's really great for relaxing my very tense muscles and the only real alone time I get.


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