Are You a Shower or a Bath Person?

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  1. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Hey, it's Monday, time for a fun question to start off the week... ;)

    The question is, are you a shower or a bath person? When and how often do you shower? Or do you shower at all, instead preferring a nice bath? Maybe some of you are neither, and instead are a "cologne/perfume" person? :eek: ;)

    As for myself, I shower every evening before bed. The only time I shower more than once a day is if I've been running or have been engaging in some activity which has left me filthy.

    I prefer showering just before bed, because that way I'm not sleeping for 6 hours in my own filth and body gunk (yes, that's a technical term). I used to have asthma, and found that this made a big difference for me for whatever reason - perhaps the humidity from the shower simply helped open my airways more. Now it's no longer an issue for me, but I still like doing it - a nice relaxing way to end the day.

    I'll take baths from time to time, but usually just for relaxation, not as a method for actually getting clean. Some nights I'll just light a few candles, throw on some Miles Davis and soak in the tub with my fiancee. :cool:

    So how about everyone else?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Showers to get clean. (Daily)

    Baths for comfort. (Not as often as I'd like)

    Edit: So, your gunk, is it unpleasantly sticky or messy...?
     
  3. iGary Guest

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    Shower every morning to wake up and get clean.

    Bath for when my back is acting up, I'm depressed and need to relax, or...... sex :eek:.
     
  4. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    Baths for relaxation in the evening's and showers to wake up in the morning's or after working out.......

    But if i had to drop one it would be the shower's because i just find baths so relaxing :)

    ShadOW
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    What a topic, and we all have strong-felt opinions about it:

    Shower every morning almost religiously (except, ironically, this morning, cos I was late and I had one last night after a run).

    Showers = cleaner body, more "awakening"/refreshing (baths send me to sleep), more water- and energy-efficient.

    Baths good with girls however. :D
     
  7. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Shower in the morning... (gotta do the hair, doncha know) if I did something to get myself all icky, shower in the evening as well. Take a bath maybe once every few months and I will shower before and after the bath (before to make sure I'm clean so I don't soak in my own filth, and afterwards to wash the bubbles away! :D ).
     
  8. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I'm a shower man. Every morning before I go to work. Can't start the day without one. I'll have one before bed if I've been doing dirty work such as landscaping otherwise I'm happy to sleep in my filth :p.

    A long hot bath every Saturday with the papers or a book though with the radio on. Great way to start the weekend.
     
  9. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    shower before bed at night, somtimes again in the morning. save baths for relaxation and other activities.
     
  10. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    Daily shower, morning and sometimes evenings.
    Bath for relaxing and ;)
     
  11. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Definitely a shower person, and always in the morning. If I've been working in the yard, or doing something else that makes me especially stinky, I might also take a shower at night before bed. But I still have to have another shower in the morning when I wake up, regardless.
    How kind of you to include our French readers in the survey!
     
  12. mpw Guest

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    Only with decent water pressure, I can only get around 3bar so I'm stuck with the traditional down shower. :(

    Anyways, I'm a shower morning and night guy. I'll leave bathing to the ladies and perfume/cologne to the French.

    I honestly can't remember the last bath I took.
     
  13. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Oooo, that's cold :cool:
    Definitely, shower. Who would want to soak in one's own crud?
    X
     
  14. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    I thought beds/matresses were supposed to be some of the most disgusting things in the house with their dust mites, dust, a certain bodily fluid...

    I shower twice a day..in the morning to get rid of bed head and the grogginess. And usually once in the afternoon, especially after a really hot/humid day.

    No baths...that is really disgusting to be sitting in water filled with your own filth.

    I want someone to admit they don't shower or bathe. :p
     
  15. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Shower. Every morning. If, for some reason I miss out (one or twice a year) i feel disgusting for the rest of the day. I never bathe, though. Maybe once I OWN my own tub I will. :)
     
  16. mpw Guest

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    Anyone else ever heard 'Glaswegian Shower' in reference to the application of Right Guard or Sure?
     
  17. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    Showers all the way. Usually when I get home from work or before I go to bed. I even removed the bath in my bathroom to put in a big shower, so I haven't had a bath for years. Nor do I miss it.


    Not quite the same but I had a friend who misunderstood the theory that if you don't wash your hair for about 8 weeks it becomes self cleaning. Remember that one? He thought it applied to other things and didn't wash or change his sheets for 4 months :eek: He only changed his ways when no-one would talk to him.
     
  18. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Definitely a shower person... although I've only got a bath in the flat at the mo. :(

    Want to get a proper shower installed within the next two years. English plumbing can be horrible.

    However, the bath is coming in handy at the mo for my post-surgical recovery.

    But I always always have a quick rinse cycle after the main soapy bath. :)
     
  19. mpw Guest

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    That's reminded me the last bath I took was in hospital after surgery. I had a nurse helping me :eek: and I passed out just after she removed a dressing :eek:
     
  20. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a shower person myself also. I don't like the feel of baths nor do I feel like I get clean after I take them. The only advantage to baths is it's easier to scrub certain areas without leaning on the wall :)

    $Z
     
  21. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Know exactly where you're coming from there... :)
     
  22. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    haha this is me too, exactly. everyone thinks i'm crazy for showering after baths. i don't want to wear a soap suit to bed tho.

    I haven't been able to take evening showers since I was much younger, I just feel to scummy the next day. Plus, I shave and brush teeth in the shower, which need to be done in the morning before work anyway.
     
  23. mpw Guest

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    Hope you have a quick recovery. I had one surgery that never really took and had me recuperating for 9months before they threw in the towel and sliced into me again. That 'healed' in a couple of months but I'm still left sore at times, and in fact it's one of the reasons I can't bath.
     
  24. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Showers in the morning, as a rule. Sometimes in the evening, too, if the day's activities have made me feel particularly filthy.

    Do we need a poll in this thread?
     
  25. stridey macrumors 65816

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    I really enjoy baths, but they're so much more time and water-consuming that I rarely get around to taking one. I've probably taken four or five since I was a kid (when I took baths exclusively). So it's a quick shower for me.

    Here's a question: I always rinse off with *cold* water at the end of my shower, and recently started dating a girl who does the same thing, followed by a final hot rinse (hot, cold, hot). So do y'all keep a constant temperature during your showers, or do you do hot/cold rinses?
     

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