How Often Do You Shower (or: “Opinionated Adults Debate On The Underlying Psychological Causes...)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Mac'nCheese, Dec 12, 2018.


How often do you shower/bathe

  1. Once a day

    61 vote(s)
  2. Every other day

    5 vote(s)
  3. A few times a week

    10 vote(s)
  4. Twice A Day or More

    4 vote(s)
  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    or take a bath? Once a day, every other day? No pictures please.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Seriously? Have we really run out of better topics to discuss? Or is this just a test to see how many are crazy enough to reveal the most personal and intimate aspects of their lives?
  3. vertical smile macrumors 68030

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014
    I usually shower once a day. If I plan on staying at home on a Saturday, I might skip a day depending on what is going on.

    If I get sweaty after taking a shower, I might shower again.
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    It's a shower, not some Bangkok soapy.
  4. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    I aim for at least once a month, whether I need it or not.
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Every day.

    My hair produces enough oil in 24 hours that it must be washed twice in order to get it clean.

    I hate showers though, so this is a chore every day.
  6. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    Honestly if you want to even approximate truthful answers you should make the survey anonymous.
  7. AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    It varies with the season, but encroaching low pressure systems and hot air tend to cause more frequent showers.
  8. tromboneaholic Suspended


    Jun 9, 2004
    Clearwater, FL
  9. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    Ok how do I do that cause I can’t find it in settings. I also don’t see how it’s not anonymous, is that because I’m on my phone and there is more info on a computer?
  10. Gutwrench Contributor


    Jan 2, 2011
  11. jeremysteele macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2011
    Twice a day usually. It's a tradeoff.... it helps my allergies but it dries out the skin.
  12. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    Not sure how to change it, or if it is possible to do so after the fact, but to me the survey says, “your vote will be publicly visible.”
  13. ThisBougieLife macrumors 68000


    Jan 21, 2016
    SF Bay Area, California
    This site's general resistance to answering personal questions is interesting to me. Every other forum I'm on, whether it's the one about classical music or vinyl or political discussion, has an "off-topic" section where people (generally members who've been there for years) ask various questions about people's lives and most users have no problem answering them. Here those kinds of questions often meet a lot of resistance. Not judging--it's just interesting to me how much it contrasts with the other forums I'm a member of :)

    Anyway, my answer is once a day, in the morning. I will shower a second time before bed if I've been quite active during the day, though.
  14. shinji macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2007
  15. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Every birthday!

    Okay that’s a lie. I don’t celebrate birthday’s.

  16. Zenithal macrumors 603

    Sep 10, 2009

    This is a step up from the bloke wanting to RFID chip his son.
  17. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Once a day. I love showers, and they help to wake me up in the morning, make me warm if I need it, and I get clean. Win, win, win, win.

    I don't think peeing on yourself counts as a shower in this case..
  18. Spoon! macrumors 6502


    Dec 9, 2018
  19. Scepticalscribe, Dec 13, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2018

    Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Why do you think such personal and intrusive questions acceptable?

    But, I see such questions/surveys as intrusive and nosey and none of anyone's business. Why does the OP wish to know this information?

    My surprise is not the resistance - which tells me that some people's boundaries are perfectly healthy - but the expectation and etiquette that seems to think that to ask such personal questions online is somehow perfectly acceptable and that what is considered deviant is not the asking of the question, but the reluctance to wish to answer such a a question.

    As an historian, I would - perhaps - have some interest in broad surveys that look at attitudes to personal hygiene over a period of time; for example, I have met French people who have told me that regular showering - i.e. more or less daily - only became a feature of that society after the second world war, with the experience of occupation by Germans and Americans both of whom had strong attitudes to personal hygiene.
  20. decafjava macrumors 68030


    Feb 7, 2011
    Agreed, but I can think of a lot worse questions to ask which are certainly ban-worthy offences here.

    Mind you there are people like that in real life. I remember quite clearly working in a mailroom during a gap year back many years ago when I was young 20 something one fellow was very nosy about the intimate lives of other employees. Asking me how old I was when I "lost" it, and another pal of mine (from Brazil) how often he got "friendly" with his wife. Neither of us answered and my Brazilian friend hit back with a clever come back which I can't remember.

    Oh and once a day - twice if I do a intense workout.
  21. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Oh, yes, absolutely, agreed.

    But, what bothers me is the presumption that someone has the right to ask such questions of anyone, and - as @ThisBougieLife (and doubtless others) seem to think - that not only is nothing amiss by doing so but thane is somehow inexplicably strange when one chooses not to answer..

    Maybe it was my reserved middle class upbringing, but I do seem to recall my parents impressing upon me that it is very bad manners to ask personal questions of someone, especially someone with whom you are not acquainted.

    Respect their privacy.

    Yes, there are, and I avoid them or shut them down, or shut them up.

    However, in the context of online intrusiveness, there is also the aspect of what is quaintly described as (monetisation) collecting and collating information for the purposes of selling this data in order to make money from it.

    These days, I assume that most people in the first world shower or wash daily, as they have the resources, infrastructure and means to do so; however, I am curious as to why the OP wishes to know this.
  22. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Daily, sometimes multiple times a day, due to working out, i.e., running, kick boxing class, karate, etc.
  23. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    I used to shower every other day. That was prior to getting sick. My underarm sweat glands no longer work, so I got nothin' there. Good feminine hygiene is best accomplished out of the shower. Oh, and my scalp doesn't sweat either and I still have so little hair you can't tell if it's washed or not. That pretty much leaves me with showering when I have lots of time to do it for the pure enjoyment of soaking. Infer the rest from there.
  24. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    You should have added a more than once / day option :).

    I often swim during the week and take a shower both before I enter the pool and after I leave the pool (i.e. three showers / day on the days I swim).
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    Swimming in a pool (chemicals) and hot showers do a job on my feet :(.

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