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How Long Do You Go Without Showering?

I'm a strong believer in showering every day. That is, if I'm leaving the house and roaming the public. OK, so sometimes I go to work at a coffee shop without showering, come home and collapse into bed, only remembering the next morning that, oops, I didn't shower yesterday. But I don't work in an office and some days I barely have to communicate with anyone in person.

If you're working in an office, I say showering every day is a must (even if it's the night before). I've worked among some pretty smelly people before and it's pure torture to be near them, much less work on a project for three hours straight side-by-side with them. The Frisky recently brought up this tricky situation after a writer over at The Gloss admits she rarely showers.

Ew? Don't get me wrong, I totally understand if you don't want to wash your hair every day. Lots of people say it's unhealthy for your hair if you wash it too much and some lucky people don't have oily hair and can go without washing it every day or even every other day. But your body? Don't you want to clean that? For Pete's sake, put on a shower cap, grab a bar of soap, and get washing. It will take you 5 minutes and with a shower cap, you don't even have to dry your hair. Are you telling me you don't have 5 minutes in your day for personal hygiene?

Maybe it's just me, but if I go one single day without showering, I just feel dirty. Think about all the things you do every day and it seems pretty obvious that you probably should be cleaning yourself. You wash your hands several times a day (I hope), so shouldn't you wash your body once? I really don't think that's too much to ask.

The writer at The Gloss says, "I typically shower at least every 3 days. OK, no. Every 4 days. My hair probably gets washed once every 5-7 days….if I’m lucky." Color me disgusted. To make matters worse, this writer lives with her boyfriend. Not only do I believe you should be clean for sex, but isn't it smart to take a shower at least the next day after sex?

Showering not only is good for you, but it will make other people want to be around you. You might not realize you smell, but you likely do if you haven't showered in 3 days. Do us all a favor and clean yourself!

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  • wpsark 2010/03/16 20:50:09
    wpsark
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    What a skank that writer is, nasty uhh..I shower every day regardless if I leave the house or not. If I take a shower at night before bed, I still take one the next morning, I just don't feel right if I skip a morning shower. nasty uhh shower leave house shower bed feel skip shower

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  • RichardPyman 2010/06/10 09:14:09 (edited)
    RichardPyman
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    Every other day, three or four at most, right after sex, exercise and on a hot day. People like to preach how healthy it is to have showers everyday or more than once a day all the time. Nothing can be further from the truth. The human body is designed to be dirty for a time and NOT washed as often as is socially normal, it's a biological organism which relies on it's own natural compounds to keep it healthy, not something artificial like a car which can be cleaned and polished to perfection without damage. Showering everyday weakens your immune system and destroys the protective oils in your skin and hair which your body relies on.



    "You wash your hands several times a day (I hope)"



    This is the exact reason why allergies are on the increase, why more and more people every year are suffering from the common cold on a regular bases, why more and more children are suffering from illnesses like immunity dysfunction and such, this is what happens if you're too clean!

    When I was a child I played with my friends, we rolled around in mud, ate the stuff and ate food without washing my hands and my immune system has benefited from it, now obviously I don't do that now and yes i wash my hands when I need to, but I have no allergies and i haven't had the cold or flu for about 6 years even wh...











    Every other day, three or four at most, right after sex, exercise and on a hot day. People like to preach how healthy it is to have showers everyday or more than once a day all the time. Nothing can be further from the truth. The human body is designed to be dirty for a time and NOT washed as often as is socially normal, it's a biological organism which relies on it's own natural compounds to keep it healthy, not something artificial like a car which can be cleaned and polished to perfection without damage. Showering everyday weakens your immune system and destroys the protective oils in your skin and hair which your body relies on.



    "You wash your hands several times a day (I hope)"



    This is the exact reason why allergies are on the increase, why more and more people every year are suffering from the common cold on a regular bases, why more and more children are suffering from illnesses like immunity dysfunction and such, this is what happens if you're too clean!

    When I was a child I played with my friends, we rolled around in mud, ate the stuff and ate food without washing my hands and my immune system has benefited from it, now obviously I don't do that now and yes i wash my hands when I need to, but I have no allergies and i haven't had the cold or flu for about 6 years even when people around me were dropping like flys. Compared to my wife, however, who as a child didn't go outdoors, always had a bath every night and washed her hands before dinner on pain of death, now she has chronic hay fever and drops like a sack of spuds as soon as even the most mild illness comes her way! YOUR BODY NEEDS BUGS, GERMS AND MUCK TO THRIVE!



    Now people are saying "eww" and "What a skank" about this woman at The Gloss. What is ironic is that woman is probably more healthy than you lot are who shower everyday! I'd wash my hair more often than she does though.



    Now I'm not saying don't shower, far from it, but be conservative about it, take a shower every other day at least and wash your main offenders regularly, you'll be far healthier from it than if you shower everyday. Thats my advice.



    Still you got to love bloggers who think they're experts, oh and Susie it's COLOUR not COLOR.
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  • sweetchristi 2010/03/23 02:16:47
    sweetchristi
    Oh puhleezzee! WP you are so full of crap. Dont tell me that you havent had a day here or there that you just didnt feel like getting your ass up outta bed to take a shower. We all have. Those that say they havent are LIARS!! So get off of your high horse and get a grip. No one likes someone who stinks, but lets not act like we are above the occasional "Its snowing out and I am cozy in my jammies" moments.
  • parthenonlover 2010/03/17 21:03:21
    parthenonlover
    The longest I can go without a shower is ONE day. I feel icky, sticky and wrong if I don't shower. I only don't shower if I am really, totally exhausted, but when I was on the basketball team, no matter how tired I was, I showered, I don't like going to bed sweaty.
  • Petersonfg 2010/03/17 14:29:10
  • Wör†h †hê Wå 2010/03/17 14:11:23
    Wör†h †hê Wå
    +1
    one day,,and that's it.
  • katie_nara 2010/03/17 13:27:08
    katie_nara
    she must be very untidy and filthy...e-w im not the type of person that im shower at least every 3 days...in actually shower everyday and im so happy about that...i makes me feel healthier....oh and about this" do not wash your hair everyday" crap i think its awful....anyway washin up its not only about your hygiene its about to communicate with other people easier and its about getting well wirth yourself....
  • dave 2010/03/17 13:10:33
    dave
    I shower every day but have found in my old age that your hair gets used to its washing schedule. I wash my hair once a week and it does not get oily
  • tiotom77 2010/03/17 12:27:49
    tiotom77
    I shower everyday..BUT..I only use shampoo and soap every other day..My skin and hair gets too dried out if I use soap every day..So I just rub down with a wash cloth and water every other day..It seems to work for me.
  • Just for thought 2010/03/17 11:36:07
    Just for thought
    When life gets to busy a whore bath will do. (sometimes...) life busy whore bath
  • Star Just fo... 2010/03/17 12:35:03
    Star
    +1
    I'll figure it out... that whole "whore" shower thing...
  • Just fo... Star 2010/03/18 05:32:07
    Just for thought
    LOL "whore bath" look it up.
  • Star Just fo... 2010/03/18 12:34:10
    Star
    +1
    Okay I am a off to figure out this "bath" part ;0)
  • Just fo... Star 2010/03/18 12:55:07
    Just for thought
    lol
  • EarthGirl 2010/03/17 09:21:18
    EarthGirl
    Hooray for showers.
    I love camping and our rule is that if you can't full body it make sure you at least wash the three F's everyday:
    Fanny, Face & Feet :)
  • Rochellle 2010/03/17 08:15:57
  • DEVIN 2010/03/17 07:23:46
    DEVIN
    Agreed
  • Treecat47 2010/03/17 06:58:31
    Treecat47
    In the summer I shower nearly everyday.

    Now this is going to sound disgusting. In the winter every 3 or 4 days. I should explain, but in the winter I get this horrible itch and rash that moisturiser just can't heal. I really REALLY hate it. Until I can find a way not to have this horrible itch I just wash "strategically" on non shower days.

    You may now hate me. :P
  • Magic Twanger 2010/03/17 06:54:47
    Magic Twanger
    I shower everyday and I love it. Hot, wet and/or wild. It could be unbearable if I didn't. I'm a massage therapist and today a beautiful young lady was on my table and she smelled like a goat, not the nice smell of a woman, but like a wet goat. At least she left a nice tip.
  • Meg 2010/03/17 06:47:23
    Meg
    I love to feel clean, I also run everyday so I can only imagine if I didn't... ewww. *shivers*
  • SHARON 2010/03/17 06:45:49 (edited)
    SHARON
    I agree Susie! I shower or bathe everyday.....and I was taught that good personal hyigene is VERY important and if you smell, you smell yourself first!!.......so you have a chance to wash before anyone else smells you! The person you metioned who showers every three days or so is just plain ole NASTY!
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