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View Poll Results: Men do you wash your hands after using the bathroom?
Yes 20 80.00%
No 5 20.00%
Sometimes 0 0%
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I try to wash before meal time and after using the bathroom.

News, Men more likely not to wash after bathroom use.

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- The gender gap has widened when it comes to hygiene, according to the latest stakeout by the "hand washing police."

One-third of men didn't bother to wash after using the bathroom, compared with 12 percent of women, said the researchers who spy on people in public restrooms. They reported their latest findings Monday at a meeting of infectious disease scientists.

Two years ago, the last time the survey was done, only one-quarter of men didn't wash, compared with 10 percent of women.

"Guys need to step up to the sink," said Brian Sansoni, spokesman for the Soap and Detergent Association, which co-sponsors the survey and related education campaigns.

Men more likely not to wash after bathroom use - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/09/17/dirty.hands.ap/index.html - broken link)
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:14 PM
 
Location: USA
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Ewww. Gosh.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:40 AM
 
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Yes, I always wash my hands. And I also use a courtesy flush when dumping. More men should use the courtesy flush.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:57 AM
 
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A sailor and an airman where in the mens room together. The airman finished first and walked out without washing his hands, which kind of ruffled the sailors feathers. Later the sailor saw the airman agiain and said, "hey, I noticed you didn't was your hands in the restroom. In the Navy, they teach us to wash our hands after taking a leak." The airman said, "In the Air Force they teach us not to pee on our hands."

blessings....Franco
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:59 AM
 
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i clean my hands after handling money, pumping gas, and going outside. not to mention the bathroom. i do not like when my hands are dirty.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:15 AM
 
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medicineman wrote: i clean my hands after handling money

Yeah man, you should always wash your hands after handling that filthy lucre.

Thirty years ago I attended a workshop called, The Fundamentals of Prosperity. The leader had the audience write on the blackboard all of the negative associations they had concerning money. One of them was that money is dirty. To help us give up that belief, the leader had us take a paper bill of any denomination out of our wallets, then he had us wad it up and put in in our mouths. Man, did that ever make the room come alive! I finally worked up enough nerve to do it, and lo and behold, I didn't get sick..not so much as a sniffle. Sounds weird..but it was very effective in changing that belief.

blessings....Franco
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:27 PM
 
Location: brooklyn, new york, USA
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i only wash my hands after shaking someone else's or if i have to somewhat touch public surfaces (a pole inside of a bus or train). i never wash after going to the toilet. why should i? i will mention that i wash my private area after number 1 every time (i am a man) with a small amount of water and number 2 is always washed with wet toilet paper. i also only use my own pens at stores (sign credit cards). never public stuff. i get sick a lot less now since i started this. stay away from germs. yuck.

i have known money was dirty since i was a kid. that one dollar bill in your pocket now was once held by a homeless heroin addict, then a prostitute, then little joey's mom who sneezed all over her hand touched it, and now you got it. nasty.
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:52 PM
 
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Hair Guy wrote: i have known money was dirty since i was a kid.

Reminds me of a prosperity workshop I participated in, in San Francisco in '76. One of the exercises we did to shatter a common limiting belief ( money is dirty! )about money was to take a one dollar bill out of our wallets, wad it up, and put it into our mouths. You would have totally freak out!

It was a voluntary exercise. No one had to participate, but most of the 200+ people in the room chose to do it. It was rather repulsive to me, and it initiated the gag reflex, but I did it, and obviously....I lived to tell about it.

Wether or not putting a dollar bill in my mouth had anything to do with it....synchronistically I FOUND a $100 bill on the street, a few days later. I have found some $10s and $20s since then, but never another $100. Maybe you gotta chew on a dollar bill to find the $100s!!!! I've never been broke enough to find out. Once was enough.

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Old 04-07-2014, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Yes! Religiously.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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#1 or #2? There is a difference.

Actually, it would make more sense to wash your hands before using the bathroom. Your privates are probably cleaner than the doorknob, and you might want to keep it that way. If your hands are dirty, that is the last place you want to spread germs. Urine itself is perfectly safe to drink and contains no pathogens, so you certainly don't have to worry about that..

#2 is something else.

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