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View Poll Results: How many times you take a Bath or Shower a week?
One day a week 9 5.26%
two days a week 8 4.68%
three days a week 10 5.85%
four days a week 19 11.11%
five days a week 9 5.26%
six days a week 14 8.19%
seven days a week 84 49.12%
Don't take any Bath or Shower a week. 1 0.58%
Take more then one Bath or Shower a day. 19 11.11%
Take Bath or Shower only when dirty. 5 2.92%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 171. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-20-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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News, Is bathing just once a week healthy?

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Thanks for your question. Infrequent bathing can be socially, although not legally, unacceptable in our society, and poor hygiene has been associated with skin and soft tissue infections. Bathing is important for removing germs from one's skin as well as washing away odors from sweat and dirt.

Is bathing just once a week healthy? - CNN.com
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:55 PM
 
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That's a strange article. I thought it was common knowledge that elderly people can't expose their skin to water too often because it dries it out.

If you're taking a poll, I take 14 baths per week---one every morning and one every evening before bed.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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One shower a day unless I'm working out. Then it's two showers a day. I haven't taken a bath in years.

Last edited by LadyRobyn; 01-21-2010 at 05:54 AM.. Reason: TMI...
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm a guy, so maybe 2 or 3 times a week...if I'm going somewhere.

Back when I was a kid, we lived in a rural area without running water in the house. To take a bath, we heated the water outside in a big, cast-iron witches pot, carried it into the house and poured it into a number 3 washtub. It was so time consuming that the whole family only took a full bath once a week.

And guess what? None of us died or suffered any ill effects at all. In fact, it seems we were healthier back then. I don't recall being sick from anything as often as I am now or as often as my grandkids, who would be the same age, are now.

Why, heck! In the Army, I once went over a month without a bath and felt just fine.
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:50 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I'm not working so I only shower when I'm going somewhere important so I figure about 3 times a week.
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Bon Temps
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I would estimate 11.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:43 PM
 
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Okay, is anyone else laughing that the person who asked the question wanted to know if it was legal to only bathe once per week! LOL! Quick, call the police! Grandma didn't take a bath today!!
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Okay, is anyone else laughing that the person who asked the question wanted to know if it was legal to only bathe once per week! LOL! Quick, call the police! Grandma didn't take a bath today!!

Don't laugh just yet. With all the support for increasing the nanny state in the name of health, it's still a possibility.
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:46 AM
 
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Kind of funny in that back in the 50's we and children bathed more or less as needed and children used same water,do not ask me why.As I remember our water bill was 6 months for a very small amount and electric around $30 for 60 days.We read our own meter's on a card and mailed back probably on penney post card.I asked my wife this question some time ago.Now if I do not rinse off daily I feel yucky.
Times have changed and not for the better,was nice to have small town feel.
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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Every night before bed I take a dip in the hot tub.

The bromine and other chemicals do a pretty good job of sanitizing my stinky parts, so I only have to take a shower with soap and shampoo about once a week.

Nobody has ever told me that I smell bad and my wife and the cats still sleep in the same bed with me so I guess I'm clean enough.

But, I have noticed that the kitties occasionally stick their butts in my face, so maybe they are trying to send me a message.
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