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Pretty full on.

https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/16/a-third- ... -13431864/
A third of people ‘only wash their bed sheets once a year

We are sad to bring you the grossest news you will likely hear today.

A third of people in the UK only wash their bed sheets once a year. One time. In a whole year.

The research, based on a survey of 2,000 conducted by Hammonds Furniture, found that Brits are falling behind when it comes to keeping up with washing.

One in three (30%) admitted to washing their bedding just once a year, a habit which experts say can lead to bacteria build-ups, itchy skin, and mites.

And our gross habits don’t stop at the bed sheets. 36% of Brits only wash blankets once a year, and 18% admitted to only washing jeans annually.

Winter garments like scarves, gloves and hats were also rarely washed, even though gloves can very easily pick up germs, and dirt and oil can quickly get trapped in scarves and hats.

Really, they should be washed after every five to ten wears – particularly in this era of frequent hand washing and the emphasis on personal hygiene.

People are cleaner when it comes to their towels – 40% of people wash these after each use, with 45% ensuring they are washed after five uses. Dr Aragona Giuseppe, GP and Medical Advisor at Prescription Doctor claims that changing your bed sheets once a week is best for optimum cleanliness.

‘Washing your clothing items and bedsheets regularly is important for overall cleanliness and ensuring your body remains clean and healthy,’ says Dr Guiseppe. ‘If you do not wash clothing items often you could be at risk of infection or just feeling and smelling unclean. ‘Bed sheets and pillowcases should be washed as if they are dirty this could promote acne, spots and other skin issues due to the dirty bacteria on the sheets transferring to your skin.’

When it comes to underwear, thankfully most of us are not quite as disgusting – 80% wash garments after every wear, but there are significant gender differences. A quarter of men admitted to washing their underwear after every five washes, compared to just 13% of women. Worryingly, one in ten men (10%) of men claimed to wash their underwear after every 10 washes, compared to just 3% of women.

But women tend to be less vigilant with their bras. Most women (55%) claim to wash their bra after five wears, with 17% claiming to wash it after every wear.

A further 6% clean their bra after 10 wears or more. According to Persil, washing a bra after every use can actually weaken the elastic and shorten the lifespan.

They recommend washing an everyday bras after three to four wears. Frankly, we can’t get over the fact that only 80% of people wash their pants after every wear… why isn’t that number 100%? So, whether it’s bedding, underwear or your winter gloves – which camp do you fall in to?
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Soap dodgers, actually dodging soap? :shock:
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Dark wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 8:33 am Pretty full on.

https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/16/a-third- ... -13431864/
A third of people ‘only wash their bed sheets once a year

We are sad to bring you the grossest news you will likely hear today.

A third of people in the UK only wash their bed sheets once a year. One time. In a whole year.

The research, based on a survey of 2,000 conducted by Hammonds Furniture, found that Brits are falling behind when it comes to keeping up with washing.

One in three (30%) admitted to washing their bedding just once a year, a habit which experts say can lead to bacteria build-ups, itchy skin, and mites.

And our gross habits don’t stop at the bed sheets. 36% of Brits only wash blankets once a year, and 18% admitted to only washing jeans annually.

Winter garments like scarves, gloves and hats were also rarely washed, even though gloves can very easily pick up germs, and dirt and oil can quickly get trapped in scarves and hats.

Really, they should be washed after every five to ten wears – particularly in this era of frequent hand washing and the emphasis on personal hygiene.

People are cleaner when it comes to their towels – 40% of people wash these after each use, with 45% ensuring they are washed after five uses. Dr Aragona Giuseppe, GP and Medical Advisor at Prescription Doctor claims that changing your bed sheets once a week is best for optimum cleanliness.

‘Washing your clothing items and bedsheets regularly is important for overall cleanliness and ensuring your body remains clean and healthy,’ says Dr Guiseppe. ‘If you do not wash clothing items often you could be at risk of infection or just feeling and smelling unclean. ‘Bed sheets and pillowcases should be washed as if they are dirty this could promote acne, spots and other skin issues due to the dirty bacteria on the sheets transferring to your skin.’

When it comes to underwear, thankfully most of us are not quite as disgusting – 80% wash garments after every wear, but there are significant gender differences. A quarter of men admitted to washing their underwear after every five washes, compared to just 13% of women. Worryingly, one in ten men (10%) of men claimed to wash their underwear after every 10 washes, compared to just 3% of women.

But women tend to be less vigilant with their bras. Most women (55%) claim to wash their bra after five wears, with 17% claiming to wash it after every wear.

A further 6% clean their bra after 10 wears or more. According to Persil, washing a bra after every use can actually weaken the elastic and shorten the lifespan.

They recommend washing an everyday bras after three to four wears. Frankly, we can’t get over the fact that only 80% of people wash their pants after every wear… why isn’t that number 100%? So, whether it’s bedding, underwear or your winter gloves – which camp do you fall in to?
That is spectacularly gross.

My girlfriend thought i was a disgusting grot when I told her I washed mine about once a month before moving in with her. She washes them every week.
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Dark wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 8:33 am Pretty full on.

https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/16/a-third- ... -13431864/
A third of people ‘only wash their bed sheets once a year

We are sad to bring you the grossest news you will likely hear today.

A third of people in the UK only wash their bed sheets once a year. One time. In a whole year.

The research, based on a survey of 2,000 conducted by Hammonds Furniture, found that Brits are falling behind when it comes to keeping up with washing.

One in three (30%) admitted to washing their bedding just once a year, a habit which experts say can lead to bacteria build-ups, itchy skin, and mites.

And our gross habits don’t stop at the bed sheets. 36% of Brits only wash blankets once a year, and 18% admitted to only washing jeans annually.

Winter garments like scarves, gloves and hats were also rarely washed, even though gloves can very easily pick up germs, and dirt and oil can quickly get trapped in scarves and hats.

Really, they should be washed after every five to ten wears – particularly in this era of frequent hand washing and the emphasis on personal hygiene.

People are cleaner when it comes to their towels – 40% of people wash these after each use, with 45% ensuring they are washed after five uses. Dr Aragona Giuseppe, GP and Medical Advisor at Prescription Doctor claims that changing your bed sheets once a week is best for optimum cleanliness.

‘Washing your clothing items and bedsheets regularly is important for overall cleanliness and ensuring your body remains clean and healthy,’ says Dr Guiseppe. ‘If you do not wash clothing items often you could be at risk of infection or just feeling and smelling unclean. ‘Bed sheets and pillowcases should be washed as if they are dirty this could promote acne, spots and other skin issues due to the dirty bacteria on the sheets transferring to your skin.’

When it comes to underwear, thankfully most of us are not quite as disgusting – 80% wash garments after every wear, but there are significant gender differences. A quarter of men admitted to washing their underwear after every five washes, compared to just 13% of women. Worryingly, one in ten men (10%) of men claimed to wash their underwear after every 10 washes, compared to just 3% of women.

But women tend to be less vigilant with their bras. Most women (55%) claim to wash their bra after five wears, with 17% claiming to wash it after every wear.

A further 6% clean their bra after 10 wears or more. According to Persil, washing a bra after every use can actually weaken the elastic and shorten the lifespan.

They recommend washing an everyday bras after three to four wears. Frankly, we can’t get over the fact that only 80% of people wash their pants after every wear… why isn’t that number 100%? So, whether it’s bedding, underwear or your winter gloves – which camp do you fall in to?
How can you wash it once a year? It must ping badly and get very crusty. I do mine every week to 2 weeks.
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I suspect there may be an element of joke surveys there, with a number of rascals deliberately picking the grossest options - quarter of men only wash their pants after five wears ? Ten percent after ten wears ?

Even at uni where I would stretch things out a bit, pants were every wear, sheets at least once a month unless soiled (Jackson pollock) , and a pair of jeans a week (this was back when smoking in pubs was allowed and your clothes would ming it left any longer)

Whenever I’m forced to do a survey , I just go click click click and never read the stuff, exact same as any corporate policy internal test thing on your HR portal like compliance or anti bribery.
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We've national form for this

Apparently in the middle ages it was considered more godly not to wash, I read somewhere that Thomas a Becket needed to have his clothes cut off him as they were so manky.

It's quite a thought. Never washing, close proximity to farmyard animals and their discharges, many illnesses, questionable diet and constant beer and wine. No wonder Henry had him bumped off.
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inactionman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 10:13 am We've national form for this

Apparently in the middle ages it was considered more godly not to wash, I read somewhere that Thomas a Becket needed to have his clothes cut off him as they were so manky.

It's quite a thought. Never washing, close proximity to farmyard animals and their discharges, many illnesses, questionable diet and constant beer and wine. No wonder Henry had him bumped off.
To be fair, better that than the water then.
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40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
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inactionman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 10:13 am We've national form for this

Apparently in the middle ages it was considered more godly not to wash, I read somewhere that Thomas a Becket needed to have his clothes cut off him as they were so manky.

It's quite a thought. Never washing, close proximity to farmyard animals and their discharges, many illnesses, questionable diet and constant beer and wine. No wonder Henry had him bumped off.
The beer was basically water in terms of strength though, I'm always the "well atchually" killjoy when it comes to this.
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Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
If you read the details of that study, that same 40% only wash their towels once a year.
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Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
My ex used to just fire towels in the laundry basket after every use, seemed to think it was gross to air them out and use them again a few times.
I'm convinced it was because when she lived at home her mother ran around after the entire family doing absolutely everything for them. Brothers and father couldn't/wouldn't cook, load/empty the dishwasher/clean up after themselves. Laundry just magically happened.
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inactionman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 10:13 am We've national form for this

Apparently in the middle ages it was considered more godly not to wash, I read somewhere that Thomas a Becket needed to have his clothes cut off him as they were so manky.

It's quite a thought. Never washing, close proximity to farmyard animals and their discharges, many illnesses, questionable diet and constant beer and wine. No wonder Henry had him bumped off.
This was a theme in the Shogun book where John Blackthorne utterly disgusts his Japanese hosts with his total lack of cleanliness.
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Nolanator wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:19 am
Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
My ex used to just fire towels in the laundry basket after every use, seemed to think it was gross to air them out and use them again a few times.
I'm convinced it was because when she lived at home her mother ran around after the entire family doing absolutely everything for them. Brothers and father couldn't/wouldn't cook, load/empty the dishwasher/clean up after themselves. Laundry just magically happened.
Do ye miss getting all your skiddy kex cleaned by her mam when you used to visit ?
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danny_fitz wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:37 am
inactionman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 10:13 am We've national form for this

Apparently in the middle ages it was considered more godly not to wash, I read somewhere that Thomas a Becket needed to have his clothes cut off him as they were so manky.

It's quite a thought. Never washing, close proximity to farmyard animals and their discharges, many illnesses, questionable diet and constant beer and wine. No wonder Henry had him bumped off.
This was a theme in the Shogun book where John Blackthorne utterly disgusts his Japanese hosts with his total lack of cleanliness.
But didn’t the women love his Katana that he was packing ?
“Best we’ve ever seen !” Iirc
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I don't believe the report. I think it's just made up nonsense to garner interest. In this day and age it would be completely erroneous for people to act in such a way.
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backrow wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:14 pm
Nolanator wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:19 am
Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
My ex used to just fire towels in the laundry basket after every use, seemed to think it was gross to air them out and use them again a few times.
I'm convinced it was because when she lived at home her mother ran around after the entire family doing absolutely everything for them. Brothers and father couldn't/wouldn't cook, load/empty the dishwasher/clean up after themselves. Laundry just magically happened.
Do ye miss getting all your skiddy kex cleaned by her mam when you used to visit ?
:lol:
No.

What person digs through the laundry basket for her adult daughter and her partner who are in their laate 20s/early 30s?
Irish mammies are weird. Have a friend who's mother apparently complains that no-one helps her cook etc when all the family are home, but then has a freaker and chases people out of her kitchen for doing things wrong when they try and help.
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Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
Towels don't stay soft and fluffy for long if you're using them regularly. I would assume it's a comfort factor and not that their towels look like they just wiped their arse on it - though I am reminded of some grubby lad at school who was invited to a stay at a friend's. He got caught short and had to use the toilet and couldn't find any lavatory paper so he wiped his arse on the white hand towel and then slipped it back over the rail without telling anyone.
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danny_fitz wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:37 am
inactionman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 10:13 am We've national form for this

Apparently in the middle ages it was considered more godly not to wash, I read somewhere that Thomas a Becket needed to have his clothes cut off him as they were so manky.

It's quite a thought. Never washing, close proximity to farmyard animals and their discharges, many illnesses, questionable diet and constant beer and wine. No wonder Henry had him bumped off.
This was a theme in the Shogun book where John Blackthorne utterly disgusts his Japanese hosts with his total lack of cleanliness.
I always found this amusing:
Monk and chronicle writer John of Wallingford remarked the following after the St. Brice’s Day massacre of the Danes in 1002, during the reign of Ethelred the Unready:

” (The Danes) …caused much trouble to the natives of the land; for they were wont, after the fashion of their country, to comb their hair every day, to bathe every Saturday, to change their garments often, and set off their persons by many frivolous devices. In this matter they laid siege to the virtue of the married woman, and persuaded the daughters even of the noble to be their concubines”.
I think it was normal for English people to have 2 baths a year.
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Gospel wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:51 pm
Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
Towels don't stay soft and fluffy for long if you're using them regularly. I would assume it's a comfort factor and not that their towels look like they just wiped their arse on it - though I am reminded of some grubby lad at school who was invited to a stay at a friend's. He got caught short and had to use the toilet and couldn't find any lavatory paper so he wiped his arse on the white hand towel and then slipped it back over the rail without telling anyone.
Soft and fluffy towels are utter shite for drying yourself - all they seem to do is push water ahead of them. Give me a good old scratchy one any day.
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Nolanator wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:48 pm
backrow wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:14 pm
Nolanator wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:19 am
Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
My ex used to just fire towels in the laundry basket after every use, seemed to think it was gross to air them out and use them again a few times.
I'm convinced it was because when she lived at home her mother ran around after the entire family doing absolutely everything for them. Brothers and father couldn't/wouldn't cook, load/empty the dishwasher/clean up after themselves. Laundry just magically happened.
Do ye miss getting all your skiddy kex cleaned by her mam when you used to visit ?
:lol:
No.

What person digs through the laundry basket for her adult daughter and her partner who are in their laate 20s/early 30s?
Irish mammies are weird. Have a friend who's mother apparently complains that no-one helps her cook etc when all the family are home, but then has a freaker and chases people out of her kitchen for doing things wrong when they try and help.
Just presumed the mam would do all the cleaning still.
Does the new one get rid of all your tramlines then ? :thumbup:

Need to ask you a PS4/5 question, will bump the thread
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towny wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:17 am
Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
If you read the details of that study, that same 40% only wash their towels once a year.
:lol:
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Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
That's a woman thing. I try to explain its just water as I JUST washed but nope - into the washing machine. I would put it in there after every 4th/5th shower.

Bed sheets twice per month. Underpants - probably use 3 per day - I change as soon as I get up into the one I morning exercise in (not shagging) , one for the rest of the day and the one I go to bed in. All washed after one use.
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feckwanker wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:59 pm
Gospel wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:51 pm
Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
Towels don't stay soft and fluffy for long if you're using them regularly. I would assume it's a comfort factor and not that their towels look like they just wiped their arse on it - though I am reminded of some grubby lad at school who was invited to a stay at a friend's. He got caught short and had to use the toilet and couldn't find any lavatory paper so he wiped his arse on the white hand towel and then slipped it back over the rail without telling anyone.
Soft and fluffy towels are utter shite for drying yourself - all they seem to do is push water ahead of them. Give me a good old scratchy one any day.
That depends on the material and quality. However, the Germans have these ultra efficient towels that are more like a dish cloth in texture and thickness (thinness). Its like your skin is made of teflon. The water just completely comes off in 1 wipe, but they don't feel great. I have always promised myself to install a towel warmer in my home, so always toasty when using.
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feckwanker wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:59 pm
Gospel wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:51 pm
Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
Towels don't stay soft and fluffy for long if you're using them regularly. I would assume it's a comfort factor and not that their towels look like they just wiped their arse on it - though I am reminded of some grubby lad at school who was invited to a stay at a friend's. He got caught short and had to use the toilet and couldn't find any lavatory paper so he wiped his arse on the white hand towel and then slipped it back over the rail without telling anyone.
Soft and fluffy towels are utter shite for drying yourself - all they seem to do is push water ahead of them. Give me a good old scratchy one any day.
Wtf you using for detergent over there ? A brick ?
Fluffy proper cotton towels feel nice and dry you in a second , it’s the only items I insist on being tumble dried so they get mega fluffy.

Scratchy towels (with no sexy soapy meadow fresh clean smell) are too poverty spec for me to endure.
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LandOTurk wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 1:59 pm
feckwanker wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:59 pm
Gospel wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:51 pm
Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
Towels don't stay soft and fluffy for long if you're using them regularly. I would assume it's a comfort factor and not that their towels look like they just wiped their arse on it - though I am reminded of some grubby lad at school who was invited to a stay at a friend's. He got caught short and had to use the toilet and couldn't find any lavatory paper so he wiped his arse on the white hand towel and then slipped it back over the rail without telling anyone.
Soft and fluffy towels are utter shite for drying yourself - all they seem to do is push water ahead of them. Give me a good old scratchy one any day.
That depends on the material and quality. However, the Germans have these ultra efficient towels that are more like a dish cloth in texture and thickness (thinness). Its like your skin is made of teflon. The water just completely comes off in 1 wipe, but they don't feel great. I have always promised myself to install a towel warmer in my home, so always toasty when using.
I have two towel warmer rads (a quad for the family bathroom, a double for the ensuite), they are probably the best money I’ve spent on the house after a dishwasher & microwave.

Fluffy towels :smug:
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backrow wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 2:05 pm
feckwanker wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:59 pm
Gospel wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:51 pm
Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
Towels don't stay soft and fluffy for long if you're using them regularly. I would assume it's a comfort factor and not that their towels look like they just wiped their arse on it - though I am reminded of some grubby lad at school who was invited to a stay at a friend's. He got caught short and had to use the toilet and couldn't find any lavatory paper so he wiped his arse on the white hand towel and then slipped it back over the rail without telling anyone.
Soft and fluffy towels are utter shite for drying yourself - all they seem to do is push water ahead of them. Give me a good old scratchy one any day.
Wtf you using for detergent over there ? A brick ?
Fluffy proper cotton towels feel nice and dry you in a second , it’s the only items I insist on being tumble dried so they get mega fluffy.

Scratchy towels (with no sexy soapy meadow fresh clean smell) are too poverty spec for me to endure.
People are too soft these days - maybe I like the misery?
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LandOTurk wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 1:55 pm
Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
That's a woman thing. I try to explain its just water as I JUST washed but nope - into the washing machine. I would put it in there after every 4th/5th shower.

Bed sheets twice per month. Underpants - probably use 3 per day - I change as soon as I get up into the one I morning exercise in (not shagging) , one for the rest of the day and the one I go to bed in. All washed after one use.
Who genuinely goes to bed wearing underwear? :?
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feckwanker wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 2:09 pm
LandOTurk wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 1:55 pm
Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
That's a woman thing. I try to explain its just water as I JUST washed but nope - into the washing machine. I would put it in there after every 4th/5th shower.

Bed sheets twice per month. Underpants - probably use 3 per day - I change as soon as I get up into the one I morning exercise in (not shagging) , one for the rest of the day and the one I go to bed in. All washed after one use.
Who genuinely goes to bed wearing underwear? :?
Depends whose !

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Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
I cut my leg just above the ankle and got what must have been an edema. I had no idea other than it pissed water like dripping tap. Washing machine was on the go for days with towels and sheets.
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backrow wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 9:21 am I suspect there may be an element of joke surveys there, with a number of rascals deliberately picking the grossest options - quarter of men only wash their pants after five wears ? Ten percent after ten wears ?

Even at uni where I would stretch things out a bit, pants were every wear, sheets at least once a month unless soiled (Jackson pollock) , and a pair of jeans a week (this was back when smoking in pubs was allowed and your clothes would ming it left any longer)

Whenever I’m forced to do a survey , I just go click click click and never read the stuff, exact same as any corporate policy internal test thing on your HR portal like compliance or anti bribery.
When I was at Uni I remember arranging to meet my mates for a drink the following night. I said I would turn up but would arrive a bit later than the agreed time and they were surprised and I said I was doing a couple of loads of laundry - "A couple of loads? La-di-dah, look at Mr I have loads of clothes". I explained I was washing towels and sheets too. When they stopped laughing at the idea of washing sheets I had to sit down and explain that their mums had been doing that for them while they were at school and it was indeed a real thing. One of them then said "Actually.... that explains a lot".
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feckwanker wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:59 pm
Gospel wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:51 pm
Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
Towels don't stay soft and fluffy for long if you're using them regularly. I would assume it's a comfort factor and not that their towels look like they just wiped their arse on it - though I am reminded of some grubby lad at school who was invited to a stay at a friend's. He got caught short and had to use the toilet and couldn't find any lavatory paper so he wiped his arse on the white hand towel and then slipped it back over the rail without telling anyone.
Soft and fluffy towels are utter shite for drying yourself - all they seem to do is push water ahead of them. Give me a good old scratchy one any day.
You are mistaking quality towels for new towels. New towels tend to be at their fluffiest but are terrible at drying so nearly any towels that have been washed a bit will be better at their purpose than new "fluffy" towels, even most cr@p ones. However quality towels will retain their fluffiness beyond a few washes and will dry better than anything else.... don't get me started on good quality, fluffy towel, dressing gowns!
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It's an odd survey - but, to be fair, I've never washed the bed linen or towels - so I'd have to answer less than once a year. Luckily, for me, Mrs Ovals does ours every week or two.

It's not very environmentally friendly, but I have a fresh set of clothes every day, all previous days clothing goes straight into the Laundry. It's not so much worrying about cleanliness as that it just feels much nicer to put on freshly laundered clothes, after a shower.
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Petej wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:57 pm
I think it was normal for English people to have 2 baths a year.
:shock:

I shower every morning and bath most nights s does everyone in my house.
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Petej wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:57 pm
danny_fitz wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:37 am
inactionman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 10:13 am We've national form for this

Apparently in the middle ages it was considered more godly not to wash, I read somewhere that Thomas a Becket needed to have his clothes cut off him as they were so manky.

It's quite a thought. Never washing, close proximity to farmyard animals and their discharges, many illnesses, questionable diet and constant beer and wine. No wonder Henry had him bumped off.
This was a theme in the Shogun book where John Blackthorne utterly disgusts his Japanese hosts with his total lack of cleanliness.
I always found this amusing:
Monk and chronicle writer John of Wallingford remarked the following after the St. Brice’s Day massacre of the Danes in 1002, during the reign of Ethelred the Unready:

” (The Danes) …caused much trouble to the natives of the land; for they were wont, after the fashion of their country, to comb their hair every day, to bathe every Saturday, to change their garments often, and set off their persons by many frivolous devices. In this matter they laid siege to the virtue of the married woman, and persuaded the daughters even of the noble to be their concubines”.
I think it was normal for English people to have 2 baths a year.
Scandis being cleaner than Germans shock
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I can pretty much assure you that about 30% of the population don't even have sheets, never mind wash the things. To be fair they dont wash anything, including themselves.
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sorCrer wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 3:39 pm
Petej wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:57 pm
I think it was normal for English people to have 2 baths a year.
:shock:

I shower every morning and bath most nights s does everyone in my house.
You fucking hero
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Anonymous 1 wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 4:02 pm
sorCrer wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 3:39 pm
Petej wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:57 pm
I think it was normal for English people to have 2 baths a year.
:shock:

I shower every morning and bath most nights s does everyone in my house.
You fucking hero
No need to be facetious. I was under the impression that most people (where possible) did bathe at least daily. Kinda explains your aggressive posting style. :(
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I had a bath recently for the first time in years. And only because my legs were wankered after lots of exercise and walking up hills.
I may have had one on holidays years ago, but otherwise genuinely haven't had baths since I was a child.

Why would you choose to have a bath over a shower when your only objective is to clean yourself?
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Nolanator wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 4:34 pm I had a bath recently for the first time in years. And only because my legs were wankered after lots of exercise and walking up hills.
I may have had one on holidays years ago, but otherwise genuinely haven't had baths since I was a child.

Why would you choose to have a bath over a shower when your only objective is to clean yourself?
A. Us Alphas don’t always be in a bath alone :smug:

B. Hot bath and a radox soak is great if you have a sore back if you are old and high mileage like me :(
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Nolanator wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 4:34 pm I had a bath recently for the first time in years. And only because my legs were wankered after lots of exercise and walking up hills.
I may have had one on holidays years ago, but otherwise genuinely haven't had baths since I was a child.

Why would you choose to have a bath over a shower when your only objective is to clean yourself?
farts are much funnier in a bath
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