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Jade Small
Jade Small
June 28, 2024 ·  3 min read

Woman Is Shocked To Discover Her Friends Shower Daily, Asks If She’s Being Gross

How often do you shower? Every day? Once a week? Sure, we all have our personal preference when it comes to bathing or showering but apparently, there is a standard for how often you soap up. The thing is, are they right?

Am I Disgusting?

Ethnic woman blowing foam from hands in bathroom

Recently, a woman took to a forum on MumsNet to ask a rather personal question. She wanted to know if it was normal to shower three times a week because apparently, her friends told her that was pretty gross. Here is her question from the forum:

Ok so I’m having a few drinks with friends last night. We are all female a mix of parents and non parents. One friend mentions she is struggling to find time for o shower every day since she had her baby. I said “well I don’t shower every day without a young baby,” All of my friends looked at me in horror. Apparently even the ones with kids shower daily. Full disclosure I have two dd one under five and I work part time.

I shower on work days plus one extra day so usually three times a week my days off usually consist of playing at home, walking dog, school run and maybe park. I would shower extra if exercising/having sex/on period etc. I bath my dc three times a week. My oh works out every week day so he does shower more than me. AIBD? (Disgusting 😂)

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As you can imagine, everyone who replied had their own opinion on what the right amount of showers was

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A user by the name of Franie said: “If you don’t smell then there is no need to shower. The only thing I would say is you need to wash with water after a poo, period, etc.

And another user, Lilikiki, shared her sentiments: “Shower when you want to? If you stink then yes, shower more. If not, who actually cares just how much time you spend washing? I have a shower every day but that’s because I’m a manky person who tends to smell super quick! I’d love not to be tho haha“. But not everyone thought it was fine to shower just three times a week, many commenters said they could not live without a daily shower!

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User WaystarRoycoCEO thought it was kind of disgusting:

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Personally, I think 3 times a week is pretty grim, sorry. I am a shower everyday person. I can’t get going in the morning without one to be honest. While user LaBellina reminded everyone that just because you can’t smell yourself, does not mean everyone else can’t: I shower every day and so does my DH. He naturally has sort of odorless sweat but when he doesn’t shower for more then 24 hours, I can still somehow smell that he’s unwashed even when he can’t.

There were even some people who did not know if they agreed or not. Youdoyoutoday said:

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I’m on the fence here, I work out every day these days so do every day at the moment but if I’ve had a shower and the next day is a lazy day and we aren’t leaving the house, then I’m happy not to waste the water as long as I’m not feeling grotty.

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