Bath Vs. Shower!

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    Mar 04, 2012 5:46 AM GMT
    Okay last night I was getting ready to take a shower and I was like NO! I should take a bath! I've not take bath since I was baby and I've always thought they were less sanitary. I decided to be open minded and try something new...I LOVED it <3 Basically my whole body felt like really relaxed. I was able to actually look at my body underwater and just be peaceful. It's too bad I'm not old enough for a glass of wine because that would have been perfect!! So when it was time to clean I stood up and washed off then turned the shower on to rinse off, hah no way I'm sitting down to rinse off ;) After I got out the tub and dried off I noticed my skin and my muscles just felt so refreshed. I'm definitely going to be taking baths more often now :-)
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    Mar 04, 2012 8:47 AM GMT
    Baths are for relaxation, showers are for time efficiency.
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    Mar 04, 2012 9:00 AM GMT
    Caius saidOkay last night I was getting ready to take a shower and I was like NO! I should take a bath!
    #firstworldproblems icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 04, 2012 12:27 PM GMT
    Sweet! There's nothing like a hot bath at the end of a looong day.icon_smile.gif
  • calibro

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    Mar 04, 2012 3:05 PM GMT
    baths waste an incredible amount of water comparatively... plus they're rather disgusting. all your filth that you wash off is still in the water with you... the point of a shower is that it continuously rinses you off with clean water. i think it was a dilbert episode that said taking a bath to get clean is like washing a peach in a sewer.

    the last time i took a bath was several years ago in vegas... with another rj member actually... and we sang i've been working on the railroad...
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    Mar 04, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    Anduru saidBaths are for relaxation, showers are for time efficiency.


    Pretty much agree with this statement. I take showers 99% of the time and use my garden tub only occasionally. SInce my house was new, the only time I really used my tub regularly was when I was recovering from the good old Staph infection a year ago last fall and had my arm surgery.

    The rest of the time, um, its more connected with a .. very nice evening.....

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    Mar 04, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    I take baths when I can't muster the energy for a shower. I put my laptop on a chair next to the bath and read or watch tv all the while. Something to multitask.

    But I always end a bath with a quick shower rinse to get the bathwater off of me.
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    Mar 04, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Caius saidOkay last night I was getting ready to take a shower and I was like NO! I should take a bath!


    #firstworldproblems icon_lol.gif


    Dude try the upper 70% of the Firstworld
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    Mar 04, 2012 3:30 PM GMT
    tyler_helm said
    paulflexes said
    Caius saidOkay last night I was getting ready to take a shower and I was like NO! I should take a bath!


    #firstworldproblems icon_lol.gif


    Dude try the upper 70% of the Firstworld
    I tried the upper 70% but they suck. It's the lower 30% that swallows.
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    Mar 04, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
    Baths? Come on guys....what a complete waste of water! icon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_sad.gif

    When I got this house I'm in, I had the 4 bathrooms redone. The 3 with tubs, I had them removed and replaced with larger shower stalls. No reason to take more than a 10 minute shower.
    Water is too precious of a natural resourse to waste. icon_wink.gif

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    Mar 04, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
    Bath only at a hotel because hey, I ain't paying for all that water am I.

    @Home always a shower, besides, too much exposure to hot water is bad for the skin icon_razz.gif Nothing more gross than the pruny look you get from sitting in water too long.
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    Mar 04, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    I've taken a bath maybe 3-4 times in my life. Just don't get what all the fuss is about.
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    Mar 04, 2012 3:43 PM GMT
    sweetyork saidI've taken a bath maybe 3-4 times in my life. Just don't get what all the fuss is about.


    same here.
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    Mar 04, 2012 3:53 PM GMT
    i think it is a personal prefrence shower or bath..
    as for me,i like both but with my time restrants,shower wins out every time.
    in reguards to body filth surround you in the bath water,i find it a pleasent treat to shower with my man,sort of like shower before you enter a pool,idea..then both of us enter the bath water,already starting to unwind after a busy day of work,or touring,or what ever. i do find it better to rinse off with a shower,just never really figured out how you get soap scum off in a tub full of dirty water.
    as an american,i think we as a nation have gotten away from having a tub built in our homes,as one member said a total waste of water,unless you can have your bath water become grey water for use in your garden,then that would be ideal for everyone in the long run. as a man with longer hair,then i find a shower much more sutible,than a bath.
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    Mar 04, 2012 4:30 PM GMT

    To me...

    bath = relaxation & indulgence

    shower = get clean & get out the door

    I do the latter 99.8% of the time...but there is something to be said for a hot bath on a cold day when my bones ache.
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    Mar 04, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    Anduru saidBaths are for relaxation, showers are for time efficiency.


    bingo. Baths take too long.
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    Mar 04, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
    musclefetish1 saidBaths? Come on guys....what a complete waste of water! icon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_sad.gif
    When I got this house I'm in, I had the 4 bathrooms redone. The 3 with tubs, I had them removed and replaced with larger shower stalls. No reason to take more than a 10 minute shower.
    Water is too precious of a natural resourse to waste. icon_wink.gif
    >excuse for poster to brag about house

    Don't be such a philistine.
    If you take a heavy 10 minute shower, you probably just filled a tub.
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    Mar 04, 2012 5:23 PM GMT
    Lemmy said
    sweetyork saidI've taken a bath maybe 3-4 times in my life. Just don't get what all the fuss is about.
    same here.
    Taking a hot bath is a great way of relaxing your muscles. It's basically an at-home massage.
    Silly philistines.
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    Mar 04, 2012 5:28 PM GMT
    Anduru saidBaths are for relaxation, showers are for time efficiency.


    This* I don't mind the occasional romantic or sexual bath with a lover, but prefer to take short militant showers to save water and time.
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    Mar 04, 2012 5:32 PM GMT
    Anduru said
    musclefetish1 saidBaths? Come on guys....what a complete waste of water! icon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_sad.gif
    When I got this house I'm in, I had the 4 bathrooms redone. The 3 with tubs, I had them removed and replaced with larger shower stalls. No reason to take more than a 10 minute shower.
    Water is too precious of a natural resourse to waste. icon_wink.gif
    >excuse for poster to brag about house

    Don't be such a philistine.
    If you take a heavy 10 minute shower, you probably just filled a tub.


    Haha...no way. I have water restrictors on all showers. (But even without, it wouldn't happen. Do the math...cover the drain for 1 minute while showering and see how much your tub fills up.
    If it fills up that quickly then you are USING TOO MUCH WATER!
    Get a restrictor! Water is a resource that must not be wasted on self indulgent nonsense as baths.

    Tristan

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    Mar 04, 2012 5:47 PM GMT
    It actually takes 45 minutes to fill up my tub (limited by the water heater). That's a long shower. I doubt that I've used it twice a year, on average. Mostly for... "entertaining."
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    Mar 04, 2012 5:51 PM GMT
    calibro said
    the last time i took a bath was several years ago in vegas... with another rj member actually...


    this after comments about baths and uncleanliness? Thanks for the lol.


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    Mar 04, 2012 5:55 PM GMT
    Shower for me most the time but a bath is good for me to study for a test or to come up with ideas. I came up with the idea for a novel I wrote while taking a bath.
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    Mar 04, 2012 5:55 PM GMT
    #GreyWater

    I pay for my heat & water, so I won't sweat the rare (once or twice a month) use of 100 litres of water down the drain. Not like I do not have other processes that produce as much if not more waste water (flushing toilets, doing dishes, laundry, etc. )

    #TimeEfficiency

    3min to shower, tops. If you REALLY wanna be a water usage nazi, you'll turn off the water whilst you soap up your sack, crack, pits, and face (and also dump a dab of shampoo in your hurr...)

    TLDR; Part...



    #SoapScum

    When I bathe, I do it Japanese style.

    The Japanese typically bathe as often as they shower - in fact they shower before stepping into the tub. While this is much more common for families, single Japanese will also go to sentō (bath houses - not in the gay sense of the word) where the same rules apply.

    The rationale behind it is that bath water should be for relaxation and not for cleansing; showering and then rinsing thoroughly before stepping into the bath reduces the funk that would get into the water.

    This practice is something of a carry over from a long time ago prior to commonly available plumbing when drawing a hot bath was a very labour-intensive chore; a bath would typically service several people in a household or more. For this reason, the head of the household bathes first, or the honour is given to any visiting guests.

    Eventually skin-scum will accumulate but definitely not as quickly as it would in an American style bath tub.
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    Mar 04, 2012 5:59 PM GMT
    Will_444 said
    calibro said
    the last time i took a bath was several years ago in vegas... with another rj member actually...


    this after comments about baths and uncleanliness? Thanks for the lol.




    we actually showered before we got into the bath