Do you use your towel more than once?

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    Jun 14, 2010 10:21 PM GMT
    After showering and drying off with your towel do you hang it up and reuse it again?

    I have an ex, now good friend, that says he never does that and its disgusting. He even went as far as to say if he did do it, he'll use one side one day and flip it over and dry off with the other side the next day, Lmao!!!

    I hang mine up and reuse it 2 maybe even 3 times, your supposed to be clean when you get outta the shower so whats the big frickin deal?

    What do you guys think?
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    Jun 14, 2010 10:23 PM GMT
    Yeah like at least half a dozen times icon_confused.gif
  • GQjock

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    Jun 14, 2010 10:24 PM GMT
    Once?
    Are you kidding me?
    I live in Hot Florida and sometimes have to shower two three times a day
    between the gym and outdoor activities
    I'd be up to my armpits in laundry in a day or two
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    Jun 14, 2010 10:39 PM GMT
    When you dry yourself with a towel dead skin goes on it. The dirtiest thing you can do is re-use the towel. It's a common mistake people do. I would NEVER EVER re-use a towel more then once. It's like you never took a shower. I don't use colored towels either they have bad chemicals for your skin. So my towel must be CLEAN and WHITE. Another mistake is people hardly change their bedding. You should change your bedding like once a week. Also The pillow cases and the bed sheets should be white. Again chemicals and stuff.... THE DOCTOR told me all of this.. I didn't just come up with it on my own.
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    Jun 14, 2010 10:48 PM GMT
    meemo21 saidWhen you dry yourself with a towel dead skin goes on it. The dirtiest thing you can do is re-use the towel. It's a common mistake people do. I would NEVER EVER re-use a towel more then once. It's like you never took a shower. I don't use colored towels either they have bad chemicals for your skin. So my towel must be CLEAN and WHITE. Another mistake is people hardly change their bedding. You should change your bedding like once a week. Also The pillow cases and the bed sheets should be white. Again chemicals and stuff.... THE DOCTOR told me all of this.. I didn't just come up with it on my own.


    Sounds a bit paranoid to me. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 14, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
    I reuse mine. At least once, sometimes multiple times. Hung to air dry between showers. All towels are bleached when washed. I'm clean but not germophobic. Our antibacterial germ fears are a bit over the top in this country.
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    Jun 14, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    White sheets and towels have just as many chemical dyes (whitening ones) added to the fibers to make them white just as any other colored towel or sheet does. They aren't that bright and white naturally.
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    Jun 14, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    meemo21 saidWhen you dry yourself with a towel dead skin goes on it. The dirtiest thing you can do is re-use the towel.


    Well, I have news for you. You whole body is covered by dead skin cells already! Not to mention your hair - they consist entirely of dead cells.

    There is hygiene and then there is OCD.
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    Jun 14, 2010 11:22 PM GMT
    viveutvivas said
    meemo21 saidWhen you dry yourself with a towel dead skin goes on it. The dirtiest thing you can do is re-use the towel.


    Well, I have news for you. You whole body is covered by dead skin cells already! Not to mention your hair - they consist entirely of dead cells.

    There is hygiene and then there is OCD.


    Lol!!!!!! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 14, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    meemo21 saidWhen you dry yourself with a towel dead skin goes on it. The dirtiest thing you can do is re-use the towel. It's a common mistake people do. I would NEVER EVER re-use a towel more then once. It's like you never took a shower. I don't use colored towels either they have bad chemicals for your skin. So my towel must be CLEAN and WHITE. Another mistake is people hardly change their bedding. You should change your bedding like once a week. Also The pillow cases and the bed sheets should be white. Again chemicals and stuff.... THE DOCTOR told me all of this.. I didn't just come up with it on my own.


    Here is my question don't you have to bleach cotton to make it white? Last I checked bleach was a chemical... So, you should be using all natural organic cotton sheets and towels which actually are going to look yellowish/off-white.
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    Jun 14, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
    Yes. I am not paranoid. It may have some skin flakes on it but isn't most of dust in the air composed of that anyway? People are way too paranoid about having everything sterile. Nothing around you is sterile. Sterile isn't healthy.
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    Jun 14, 2010 11:57 PM GMT
    i reuse.
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    Jun 15, 2010 12:26 AM GMT
    Unless I have a cold or the flu or some sort of poison ivy, etc, I re-use my towels maybe 2 or 3 times and then into the laundry.....and OMG! you wash your body and laundry and drink water? AH...fish and other animals PEE and SHIT in that water!...UGH!
    I MUST run ALL of my water through my Reverse osmosis water purification system....no fish pee and poop for me and my laundry, Thank you! LOL!...not really.....city tap water is OK.....icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 15, 2010 12:28 AM GMT
    redbull saidAfter showering and drying off with your towel do you hang it up and reuse it again?

    I have an ex, now good friend, that says he never does that and its disgusting. He even went as far as to say if he did do it, he'll use one side one day and flip it over and dry off with the other side the next day, Lmao!!!

    I hang mine up and reuse it 2 maybe even 3 times, your supposed to be clean when you get outta the shower so whats the big frickin deal?

    What do you guys think?


    I use it several times before putting it in the wash. As long as it's hanging and allowed to dry, there's no reason not to reuse it.
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    Jun 15, 2010 12:29 AM GMT
    3 times
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    Jun 15, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
    I have 3 towels. I use whichever is the driest, and wash all once a week. Done!
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    Jun 15, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
    ejay79 saidI reuse mine. At least once, sometimes multiple times. Hung to air dry between showers. All towels are bleached when washed. I'm clean but not germophobic. Our antibacterial germ fears are a bit over the top in this country.


    They're also unhealthy. Some bacteria is helpful to us and us not being around it at all risks leaving us open to serious illnesses because we never developed immunities.
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    Jun 15, 2010 12:31 AM GMT
    dancerjack saidi reuse.

    ditto
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    Jun 15, 2010 12:33 AM GMT
    No.

    Once you wet the towel and expose it to you and the bathroom, it begins to grow bacteria.

    While reuse is not going to kill you -- but watch what happens with skin infections with an HIV positive person who does this -- it's not good practice.
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    Jun 15, 2010 12:34 AM GMT
    At home I get a new towel once a week, but the one in my gym bag gets used once and replaced.
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    Jun 15, 2010 12:34 AM GMT
    Gimme a break. Reuse it.

    Sweat. Lick. Live.
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    Jun 15, 2010 12:56 AM GMT
    outsiderin said
    ejay79 saidI reuse mine. At least once, sometimes multiple times. Hung to air dry between showers. All towels are bleached when washed. I'm clean but not germophobic. Our antibacterial germ fears are a bit over the top in this country.


    They're also unhealthy. Some bacteria is helpful to us and us not being around it at all risks leaving us open to serious illnesses because we never developed immunities.


    You should develop immunities. Avoid the temptation to be a "boy in the bubble".

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    Jun 15, 2010 1:01 AM GMT
    twomack saidNo.

    Once you wet the towel and expose it to you and the bathroom, it begins to grow bacteria.


    A healthy skin a covered with bacteria. These are symbiotes, they serve us as we serve them. In fact, different areas of the skin have different species of bacteria. In a very real sense, they are as much part of our biology as our internal GI tract bacteria.

    In fact, the bacteria act as a kind of external immune system by competing with possibly harmful pathogens. For example, if you killed off your skin bacteria (sometimes happens with antibiotic use or overuse of antibacterial soaps), what happens is you will start getting fungal infections running out of control, such as candida.
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    Jun 15, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
    it depends if i run out of clean ones ill reuse the last one till i wash again, but other than that i dont feel right re-using towels.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 15, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    Kind of a funny story... I used to use a towel once when I was in college and I remember my Dad yelling at me about the number of towels I use. I started reusing them and I still do that today. Most of the time they get used about 3 times before I throw them in the laundry.