Are you a germaphobe?

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    Dec 18, 2012 1:08 AM GMT
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    Dec 18, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    I am to a certain point. At work I deal with a lot of sick patients, with no immune systems. At work I was my hands in between every patient....and when I cannot I use purell (never wash your hands and use purell).

    When at work I wear scrubs, lab coat, and sneakers. Usually with my sick patients I wear protective garments over everything. When I get home my shoes are left in a special area in the garage, that my dog cannot get to and my scrubs are taken off and thrown in a hamper right away...

    I also take 3-5 showers a day. One right when I wake up, when I get home from work, and right before bed. Another one right after I work out as well.

    I don't have a problem with sharing food or drinks with my CLOSE friends...and I never borrow anyone clothes or personal items (such a deodorant and soaps) as well as lend them out. Also NO one has ever worn one of my hats and if anyone puts my sunglasses on (which pisses me off) I disinfect them with alcohol swipes.

    I hardly let people use my laptop and use my cell phone as well but that is more of a privacy thing...
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    Dec 18, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    Question for Germaphobes: How often do you get sick or get infections of any kind?

    Okay, ohboy, I see that you never get sick. Any others?
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    Dec 18, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    @Ohboy- It doesn't freak me out, I'm just very cautious and I think that is what made become a germaphobe.

    @Georgelifts- I NEVER get sick...I mean NEVER! (Knock on wood)
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    Dec 18, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    I am, I wash my hands often and have Purell on me all the time, also I shower 3 times a day
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    Dec 18, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    I'm more of a germaphile as my work forces me into a lot of exposure to the vast world of microbes. I spent two weeks recently in Mumbai and I'm frequently in China and Latin America. And of course I'm on planes with sneezing folks often enough.

    I never get sick either. My theory is that I get caught up on my sleep as soon as I can and I reduce my stress with exercise.

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    Dec 18, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    ohboy saidI know I am. I have a habit of constantly washing my hands.
    I have purell bottles everywhere, my room, my office, in the car, one on me and I use it all the time, especially after shaking someone's hand.
    I can't eat or drink after people unless its someone who I'm dating.
    I don't borrow people's clothes or shoes and don't let anyone take my clothes.
    I wipe my computer/cellphone if someone else was using it.
    And I never get sick.



    Total germaphobe, and OCD. Wash hands a lot, I use separate dishes from the rest of my family (yet like you, have no problem sharing utensils/drinks with people I'm attracted to).

    However, I get colds quite often, always have. Especially at seasonal changes.
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    Dec 18, 2012 3:32 AM GMT
    Only about my bed and towels. A dermatologist once told me that washing my towels, sheets, and pillowcases would help my acne and it just became an obsessive thing. I put them through two wash cycles with extra bleach and change my pillowcase every night, and sheets every 3-4 days. And if one of them touches the floor, a counter, someone's hand, etc. I throw it in the laundry basket. You think I could get a handicap sticker for this level of crazy?
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    Dec 18, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    Germs doesn't scare me at all ....I wash my hands after going to the bathroom , of before to touch food . If i drop something i am eating on the floor , i just wipe it down and eat it . icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 18, 2012 4:19 AM GMT
    Not me! Like RadRTT, I work in healthcare and I've dealt with patients who have acquired infections far worse than the bugs someone gets from not washing their hands. That said, I do wash and/or foam my hands before and after patient contact because it's protocol. Otherwise, when I'm at home or out and about, I only wash my hands when necessary such as post restroom visits and before meals. Since I have a healthy immune system (thank God), I'm not afraid of germs that my white blood cells will eventually eliminate.
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    Dec 18, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    I used to be an extreme germaphobe, and though I do still take precautions now, I'm not as bad as I used to be. I usually only get sick once or twice a year. Lately I havn't gotten sick though.

    I wash my hands when I can, but use hand-sanitizers too. (Just in case I shake someone's hand.
    I never share food with anyone (maybe not always, but it's rare)
    I never lend or borrow clothes.
    I rarely share my computer or cell, but I handle it with care.
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    Dec 18, 2012 6:09 AM GMT
    that's racist. germans are good people.
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    Dec 18, 2012 9:30 AM GMT
    In a way, you are keeping your immune system at the same exact level and not evolve. Studies shows that parents who are excessively cleaned at home and for their babies could actually diminish the baby's own immune system, because "no germ, no work from immune system" and so, no developement of antibodies to fight against common germs. I'm not saying you shouldn't do what you're doing, just saying you don't need to do it excessively.
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    Dec 18, 2012 9:32 AM GMT
    nah
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    Dec 18, 2012 9:37 AM GMT
    Not at all lol. I can be a dirty motherfucker to be honest. I change my sheets about once a week and if I'm lazy maybe every fortnight.

    I think I clean like once a month and I honestly can't remember the last time I cleaned my bedroom. I leave clothes all over the floor etc etc. A few of my mates have commented on it. They assumed that since I sucked cock I would be a clean freak.

    The OP is basically my worst nightmare.

    I'm pretty good about washing my hands though icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 18, 2012 9:40 AM GMT
    Do you wash your mouth out after sucking dick? icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 18, 2012 9:41 AM GMT
    ohboy saidI know I am. I have a habit of constantly washing my hands.
    I have purell bottles everywhere, my room, my office, in the car, one on me and I use it all the time, especially after shaking someone's hand.
    I can't eat or drink after people unless its someone who I'm dating.
    I don't borrow people's clothes or shoes and don't let anyone take my clothes.
    I wipe my computer/cellphone if someone else was using it.
    And I never get sick.






    Oh, dear.
    That seems a little EXCESSIVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Dec 18, 2012 9:44 AM GMT
    very far from being one. we had a saying in my student house whenever someone dropped a piece of food on the floor "floor spice is always nice" lol
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    Dec 18, 2012 10:39 AM GMT
    ohboy saidI know I am. I have a habit of constantly washing my hands.
    I have purell bottles everywhere, my room, my office, in the car, one on me and I use it all the time, especially after shaking someone's hand.
    I can't eat or drink after people unless its someone who I'm dating.
    I don't borrow people's clothes or shoes and don't let anyone take my clothes.
    I wipe my computer/cellphone if someone else was using it.
    And I never get sick.





    Please reconsider your use of hand sanitizers and antbacterial soaps. You're doing more harm to yourself and others than you can imagine.

    You claim you never get sick, but it will happen. Be prepared b/c that cold or flu will be a doozy.
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    Dec 18, 2012 10:51 AM GMT
    I have a habit of constantly washing my hands.
    I have hand sanitizer everywhere, my room , and I use it all the time, especially after shaking someone's hand.
    I can't eat or drink after people unless its someone who I'm dating.
    I don't borrow people's clothes or shoes and don't let anyone take my clothes.
    I wipe my computer/cellphone if someone else was using it.
    And I never get sick.

    I keep hand gloves all the day.
    wash my plate ten times & sun dry it
    drink water from bottles only.

    I never kiss anyone
    it makes me puke thinking of it

    but now im changing & being less extra-hygiene man!


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    Dec 18, 2012 12:28 PM GMT
    Not a germaphobe, have some good personal habits and need to improve others. I am in schools and public places frequently and need to always
    have sanitizers available. Personal habits really do help!
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    Dec 18, 2012 12:41 PM GMT
    To all germaphobes,

    How do you get intimate with your partner? Exchanging saliva, ass humping, cock sucking, rimming are definitely out of the pictures.

    You get sick easier without boosting your immune system. Micro organisms are everywhere and they are not limited to your hands only. You know the air you breathe? Yup.
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    Dec 18, 2012 12:55 PM GMT
    We are all coated with microorganisms as soon as we are born--inside and out! There are common-sense rules to hygiene, but most of what I read here are examples of hysteria, and some border on OCD. In fact, the ueber-sanitization of everything actually exacerbates many health issues. Only through reasonable exposure to dirt and germs do we acquire immunity and achieve a healthy balance.
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    Dec 18, 2012 1:24 PM GMT
    I wash my hands often, but not to remove germs, but rather for a clean feeling. A habit from when I played the piano, and wanted a good feel on the keys. I wouldn't play if my fingers felt sticky or oily. Today it's the keyboard of the computer for which I keep my fingers clean.

    An aside: I already mentioned in another forum I toured a cruise megaship on Sunday. At every public place they had free-standing Purell dispensers, and on the gangway as you came aboard, the entrances to all the restaurants & bars, etc.

    I didn't ask, but just assumed it's to lower the risk of viral outbreaks that sometimes hit these ships, making hundreds sick all at once, and even canceling cruises. At first my partner thought we were required to use everyone of them we passed, but I finally convinced him it wasn't a requirement. "Just don't pick your nose so much and you'll be alright," I told him. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 18, 2012 2:01 PM GMT
    Oh no! I'm for Germ Rights, Saving The Germs From Extinction, and Germ getting Equal Pay in the workplace.

    I have to admit, I've tried washing my hands of them many times before...I just can't win! icon_cry.gif