A Jezebel writer posed the question in a recent article after her lack of this particular hygiene practice inspired a conversation (with a capital C) or three between her and her husband, who lathers up on the daily. The writer, who slowed down her shower frequency when she was pregnant a few years ago (and is so not sorry she's not sorry), explores all sorts of news stories, surveys, and expert opinions to get to the bottom of whether or not curtailing the habit is actually better for you and whether or not we need all the soaps, lotions, and potions we've come to know and love. Read the article to find out what happened. But, the general consensus is that as long as your body meets with water every other day or so to fend off bacteria and other nasties, you're good to go.
Ok, so how often do you hose down, and how long can you go before you literally want to jump out of your own skin? Can you skip the showers with no guilt, or do you self-consciously add more layers of clothing because you hope no one notices? Discuss. (Jezebel)
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