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Do You Prefer Baths or Showers?

A few weeks ago it was bath time for my 8-year-old nephew. Not surprisingly, he was obstinate with the whole "I'm not taking a bath" routine. He declared with certainty, "Baths are for girls!" Oh, really?! This got me to thinking. I have girlfriends who think that baths are gross — and I beg to differ. So tell me, what's your cleansing preference? Are you a bath or shower kind of gal, or a little of both?


lin-lin lin-lin 8 years
Showers - in and out and you feel super clean. I hate what happens to my fine hair when I have a soak in the tub, so much so I have a fast shower straight after a relaxing bubble bath (which makes me feel pretty water wasteful!)
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
I love having long hot showers, but I'm limited to ten or less minutes a day because of a lack of water where I live. So when I want to relax, or when I'm in need of a real scrub I hop in the bath.
diorbaby diorbaby 8 years
I voted shower because I have a horrid, tiny, shallow bathtub. If I had a tub I would probably shower in the morning to get clean, then a bath to relax in the evening.
Blackwidowchick Blackwidowchick 8 years
I'm with liquidskyfire....except I don't have a nice big bathtub (so jealous)
liquidskyfire liquidskyfire 8 years
Showers for cleaning, baths for relaxing and winding down :) ... speaking of which, I just moved into a house with a nice big bathtub and I can't wait to have a looong hot bath sometime soon! Maybe I'll buy something from Lush to put in it...
CocoaBombshell CocoaBombshell 8 years
showers. although to unwind and have a person spa day (god i love those!) i take a bathe. i love those bubbly things lol...
KAT0002 KAT0002 8 years
Bubble Baths! :)
tglynn tglynn 8 years
I'm with a few people on this one. I shower to get clean and bathe to relax myself :]
Juicylemon Juicylemon 8 years
''To those who rinse after their bath, wouldn't it make more sense to shower first? I often have a quick rinse in the shower (while my bath is running), before getting in the bath. That way I don't feel like I'm soaking in my own filth.'' Well, since I was born I bathe to get clean, so now I'm still doing it. I never felt like I was soaking in dirt or anything gross. I don't think I am that dirty. I feel like soaking in water. I just relax some minutes in tub. Then when I'm finish I wash and rinse. Usually If I use the shower and wash myself, I don't feel the need to take a bath after. Unless, I'm preparing a special relaxing bath where I exfoliate or wash my body, get into a shower and then run a bath with essential oils, candles, musics, etc.
ivygreene ivygreene 8 years
Shower for getting clean, Bath for relaxing.
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 8 years
Baths, but I have a shower.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
To those who rinse after their bath, wouldn't it make more sense to shower first? I often have a quick rinse in the shower (while my bath is running), before getting in the bath. That way I don't feel like I'm soaking in my own filth.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
I only bath to relax, not to clean myself.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
Showers are for getting clean, baths are for chilling out. I'm much more of a shower girl, because they're faster and I really hate the wrinkly prune feeling I get from baths.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I hate showers. There's just something about them that rubs me the wrong way. I love baths, and that's pretty much all I take. Occasionally after a bath, I will turn on the shower and wash my hair, but that's it. Baths only!
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Booooooooooooooooooooooth! :)
princessyaj princessyaj 8 years
I love baths! But showers are faster. Sometimes.
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 8 years
Shower. It's just cleaner to me.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
I love love love... taking baths...bubbles baths are fun, oatmeal baths are even better. But then I get so grossed out b/c my baths usually last like 45 minutes so once I see that I'm sitting in filthy, grimy water I have to stand up and rinse off with the shower.... haha so I guess I always take a shower in the end.
nals33 nals33 8 years
Showers, definitely. My tub's not wide or long enough for a comfortable, relaxing bath. Though, that hasn't stopped me from trying! lol
pink-elephant pink-elephant 8 years
I take baths only when I'm really stressed or tense...otherwise I prefer showers! they don't hold oil from your skin like a baths does. and shaving in a bath? forget it!
tattoosofships tattoosofships 8 years
I really enjoy a nice bath, however showers are more convenient for me.
OhFish OhFish 8 years
Just the thought of sitting in a tub grosses me out. Showers only, for me.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Just depends on the time of day and what I want to get out of it. If it's morning and I just need to be washed and ready for work, a quick, hot shower does the trick, but after a long day, there's nothing like a good hot back.
kimsy kimsy 8 years
I agree with FrenchEd that I use the shower to bathe and the tub to relax. If I take a bath, I almost always do a quick rinse-off in the shower after.
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