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Do You Prefer Baths or Showers?

Battle Royale: Baths or Showers?

Quick: what's better, baths or showers? Yeah, I know we tend to take more showers when we're in a hurry, and baths when we need a soak, but most of us have a secret (or not so secret) favorite. I love a good bath now and again, but I'm definitely a shower girl at heart. For me, the constant stream of warm water is one of life's greatest pleasures. What about you? Are you a shower enthusiast like me, or do you daydream about long, luxurious tub time?

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aistea311 aistea311 7 years
Shower. No way can I soak myself in water that will eventually get cold and it's easier to turn a knob to turn off a shower instead of having to drain the tub and hope I dont slip out of it. Plus I have very very long hair and washing it under a shower is much easier.
miss-leanne miss-leanne 7 years
Baths, for sure. Maybe it's because we have an amazing tub :) My husband always makes fun of me too, and just says I'm soaking in my own soup, but at least I don't miss any spots!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
I love showers. But a good long soak is bliss too.
tallkell tallkell 7 years
I love a good bath, I just like being surrounded by the warm water.
Ellenora Ellenora 7 years
Showers. I love feeling the water hitting my back.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
I take showers more often out of convenience, but in my mind there is nothing better in life than a hot bath.
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 7 years
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
I prefer showers overall but every once and a while I like a good bubble bath. As for the comments about soaking in your own filth, I'm not THAT dirty! This isn't the turn of the last century or anything when weekly or monthly baths were the norm.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I love my bubble baths. I take a quick shower after working out and then head to work. And when I'm showering, I turn the water off when I'm actually scrubbing/shaving or shampooing/conditioning my hair. I hate how chilled I get but I feel like I'm wasting water if I don't turn the water off since I know I'm going to bathe in the evening. But my evening bubble baths are my true delight. I can sit in there for hours - I'm beyond pruning anymore. And most adults do not get dirty the way children do - I can see it being gross for dirty little kids to bathe to get clean. But I don't get dirty sitting at a cubicle all day and a hot bath is just the trick for unwinding and prepping me for bed. I keep an ipod/speaker in the bathroom, a candle, and whatever book I'm currently reading for my bubble baths. And you don't have to fill the tub the whole way, I have gotten used to filling it up only a few inches with really hot water and it relaxes me the same way it would if I filled it up the whole way.
doogirl doogirl 7 years
I never take showers, unless I'm with my husband, and that's just for fun! I love baths, nothing is more relaxing than a hot steamy bath!
Angelica Angelica 7 years
I take a bath nightly. I shower in the morning to wake up, but nothing calms me like a nice bubble bath!
risqueredhead risqueredhead 7 years
I'm definitely a bath person.
franceslopez franceslopez 7 years
Absolutely agree with the previous comments. I would never try to actually clean up in a bath, but for relaxation, there's just nothing like a long, HOT bath. No bubbles, though. Just really hot water.
details2 details2 7 years
I feel like baths and showers do not serve the same function. With showers - you are constantly cleansed with fresh water. With baths - you sit in water that will never get cleaner.... only dirtier. That said - baths are wonderful - when you are not trying to get clean. - i.e. washing you hair and then rinsing with the same dirty water.
Paromita Paromita 7 years
I'm a total shower girl too.. Its fast, feels cleaner and saves more water :P But a nice tub bath once in a while is great too. Its great for aromatherapy. :)
mek123 mek123 7 years
I love long hot showers. One of the best spa treatments is a body scrub with the multi-head showers (can't think of the name of it), so decadent and relaxing.
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 7 years
I've always been a bath lover. Showers are only for when I'm short on time.
chillchic chillchic 7 years
Showers. Love the way the water feels when it hits my body. Having to fill up and sit and watch it and then drain it afterwards is just too much of a hastle. Plus, when I take baths my body feels too heavy and i feel like a prune. Besides, I end up showering afterards anyway.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 7 years
Sometimes when I'm super stressed for days on end, a bath is something I look forward to. But on most days, a shower is quick and just relaxing enough.
jjasinsk jjasinsk 7 years
I'll take a long hot shower over a bath any day...a bath will get chilly after a while
Merlin713 Merlin713 7 years
missyd, Chandler (?) from Friends said that. I saw the rereun of the 'bath' episode last night.
Vanonymous Vanonymous 7 years
I most often take showers but I really really love baths. I never use a bath as a means to get clean so sitting in "stagnant" water that's "polluted" isn't really a concern. If you take a bath when you're dirty to get clean I can see how that might gross people out. But if you're just looking for a way to be warm and relax, baths are the best. Sometimes I'll fill the tub and just lay in their reading for over an hour.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
my thoughts exactly missy!
missyd missyd 7 years
Something someone once said to me about baths will always stick with me and its so true.... "Yes I love soaking in a stagnant tub full of water which is polluted with my own dirt and grime. Soaking in my own dirtiness RULES!" So, I like showers. I guess if you shower and clean *before* the tub soak then it isn't so bad i guess....but that seems like too much work to me LOL
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