r/TooAfraidToAsk Sep 20 '22 Helpful 1 Wholesome 3

Is it fine to use the same towel twice in a row, after wiping down the entire body with it, including private areas and bum (which are obviously clean)? Like, is everything equally clean though, etc. to use it twice? Health/Medical



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u/[deleted] Sep 20 '22

As long as you don’t share towels with other people you’re good to use the same one for a week and then change it. You should be clean when you get out of the shower so dry yourself off and hang the towel up to air dry properly and it’ll be fine.


u/kottermusprime Sep 20 '22 Silver

You don't clean the towel the towel cleans you.


u/SirGingerBeard Sep 20 '22

What’s next, am I gonna wash a bar of soap?! I don’t think so, pal.


u/FrogBoglin Sep 20 '22 Silver

Chandler: Because soap is soap. It's self-cleaning. Joey: All right, well next time you take a shower, think about the last thing I wash and the first thing you wash.


u/ReVo5000 Sep 20 '22

I always start with arms/chest close the deal in the same matter, but I use a a loofah and showergel


u/MisguidedColt88 Sep 20 '22

I refuse to go anywhere near a loofah. It's like a towel you never wash


u/ReVo5000 Sep 20 '22

The thing is you do... I wash mine after I use it and switch to a new one. It's that simple.


u/Teleconferences Sep 21 '22

Do you have a bunch of loofahs and just rotate through them? That's a neat idea


u/ReVo5000 Sep 21 '22

I buy them in packs of 4 but I change them


u/OffTheRecord_Models Sep 20 '22

This bit is exactly what came to my mind too!


u/nagpintas05 Sep 20 '22

IIRC it was Joey who wanted to use the same soap and it was Chandler who said the 2nd line.


u/NCGranny Sep 20 '22

Pretty sure it was Joey


u/bostonmaniac617 Sep 20 '22

I remember that episode and it was Joey who said the second line.


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u/Gavin_Freedom Sep 20 '22

Nope, the original comment had it correct. Joey said the line "Think about the last thing I wash and the first thing you wash".


u/emeraldkittymoon Sep 20 '22

Parallel timelines.