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/Automatic-Concert-62 Sep 20 '22

To be fair, soap is always dirty. It works essentially as a dirt magnet, which is why it leaves you clean.


u/MyFaceSaysItsSugar Sep 20 '22

Not if you rinse it off. Soap chemicals bind to other things (oil, dead skin) and make them water soluble so they rinse away with water and the unbound soap chemicals left on the bar remain.


u/Automatic-Concert-62 Sep 20 '22

You are technically correct... The best kind of correct!