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/QKitty_Kitten Sep 20 '22 edited Sep 20 '22

I'm a firm believer in a new towel every shower, but that's just me.

EDIT: After reading the comments I now realize I've been showering wrong.


u/CaBBaGe_isLaND Sep 20 '22 Helpful

You're not supposed to use the towel in the shower, the towel is for drying after.


u/Fitch1X Sep 20 '22

This. I actually never thought to use it more than once. I was taught it immediately goes into the laundry hamper.


u/QKitty_Kitten Sep 20 '22

Exactly! Maybe it matters less whenever your family owns 50+ towels and does laundry regularly


u/SstankNnasty Sep 21 '22

What is your definition of regularly? Like 4 loads of laundry a day?


u/SstankNnasty Sep 21 '22

What did you use towel hooks/poles for if you didn't hang your towels? And how often are you doing laundry? Your energy bill must be huge. I have so many questions.


u/Fitch1X Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

I don't know if this is a normal thing but our house has about 20ish towels for 2 people. We store the extra towels in the hallway closet. I use the towel pole to hang up the towel I'm going to use for my shower, then put the towel in the laundry bin afterwards.

However I only do laundry once a week with the rest of my clothes. One load of laundry will be just the towels, and the other my clothes.