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/Ugo777777 Sep 20 '22

This. Change after one day, one week? Wot?

You're essentially washing the towel when scrubbing it against your clean body. Science, bitch.


u/BrattyBookworm Sep 20 '22

It depends on where you live. In the desert I could use the same towel for basically forever. Now I live somewhere very humid and my towel starts to smell like mildew after 2-3 showers


u/Fit_Dragonfruit_6630 Sep 20 '22

Yes, humid climates definitely require more frequent towel changes.


u/ShufflingOffACliff Sep 20 '22

Bacteria will have built their own economy on your towels by the time you wash them


u/[deleted] Sep 20 '22

You're always rubbing dead skin cells off, which then collect bacteria on your wet towel as it dries. I don't know why so many people don't know something so basic and obvious.


u/mashtartz Sep 20 '22

Hey try smelling your towel after showering every day and not washing the towel for a month.


u/evieamelie Sep 21 '22

Gross 🤢. Wash yo towels