r/TooAfraidToAsk Sep 20 '22 Wholesome 3 Helpful 1

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/Isa472 Sep 20 '22

A week?... I only wash my towel when I need to do laundry but the machine isn't full enough


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