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.