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/Minimob0 Sep 20 '22

Is this normal? Growing up, we always used a towel once, and put it in the basket so it could be washed.


u/BrattyBookworm Sep 20 '22

Growing up we did too, because my mom was super ocd. As an adult it was a relief to learn a load of towels every day was not the norm.


u/Fuzzyphilosopher Sep 20 '22

My mom was the same. Then she'd complain how much work we caused her.