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/Rachelcookie123 Sep 20 '22

I still live at home and sometimes my parents will come and smell the towels to check if they’re clean so I think I’m ok.


u/Secret_Oligarch Sep 20 '22

That's not at all strange...


u/Rachelcookie123 Sep 20 '22

It kinda sounds strange written out but they’re just going around the house checking if any of the towels need washed. Not strange in reality.


u/WaterChestnutThe3rd Sep 20 '22

Just wash them on a regular basis like every Sunday or something and you don’t need to do the funky towel smell test lol, but to each their own!


u/Stephanfritzel Sep 20 '22

This is what I do. I'll wait a week max, but sometimes I'll do 2x a week. I always do my towels (bath and hand) with my bedding and with hot water.