How often do you bathe?

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How often do you bathe?

more than twice a day
2
4%
twice a day
4
8%
once a day
26
50%
several times a week
13
25%
once a week
4
8%
less than once a week
3
6%
 
Total votes: 52

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Re: How often do you bathe?

Postby PeterB » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:20 am

Tibetans hardly ever wash. They dont smell because the body develops its own ecosystem of useful bacteria and yeasts etc.
I dont think I will put it to the test however.

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Re: How often do you bathe?

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:25 am

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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: How often do you bathe?

Postby PeterB » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:32 am

'twould appear to relate to latitude Tilt.

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Re: How often do you bathe?

Postby Ben » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:33 am

And what's going on with Alaska? They're not even on the scale!
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Re: How often do you bathe?

Postby PeterB » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:46 am

Alaskans just gaze at a picture of Sarah Palin and are immediately cleansed.

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Re: How often do you bathe?

Postby Ben » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:51 am

Hi Peter,
I actually met a lovely Alaskan couple in Myanmar, both were ATs and stayed on after I left to give the course at Dhamma Joti. I travelled with them around Sagaing and met up with them again in Yangon and shared some unique experiences with them there. They were great fun and inspiring.
And they didn't smell!!
kind regards

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Re: How often do you bathe?

Postby m0rl0ck » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:56 am

Ben wrote: And they didn't smell!!
kind regards

Ben


They must have been democrats.
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Re: How often do you bathe?

Postby PeterB » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:19 am

Ben wrote:Hi Peter,
I actually met a lovely Alaskan couple in Myanmar, both were ATs and stayed on after I left to give the course at Dhamma Joti. I travelled with them around Sagaing and met up with them again in Yangon and shared some unique experiences with them there. They were great fun and inspiring.
And they didn't smell!!
kind regards

Ben

Of course not Ben..they would have carried a picture of Sarah... :heart:

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Re: How often do you bathe?

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:14 pm

tiltbillings wrote:Image


Interesting. It appears that those in colder climates bathe less which makes some sense.

Also, it appears that the more "liberal" areas such as Oregon, Minnesota, Vermont, bathe the least. It could be for the conservation of resources.

I imagine they would also have similar responses to the How often do you put a shirt for laundry, too.

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Re: How often do you bathe?

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:01 am

Greetings,
David N. Snyder wrote:Also, it appears that the more "liberal" areas such as Oregon, Minnesota, Vermont, bathe the least. It could be for the conservation of resources.


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Re: How often do you bathe?

Postby Ruralist » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:05 pm

Twice a day if i go to the gym/running/riding etc but once if not. I cant go to work after cardio exercise and not shower as im sweaty and will begin to smell.
i am however concious of how much water i use and make the showers as short as possible, 1-2 minutes i would say
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Re: How often do you bathe?

Postby Jhana4 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:13 pm

2 cheap things people can do to save water and money:

1. Get a high efficiency shower head. Most big hardware stores have them. They deliver similar thrust, but with less water. After laundry, showers are most people's largest water use.

2. Buy a large jar of pasta sauce ( 1 quart/1 liter ), use sauce, clean the jar, fill it with water and put in the tank of your commode. Most commodes operate on a volume of water creating pressure. The jar will decrease the amount of volume needed. Every time you flush, you will save 1 jars worth of water.
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Re: How often do you bathe?

Postby Digity » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:46 am

A guy I use to work with never showered enough and he smelled nasty. Never knew how to tell the guy he needed to shower more without offending him.
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