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Q: Showering in China...

Ok, this is one of those topics that people are uncomfortable with.  How often do you guys shower?  Do you think a person should everyday?  I'd like to hear the female opinion on this, but not sure any females are on this site. I know Viki used to be,,,,  Anyway, I used to shower just about everyday if I remember correctly.  Lately I feel it involves facilities and climate.  My shower sucks in my broken-down bathroom, and it's cold up here in north China.   But sometimes I worry that I maybe should shower more often.  Tough question,,,,  any thoughts?

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First, Viki is spurious, pretentiously looking like account ... butT.. there is native English poster behind it, for which postings he receives pay! Fuk him! Twice, you Scottish phony ... 

 

I shower daily once at least. Always as a wake-up in the mornings, when I am in the colder climates (Harbin, Moscow) and when I am in the warmer areas (Istanbul's weather is like HK), I have to do it in the evenings, too.

When I have steady GF, I always shower twice a day at least, doesn't matter the climate  or length of me fur ...

I hate to be so personal...

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I've heard that showering too frequently can be bad for the skin, it washes away your natural oils or something.

 

A lot of Chinese people who don't even have a shower in their bathrooms use a bowl of water everyday to wash and go to a bath house once a week for a proper shower. They don't seem to have any noticable hygeine problems.

 

Don't think there's any real rule to it, just shower as needed. If you notice flys landing on you a lot more or people changing seats to get away from you then you should probably increase the frequency. 

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http://www.naturalheightgrowth.com/2013/02/17/body-hack-xx-most-east-asian-people-dont-need-deodorant-due-to-their-earwax-forming-gene/

 

If I am in a hurry, I take care the bushy areas with deodorant soap and rinse off and head to the heater to dress. Also, all the health articles about toxins and junk in the water that can penetrate your skin and god knows what is in the water in china, my showers are always fast and quick.

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Down here in GZ, I live in a place surrounded by coal chimneys. I feel grimy unless I have a shower. I was out this afternoon, home, wahed face. The grime was imprinted in the towel. I take my chances with the potentially parasite infested cadmium sulfuric acid laced substance that passes as water here to clean the muck off.

I even make tea with it. The wife insists the cooler bottle water is fake. She wont have one in the house.

Such is life in China Shock

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I'll shower once at night if I go out during the day. If I stay home on the weekend then I won't. Chinese can get away with not showering as often because of their sweat gland mutation, but once their stink builds up they smell like death. 

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