Which do you prefer....showers or bath's?

I prefer a refreshing shower - Showers are awesome!
United States
July 11, 2007 8:30am CST
I have to admit I love my shower time. Not only do I feel more refreshed but also cleaner than I do when I get out of the tub. Sitting in the bathtub in the dirt and grime from the day has no appeal to me and the few times I have done it I always end it with a shower. Not only to be able to wash my hair in clean water but to rinse of what I feel is "residue" from the soap and water I've been sitting in. There were times when I would light the candles, put on soothing music and just lay there relaxing but I seldom do that any more. What is your favorite? Do you enjoy a shower more than a bath? Don't you feel cleaner after a shower?
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
11 Jul 07
I prefer baths with lots of bubbles and oils to relax - I'll spend an hour or more in the tub just added hot water as needed. However do to time I limit myself to a relaxing bath once a week and showers the rest of the week. With the hot weather we've been having I've turned the temperture down a bit cooler than normal and have had to watch how long I'm in there because it feels good and refreshing.
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@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
12 Jul 07
Wow, this one feels good! - RElaxing baths
Hi byfaithonly! Yep, having a nice bath is relaxing. If we don't only have a water problem here in our place, then it might be nice to have a bath everyday or at least once a week. It is really refreshing and it feels good.
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• United States
16 Jul 07
I just spent the week at my daughters and the water pressure at her house is horrible so I settled for baths. I have to say I really hated it. Being so hot out I was really sweaty and felt dirty and the bath didn't make me feel any cleaner. I really missed my showers and took one as soon as I got in my apartment. It was soooo refreshing.
@MGarcia (331)
• United States
11 Jul 07
I really enjoy a nice, long, relaxing bath. That's only when I am not "that" dirty. I mostly like showers for every day though. However, I haven't really been able to take many showers in the past 1.5 years because my daughter wants to be in there with me all the time so I have to take a bath with her. Which means I rarely get my showers, and NEVER get my relaxing baths.
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@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
12 Jul 07
Hi mGarcia! That's alright that you are not having that relaxing baths, at least you and your child are enjoying the company of being in the bath. Just enjoy that moment because one day, you might not doing the same thing again.
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@sunshinecup (7880)
11 Jul 07
When dirty a shower, but when not so dirty a bath. I love to soak in the tub with lots of candles and my music softly playing.
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@sid556 (30999)
• United States
11 Jul 07
I shower every morning. It is quicker and I feel cleaner. I love the bath too more for relaxing than getting clean.
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• Philippines
14 Jul 07
I do not really take showers but I take bath all the time. Our country is a very warm country. My hair would usually feel uncomfortable because of the heat and the dust I could get from the dusty environment where I am living. I do feel fresher when I take baths.
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• Philippines
14 Jul 07
Sorry I misunderstood the question. Im talking about shower. I would rather take a shower than bath.
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@kimthedane (1000)
• Denmark
12 Jul 07
This is one of lifes mysteries to me. I used to only have a bath so had really no option and i soo missed my shower. Now i only have a shower and i soo miss a long very hot soak. I know, i am a weirdo.
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• United States
13 Jul 07
I don't think your weird. I know I would feel the same way if I didn't at least have the choice. Even though I prefer showers it's nice to have the option.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
12 Jul 07
You cant beat a good hot shower to wash the days activities away...I love showers they are so refreshing, and I think that I feel a bit like you about baths...I dont like sitting in the water.
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• United States
13 Jul 07
Not only are hot showers great but in the summer I appreciate a cool one when it's really hot out.
@matte5 (1913)
• Sweden
11 Jul 07
Hello. I prefer a shower and thats beacuse i most of the time take a sauna bath i do that atleast 4-5 times a week so its more naturly to take a shower for mee.As you say I feel more clean after the shower then bee sitting in some water and its nicer with a shower. Hawe a nice day.
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• United States
13 Jul 07
You are one lucky man. I think I've had the pleasure of 2 saunas in my life and thoroughly enjoyed them.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
11 Jul 07
Everyday I have a shower as it's quicker for me. When I am tired and sore from exercising or whatever, then I take a nice hot bath and soak. It helps with my sore muscles.
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• United States
13 Jul 07
Yes, hot baths are great for soaking in for sore muscles. Then you can take the shower to clean off...lol...
@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
11 Jul 07
Well I like them both. When I get up in the morning I will take a good hot shower to freshen me up, but in the evening befor I go to bed I will take a nice warm bubble bath, the warm water feels so good on my back, plus while I am in the tub, I will shave my legs rell nice & smooth!!
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
1 Aug 07
Thank you for best response.
• United States
11 Jul 07
It really just depends. I love my shower, it's one of those big ones with all the different settings and massage options and pressure levels, I love! But we also have a jacuzzi, and it's a dream to have a bath in there. I have to be in the mood for that since I have to prepare it, the bubbles, the scenty, good smelling stuff...but it feels 18 times better than a shower after I'm out of there. It's so relaxing! So I usually prefer a shower, but a bath in the jacuzzi is really what heaven must feel like! Lol.
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• United States
16 Jul 07
I would kill for one of those shower heads. It's on my list of things to buy when I have "extra" cash..lol...and the jacuzzi? Some day when I marry a rich man...hahahaha....
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
11 Jul 07
A shower is definitely what I prefer, I just don't see how you can get clean sitting in dirty water. I prefer a shower, I can adjust the temperature at a whim, last night I just kept making the water colder and colder until I could not stand it anymore. Of course 15 minutes later I was sweating again, but it felt good for a few minutes.
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• United States
11 Jul 07
Bathtub - Sitting in dirty water?
I feel the same way. No matter how many candles and nice smelling oils you have your still sitting in dirty water. Doesn't do a thing for me.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
11 Jul 07
Hi there. We prefer to take showers, as baths I think hold the dirt around your body, dirt runs straight down the plug hole in a shower lol... But then again, its nice to have a good soak once in awhile, with candles and beautiful smelling oils...
• United States
11 Jul 07
Lit candles - aroma candles too.
I think the only way to take a bath is to have candles burning and using great smelling oils. I should do it more...lol
@Corezz (1016)
• Netherlands Antilles
11 Jul 07
Well showers are diferent from baths. When makeing a bath it takes longer. Now it's hot outside I think I will make a shower. OF course shower, I do it day by day. This a way I can cool myself. Bath, I do it at the end of the week. Chears friend ;).
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• United States
11 Jul 07
Showers are definitely different than baths in that like you say they are much faster. I agree showers are a great way to cool off in the summer.
• United States
11 Jul 07
I like taking showers in the morning to wake myself but if I want to relax after a long day of mylotting I usually take a nice bubble bath. Plus too I like to take a bath with my baby girl :)
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• United States
11 Jul 07
When my kids were babies I used to love taking bubble baths with them. It's an awesome way to bond with them.
@SmokePiff (437)
• United States
11 Jul 07
i gotta go with the shower. not really sure y i don't like baths but i'll pass on the bath to take a shower. when i take a shower i feel a burst of energy from nowhere and its really enjoying
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• United States
11 Jul 07
I agree with that "burst of energy". I don't know y but it sure does do it.
• Philippines
13 Jul 07
i love the shower..i like the feeling of the water flowing all over my body..it feels great and feels very relaxing..
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• Philippines
12 Jul 07
It depends on my mood, in the morning i have to take a bath, but in the evening when i a not sleepy, i used to take a bath, but sometimes due to lose of energy and tardiness i must choose to take a shower.
@snowmoon (24)
• China
12 Jul 07
i prefer to take a bath than a shower.i always enjoy my bath time with some music and have a rest some while.it is a great thing.but take a shower can wash your body as clean as possible.
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@MGjhaud (21069)
• Philippines
12 Jul 07
actually the best thing to do in my apartment is to have shower for more than a limit time. i love the shower of my apartment. aside from my bed which is my very favorite place wherever i am, the bathroom is where i can refresh myself. the shower is great, unlike the apartment i had before my current, it sucks. i dont really dream of an ideal bath like yours hehe.. just a cold shower and im good to go..
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