Long hot shower? cool quick shower? bubble bath?

United States
November 28, 2007 2:50pm CST
There are so many different ways to bathe and i was curious as to how many differnt ways people enjoy. are you a shower person ? or a bath person? do you enjoy long hot steamy showers or short cooler showers? Do you take baths more then showers? Bubbles in the bathtub? How about bath beads and gels and oils? etcetc? i prefer showers, i get bored easily in the tub too pruney too wuick and like to fall asleep. i dont usually have time to do so. i dont like steamy hot water so usualy my showers are luke warm/ a bit on the cooler side,... what about you?
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• China
29 Nov 07
I like bathing in the warm water,and warming showing is wonderful too.sometimes i feel happy,i would make love to my wife after a comfortable bath.That feeling is so joyful,i like,i love my wife and i love bathing.My friend,relax!and get up!the life is beautiful!have a good feeling!
• United States
29 Nov 07
my husband is the same way.. he will get a nice warm bath or ht shower going clean up shave get comnfortable smell good and want to amke love me on the other hand i prefer to be clean yes but i cant stand taking a shoewr/bath cleaning uop then getting all dirty again.. lol thanks for your resposne
@youless (88922)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Nov 07
I always like to have long hot shower. I don't have bubble shower because we almost don't use the bathtub. As to cool quick shower, I must say that I can't stand the cold feeling.
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• United States
29 Nov 07
thank you for your response
@laurika (4536)
• United States
29 Nov 07
My water have to be really hot.I mean really really. Like when i come from the shower i look like lobster. LOL I prefer int he summer more shower , because ti is kinda quick and doesn't spend so much time. In the winter I ened more relax from all that cold and it is nice to be little longer in the bath tub. i like all kinds of oils, gels and of course candles. Also i would take a magazine to not be bored.
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• United States
29 Nov 07
candles yes soothing candles.. ususllay only have those when my hubby sets a bath for me he'll put the bath bead and oils in a nice luke warm bath with bubbles light some candles and have my head floatie pillow all set then he will shut the light out and leave me at peace while he takes acere of our daughter... wow its been a while since ive had one of those! lol thanks for the reminder of candles i think i may go request some :me" time now... lol tahnk you and take care
• United States
28 Nov 07
i definitely prefer showers. baths are soothing, yes..but it kind of grosses me out. sitting in a tub surrounded by water containing all the dirt and everything that has washed off of you. ha. maybe if i showered first it would be better. but showers are just quicker and i like them better. and i don't like the water too hot either, luke warm is good. :]
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• United States
29 Nov 07
i feel the same about the tub water. that is why when/ if i take a bath as well as i make my daughter after her baths. jump in a shower before getting out to rinse off and what not. thank u for your resposne
@ericajoyce (1748)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
I use the shower because we dont have a bathtub. I enjoy long hot showers. I dont like short cooler showers. I feel I dont get cleaned well if I take short showers.
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• United States
29 Nov 07
that is what my husband says.. that if it isnt scolding hot he doesnt feel clean. See im the oppisite i feel if it is too hot i will sweat an then idont feel clean. thank u for your resposne
• United States
28 Nov 07
I prefer to take a bath with warm to cool water. If it's hot it will dry out my skin. It's cold outside now and that means shorter cooler showers for me.
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• United States
28 Nov 07
i agree i have eczema and the hot showers just dont do it justice.. they make it worse.. plus i have an issue with brething if the water is too hot...
@garnet80 (354)
• Australia
29 Nov 07
I love bubble baths. Having a shower in winter I never want to get out and with the drought in Australia that's not a good thing. So I like to have a bath mainly. Quite often I'll jump in the bath with my toddler. But I love to have a good soak and relax and read. And depending on it being summer or winter is how warm or cool my bath is. Bath beads etc I'll use occassionally for a treat but I don't like the oils. Too oily and I hate having to clean the bath afterwards. Plus after using oils I always feel like I need a shower.
• United States
29 Nov 07
My favorite way to relax is to get a nice hot steamy bath. I would stay in there for hours if I wouldn't become a wrinkly prune. Hhowever,If I want to get clean I usually get a hot shower. I think baths are for relaxing and showers are for washing. The idea of washing yourself and then laying around in bath water full of your own filth kind of freaks me out. When its hot out however, or when I come back from working out I like to get a cold shower, or sometimes I'll alternate between hot and cold to wake myself up.
@wseayuan (374)
• China
28 Nov 07
I also like shower and enjoy it .i like long hot shower when it is cold and like the short cool shower,when it is hot,the feeling is so cool.when i have a sport with my friens,i want to enjou a good shower to pass the fatigue,then have a good sleep,i like the life.
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@sacmom (14317)
• United States
30 Nov 07
I'm a shower person! :P I haven't taken a bath since I was little. I always feel clean and refreshed after a nice warm shower. And since I'm currently sick with a cold, I've been taking hot showers that are longer, which help me to relax and make me feel better.
• United States
30 Nov 07
i am just the oppisite i enjoy taking baths when i am sick, i add in bath beads and gels and aromatherpay candles etc etc. and they help me feel better. thank you for your resposnse
@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
29 Nov 07
I like hot shower....preferrably a long hot shower... I find it more relaxing than bath....well, at least I won't drown :D
• United States
30 Nov 07
yea you wont drown lol but there are possiblitlys of slipping and falling and god forbid banging your head or something... take care and god bless
29 Nov 07
i have a shower every morning when i get up. i feel dirty all day if i don't have one. But when it's really cold in the evening and i'm struggling to warm up, i love a really hot bath with loads of bubbles then i get into a lovely warm bed. It's so cosy i the winter when the weather is miserable. Happy bathing all
• United States
30 Nov 07
i used to shower every morning as soon as i woke up it would as well be the very first place that i would head to, i couldnt be completely awake otherwise. things are getting hetic around here and its harder to jump right in a shower getting the little one off to schoola nd what not and just other morning routines i need to do so sometimes i cant make it into the shower until the mid morning early afternoon and i too agree i feel icky and dirty until i can jump into a nice cool warm hot shower.. tahnk you for your response
• United States
29 Nov 07
Im not a bath person for a few reason i never likes the concept of soaking in your own dirt lol, i ahte the pruny wrinkly feeling as well and i get bored more than anything just sitting there. i LOVE my showers i like them luke warm and i usually take about a 15 minute shower thats enough time for me to do what i need to do and have those few moments to myself wihtouth interuptions from kids hubby phone etc
• United States
30 Nov 07
i as well dont like the pruny wrinkly feeling. & i do get bored very easily in a bath. My showers i wish i had the 15 mnutes to myself. nope my hubby is always interupting asking me where things are and my daughter is so clingy she always seems to "have " to do a dootie wheniever im in the shower.. lol take care and thanks for your resposne
@fanji008 (782)
• China
29 Nov 07
Hi,there! Well,usually I just shower cause it's faster and more convenient.When it's summer time,I prefer to have a quick cool shower while at the winter time,I prefer a long hot shower. It feels so good after the hot shower:) It seems that the water washes away all my tirednesses and make me more energetic. I seldom have bubble bath though I also like it.I just feel it takes much more time. But it gives you the space and the condition to relax completely and just lay there rest for a while.LOL! I had a few steamy experiences,but frankly speaking,I don't like it too much.I prefer other ways:) Thanks for the discussion and have a nice day!
• United States
30 Nov 07
Thank you very much for your response. and you as well have a nice day.. yes i agree showers are more faster and convient.
• United States
29 Nov 07
Hello! I'm not a bath person really at all. I will take the ocassional one if I'm just looking to soak and relax not really wash my body. I don't really feel clean after a bath, I feel like I have soap scum all over me. LOL I prefer a hot steamy shower! It just feels so good and relaxing if you have good water pressure and a good shower head. I have a massager one and I like doing the different settings on it. Especially if my neck, shoulders and lower back are sore. It really helps ease the tension. Bay Lay Gray xx
• United States
30 Nov 07
i agree with the feeling of the afterbath with the soap scum that is why i always jump in a quick shower regardless after the bath just to get that rinsed off clean feeling. thank you for your response
• New Zealand
6 Apr 08
I like both showers and baths. I prefer baths but i hardly ever have one. The problem with showers is if im really tired and have to stand up. its quite a small problem but still irritating
19 Mar 08
It depends on the mood I am in and also the time I have. I love to have a long soak in a really hot bath of an evening and relax in it altho I do not like to wash my hair in the bath and always do that in the shower, When having a shower (usually in a morning or when I am rushed) I dont like it really hot, it has to be luke warm. I love all the beauty products for bathing and showering and love to try them all out!
@gratitude (181)
• South Africa
19 Mar 08
The ONLY TIME i will get into a bath is to soak in hot water with lavendar. I have a phobia? about washing in a bath. The minute the water starts going milky so to speak from the soap I wanna get out! To me that aint clean water no more! It get extremely hot here in South Africa too so to cool yourself down, a shower is better than soaking in a bath of cold water. I dont do winter here at all even though others walk around like they in summer still, I am dressed like an eskimo. Again a shower is a quick relief by jumping under a hot hot shower!
@star2453 (129)
• United States
29 Nov 07
For me i take a quick 5-mintue shower before work and then i'm out the door.
• Romania
29 Nov 07
When I was very little I was a bath lover. Many times happened that my mom let me in the tub (I was very young, 5 or 6 i don't remember)and after a time she was wondering why i was so silent. When she opened the door and entered she found my asleep in the warm nice water. You can imagine how was her and the others reaction. In those days I bathed in hot water but now I use the shower and I prefer the hot steamy one but for some reasons I don't stay too long. But I love to make an shower or a bath, though that I prefer the shower and we have a shower cabe (we took away the tub). If i could i would have spend all day long doing a nice hot steamy shower using gels with fruit aromas or exotic. But I can't the water bill will be too high and i skin will turn a pudding skin. Oh well got to enjoy as I can. Even now I made a shower, GOD I really love to feel the warm drops falling above me.