Do you have your own cup/mug for your drinks?

@deeeky (3669)
Edinburgh, Scotland
April 12, 2007 3:10pm CST
for many years now I have had my owm mug that I have my hot or cold drinks in as I know that mouth sores can be passed quite easily from person to person in that way. I know that we kiss people from mouth to mouth but there is always germs that can germinate on items that we share like drinking utensils. Do you have your own cup or mug?
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@cool1girl (248)
• India
17 Apr 07
I have my own mug for tea and coffee and tea!I like to have it because I feel it is mine and my tea/coffee tastes better in it!
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@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
17 Apr 07
I have noticed that certain cups or mugs gives a different taste to the drink.
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• India
27 Apr 07
Its more due to how you feel for the mug rather than the mug having a taste!
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@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
27 Apr 07
That is a nice thought and I agree with that sentiment. When the mug is a gift it keeps bringing back memmories of the kind person that gifted it to you and other memmories flow from that. Thanks for that extra response.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
21 Apr 07
Yes I have my own mug. I use it every every day. I had my mug for 10 years ,got it as a christmas gift one time.
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@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
26 Apr 07
That is a long time to keep a christmas mug in use for so long. Well done!
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@Darkwing (21590)
12 Apr 07
No, I don't. I have several mugs and will drink from any number of them. If I'm worried that they have been contaminated, I will soak them in bleach and then wash them up in the normal way. Only minor diseases can be passed through drinking and eating utensils, and I'm not about to worry about that. Brightest Blessings.
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@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
14 Apr 07
It is not necessarily diseases that I worry about but in the distant past I remember having cold sores on my lips and they can be sore and quite irritating when drinking hot drinks that I can remember.
12 Apr 07
I too have a favourite mug, but it's nothing to do with health reasons. It's a BIG mug with 'Coffee From Hell' written on the side. It accurately reflects the quality of the coffee that I usually make. I work as a contractor, and when I go to work at a new location I always take my own cup in there to 'personalise' my workspace.
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
14 Apr 07
Sounds like you have an item that gives you the feeling of home from home. Plus your friends know where your particular space is.
@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I have a favorite glass that i like to use, but its not for health reasons. I just like it because it is heavier than our other glasses. I'm not worried about germs since i keep our dishes washed.
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@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
14 Apr 07
having a heavy glass in your hand helps with the grip I suppose.
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
tito vinz and thea - at dunkin donuts
My daughter has her separate mug because she is still a baby. I do have my own mug when I was in college but I don't have now because I am not into drinking coffee anymore :) I am thinking of having another one soon because of as you said for health reasons.
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
sorry for that pic as it should be on my interest. another glitch i guess...
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
14 Apr 07
No problem the pic relates to your comment anyway. Thanks for your response.
@Bizziebod (3526)
14 Apr 07
Yup I have my own cup at work and my own cup well cups actually at home and you know what if I drink from any other cup then it just doesn't taste the same! Silly I know but perhaps your mouth gets used to the shape of the cup or something I dunno!
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
14 Apr 07
Depending on the thickness of the rim it does make a difference and the mind is happier knowing that it is your mug and not someone elses.
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@Darkwing (21590)
21 Apr 07
I have a preference in that I have a set of china mugs, which I prefer to drink from merely because the rim is thinner and I think the drink stays hot longer, but I'm a little confused as to why the thickness of the rim of your very own mug should make you happier drinking from it. Ok, often one makes a gifted mug their own, but I'm finding this discussion quite strange, or the responses to it. Does nobody go to a cafe or restaurant and drink from a mug or cup completely different to their own? I just don't see the importance of this and as for cold sores, are you convinced that these are caused by drinking from a mug other than your own? I'm not so sure. Sorry, I don't mean this to sound picky, but I truly don't think that a mug, if it is cleansed correctly, can harbour one person's germs and pass them to another. It baffles me. :-)
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I too have my own coffee mug. It's not that I'm worried about germs etc. It's just MY mug. Noone else around my house uses it either. I hate small coffee cups so I have this large mug. I drink maybe 1/5 of a pot in this mug it's that big. It's just another of my little quirks I guess. Hahaha! Thanks for this discussion also. As always..... HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
14 Apr 07
Having several drinks in the one mug can save a lot of money on the electric bill over a period of time and help towards the environment. Well done and a happy day from Deeeky.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
16 Apr 07
I turn the pot off after it's brewed. Sitting too long turned on it gets really strong. Thanks again.
• United States
27 Apr 07
I like you have had my own mug and glass. No one is allowed to drink from it but me. I have been offered drinks from my friends glasses and I just mention to them that I only drink from my own mug or glass.
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
27 Apr 07
Thats the best way and very hygeniec too. we can never be too carefull in this every cahanging world of ours.
@lyndee22 (1211)
• Philippines
17 Apr 07
I have my own mug with our company logo designed in it and i share it with my husband. For the 4 long years that we had been using this none of us had got a bad health. For others its unhygienic but for me it's sweeter and binds us closer.
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
17 Apr 07
Having something that keeps you and binds you to gether is a nice way of putting it.
@twils2 (1821)
• United States
16 Apr 07
It really dosnt have anything to do with sores, but I have been drinking coffee out of the same cup for more than 25 years. I bought this cup at Kmart when I was 22 and I've had it ever since. It has my name on it and a pic of a 1932 Stutz Bearcat. Take care!
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
16 Apr 07
Well done for looking after your mug for all those years. You certainly deserve a medal.
• India
13 Apr 07
i know a seperate glass for one will be good. more than that the glass / mug should be kept clean. wash it after use everytime.