Hot or Cold Water....

@Calais (10898)
Australia
August 2, 2007 11:56pm CST
When you have a shower, do you turn on the hot water first or the cold water first, or both together ??? I always turn on the hot first because there nothing worse than standing hopping onto cold water...I dont usually have cold water but if I do I just turn it on slighly.
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@muscare (3068)
• Australia
4 Nov 07
Well, Calais, I thought you knew the answer to that! Usually a cold shower after answering your discussions, cos you seem to always lead it in the same direction!!! LOL!
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
4 Nov 07
Hehehe..I hope in an upward direction....
@muscare (3068)
• Australia
4 Nov 07
Lol, see what I mean. Geesh, try and have a normal conversation and this is what happens. At least you don't rub me up the wrong way....
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
5 Nov 07
wouldnt you rather be up and happy....
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
3 Aug 07
I have a single regulator tap on the shower, so i don't have to turn on any of them independently. I usually use hot water in the winter when it's colder, but now in the summer it's fresher....not cold cold but not as hot.
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
3 Aug 07
I love hot showers, I come out red raw...
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8 Aug 07
me too, I have just one tap. no matter when ,I always take shower with cool water. It helps me energetic. You can try it 1
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
8 Aug 07
well that's fine, but only during the summer here...too cold in the winter to shower with cool water...i'd freeze!
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@larskie23 (866)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
well, we dont have an option in our house, we just take the water from the shower straight, theres no regulator. anyway, weather here in our country is hot. if its too cold in the morning to take shower, we have a heater, so we heat the water in the pail. kids in our house often heat the water first and combine it with the tap water. but of course, when im in hotel, i turn the hot water first and if it becomes to hot, i mix it with the cold one.
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
3 Aug 07
Wow, that sounds like not much fun at all...I bet you enjoy your times at the hotel...
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
4 Aug 07
Hello Calais! I have a single lever type regulator for water in shower. In summer like these days (in northern hemisphere:-)), hot water is a big 'no' for me. I already start feeling burning on my skin just by thinking of hot water. In mild cold, I like to keep it in between, just at room temperature. In very cold weather, however, like in January and February, I slightly turn my lever to hot first, wait a minute to get the water temperature stabilized at slightly hotter than body temperature and then turn it slightly to the right so that it doesn't get too hot for me to cause my skin a feeling of burning. Females usually like hot water more perhaps because their normal body temperature is slightly higher and cold water make them feel colder than men, because of potential difference of temperature, so perhaps this is the reason but I am not sure what are the real statistics. I must clear here, that female body temperature being higher than men and actually feeling hotter inside are two different things and phenomena.
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
4 Aug 07
I thought that the females body core temperature was actually higher only when they are pregnant... But I love hot showers and only a dribble of cold water..
@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
4 Aug 07
Female body temperature is normally slightly higher than Males. It gets even higher during pregnancy and monthly specific times.
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
4 Aug 07
Oh well there you go, you learn something everyday..Cheers..
@fawcey (928)
• Australia
6 Aug 07
I always turn the hot on first and wait till it feels hot before I add any cold to it. I stand to one side so as I turn the taps on the water doesnt splash me until it is warmer(hotter!) I have really hot showers, I dont have much cold added. If my son is going to hop in after me I make sure I add more cold, so I dont scold him. (also if son not around and hubby joins me I add more cold, dont want to burn him either!)
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
6 Aug 07
LOL...Warm shower or cold shower when hubbys around..
@muscare (3068)
• Australia
4 Nov 07
Hmmm, sounds like you have a lucky hubby, fawcey!
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@fawcey (928)
• Australia
5 Nov 07
Yes well, I think I am just as lucky!!! With our son starting school next year I imagine I will be even luckier and so will my hubby. lol Oh I am just going to have a cold shower now after thinking about it.......
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
3 Aug 07
Its hot for me. And i like a really hot shower. When its time to get out, i slowly turn the cold off, bit by bit and see how hot i can stand it. Sometimes though i turn the hot off first and have the cold water hit me. This wakes you up heaps and real fast. I like being mean sometimes to ones in the shower and turn the kitchen hot tap on. They get a sudden cold shower.hehehe. I know, thats quite naughty of me, but it is fun. Best wishes to you, calais
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
3 Aug 07
LOL....I love it hot too..I come out red raw....And you are NAUGHTY !!!!
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
3 Aug 07
hehehe. Yes i spose i am naughty. But i do try and make sure someone else is around so they get the blame for it. hehehe. woops! I spose that makes me even naughtier. cheers
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
3 Aug 07
It sure Does...LOL..
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@dpk262006 (56708)
• Delhi, India
3 Aug 07
I am like you, I would prefer opening hot water tap or shower first...or both the taps of cold & hot water simultaneously. I also do not prefer...cold water straightway falling on my body. Nice Post!
@Calais (10898)
• Australia
3 Aug 07
No, not the cold...It gives me shivers just thinking about it..
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@dpk262006 (56708)
• Delhi, India
5 Aug 07
Yes, I also said, I prefer hot water first...then I go for the mixture. I also feel uneasy with cold water.
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
3 Aug 07
I turn on the hot first...then add a little cold..
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
3 Aug 07
Really, I thought that you would go nuts about being enveloped in a package....OMG !! Its been a long day..I've lost the plot now...LOL.. Did you get my PM...
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Zip it already...I am going to get it now...
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
28 Jan 08
Hi Calais, I like to take warm water shower only during cold weather. Before taking bath I usually turn on the hot water first so as to make the bathroom warm. After a while I then go in the bathroom and turn on the cold water to make the water lukewarm.
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
28 Jan 08
I like the bathroom warm too...
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
27 Jan 08
our shower has a single control knob so I guess my answer is that I turn on both at the same time, but I put it to the hot side and then adjust down to the cold if need be.
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
27 Jan 08
yeah that way sounds good
@MagieL (266)
• China
17 Nov 07
when i was a child ,i prefer cold water to hot water.but now i often drink boiled water. it's good to me.^^
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
17 Nov 07
ok, its funny how you change..
• India
17 Nov 07
I prefer luke warm water for haveing the showers, and therefore i open them simutaneously..Due to the problem of sinus that i am have i dont like to have a cold shower, as i quickly get affected by cold. Take care and have a nice day.)
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
17 Nov 07
ok, sinus would be no good...
@youless (104225)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Nov 07
I usually just turn on the hot water. If it is too hot, then I will turn on the cold water. I like hot temperature than cold one. I just can't stand it.
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
6 Nov 07
I know what you mean..I love hot showers...
• Canada
5 Nov 07
Whenever I have a shower I always turn the hot on, and then slowly add cold until it is to the temperature of my liking! Have a good day! PurpleTeddyBear.
@Calais (10898)
• Australia
5 Nov 07
Yes, thats the best way...
@lucky_witch (2710)
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
Well, we dont have hot and cold shower here, most of the time, you just find it in hotels and rich houses. But for normal people we just take a bath straight from the shower. The water is cold. If we prefer hot bath then you can boil water and add it up to water on th pail. Thats it! Me, I prefer warm bath rather than cold. I enjoy it more. I have poor tolerance to cold.
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
5 Nov 07
wow, I had no idea..that must be hard..
@mik0930 (372)
• Philippines
4 Nov 07
Uhm, doesn't matter for me. I can resist very cold water and very hot water. Moderate hot water is relaxing but very cold water is better than very hot water. Nice discussion.
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
4 Nov 07
I couldnt get into a cold shower even on a hot day...
@m_5ugar (1013)
• Malaysia
31 Oct 07
I just don't really care about hot or cold water as long as I feel very comfortable after take a bath. That's all my friends.
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
31 Oct 07
Thats great....
@cobradene (1171)
• India
30 Oct 07
Me neither, because I always have a cold shower. I love taking a cold shower.
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
30 Oct 07
wow, I hate cold showers..
@secretbear (19460)
• Philippines
17 Sep 07
it depends on the weather. if its summer, i'd go only for the cold water. if its a cold weather, i'd turn on the cold first then the hot and wait until its warm before going under it. ^__^
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
17 Sep 07
really..I hate the cold water in any weather...lol.
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• India
16 Sep 07
I like to mix them in alternate dessions thats kool.
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
16 Sep 07
Yes thats great too...