People Are Debating Whether Going Swimming Counts As A Shower And I'm Grossed Out https://t.co/84yqLqSTdm— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) July 10, 2019
it's been quite a year for public dialogue around personal hygiene. recently, a hot debate has been taking over social media and (probably) tearing families apart: does swimming in a pool count as taking a bath?; the spiritual successor to "do you wash your legs?"
In this house we do lazy summers.— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) June 21, 2018
We do sleeping in, and
staying up late.
We do “go outside and play” and too much screen time.
We do hotdogs, chips, and freeze-pops.
Swimming counts as a bath.
“Shut the door” is our anthem.
White people y’all gotta be stopped .... this is disgusting pic.twitter.com/Py0xfj2yAf— Baee (@QueenBillyne) June 29, 2019
does swimming count as bathing?
overall, people actually seem to be pretty split on the issue, both anecdotally and, according to a cdc study, that found that 51% of americans surveyed admitted to using swimming as an alternative to bathing. the cdc also recommends bathing/showering prior to swimming in a pool to minimize germs entering the pool.
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well this was informative. ontd, do you think exposing your body to chlorine-filled water and submerging your body in a bathtub full of soap and water while applying force to your skin with the specific goal of cleaning it are the same thing?