Dunk or Douche?
I found some fascinating statistics on the washing habits of various nations
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I was inspired to write today’s post while languishing in a hot, foam-filled bath after a particularly long, and extremely cold, round of golf.
I was always a shower person, preferring to nip in under the spray, quick wash, away and get on with my day. However, during the last couple of years, I have noticed a change. Is it because I have more time on my hands? I don’t know, but recently I have been enjoying hot baths way more often than I used to. In fact, I think I have had more baths in the last twelve months than I had ever taken previously in my entire life.
Which do you prefer?
While researching what people prefer, I came across some staggering research which, according to kbbreview, data collected in the UK, the USA, Canada and Australia shows maps of each country with some fascinating statistics. For example:
In the USA, the majority of states preferred baths with only 12% preferring showers while in the UK almost everyone (95%) in UK cities prefers showers over baths.
Alabama is among America's Six Shower States and as you can see from the map, an overwhelming majority of folks prefer to take a bath in the US whereas here in the UK, almost everyone (95%) in UK cities prefers showers over baths, according to recent data by QS Supplies.
Out of 46 of cities in Canada, 33% preferred a bath to showers. The largest Montréal, Vancouver, and Toronto all prefer the bath tub.
In Australia, 28% of people in major cities prefer showers to baths. The major cities in Australia preferred baths while smaller cities – Cairns, Toowoomba, Newcastle and Ballarat – liked showers more.
If you're interested in promoting relaxation, easing fatigue, and treating chronic pain, a bath might be the right choice for you. If you're more interested in an efficient daily cleansing, a shower might be the better choice.
Some people take having a bath onto a whole new level with scented candles, soft music and a super-chilled glass of bubbles, making the experience feel luxurious and decadent.
Of course, in the end, it all comes down to personal choice but as we see rising energy costs here in the UK, I was surprised to read that the cost of a bath compared to a shower is negligible.
Personally, it probably comes down to a matter of how much time I have. If I can languish in a hot, scented bath to relax, I will, but if I’m on a roll and have things to do, I prefer to hop under a hot shower and get on with my day. Job done!
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I am for sure a bath lover. and spend many an hour languishing in hot fragrant water, in fact it’s my office, i am a very productive admin person from my hot soapy bath😀