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    • #11918
      Ed
      • Wales, UK
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        @ed

      I admit this is slightly off-topic, BUT it IS something we all do while naked.

      A few times on social media, once on a Government website and now in a Currys quiz too, I’ve been seeing mentions of this idea of trimming 5 minutes off your shower to save the environment. It’s always 5 minutes, never more, never less! I don’t know how many people have a clock in their bathroom, but I do and I know it takes me about 7-9 minutes to shower (not including drying, dressing etc. – just time under the shower). Trimming 5 minutes off that seems impossible.

      I can’t find any statistics on average shower times in the UK, but do any of you take long enough in the shower (actually under the water flow) to be able to trim 5 minutes off and still get clean? These days I doubt most people could afford the energy cost of taking a 15+ minute shower anyway.

      This is where I find out I’m a weirdo and everyone else spends 25 minutes in the shower.

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      Gary
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      • Cambridgeshire, UK
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      If it’s just a wash, then yeah it’s around 7 mins, maybe another 5 for washing hair.

      What a weird conversation to be having

    • #11929
      Ed
      • Wales, UK
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        @ed

      I’ve just found out the national average is 7-8 minutes.

      https://www.mirashowers.co.uk/blog/trends/revealed-what-brits-are-really-getting-up-to-in-the-bathroom-1/#:~:text=Most%20Brits%20%2862%25%29%20bathe%20or%20shower%20at%20least,all%20in%20our%20latest%20UK%20shower%20habits%20survey.

      But if so many people shower daily (which we all know is not medically recommended), maybe it would make more sense to encourage people to have less showers (eg 3-4 per week) instead of trimming more than 50% off each shower.

    • #11936
      NHGolfer
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        @golfernh603

      I may be a guilty party here. Time under the shower is typically around 30 mins. I use that time to completely de-stress myself. I also recycle rain water before using just the tap stuff so i don’t feel as bad.

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    • #11939
      Bamaswitch
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      I’m probably in there a little longer than most. I wash off and also shave in the shower so it takes me a little longer. And sometimes I just enjoy the steam likes its a sauna. 🙂

      • #11941
        Ed
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          @ed

        Steam! How hot is your shower?

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        • #11943
          Bamaswitch
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          LOL. I like hot showers. The tankless heater I have will go really hot but I think it is set to around 125F (~49C). I use very little cold water with it but at that temperature you can almost burn yourself. I get it to just the point I can barely stand it and just let it relax me. Then I try to finish with a minute of nothing but cold water. Now that part is tough!! HA

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    • #11968
      Prof Green
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      I’ve never timed myself but I doubt if it’s anywhere near 5 minutes actually under the spray.

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      • #11972
        Ed
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          @ed

        So trimming 5 minutes off would result in no shower lol.

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    • #12074
      Arthur
      • Long Island, New York, United States
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        @shynudedude83

      My dad complains if I take a shower more than 10 minutes cause he feels it is wasting water so after 10 minutes he yells for me to get out of the shower. If he’s not home though I take longer.

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