Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@aydan_jane
A woman has sparked a debate online after revealing that she only showers about every 10 days and believes that more people should have a go at showering less.
Of course, showering is a big part of personal hygiene, and most people shower at least once every day, sometimes twice.
However, there is a very valid point to be made here about water consumption, and whether we’ll all have to be a bit thoughtful about how we use water if we’re to conserve the planet and our environment.
At the vanguard of the no-shower movement is TikTok user Aydan Jane, who says that she showers infrequently, but manages not to smell or look dirty.
Hear what she has to say on the matter below.
In one video, the 23-year-old placed the caption: "I am living proof that you don’t have to bathe often to look and feel good."
Across a few videos, she’s attempted to demystify her stance on this, claiming that it doesn’t affect how she smells, or the condition of her hair, although she did mention that it would be more curly if she’d showered.
She also added: "I would argue it’s better for the environment if we shower less because [the] water’s a precious resource."
When asked if she’d even avoid the shower on her period, she – quite rightly – pointed out: "Your period does not make you dirty. Periods are not dirty."
"Also, important to note that the vagina is self-cleaning, so you don’t have to clean it - cause it cleans itself.”
While this is true, some people aren’t happy with her fortnightly shower cycle.
One person wrote: "You don’t HAVE to but even just rinsing off more frequently than 10 days is better for your hygiene I'm [pretty] sure."
Another person wrote: "I disagree. I only do this when I'm depressed and lacking motivation."
However, some have defended her strategy, with one commenting: "I literally do not see why ppl are so mad at this. This video made me extremely happy. Thank you :)"
Another said: "10 days isn’t [that] long tbh,"
To that last comment, the creator responded: “Fully agree.”
The truth of the matter isn’t entirely clear, but the science seems to favour showering more frequently than once every 10 days.
Still, water consumption and conservation is a real issue, so it can’t hurt for us all to be a bit mindful of how much we are personally using.
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