I shower every other day, unless there is an obvious need for a shower unless I just feel the urge to feel squeaky clean or I need to wake myself up or get ready for a big event (for example). If I have not been sweating, outdoors, cleaning, etc. I typically just sit at a desk all day and then possibly go to a restaurant or sit on the couch. My day is not filled with much activity.
With this said, Andrew and I have had a debate going pretty much since day 1 that we started dating. He basically thinks I am disgusting for only showering every other day. Now mind you, I do not always shower every other day, but I definitely only wash my hair once a day unless I have a reason to (see above.). I have fairly dry skin and exposing my skin (and hair) to water and soap that much drys it out so much, no matter the amount of lotion I apply afterwards.
Let me give you some background though. Back to Andrew calling me disgusting..
When we first began dating he lived in an apartment with 2-3 other guys (depending on who decided to pass out in his pig sty that particular night) and let me tell you- I don't even think a pig would have lived in there. It took the word 'disgusting' to another level. Let's put it this way, after I showered in his mold infested shower which had no shower curtain, smelled of surfer, and lacked any sort of products besides a bar of soap, I actually felt more dirty than before I got in.
and he calls me gross?
Now, Andrew does construction.. clearly, showering every day is probably a necessity. I sit behind a desk and answer the phone, exerting zero energy.
He literally makes fun of me for this constantly and thinks I am one of the dirtiest people ever, because 'everyone showers every single day except you' and 'he's never met anyone but me that only showers every other day.'
Lo and behold,
The Great Shower Debate
Ladies, please help me out here. Am I just nasty or is this completely normal?