How Do You Take a Shower? Front Or Back?


Do you think about how you shower each day? Me? I rotate front to back so the water hits me everywhere. A woman named Alice asked this question on Twitter, and thousands chimed in on how they get clean! It's caused some major debate online.

Alice tweeted: “Help me settle a debate. It’s normal to shower with your back to the shower right? Not facing the water?”  Here are some replies:

“Back to the shower, for one simple reason, when washing you're not going to bend forward to wash your legs and headbutt the wall."

“I am SHOCKED. I just assumed EVERYONE faced the water.”

“Always back to the shower. Should never ever wash your face in there as most folk have the water too hot."

“I only ever spin round to rinse suds off the boobs.”

“Surely everyone faces away or the water goes in your face?”

Plenty of people go both ways:

“I do both, then finish off with the handheld."

“I turn both ways, so now I'm thinking ohhhhh I'm a weirdo.”

“I do both. Facing when washing front, not facing when washing the back,” Like a watery rotisserie.”

The tweet also prompted some to share their odd shower habits, like this:

“Always start facing the shower. Wash my face turn around and whack the temp up. I usually then sit down, hug my legs and put my heads on my knees...so relaxing."

"I don't like my face in the water at all, unless I've had a terrible day and you do that thing they do in films, where you put your hands on the wall and lean forward with your hair streaming down, like you've just blown up an entire planet and need some time to think." 

Just as long as you use soap...