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I Take Long Showers

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    Comfortable.

    Showering is one of my things that just makes me feel better. If I need to cry, I find myself currled up in a little ball sitting in the shower. I love the feeling of the water going down my body. And I love how when I cry in the shower no one can hear me. I will spend as...
    babygirl87 babygirl87 19-21, F Dec 16, 2007

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    My Thinking Area

    I have recently or past few years use my shower time as a brain storming time. I don't know if it's the water that is calming me down or the temperature or sound or all together but it is for sure the best place for me to think. So my five minuts showers become a bit longer that...
    KIK KIK 41-45, M 7 Responses Jul 4, 2008

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    Showers Are Freedom.

    To me, showers are that wonderful time, where you're at your most vulnerable, and no one can get in unless you invite them. It's such a lovely feeling. It's warm and wet and comforting.
    Euterpe Euterpe 21-25, F Dec 11, 2007

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    Go Away, and Don't Come Back Either!!

    It just relaxes me after a hard day's work. Like it's pounding away all the bad parts of your day and leaving only the best bits. I sometimes prefer to soak bad memories away in a bath, but you have to do with what you've got.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Oct 30, 2007

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    After A Long Day

    There is nothing in life better that having an extra-long shower, in winter to drive the chills from the bone and in summer to cool down after a long day at work. When I have a shower up to three times a day, is not to clean my body but also my sole – to wash away all the...
    koos1961 koos1961 51-55, M Dec 21, 2012

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    Can't Help It

    I could honestly say that I have no control over how long I take my showers. I say quick and I'm in there long enough for it to go cold then hot again lol I just get lost when taking my showers. Its a reflection time. I am so comfortable when in the water plus I haven't been...
    HanaNoMizu HanaNoMizu 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    I like laying down and putting the water faucet

    between my legs. I just lay there and do it for at least an hour
    emily69420 emily69420 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I Once Read a Book Where the Girl Liked to Cry In the Shower Where No One Could Hear Or See Her

    and i have tried to do this but i tend to forget my sadness while in the shower and this is what i like about it.
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    I Take Long Showers

    I love it, nice hot warmmm standing up shower, i go in with the intention of staying for 10 minutes, but stay for like an hour, just rubbing my body using that 'Original Source mint shower gel' it tingles my body so much its amazing, i recommend anyone to try it!
    MinxStephanie MinxStephanie 18-21 Apr 9, 2012

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    Wash Away My Worries

    I like to stand under the warm spray of the shower, close my eyes and imagine all my worries are sliding off of me and floating down the drain.  The gentle touch of the water eases my weary body and the scent of my favorite soap calms my mind.  There...
    goddessone goddessone 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 28, 2008

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    You Should All Know

    there are people dieing because they don't have water and we waste it showering more than the normal amount of time. You know... it really isn't fair that there are people trying to save our world and we do exactly the opposite by wasting water, that people die thanks to us who...
    ACCCXDDD ACCCXDDD 16-18 Mar 17, 2008

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    Long Showers, Oh Yes

    I love a nice long shower.  I usually take one in the morning and at night before I go to bed.  I also love it when my husband gets in there with me, only sometimes though. lol  I just don't like to share the water all the time.  It can get kind of chilly with...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F Jan 13, 2008

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    I cant help but take long hot showers,

    steam up the bathroom especially in the morning and winter or just anytime, it normally ends when some knocks on the door yelling haha but what can i say i love my long hot showers.
    Befreenhappy33 Befreenhappy33 22-25, M Apr 13

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    I Usually Take....

    Well I usually take about an hour taking a shower. Yes I know its really weird for a guy to take long but I do because I like to be clean and to be fresh! My parents get mad at me but I really dont care I want to be fresh before I leave the house and hang out with my friends.
    thens15 thens15 18-21, M Jan 22, 2012

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    I Try Not To...

    Water bills ya know? But i like them long and hot. I play music in the bathroom and sing and dance along...badly.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    Deep, Dark Confessions of a Neurotic Shower Lover....

    While no one could ever compete with my friend Susan when it comes to taking long showers, I sometimes think I come pretty close. This is probably because when I get in the shower I have a very strict regimen and the situation must be just right. Rule #1 The water pressure...
    CallipygianVenus CallipygianVenus 21-25, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2008

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    Clean

    I take a long shower after I have had my bath! You see I like a nice bath to relax and soak in, but then I think it's dirty because your laying in your own dirt for so long, therefore I have to have a nice shower to wash of all the dirty water so that I can be sure I'm clean!
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Jul 19, 2008

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    Ne Thing Better?

    nothing is better than a long shower. am i right?
    heimbold202 heimbold202 21-25, F Jan 26, 2008

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    Normal

    I find it normal to be in the shower for 30-45 minutes. I do it every morning and I need it to wake up properly.
    rocker6346 rocker6346 18-21, M Jun 15, 2008

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    I Take Long Showers Because

    I like it and it helps loosen up the muscles in my shoulder. Well that and I have super thick hair so it takes a bit to get all of the soap out.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 20, 2008

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    For Atleast 45 Mins...

    the longest i've been in was an hour and a half but i shower until the hot water is gone  and the shower downstairs is closer to the water heater so the water is hotter for longer... and it helps if the washing machine isnt on...>.>...its cause the hot water relaxes...
    MorbidxMalice MorbidxMalice 18-21, F Nov 10, 2008

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    I Get Distracted

    I always listen to my CD player when I have a shower, and sometimes I just stop and sing or dance around a little. I probably waste a good 10 minutes in the shower, lol. My showers are all around 30 minutes long, lmao.
    Melody08 Melody08 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2008

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    I Have Something of a Reputation...

    for taking ages in the shower :)  I can't help it, Iv tried to shorten the time I spend there but I just can't break the habit. I think its the products - I have something of an attraction to lotions and potions and it takes time to use them!   So theres shampoo...
    auroraaustralis auroraaustralis 22-25 14 Responses Nov 10, 2008

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    I Can't Afford to Spoil Myself.

    I live in Australia and the drought has affected everything. We can't water our gardens anymore, so we've taken to saving the bath or shower water and bucketing it into the garden. Prices have soared, and imported goods are becoming more frequent, and  cattle are dying...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 20, 2008

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    I Take Really Long Showers...

    ...and we all know why...hehehehe
    vespaguy vespaguy 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 24, 2007

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    Very Long Showers!

    I enjoy taking long showers. Most of the time, I just have a quick shower but I try to have a long shower at least once a week!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 18, 2008

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    Thanks to My Tankless Heater

    My current place has a tankless hot water heater, so it never runs out of hot water. It's such a nice change from my last place, where the hot water only seemed to last for 10 minutes.
    showergal showergal 21-25, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2008

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    Even When I Try Not to

    ok, i've had many mornings where i've woken up later than i meant to and told myself, just a quick shower today. i get in there, fully intending to be fast. but somehow, i always manage to take forever in the shower! i seriously cannot shower quickly. i'm kind of nuts about...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F Jun 26, 2008

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    Showering

    I have very long, thick hair. It takes forever to get it all wet. Then I have to wash it and make sure I rinse it all out. The longest part is conditioning. No one gets how long it takes to wash this mess.
    caitilie caitilie 41-45, F 12 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    Guilty

    We've had a couple of dry years here in Cali and are most likely going to have water shortages this summer. I feel guilty about wasting all that water. But I really enjoy my long showers. I'm spacing out the long ones so that I'm not using so many resources daily. =(  A...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 3, 2008

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    Love It!

    I take a shower every day - sometimes twice! And I love the feeling of water running over me. I love to be in water - I think it must have something to do with being a Pisces - and I love to be warm, so standing under hot, flowing water is pure bliss. I love the feel and look of...
    Yknot Yknot 22-25, F Feb 9, 2008

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    I Take Forever In the Shower.

    I take forever in the shower because I have to do so much to keep my hair from going all poofy.
    Satsujinkyou Satsujinkyou 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 24, 2008

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    I Take Long Showers

    I love it, nice hot warmmm standing up shower, i go in with the intention of staying for 10 minutes, but stay for like an hour, just rubbing my body using that 'Original Source mint shower gel' it tingles my body so much its amazing, i recommend anyone to try it!
    MinxStephanie MinxStephanie 18-21 7 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    i like to soak in the tub but sometimes a long warm shower is refreshing!
    BettyLavender BettyLavender 61-65, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Not this time... My brothers house has a lot of spiders all over the place, including the shower. I turned on the water only to realize there was a spider. It was like directly...
    DepressingKayla DepressingKayla 16-17, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'm taking a shower and saw a big big in my bathroom scary
    GIRLYGIRL894 GIRLYGIRL894 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Bath time is my bliss. There is very few things in life that can truly make me feel relaxed and stress free. But when I can just let the water run over my feet and have a nice...
    breeze90 breeze90 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I really like taking long showers.. I feel like every time I take a long shower.. I feel very refreshed .. like some of my anger and sadness and other negative emotions have been...
    tantanerana tantanerana 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    To me it's the best part of the day!! I love the water to be extremely hot but not scalding hot. It seems like the water just drains all my stress away at the end of the day. I...
    PrincessAbigail89 PrincessAbigail89 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    Hot showers get me in a great mood. It makes me relax, body, mind and spirit. I sometimes forget to apply soap, and I just stand still for some minutes.
    ClaudiaSUN ClaudiaSUN 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 6

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    So much i have accidentally fell asleep a few times, After a long day of school,work, or just exercising getting in the shower with the perfect heat as it washes down my stress yet...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    A long hot shower is the only reason why i'm not insane.
    mlgpro7 mlgpro7 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    pictures of you in three-ring binders held down with glue i hadn’t looked at them in months but this was no ordinary night with restlessness my only companion i wiped off the...
    rob2728 rob2728 46-50 4 hrs ago

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    Hard to believe isnt it!! Haha actually about to take a shower now:P lol Havent had one in 3-4 days come to think of it...... Hehe ooops been busy with band stuff
    trombonegurl trombonegurl 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    Where I live right now we haven't got the hot water heater up yet. Three months of cold showers and a hot shower is all I can think about.
    GoranMountainMan GoranMountainMan 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    Blood flows at 98 degrees, but you can not feel my skin reach boiling point when you touch it. You can cuddle me, hold my hand, and kiss me, but you will never feel the true heat...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    Don't know why..I love freezing showers. So relaxing.
    mournwiththemoonandthestars mournwiththemoonandthestars 13-15, F Jul 11

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    They're somewhat therapeutic for me. If only for a few minutes, they give me time to reflect and cleanse my body and mind. Where would we be without showers?
    Noseferatu91 Noseferatu91 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I didn't stay at my friends house just so I could come home and sit under the shower. And I just got out. It's been a long day and I'm just really stressed. I really needed to...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F Jul 13

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    Nothing like a warm long shower to make me relaxed and pleased, well, letting aside other lovable things...lol...but to feel the water running along my body, arousing me...mmm...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    It would just be nice to be taken care of for once. I take care of everyone else I make my family dinner every nite pack a lunch for my husband and older son, I run kids all over I...
    krisina krisina 36-40 11 hrs ago

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