Everyone Is Arguing About Whether You Have To Wash Your Legs In The Shower
Greetings, loved ones. There’s a lot going on in the world right now — we have a federal election on Saturday, politicians still refuse to acknowledge climate change, and people are signing petitions to have Game of Thrones redo its final season.
But those things aside, there’s another debate gripping the internet currently and it’s all to do with shower habits. More specifically, whether or not people wash their legs in the shower.
And it’s not just your everyday plebs talking about it. Ellen DeGeneres even questioned Taylor Swift about whether or not she deliberately washes her legs in the shower.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 15, 2019
Taylor does, FYI, because essentially you are washing your legs properly when you’re shaving them. Makes sense.
The debate came about after Twitter user Conor Arpwel tweeted this simple, yet viral poll:
Do you wash your legs when you take a shower?
— Conor Arpwel (@Arpwel) May 9, 2019
It’s important to note that Conor identifies as a leg washer.
My name is Conor Arpwel and I am a leg washer
Leg washing is an important component of my cleanliness regimen, but also I’m not out to get people who don’t wash their legs for various reasons
I only meant for this whole thing to be a fun & frivolous topic of conversation lol
— Conor Arpwel (@Arpwel) May 10, 2019
With the poll looking like it’ll reach a million votes by the time it finishes, it’ll come as no surprise that people have a lot of opinions on this matter.
Those who identify as “leg washers” are rightly shook that people out there aren’t washing their legs:
If rodents are out here taking full-blown showers, I’m sure you, as a functioning human being, can manage to wash your body INCLUDING YOUR LEGS more than twice a week with soap
— Dr Esther (@EstOdek) May 11, 2019
Wait, there are people who DON’T wash their legs in the shower?
— Steph Frosch (@ElloSteph) May 16, 2019
I'm not gonna speak on the proper interval for bathing one's self. That can be variable on a personal level. But once you're IN the shower… why would u skip your legs??? If you wash your car, and skip the doors… did you really wash it?!
— Ty (@MFN_Ty) May 10, 2019
I have a 30-step face washing routine and y’all can’t wash y’all legs
— Jamilah is 34 (@JamilahLemieux) May 10, 2019
But the people who aren’t washing their legs are raising some convincing arguments:
How the fuck are your legs getting so dirty you need to regularly wash them with soap and water? Daily showers are for areas that produce a lot of sweat-armpits, crotch, ass. You don't need to scrub yourself head to toe. It's a waste of time and it's bad for your skin. https://t.co/YbaXfaGbLw
— protect ya neck (@GLobbyist) May 10, 2019
I missed the debate yesterday but I feel like you don’t really need to wash your legs, you wash your top 3/4 and the soap and water runs down. Unless you’re just extraordinarily dirty for some reason,
— PAPI BLANCO 🌹 (@PizzaAndWhiskey) May 10, 2019
Here, at Punkee, the conversation also raised some serious debate in the office, with a clear divide between those who wash their legs and those who don’t.
Everyone on the edit team at work is standing up demonstrating how they shower after the whole 'do you wash your legs' debate
— Tahlia Pritchard (@Tahls) May 16, 2019
And then, things took a turn as one staff member raised, “those of you who aren’t washing their legs, what about your feet?”
As an enthusiastic leg washer, I don’t even want to know the answer to this question.
Honestly people, buy a loofah and lather up, you’re stressing me out.
So let’s settle this in the comments. Do you actively choose to wash your legs in the shower?
I don’t know who needs to hear this today but go wash your legs pic.twitter.com/a3jvLGnpKM
— Andrien Gbinigie (@EscoBlades) May 13, 2019