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More than just a shower

Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 4:47pm

What really happens in the shower? Those who take offence easily should look away now!

The survey of 2,000 adults, which looked into showering habits, found going to the toilet, making a call and having sex all featured in the top ten showering tasks, alongside dancing or even taking a phone call.

With lifestyles becoming ever more hectic, more than a third of adults reported not having enough time in their day to get everything done, resulting in having to do more than one thing at the same time.

In fact, one in ten people confessed to washing items of clothing in the shower while some more unusual tasks included washing a pet, doing exercises and yoga as well as watching a TV show.

Interestingly however, just under half use the time to think, with 12 per cent admitting to having made a life changing decision in the bathroom. One in five adults also said that they contemplate the meaning of life while lathering up.

Tina Simpson at Triton Showers, said: “Working in the plumbing industry, it’s easy to think we know everything about our customers, which is why research like this is so interesting. Whereas the bathroom is usually seen as an area of respite, our hectic day-to-day lives means sometimes the precious few minutes we have in the shower are now being taken over by a range of other tasks besides cleaning ourselves.

“Crucially, whether it’s first thing in the morning or last thing at night, the research highlights that showers remain a key part of people’s day.”

Food is never far from our thoughts either, with more than half of adults stating that they use their time in the shower to think about the contents of their next grocery shop or what they’ll cook for dinner.

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