14.1.09

Yes, that is a statement

I'm sort of disappointed in poofs.

I've gone my whole life using bar soap. Rarely have I employed the scrubbing power of a rag. Only when I have been super grimy. Which is rare. Because I avoid grime at all costs.

But I've always been somewhat fascinated by the shower poof, and the idea that one would use that in lieu of a bar of soap. First, am I getting comparable cleaning power from a tiny bit of liquid soap, worked into an almost endless supply of lather? Or does rubbing the actual bar of soap on my body act as a far superior cleaning mechanism? Is there sufficient germ/odor killing power in the lather?

I always hate it when I am visiting someone's house, and all they have is body wash and a poof. I guess I feel less violated sharing a bar of soap, than using a hunk of cloth that has been rubbed who knows where, and has consequentially stored who knows what bodily filth. So I always end up using half of the host's bottle of body wash, since I can't use their poof. It's like washing oneself with pump hand soap. Ridiculous.

I was at Andre's house in Reno, and they had this Dove body wash. Really, the only time I have ever not been pissed about having to hand wash myself with body wash; it smelled really really great. So I decided to give up the bar, and go with the poof and the Dove body wash.

I'll have to say that overall, I am disappointed. Washing my armpits with lather from a poof, rather than with the actual bar of soap itself feels rather sub par. I don't become as slippery. I like feeling slippery, and then not. I feel like if I become slippery, and then rinse the slipperyness away, the ensuing post slippery feeling indicates cleanliness. Lather just isn't as slippery.

What the hell am I even writing about.

6 comments:

manda said...

i use gloves. they make lathery soap work just fine and you can rub your hands all over yourself indecently however you want. they also work to exfoliate when you just use a bar.

Joliene said...

i use bar soap and body wash. however, i don't use the pouf because i feel like anything that gathers water in it is gathering unsanitary in it as well. and i hate that when you shower again, it has cold, old water in it. poo on that.

the pouf would help you exfoliate, though. i'm sure you're concerned about that.

Estee Cook said...

i love the poof...
but never-EVER would i share it.
that. is. so. gross.

Fish Nat!on said...

i wish i knew what exfoliate means

Jessa said...

I love when you write nonsense that totally sings to me....

miss you.

Claire Valene Bagley said...

I thought they were called "luffas" or something equally impossible to spell without knowing the actual word.