A WORLD UNDER THE SHOWER
The American magazine The Atlantic published an article on the world’s attitude regarding personal hygiene and in doing so “unrobed” humans’ relationship with the shower. The researchers studied sixteen macro areas and looked at not only humans’ relationships to cleaning their bodies, but also at their very relationship with the shower. Women on average spend 73.39 minutes in the bathroom each day while men spend on average 67.08 minutes. Forty-seven percent of individuals shower in the morning and only 28% in the evening.
And then there is a question that may seem absurd, yet at the same time very interesting: why do we wash ourselves? Obviously for cleanliness and to refresh ourselves during the hottest months. But there is more. More than fifty percent of those interviewed underlined showering’s relaxing effect, one that our psyches recognise and need. For fourteen percent, water running over them combined with the alone time help stimulate ideas, transforming the shower into a mental refuge where anxiety is defeated and new ideas are born.